• Short Summary

    Tennis... and United States Open champion Jimmy Connors beat his old rival Bjorn Borg of?

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    1.
    GV Jimmy Connors (USA) serves from the far end to Jose Luis Clerc (Argentina). Long rally ends with Connors hitting two-handed backhand out.
    0.11

    2.
    GV Crowd.
    0.13

    3.
    GV Connors serves, and clerc takes point.
    0.30

    4.
    GV Connors serves for match. clerc hits drive out to give Connors victory 6-3, 6-4.
    0.45

    5.
    GV Crowd applauds.
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    6.
    GV Ilie Nastase (Rumania) serves to Bjorn Borg (Sweden), and after long rally Nastase puts the ball
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    7.
    GV Crowd. out.
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    8.
    GV Borg serves from far end and takes point, when Nastase puts out angled cross court shot.
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    9.
    GV Crowd.
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    10.
    SV Borg serves for the match. Nastase puts long drive out. Borg takes match 6-3, 6-1.
    1.52


    In tuesday's third place play-off Nastase beat Jose Luis Clerc 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.




    Initials PH/1605


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tennis... and United States Open champion Jimmy Connors beat his old rival Bjorn Borg of Sweden 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to take first place in the Obras Sanitarias 78 four-man round robin tournament in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (26 September). Triple Wimbledon champion Borg had the edge in the opening set, but Connors, full of confidence after his recent US Open success over Borg, hit back strongly to take the next two sets. In their opening matches on Saturday (23 September) Connors easily accounted for the up and coming Argentine star Jose Luis Clerc, and Borg had no difficulty beating Rumania's controversial Ilie Nastase.

    SYNOPSIS: Against Clerc, Connors serving at the far end, was always in control, but this time a deep, penetrating two-handed backhand is just too long.

    Connors serving again... Clerc keeps him on the baseline, with angled drives, and again takes the point.

    Clerc was playing well, but Connors had the extra power, and at 5-4 in the second, he served for the match... Clerc returns too long, and it's all over. 6-3, 6-4 to Connors.

    Then it was Borg and Nastase... Nastase serving, but it's Borg's point. As always Nastase had the flair, but Borg had the concentration and consistency.

    Borg serving having taken the first set 6-3. Nastase tries hard to work for an opening, but an angled, cross court shot is out. Borg's point.

    In the second set it was all Borg, and at 5-1 he served for the match. It was a disappointing performance by Nastase, and another deep drive goes out to give Borg the match 6-3, 6-1.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANAQUFZ6F6VZ2ZXZ4B8YPD8U4
    Media URN:
    VLVANAQUFZ6F6VZ2ZXZ4B8YPD8U4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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