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    At the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in South London, the Men's Singles Championship is reaching its final stages.

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    At the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in South London, the Men's Singles Championship is reaching its final stages.

    In a quarter-final match on Tuesday (4 July), the Spanish player Orantes had little difficulty in defeating the unseeded Australian, Dibley. In the three sets, Dibley managed to win only four games, and Orantes won the match 6-2, 6-0, 6-2.

    To reach the quarter finals, Dibley had earlier defeated T. Ryan of South Africa, N. Gonzales of the United States, R. Tanner of the United States and the sixth-seed P. Barthes of France.

    Orantes, who is the third ???ed, won his way to the match by defeating G. Goven of france, R. Crealy of Australia, N. Pietrangeli of Italy and I. Tiriac of Rumania.

    In his semi-final match, Orantes will play the Rumanian champion, I. Nastase, who on Thursday defeated the young United States player, J. Connors.

    The final will be the winner of the Orantes-Nastase match against the winner of a match between J. Kodes of Czechoslovakia and S. Smith of the United States.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Wimbledon Tennis tournament, Orantes of Spain serves to Dibley of Australia in a quarter-final match on Tuesday. At this point Orantes leads 30-15 in the final games of the first set. The point makes it 40-15.

    Orantes -- serving for the first set.

    The Spaniard wins the first set, six games to two.

    The closing stages of the second set now with Orantes in devastating from. He's won all five games in the set so far...and the score quickly becomes 15-love.

    Orantes serves again...and again the point is his. Thirty-love.

    Orantes again...he wins the point 40-love.

    Set point for Orantes. His first serve is a fault, but the second is on target.

    Orantes wins the game, and the second set.

    The end of the match...and C, antes serving with the score 30-16 in the final game.

    The Spaniard is on match point now, having conceded only four games to his Australian opponent in the three sets. Orantes wins the point...and a place in the semi-finals, in which he will play the Rumanian champion, Nastass.

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