• Short Summary

    Dramatic fight for men's singles title at Wimbledon finals - Falenberg wins.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE WIMBLEDON FINALS".

    Wimbledon, London.

    Men's singles final at Wimbledon tennis championship between John Bromwich of Australia and Bob Falkenburg of USA is about to start. Players coming out onto the court. Long shot of the crowd. Start of play, Bromwich serving. Several shots of play, Falkenburg's point. Crowd looking. Bromwich chasing ball to sideline, back into centre for return, but he is beaten by Falkenburg's shot. Falkenburg wiping brow. Crowd watching. Falkenburg serves cannon. Bromwich returns. Full court play. Bromwich's point. Close up shot of the umpire looking startled. Falkenburg lying down, getting up slowly and tying handkerchief. Crowd applauding. Play, Falkenburg serves, races up for return, chops over net and gains point. Falkenburg taking another rest on baseline. Crowd giving him the slow clap. Change over ends. Falkenburg has a drink. Crowd looking on. Bromwich serving, play. Side shot, Bromwich returning and gets point. He raises his racket. Falkenburg arguing about score and walks away. Bromwich waits for service. Falkenburg serves and plays return. Crowd turn heads. General play, Falkenburg's point. Crowd watching. Falkenburg serves, wins point and throws racket up - he is the winner. Falkenburg shaking hands with Bromwich. Umpire refusing to shake hands with Falkenburg. Crowd applauding. Close up shot of Falkenburg and Bromwich.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1432.29
    Media URN:
    47098
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:48:00 / 01:47:06:00
    Canister:
    48/54

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, seen here is the 1948 Men's Singles final.

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