• Short Summary

    HALFWAY THROUGH THE OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WIMBLEDON, PROFESSIONAL STAR PANCHO GONZALEZ OF THE UNITED STATES WAS BEATEN IN TODAY'S (SATURDAY) FOURTH ROUND MATCH BY COMPATRIOT ARTHUR ASHE WITH A DECISIVE 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

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    GONZALEZ & ASHE ONTO COURT: SCOREBOARD: CROWD: SCENES FROM FIRST SET: SCENE FROM SECOND SET: ASHE WINNING MATCH POINT: PLAYERS OFF COURT. (NATSOF)




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    SPORT: TENNIS

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    Background: HALFWAY THROUGH THE OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WIMBLEDON, PROFESSIONAL STAR PANCHO GONZALEZ OF THE UNITED STATES WAS BEATEN IN TODAY'S (SATURDAY) FOURTH ROUND MATCH BY COMPATRIOT ARTHUR ASHE WITH A DECISIVE 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. THE MATCH BROUGHT TO AN END AN ALMOST MARATHON WEEK FOR 41-YEAR-OLD GONZALEZ - WHO HAS BEEN ON COURT EVERY DAY AND HAS PLAYED IN 246 GAMES IN 5 DAYS.

    AT THE OUTSET, GONZALEZ' GAME WAS UP TO HIS FORMER STANDARD - AND ASHE WAS HARD PUSHED TO WIN THE FIRST SET BY 7 TO 5.

    THE SECOND SET WAS GONZALEZ' - HIS FAMOUS FAST AND FIERCE SERVE WAS FOLLOWED UP BY SOME OF HIS MOST BRILLIANT VOLLEYS - AND HE TOOK THE SET BY 6 TO 4.

    BUT BY THE THIRD AND FOURTH SETS, THE WEEK'S WEAR CAUGHT UP WITH HIM - PARTICULARLY THE FIRST-ROUND 112-GAME MATCH AGAINST PASARELL.

    A CAPACITY CROWD OF 15,000 PERSONS CHEERED AND ENCOURAGED THE POPULAR PANCHO - BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH, AND HE WAS NO MATCH FOR THE 25-YEAR-OLD ASHE WHO WAS SHOWING ALL THE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS WHICH WON HIM THE U.S. OPEN TITLE LAST YEAR.

    NOW THE BESPECTACLED NEGRO FROM VIRGINIA - SEEDED NO. 5 AT WIMBLEDON - HAS REACHED THE LAST EIGHT AND, IF HE HOLDS HIS FORM, IS WELL IN THE RUNNING FOR THE GBP3,000-STERLING (7,200-DOLLAR) FIRST PRIZE OF THE SECOND YEAR OF THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8C7VB6R8JR89H6BUTMOPIVUZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8C7VB6R8JR89H6BUTMOPIVUZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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