• Short Summary

    In a duel between two left-handed players from the United States on the Centre Court at Wimbledon on Tuesday (29 June), Roscoe Tanner defeated Jimmy connors in three straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 8-6.

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    In a duel between two left-handed players from the United States on the Centre Court at Wimbledon on Tuesday (29 June), Roscoe Tanner defeated Jimmy connors in three straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 8-6.

    Tanner's victory was as unexpected as Ashe's win over Connors in last year's Wimbledon final. According to tennis pundits it has left the coveted title within easy grasp of Rumania's Ilie Nastase.

    SYNOPSIS: After his humiliating defeat in the first two sets, Connors was trying his hardest to win back in the third. A sun-scorched afternoon and a parched and dusty Centre Court provided the setting for a match, billed as the showdown between the tournament's two biggest hitters. Towards the end of the match, Connors was certainly putting everything he could into his service.

    Connors serves again. After the game Tanner told reporters he thought he could win Wimbledon this year, but his biggest threat comes from Nastase, who moves up into the favourites position now that Connors is out of the tournament.

    Tanner had obviously put a lot of thought into his meeting with connors and his battle plan paid off. While his power play was the spearhead, it was backed by a wider variety of shots than he's played in the past. With the score at 15-40 in the final game, Tanner takes the point from Connors' serve, and the crowd roars its approval of a great win.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2YKW2C392ZDP4LONC9XQ6OIE
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2YKW2C392ZDP4LONC9XQ6OIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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