On May 25, the second of the French Open Tennis Championship, Henri Leconte, a young local player, gave seventh seed Australian Peter Mcnamara a hard match.
TV Mcnamara (far end) serves to Leconte who loses point after short rally by putting ball out of court
TV Crowd watches as Leconte serves and loses point after 18 stroke rally (2 shots)
TV & CU Crowd and scoreboard - Mcnamara leading by 2 sets to one and 6 games to 5 in 4th set (2 shots)
TV Match point Leconte serves and nets return, Mcnamara walks forward and shakes hands at net
TV Manson (nearest camera) serves to Connors and loses first set point
LV Scoreboard - 6-3 to Connors
TV Second set point Manson serves and loses after 11 stroke baseline rally loses point by netting the ball ZOOM INTO scoreboard 6-3, 6-3.
TV Match point Connors serves and Manson nets return, players shake hands at net and walk off
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Background: On May 25, the second of the French Open Tennis Championship, Henri Leconte, a young local player, gave seventh seed Australian Peter Mcnamara a hard match. Mcnamara lost the first set 4-6 but recovered to take the second 6-3. In the third set, left-hander Leconte took the Australian to a tie-breaker which he eventually lost after losing ten set points. Mcnamara finally overcame the French teenager's challenge, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7-5. Top seed Jimmy Connors did not face any real threat from fellow-American challenger Bruce Manson. Showing no sign of a recent ankle injury, Connors defeated Manson in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. The absence of last year's champion Bjorn Borg -- because of a dispute over qualifying rules -- and of Wimbledon champion John McEnroe -- because of a damaged ankle -- means Connors will probably meet second seed Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia in the final on June 5.