• Short Summary

    KEN ROSEWALL OF AUSTRALIA, THE NUMBER TWO SEED, KEPT HIS PLACE IN THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES AFTER A FIVE SET MATCH OF NERVE-WRACKING FLUCTUATIONS ON THE CENTRE COURT TODAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description


    MATCH IN PROGRESS -- NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT.




    Initials DHC/V/BOB/EEH


    EDITORS: THIS FILM IS RESTRICTED TO USE IN TWO SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ON ANY ONE DAY.
    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KEN ROSEWALL OF AUSTRALIA, THE NUMBER TWO SEED, KEPT HIS PLACE IN THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES AFTER A FIVE SET MATCH OF NERVE-WRACKING FLUCTUATIONS ON THE CENTRE COURT TODAY (THURSDAY). IN A SECOND ROUND BATTLE WHICH EXTENDED OVER FOUR HOURS AND WAS INTERRUPTED THREE TIMES BY RAIN, ROSEWALL BEAT CHARLIE PASARELL, AN UNSEEDED AMERICAN, 7-9, 6-1, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3.

    OBSERVERS AGREED THAT THE MATCH WAS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AT WIMBLEDON FOR YEARS. PASARELL, PRESSING ROSEWALL AS HE DID, FINALLY DESTROYED THE ILLUSION THAT THE BIG CONTRACT PROFESSIONALS WOULD CARRY EVERYTHING BEFORE THEM IN THIS FIRST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.

    ROSEWALL AT 33 IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS EVER TO HAVE WON THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES, BUT HE WAS EXTENDED IN HIS DEFEAT OF THE 24-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN. PASARELL MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF LAST YEAR, WITH HIS FIRST-ROUND DEFEAT OF THE CHAMPION, MANUEL SANTANA.

    TODAY SPECTATORS AT WIMBLEDON STOOD FOR THE FOURTH DAY RUNNING UNDER UMBRELLAS. THE WEATHER HAS TAKEN A HEAVY TOLL OF THE PROGRAMME -- WIMBLEDON IS NOW ALMOST 200 MATCHES BEHIND SCHEDULE.

    THE ROSEWALL-PASARELL MATCH WAS HALTED THREE TIMES BECAUSE OF RAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD7K3UW4ZGDLAG6F11MYQ5A7K
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7K3UW4ZGDLAG6F11MYQ5A7K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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