Tennis: and John McEnroe of the United States, despite a bad year so far, appears to be hitting peak just in time for Wimbledon.
McNamee and Stewart serve but lose point as they are unable to return shot
SV Scoreboard showing Frawley and Masters 5-2 up
McNamee and Stewart serve and win point, and after long rally win point with powerful close-to-net play---Win 2nd set 6-2
McNamee and Stewart serve again, and win point to win second set with ball hit wide. Crowd applaud. Scoreboard (3 shots)
McNamee and Stewart serve. Long rally but Frawley and Masters win match with a long shot to the backline .. which is just in
Semi View the winners receive trophy
Second match McEnroe and Warwick GV McEnroe serves and wins point with passing shot (2 shots)
GV McEnroe serves again wins point o 30 love. Crowd applaud
GV Warwick serves but can't return McEnroe's smash
Warwick serves. McEnroe powerful cross court return to take point; Crowd applaud (2 shots)
GV Warwick serves; McEnroe returns down line to beat Warwick
GV Warwick serves; McEnroe returns but Warwick plays ball over the side-line. McEnroe wins point, match and championship
GV McEnroe receives trophy
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Background: Tennis: and John McEnroe of the United States, despite a bad year so far, appears to be hitting peak just in time for Wimbledon. The world's second-ranked player thrashed unseeded Australian, Kim Warwick 6-3, 6-1, to retain his title at the Queens' Club Championships in London. In the Men's Doubles Final, Australia's Rod Frawley and Geoff Masters beat Sherwood Stewart of the United States and Paul McNamee of Australia.
SYNOPSIS: McNamee and Stewart, serving here, began the tournament third seeds but started the final badly losing the first set to Frawley and Masters 6-2.
A fine start to the unseeded Australians, but in the second set McNamee and Stewart held onto their serves and played with greater commitment close to the net.
The pressure was now on Frawley and Masters, who seemed to have lost heir earlier superiority. They lost the second set 4-6.
With the sets tied at one-all, the match turned into a splendid battle with lightning rallies. At 10-9, Frawley and Masters just had to take this point for the title. They did it with a brilliant volley which just made the baseline. A win to Frawley and Masters 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.
In the men's singles final, John McEnroe took little more than an hour to dispose of Australia's Kim Warwick.
The left-hander's bending serve was consistently on target and the Australian endured a masterly lesson in slice, volley and lob.
On the other band, Warwick's serve lacked the power to test an aggressive McEnroe.
Warwick showed none of the confidence that upset Vitas Gerulaitis in the semi-finals. McEnroe hadn't dropped a set throughout the tournament, and the pattern continued into the final.
The Australian was again forced into error, and McEnroe takes the match 6-3, 6-1. The world's No. 2 must now look the most likely to stop Bjorn Borg from winning his fifth successive Wimbledon.