• Short Summary

    Ilie Nastiest's volatile temperament let him down again in Hong King on Sunday (14 November) when he lost the final of the Hong Kong Tennis Classic to Australia's Ken Rosewall, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0.

  • Description

    Ilie Nastiest's volatile temperament let him down again in Hong King on Sunday (14 November) when he lost the final of the Hong Kong Tennis Classic to Australia's Ken Rosewall, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0.

    SYNOPSIS: The match started with the Rumanian in great form. Rosewall held his service in the opening game, but that was the last time he was really in the first set. Nastiest completely dominated the rest of the set and won it, apparently with ease, 6-1.

    He fought hard during the second set, but was eventually out played by Rosewall after holding his service for the first eight games.

    Rosewall's greating returning won him the second 6-4 an he took the third 7-6 after a tie breaker. The veteran Australian is well known for his unflappable conduct. He kept the pressure on Nastiest allowing him no room for error.

    Nastiest began to lose control of his temper at the start of the fourth, and what to be the final, set. He also lost the crowd's support when the umpire asked him to serve again when Rosewall had not been prepared for his first service.

    Nastiest then hit both his first and second serves out underhand and barely challenged during the set. Rosewall later described his opponent's behaviour as childish.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2VKG11D1MPZLGVXXCY5ZGAQ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2VKG11D1MPZLGVXXCY5ZGAQ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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