• Short Summary

    DAVIS CUP TENNIS: WEST GERMANY LED BRITAIN 1-0 WITH THE SECOND SINGLES MATCH UNFINISHED AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR TIE IN HANOVER TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    DAVIS CUP TENNIS: WEST GERMANY LED BRITAIN 1-0 WITH THE SECOND SINGLES MATCH UNFINISHED AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR TIE IN HANOVER TODAY (FRIDAY). INGO BUDING BEAT MIKE SANGSTER 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-8 IN THE OPENING SINGLES. IN THE SECOND, WEST GERMANY'S WILHELM BUNGERT WAS LEADING ROGER TAYLOR 6-1, 2-6, 13-11, 5-4 WHEN BAD LIGHT STOPPED PLAY.

    THE TIE, A SEMI-FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN ZONE GROUP B, WAS PLAYED IN A SWELTERING HEAT. IN THE OPENING MATCH, BUDING FOUND FORM STRAIGHT AWAY AND CRUISHED THROUGH THE FIRST SET IN 20 MINUTES. SANGSTER, BATTLING TO FIND FORM AFTER A LONG INJURY, CAME BACK IN THE THIRD SET, BUT THE GERMAN MASTERED THE TIRING CONDITIONS BETTER. HE LOST ONLY ONE POINT IN THE LAST THREE GAMES BEFORE SMASHING TO VICTORY.

    IN THE SECOND SINGLES, WEST GERMANY AGAIN GOT OFF TO A FLYING START - BUNGERT TAKING THE FIRST SET IN 23 MINUTES. THE LEFT-HANDED TAYLOR PULLED HIMSELF TOGETHER AND, FORCING THE TALL GERMAN INTO SOME UNEXPECTED ERRORS, TOOK THE SECOND SET 6-2. AFTER WINNING A MARATHON BATTLE OF SERVICES IN THE THIRD SET, BUNGERT GOT TO WITHIN A GAME OF THE MATCH WHEN FADING LIGHT FORCED THE PLAYERS OFF THE COURT.

    THE MATCH WILL BE RESUMED TOMORROW.

    (THE WINNERS WILL MEET EITHER ITALY OR SOUTH AFRICA IN THE FINAL OF GROUP B. ITALY LED 2-1 AFTER TODAY'S DOUBLES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAVKAUVYQFU3H9LI6YPWAIBQWT
    Media URN:
    VLVAVKAUVYQFU3H9LI6YPWAIBQWT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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