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    ITALY TOOK A 2-1 LEAD OVER THE UNITED STATES IN THE INTER-ZONE DAVIS CUP LAWN TENNIS FINAL WHEN THEY WON THE DOUBLES MATCH AT ROME, OCT 15.

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    ITALY TOOK A 2-1 LEAD OVER THE UNITED STATES IN THE INTER-ZONE DAVIS CUP LAWN TENNIS FINAL WHEN THEY WON THE DOUBLES MATCH AT ROME, OCT 15.

    N. PIETRANGELY AND O. SIROLA BEAT W. REED AND D. DELL BY 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. EACH SIDE WON ONE OF THE FIRST TWO SINGLES, AND TWO MORE SINGLES WERE TO BE PLAYED ON OCT 16.

    ALTHOUGH THEY WON THE FIRST SET, THE ITALIANS TOOK A LONG TIME TO SETTLE DOWN. THEY LOST THE SECOND, WHERE THERE WAS SOME GOOD VOLLEYING BY REED AND POWERFUL SMASHES BY DELL, AND WERE TWO GAMES DOWN IN THE THIRD SET BEFORE THEY REGAINED THEIR GRIP.

    THE AMERICANS WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO ATTACK, BUT PIETRANGELI AND SIROLA WERE TECHNICALLY SUPERIOR. AFTER BEING BEHIND BY 1-3 IN THE THIRD SET THE ITALIANS WON FIVE GAMES IN A ROW, AND THEN PRODUCED A STREAM OF ACCURATELY PLACED SHOTS IN THE FOURTH SET, GIVING THE AMERICANS LITTLE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A FIGHT OF IT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4IOCZFM3MEYDQZ66WPCCYSCA
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4IOCZFM3MEYDQZ66WPCCYSCA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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