• Short Summary

    The Swedish teenage tennis star, Bjorn Borg, won his rain-interrupted match against Australia's Ross Case on Thursday (27 June) by 3-6, 6-1, 8-6, 7-5.

  • Description

    The Swedish teenage tennis star, Bjorn Borg, won his rain-interrupted match against Australia's Ross Case on Thursday (27 June) by 3-6, 6-1, 8-6, 7-5. The match had been postponed from the day before, at Wimbledon when it stood at four games to one in the fourth set in favour of Case.

    After a further interruption this afternoon, when the fourth set stood at 5-3 in Case's favour, the rain eased just long enough for Borg to reel off the next four games to reach the last 32 of the Men's Singles.

    The match had been postponed on the previous night because Borg had protested against the bad light. His protest almost resulted in him being disqualified from the tournament, because he hit two balls wildly out of court and had to be persuaded by an assistant referee to continue.

    There was a large turn-out of girl fans when 18-year-old Borg turned up on court Number Two. He was escorted, as is now usual, by two burly London policemen. Borg, drew a big cheer from his fans, when he started the game with an ace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEF0X86THM3T566O02N35S8V1F
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF0X86THM3T566O02N35S8V1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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