• Short Summary

    John McEnroe (United States), seeded second, was eliminated front he French Open Tennis Championships on June 1 b y defending champion Mats Wilander (Sweden) who won 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.

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    1.
    GV McEnroe serves, wins point
    0.34

    2.
    GV Scoreboard, audience applauds
    0.37

    3.
    GV McEnroe serves, Wilander wins point
    0.45

    4.
    GV View of crowd
    0.47

    5.
    SV PULL BACK McEnroe serves, loses point
    1.04

    6.
    GV Scoreboard
    1.06

    7.
    SV McEnroe serves, loses point to Wilander
    1.16

    8.
    GV Scoreboard
    1.19

    9.
    GV Wilander serves, wins point and match, players leave court
    1.33




    Initials CW/BB



    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: John McEnroe (United States), seeded second, was eliminated front he French Open Tennis Championships on June 1 b y defending champion Mats Wilander (Sweden) who won 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0. The youthful Swede, placed fifth, took two hours and 23 minutes to overcome the former Wimbledon champion's challenge before a capacity centre court crowd of 16,500. McEnroe began brilliantly outclassing Wilander to take the first set 6-1. But in the second, he suddenly changed tactics by retreating to the base line, allowing the Swedish start to dictate the match. In the third set the American dropped 23 straight points, losing the set 6-4. Afterwards McEnroe said that he pulled a leg muscle in the second set, adding that "I don't deserve to win. He concentrated well and I didn't." The former champion was "disturbed" by the US space shuttle, mounted on its Boeing mother craft, which flew over the courts during the Paris Air show.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1U9SIL2K1ZAPRR05X4EE6QE72
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U9SIL2K1ZAPRR05X4EE6QE72
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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