• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Sport......tennis.....and the Swedish player Bjorn Borg has recovered the form he lost briefly in Canada when he lost to his rival John McEnroe of the United States in the semi-finals of the Molson Challenge Cup in Toronto.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Gerulaitis serving to Borg (nearest camera), set point, which Borg wins 6-2
    0.21

    2.
    GV Scoreboard showing Borg two sets to nil
    0.24

    3.
    GV Eighth game third set, Borg serving, Gerulaitis winning point
    0.37

    4.
    GV Audience
    0.40

    5.
    GV Borg serving, winning point
    0.51

    6.
    GV Borg serving, winning match point with two successive over-head smashed, congratulated by Gerulaitis
    1.20

    7.
    GV Audience applauding
    1.23

    8.
    GV Borg being presented with cup, being congratulated, photographed
    1.33




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    SPORT: TENNIS
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Sport......tennis.....and the Swedish player Bjorn Borg has recovered the form he lost briefly in Canada when he lost to his rival John McEnroe of the United States in the semi-finals of the Molson Challenge Cup in Toronto. But last Thursday (26 February), he showed no difficulty in beating the American Vitas Gerulaitis in three straight sets in Jakarta. We take up the game at the end of the second set.

    SYNOPSIS: It is set point, and Gerulaitis is serving to Borg, who is nearest the camera.

    With two sets to Borg, the Swede's chances of winning this 555 International Classic were looking good. But Gerulaitis was still capable of fighting back.

    But Borg maintained his confidence throughout.

    Matchpoint,.....and Gerulaitis was determined to put up a last-minute fight.

    The match demonstrated that Borg has an iron grip on world tennis. And at 24, the Wimbledon champion looks set to stay on top.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81Q648IPH4C9ITSOJ4TS7EGTB
    Media URN:
    VLVA81Q648IPH4C9ITSOJ4TS7EGTB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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