To the tennis and large crowds were at Kooyong to watch the mens' doubles final of the Victorian championships.
LATER THIS WEEK ITALY ARE PLAYING THE UNITED STATES IN BERTH TO DECIDE WHO WILL CHALLENGE AUSTRALIA FOR THE DAVIS CUP.
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Background: To the tennis and large crowds were at Kooyong to watch the mens' doubles final of the Victorian championships. The wet conditions hampered players and caused Australian player Neale Fraser to slip on many occasions.
Spikes were the put on and the play continued. The heavy going of the court shown in this rally between the Australian and the Italian players. But, Pietrangeli and Sirola dominated the game with smart returns and easily won the first set, six-two.
Here, Sirola serves to Emerson. In this, the second set, the story is still the same with the Italians winning, six-four.
The Australian fought back to win the third set, but the Italians kept their grip to win the fourth set and the match.
An Italian victory in the Victorian doubles tennis final to Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola.