INTRODUCTION: Australia's Kim Warwick kept local hopes alive in the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne on Sunday (4 January) when he battled throughout his singles final against Brian Teacher of the U.S. But he eventually lost in straight sets 7-5, 7-6, 6-3.
SV & GV Australian Open Tennis Doubles semi-final. Peter McNamara serves and Craig Edwards returns ball out. Both return to positions. Score 5-2 in favour of McNamara and McNamee (4 shots)
SV & GV Eddie Edwards serves in tie-breaker and McNamee returns ball to net making score 5-3 (5 shots)
GV Eddie Edwards serving and wins point to make score 5-4, after net cord (4 shots)
SV & GV McNamee serving for tiebreaker and wins point after short rally. Score 6-4 (3 shots)
GV McNamee serves and wins match with excellent smash, 7-4
GV Men's Singles final between Brian Teacher (US) and Kim Warwick (Australia). First game won by Warwick. Warwick serves Teacher returns out 15-0
GV Warwick serves out. Second serve Teacher rallies. Teacher wins rally with good forehand pass down line 15-15
GV After rally Warwick smashes ball to win point 30-15
GV Warwick serves and Teacher returns out. Score 40.15
GV Warwick serves and wins point and first game when Teacher puts backhand out. Both players walk off the court
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Australia's Kim Warwick kept local hopes alive in the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne on Sunday (4 January) when he battled throughout his singles final against Brian Teacher of the U.S. But he eventually lost in straight sets 7-5, 7-6, 6-3. In the doubles semi-final South African Eddie Edwards and American Craig Edwards were defeated by the Australian pair Peter McNamara and Paul McNamee 6-7, 6-2, 7-6.
SYNOPSIS: The doubles was a thriller which went to an exciting tie-breaker and some of the most spectacular rallies in the tournament. McNamara serves to Craig Edwards.
Eddie Edwards serves to McNamee...
McNamee nets the ball and the score was 5-3.
Points then went with service. Eddie Edwards won this rally after a lucky net cord 5-4. McNamee made it 6-4 after a short exchange.
Serving for the match McNamee outgunned his opponents with an excellent smash.
In the singles final Australian's Kim Warwick won his first service game against Brian Teacher of the U.S.
Love 15 down Teacher rallied well and levelled with a good forehand pass down the line.
It was a pattern which was to be repeated later as Teacher won the match in a fast one hour 58 minutes.
But at this early stage the 28-year-old Australian was on top. He proved his class earlier by defeating Argentine Guillermo Vilas, the defending champion, in a brilliant semi-final.
His powerful serves won several points but Teacher took the title. There was consolation for Warwick. Teaming with fellow Australian Mark Edmonson he took the doubles title later beating McNamara and McNamee 7-5, 6-4.