• 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

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    SV Bjorn Borg surrounded by police comes out through crowd to continue interrupted game (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    SV Teenage girls watching
    0.14

    3.
    GV Case of Australia serves to Borg and Borg and Borg wins point
    0.22

    4.
    MV Young girls watch (2 shots)
    0.26

    5.
    SV ZOOM OUT FROM Borg TO girls as umpire announces game to Borg
    0.34

    6.
    SV ZOOM TO GV Borg serves and Case wins point
    0.43

    7.
    SV Spectators
    0.45

    8.
    GV Borg serves and Case hits ball out to lose match and players shake hands and walk off court as teenagers scream
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    9.
    MV Teenagers applaud as Borg walks off court
    1.28

    10.
    MV Borg climbing over barrier out of court and escorted away by police
    1.39


    Of the incident the previous night, Borg said "I think I was a little stupid, but I was sure that I had to do something. Then I felt much better."



    He said that at the moment he was not enjoying his tennis. "I have been playing too much, but I still want to win matches and championships."




    Initials BB/0113 NPJ/DW/BB/0125



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEF0X86THM3T566O02N35S8V1F
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF0X86THM3T566O02N35S8V1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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