• Short Summary

    Tennis, and in the first match of the 1978 Wimbledon tournament, the men's singles champion and number one seed Bjorn Borg had a tough fight with an unseeded American Victor Amaya.

  • Description

    1.
    SV: score board showing results of first set 9-8 in favour of V.C. Amaya ZOOM OUT TO Borg serving and Amaya failing to return service Borg wins point.
    0.16

    2.
    SV: Borg serving and after short rally wins point and second set.
    0.32

    3.
    GV: Borg serves in fourth set after loosing previous set 1-6 and after rally looses point but retains a 14-15 and 5 games to three lead.
    0.50

    4.
    SV: crowd applaud.
    0.53

    5.
    SV: Amaya serves slips on court and fails to return ball and looses point to love 40 and five games to three down.
    1.07

    6.
    GV: Amaya serving to save match but hits ball wide of base line on return to loose game set and match.
    1.26

    7.
    GV: Corners serving to Simpson and looses point after hitting ball out of court.
    1.36

    8.
    CU: Simpson ZOOM OUT TO GV play in progress with Simpson loosing point.
    1.47

    9.
    GV: Connors serves ace.
    1.55

    10.
    Connors serves GV AND Simpson fails to return ball and after Connors makes passing shot across the court.
    2.00



    Initials RH/0215


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tennis, and in the first match of the 1978 Wimbledon tournament, the men's singles champion and number one seed Bjorn Borg had a tough fight with an unseeded American Victor Amaya. Amaya, who stands six foot five and a half inches tall (1.95 metres) took Borg of Sweden to five sets.

    SYNOPSIS: Amaya took the first st 9-8 but lost some of his earlier form in the second set.

    Borg settled down a little in the second and took it 6-1.

    Borg serves in the fourth set, but still fighting to save the match. He was then two sets to one down, but went on to take the set 6-3.

    By now Amaya was having trouble, and lost his service early in the fifth set.

    A little later, Amaya serves to save the match he looked at one time like winning. Borg, eventually finding his form won 9-8, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

    On Court number one, Jimmy Connors of America, the number 2 seed, clashed with Russel Simpson of New Zealand.

    Simpson started well, but was no match for the young American.

    Connors could show off his fine technique and eventually took the match in straight, 7-5, 9-8, 6-1.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABK5HBXZL25NT7FQJA9QMCJCB9
    Media URN:
    VLVABK5HBXZL25NT7FQJA9QMCJCB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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