• Short Summary

    JOHN NEWCOMBE OF AUSTRALIA ADDED THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP IN AMATEUR TENNIS TO HIS WIMBLEDON TITLE ON SUNDAY BY DEFEATING CLARK GRAEBNER OF THE UNITED STATES, 6-4, 6-4 AND 8.-6, AT FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK.

  • Description

    JOHN NEWCOMBE OF AUSTRALIA ADDED THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP IN AMATEUR TENNIS TO HIS WIMBLEDON TITLE ON SUNDAY BY DEFEATING CLARK GRAEBNER OF THE UNITED STATES, 6-4, 6-4 AND 8.-6, AT FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK.

    NEWCOMBE, AGED 23, WAS THE RUNNER UP LAST YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR HE WON BY STOPPING A STRONG-RUNNING GRAEBNER.

    NEWCOMBE WAS IN COMMAND FROM THE BEGINNING. HE WAS FAST ON HIS FEET. MERCILESS IN FIGHTING FOR EVERY POINT, AND HAD AN INTIMIDATING BACKHAND RETURN AND SERVE.

    AFTER GRAEBNER HAD WON THE FIRST GAME NEWCOMBE CAME BACK AND WON THE NEXT FIVE. GRAEBNER'S SERVICE WAS NOT FUNCTIONING, AND HE WAS DOUBLE FAULTING FREQUENTLY. ONLY IN THE THIRD SET DID THE AMERICAN THREATEN NEWCOMBE AND THEN IT WAN ONLY FOR THE FIRST THREE GAMES. BUT NEWCOMBE, REGAINING HIS CONTROL, TOOK THE OFFENSIVE AGAIN AND WENT ON TO WIN THE MATCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADJ66YQY9I03EEVT552NV146VT
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ66YQY9I03EEVT552NV146VT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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