• Short Summary

    Davis cup is won by Lewis Hoad.

  • Description

    Melbourne, Australia.

    Various shots of tennis match between Vic Seixas and Lewis Hoad in the Davis Cup final of 1954. Piece also includes panning shot of packed stadium. Short shots of sports reporter typing report and of glamorous woman spectator. Shots of crowd applauding. Ends with shot of photographers snapping away and of the two players posing for a photograph.

    GV. Pan, packed courts. LV. Fair haired Hoad near camera serves to Seixas. Rally until Hoad gets Seixas running wrong way to win point. SV. Crowd (Pressmen). LV. Hoad served ace. SV. Crowd. LV. Seixas serving from near end. He tries for angle return, and slips. GV. Crowd. LV. Seixas serves, plays right up to net and cleverly places with Hoad well out of position to win point. SV. Crowd. LV. Hoad serves from far end. Seixas returns but Hoad smashes, and Seixas goes wrong way. SV. Crowd. LV. Hoad serves from far end. Rally until, Hoad wins point with overhead smash. SV. Crowd. LV. Seixas serving at Match point for Hoad. Play until Hoad smashes at Seixas, who can only put his racquet in the way, to win. Game set and Match. Shake at net. SV. Pressmen. SCU. Hoad with non-playing captain. Harry Hopman.

    (Dupe Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:23:00 / 01:38:50:00

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