• Short Summary

    THE LEGENDARY PANCHO GONZALES MARKED HIS RETURN TO WIMBLEDON TODAY (TUESDAY) BY DEFEATING THE FORMER INDIAN AMATEUR STAR, RAMANATHAN KRISHNAN IN STRAIGHT SETS, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

  • Description

    THE LEGENDARY PANCHO GONZALES MARKED HIS RETURN TO WIMBLEDON TODAY (TUESDAY) BY DEFEATING THE FORMER INDIAN AMATEUR STAR, RAMANATHAN KRISHNAN IN STRAIGHT SETS, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. GONZALES, WHO LAST GRACED A WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP 19 YEARS AGO, DELIGHTED THE BIG CENTRE-COURT CROWD WITH HIS EXQUISITE CRAFT AND BRILLIANT STROKES.

    GONZALES, THE MAN WHO FOR MANY YEARS WAS THE KING AMONG PROFESSIONALS, IS NOW 40 YEARS OF AGE AND HIS HAIR IS FLECKED WITH GREY. HOWEVER, HIS AGE DIDN'T SHOW ON THE CENTRE COURT TODAY AND HIS DELICATE PLACING COMPLETELY OUTCLASSED THE NINE-YEAR YOUNGER KRISHNAN. SO MUCH SO, THAT ONE COMMENTATOR DESCRIBED THE MATCH AS MORE OF AN EXHIBITION THAN A WIMBLEDON CONTEST.

    PANCHO GONZALES HAS ONLY ONCE WON AT WIMBLEDON, WHEN HE PARTNERED FREDDY PARKER TO WIN THE MEN'S DOUBLES FOR THE U.S.A. IN 1949. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, HE BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST BIG-NAME TENNIS PLAYERS TO JOIN JACK KRAMER'S PROFESSIONAL TEAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZS0PLUSS2VWH1Z33OFFBV74M
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZS0PLUSS2VWH1Z33OFFBV74M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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