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    THE AUSTRALIAN PAIR JOHN NEWCOMBE AND TONY ROCHE TODAY WON THE MEN'S DOUBLES FINALS IN THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, A PROFESSIONAL INDOORS LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN LONDON.

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    THE AUSTRALIAN PAIR JOHN NEWCOMBE AND TONY ROCHE TODAY WON THE MEN'S DOUBLES FINALS IN THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, A PROFESSIONAL INDOORS LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN LONDON. THEY BEAT PANCHO GONZALES, OF THE UNITED STATES AND ANDRES GIMENO OF SPAIN IN TWO SETS BY 6-3 AND 9-7.

    EARLIER JOHN NEWCOMBE, THE 1967 WIMBLEDON CHAMPION, WON THE MEN'S SINGLES SEMI FINALS WHEN HE BEAT FELLOW AUSTRALIAN FRED STOLE IN 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. HE WILL MEET KEN ROSEWALL ALSO OF AUSTRALIAN IN THE SINGLES FINALS WHICH CARRY GBP5,000 STERLING IN PRIZE MONEY. THE TOTAL PRIZES OF THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AMOUNT TO GBP20,000. THE TOURNAMENT IS TAKING PLACE AT THE EMPIRE POOL, WEMBLEY.

    JOHN NEWCOMBE, WHO IS 23-YEARS-OLD, ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS THE WORLD'S LEADING AMATEUR IN 1967, WHEN HE WON THE WIMBLEDON AND FOREST HILLS SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS. HE TURNED PROFESSIONAL THIS YEAR. TONY ROCHE IS 22 WON HIS FIRST TOURNAMENT IN SYDNEY LAST JANUARY, HE REACHED THE FINALS OF THIS YEAR'S OPEN WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS BUT WAS BEATEN BY ROD LAVER.

    AGED 40, PANCHO GONZALES IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PLAYERS OF PROFESSIONAL TENNIS. RATED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS OF ALL TIMES, HE DOMINATED THE GAME FROM 1954 TO 1964. ANDRES GIMENO HAS BEEN A PROFESSIONAL PLAYER FOR SIX YEARS. HE BEGAN PLAYING TENNIS AT THE AGE OF SIX.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLRGDMBBJ7JTTCCXG8HV5SBEJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADLRGDMBBJ7JTTCCXG8HV5SBEJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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