• Short Summary

    POOR WEATHER HAS DELAYED MUCH OF THIS YEAR'S WIMBLEDON - AND TODAY (JUNE 29) SAW THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DELAYED MEN'S DOUBLES, USUALLY ONE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS' HIGHLIGHTS.

  • Description

    POOR WEATHER HAS DELAYED MUCH OF THIS YEAR'S WIMBLEDON - AND TODAY (JUNE 29) SAW THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DELAYED MEN'S DOUBLES, USUALLY ONE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS' HIGHLIGHTS.

    ONE MATCH WHICH WENT UNEXPECTEDLY TO FIVE SETS FEATURED THE AUSTRALIANS, OWEN DAVIDSON AND LEW HOAD, AGAINST TOM OKKER OF HOLLAND AND MARTY RIESSEN OF THE UNITED STATES.

    THE FIRST SET WAS A MAMMOTH, HOUR-LONG DUEL WHICH ENDED WITH OKKER AND RIESSEN WINNING 13-11.

    THE AUSTRALIANS DREW LEVEL WINNING THE SECOND 6-4 BUT DROPPED BEHIND IN THE THIRD, GOING DOWN 6-1. THEN THE AUSTRALIANS TURNED ON SOME POWER-HOUSE TENNIS IN THE FINAL TWO SETS, WINNING 6-3 AND 6-4.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOHGU1KVYF0TP2A43GDH74Q8A
    Media URN:
    VLVACOHGU1KVYF0TP2A43GDH74Q8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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