Top seed in the Argentina Open Tennis Championships, Gillermo Vilas of Argentina, and second seed Manuel Orantes of Spain, successfully came through the first round of the Men's Singles Tournament in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (20 November).
GV Orantes serves to Aubone, and crowd applauds after rally
GV Orantes serving, and crowd watches play
GV Orantes serves an ace to win game, set and match. Players congratulate each other at net, and spectators run on to court
CU Scoreboard: (6-2, 6-0)
GV Fisher serving to Vilas, and Vilas wins point
CU Crowd applauds
GV Vilas serves,& after rally Fisher puts ball over baseline to give Vilas point
GV Crowd applauds
GV Vilas serves, Fisher puts call over baseline, and Vilas wine game, set and match
CU scoreboard: (6-2, 6-2)
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Background: Top seed in the Argentina Open Tennis Championships, Gillermo Vilas of Argentina, and second seed Manuel Orantes of Spain, successfully came through the first round of the Men's Singles Tournament in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (20 November).
Vilas easily beat Rick Fisher of the United States 6-2, 6-2 and Orantes had an even more comfortable 6-2, 6-0 victory over Roberto Aubone of Argentina.
Earlier in the Tournament Vilas and Orantes beat the Argentine pair Oscar Escribano and Roberto Carruthers 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Men's Doubles ... And this victory clinched for the Argentine left-hander the top prize in the year-long Commercial Union Grand Prix.
The 22-year old former law-student now holds an unbeatable lead over closest rival Jimmy Connors of the United States. Capture of first place gives Vilas 100,000 U.S. dollars (42,000 pounds sterling) and increases his prize money for the season to over 200,000 US dollars (84,000 pounds sterling). He becomes only the sixth player in the history of tennis reach this prize money figure in one year.
Over the twelve months of the Grand Prix, the comparatively unknown Vilas has taken part in 20 Grand Prix tournaments, and has never failed to reach the Singles Third Round in any of them. He has also won the Swiss, Dutch, Canadian and Iranian National Championships and the Louisville Classic in the United States, and has beaten most of the world's top players in the process.