• Short Summary

    ON A SUNBAKED COURT AT THE KOOYONG TENNIS STADIUM IN MELBOURNE, ROY EMERSON OF AUSTRALIA MET NICOLA PIETRANGELI OF ITALY AT THE START OF THE 1961 DAVIS CUP CHALLENGE ROUND, DECEMBER 26TH.

  • Description

    1.
    PIETRANGELI TO EMERSON WHO WINS POINT.
    0.06

    2.
    CROWD.
    0.09

    3.
    EMERSON TO PIETRANGELI. EMERSON WINS PAN TO SCOREBOARD FOUR LOVE.
    0.19

    4.
    PIETRANGELI TO EMERSON PIETRANGELI WINS POINT
    0.27

    5.
    CROWD.
    0.29

    6.
    EMERSON TO PIETRANGELI, EMERSON SMASHES WINNER
    0.41

    7.
    CROWD
    0.43

    8.
    EMERSON TO PIETRANGELI WHO LOSES POINT.
    0.48

    9.
    CAMERA
    0.51

    10.
    EMERSON SERVES MATCH POINT PIETRANGELI HITS INTO NET
    0.54

    11.
    CONGRATULATIONS
    1.01



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    Background: ON A SUNBAKED COURT AT THE KOOYONG TENNIS STADIUM IN MELBOURNE, ROY EMERSON OF AUSTRALIA MET NICOLA PIETRANGELI OF ITALY AT THE START OF THE 1961 DAVIS CUP CHALLENGE ROUND, DECEMBER 26TH.

    THE RESULT WAS A STRAIGHT SETS WIN TO EMERSON AND THE FIRST OF THE FIVE VICTORIES WHICH WERE TO RETAIN FOR AUSTRALIA THE WORLD AMATEUR TENNIS TITLE FOR ANOTHER YEAR.

    EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF PERIOD IN THE FIRST SET, EMERSON APPEARED TO HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF HIS OPPONENT, TAKING THE MATCH 8-6, 6-4, 6-0. LATER THE SAME AFTERNOON AUSTRALIA GAINED HER SECOND SINGLES WIN WHEN WIMBLEDON CHAMPION ROD LAVER CRUSHED GIANT ORLANDO SIROLA IN STRAIGHT SETS.

    TEMPERATURES DURING THE DAY WERE WELL OVER THE CENTURY MARK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACET9DWUN2UJOEI8FHDL3O1UAG
    Media URN:
    VLVACET9DWUN2UJOEI8FHDL3O1UAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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