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    Veteran Ken Rosewall and defending champion John Newcombe kept Australian hopes alive in the United States Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills on Thursday (September 5).

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    Veteran Ken Rosewall and defending champion John Newcombe kept Australian hopes alive in the United States Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills on Thursday (September 5). The two remaining Australians in the quarter finals both won through, and they'll meet each other in one of the semi-finals.

    Rosewall, making his eleventh appearance in these championships since 1952, took in the 20-year-old Indian Vijay Amritraj in a repeat of last year's quarter final. The Australian, seeded fifth this year, is making a bid for his third U.S. title.

    The court was so dry that the ground staff had been out trying to improve its appearance with some green dye. They overdid the artifice, wand the repainted grass was still wet when the match started. In the first set Rosewall slipped and fell heavily. He lost that first set 2-6, but then found form and his feet to seep through to a semi-final place taking the remaining sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

    In the other match, Newcombe took on Arthur Ashe of the United States, champion in Forest Hills in 1968. In a hard-hitting match Newcombe ran out winner 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZYIP14ZL37ZDG4RMVXCJCO2U
    Media URN:
    VLVACZYIP14ZL37ZDG4RMVXCJCO2U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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