• Short Summary

    RUMANIA TODAY (SATURDAY) EARNED THE RIGHT TO MEET THE UNITED STATES IN THE DAVIS CUP CHALLENGE ROUND BY COMPLETING A TENSE 3-2 VICTORY OVER BRITAIN IN THEIR INTER-ZONE FINAL AT WIMBLEDON.

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    RUMANIA TODAY (SATURDAY) EARNED THE RIGHT TO MEET THE UNITED STATES IN THE DAVIS CUP CHALLENGE ROUND BY COMPLETING A TENSE 3-2 VICTORY OVER BRITAIN IN THEIR INTER-ZONE FINAL AT WIMBLEDON. THE FINAL WILL BE PLAYED AT CLEVELAND, OHIO, NEXT MONTH.

    ILIE NASTASE PUT RUMANIA THROUGH BY DEFEATING THE BRITISH NUMBER ONE MARK COX 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 IN THE DECIDING SINGLES. THE MATCH LASTED 8 MINUTES.

    EARLIER, BRITAIN'S SECOND-STRING PLAYER GRAHAM STILWELL HAD PLAYED HIS COUNTRY BACK INTO THE MATCH, OVERWHELMING IAN TIRIAC 8-3, 6-2, 6-4, IN 82 MINUTES TO KEEP THE TIE OPEN AT 2-2.

    COX, WHO WAS ALSO BEATEN IN THE FIRST SINGLES, WAS NOT UP TO THE CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY NASTASE. THE RUMANIA WAS MORE VERSATILE AND QUICKER ABOUT THE COURT THAN HIS OPPONENT.

    THE DEFEAT OF COX WAS A BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT FOR STILWELL, WHO WON BOTH HIS SINGLES. DROPPED FROM BRITAIN'S RANKING LIST LAST NOVEMBER, THE 23-YEAR-OLD STILWELL PLAYED WITH GREAT CONTROL AND POWER. TIRIAC PRESENTED NO DIFFICULTY TO HIM. HOWEVER, TIRIAC SAVED THREE MATCH POINTS BEFORE GOING UNDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARPSZB2GCC5MY92H71HAKFIGX
    Media URN:
    VLVAARPSZB2GCC5MY92H71HAKFIGX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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