• Short Summary

    BRITAIN MEETS RUSSIA IN THE QUARTER-FINALS OF THE DAVIS CUP EUROPEAN ZONE. SHE BET BELGIUM?

  • Description

    BRITAIN MEETS RUSSIA IN THE QUARTER-FINALS OF THE DAVIS CUP EUROPEAN ZONE. SHE BET BELGIUM FIVE RUBBERS TO NIL IN BRUSSELS THIS WEEKEND TO QUALIFY. BRITAIN MADE SURE OF A PLACE IN THE QUARTER-FINALS, TAKING A WINNING 3-NIL LEAD WITH A FIVE-SET DOUBLES WIN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). BILLY KNIGHT AND MIKE SANGSTER WON THE FINAL TWO SINGLES TODAY TO MAKE IT A COMPLETE SWEEP.

    TODAY'S SCORES:--
    W. KNIGHT BEAT ERIC DROSSART 6-0 6-3 3-6 6-4.

    M. SANGSTER BEAT JACKY BRICHANT 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-2.

    BILLY KNIGHT TOOK ONLY TEN MINUTES TO WIN THE FIRST SET AGAINST DROSSART, LOSING FIVE POINTS. HOWEVER, THE BRITON WAS MADE TO WORK HARDER TO WIN THE MATCH. DROSSART FOUGHT BACK STRONGLY TO WIN THE THIRD SET BUT FADED IN THE FOURTH.

    AFTER LOSING THE OPENING SET, SANGSTER PLAYED THE BEST TENNIS OF THE TIE TO EASILY BEAT THE VETERAN BRICHANT. TODAY'S WAS BRICHANT'S 118TH DAVIS CUP RUBBER -- AN ALL TIME RECORD -- AND PROBABLY HIS LAST. HE IS EXPECTED TO RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4X6HDOC6NN54RBX2D3MIUOLU
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4X6HDOC6NN54RBX2D3MIUOLU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment