• Short Summary

    ROY EMERSON AND FRED STOLLE OF AUSTRALIA WON THE ITALIAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN'S DOUBLES TITLE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THEY BEAT NICOLA PIETRANGELI OF ITALY AND CLIFF DRYSDALE OF SOUTH AFRICA 6-4, 12-10, 6-3.

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    ROY EMERSON AND FRED STOLLE OF AUSTRALIA WON THE ITALIAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN'S DOUBLES TITLE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THEY BEAT NICOLA PIETRANGELI OF ITALY AND CLIFF DRYSDALE OF SOUTH AFRICA 6-4, 12-10, 6-3.

    THE VICTORY AT THE FORO ITALICO STADIUM IN ROME, AVENGED EMERSON'S DEFEAT IN THE MEN'S SEMI-FINAL - HE WAS BEATEN BY PIETRANGELI.

    THE FIRST SET WENT TO FOUR-GAMES-ALL BEFORE THE AUSTRALIANS BROKE YOUNG DRYSDALE'S SERVICE AND HELD EMERSON'S TO WIN 6-4.

    PIETRANGELI AND DRYSDALE BROKE STOLLE'S SERVICE TO GAIN A 4-2 LEAD IN THE SECOND SET. THEN THE AUSTRALIANS CAME BACK, BREAKING DRYSDALE'S SERVICE TO LEAD 5-4. STOLLE DROPPED HIS SERVICE AGAIN AND THEN PLAY WENT WITH SERVICE TO NINE-GAMES-ALL. THEN IN A COMPLETE ABOUT-TURN THREE GAMES WERE LOST WITH SERVICE. EMERSON WON HIS OWN TO TAKE THE SECOND SET 12-10.

    THE THIRD SET STARTED BADLY FOR THE ITALIAN AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN WHEN DRYSDALE GAVE AWAY THE FIRST GAME WITH A DOUBLE FAULT. IN THE CHILL EVENING AIR THE AUSTRALIANS DREW AHEAD FOR A COMFORTABLE 6-3 WIN.

    BOTH EMERSON AND STOLLE HAD WON THE TITLE TWICE BEFORE WITH DIFFERENT PARTNERS - EMERSON WITH NEALE FRASER IN 1959 AND 1962 AND STOLLE WITH BOB HEWITT IN 1963 AND 1964.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAV53ZRKBISMIK6C300KHNCECL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV53ZRKBISMIK6C300KHNCECL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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