• Short Summary

    The hopes of veteran Australian Rod Laver of winning the one major title that has always evaded him, the World Championship Tennis finals, ended in a marathon four-hour struggle with young Bjorn Borg of Sweden in Dallas on Friday (9 May).

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    TV Laver serving from far end, rally, Laver outs
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    2.
    SV Photographers
    0.19

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    GV Borg, now far end, serves, rally, Laver up to net, but Borg saves an incredible series of smashes
    0.42

    4.
    GV Crowd applauds
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    GV Alexander in black shirt serves, Ashe returns but loses point
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    SV Spectators
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    GV Ashe serving, rally, Alexander wins point
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    Initials BB/1910 TH/PN/BB/1925


    SPORT: TENNIS
    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The hopes of veteran Australian Rod Laver of winning the one major title that has always evaded him, the World Championship Tennis finals, ended in a marathon four-hour struggle with young Bjorn Borg of Sweden in Dallas on Friday (9 May).

    Borg won a fine, pulsating semi-final 7-6, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-2. After the game, 36-year-old Laver announced his semi-retirement, saying that he found the four-month World Championship circuit too exhausting.

    In the other semi-final, Arthur Ashe of the United States had an easier passage against another Australian, John Alexander. Ashe won 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. Borg and Ashe contest the final, and the GBP20,000 first prize that goes with it, today (11 May).

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNKFBUQ3GWCMKJV99UTPFFZMM
    Media URN:
    VLVABNKFBUQ3GWCMKJV99UTPFFZMM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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