INTRODUCTION: An Israeli Davis Cup tennis player became the first sportsman from his country to compete in Egypt on Wednesday (11 March).
GV Israeli player Chaim Arlosorov serving net ball to Guillermo Vilas
GV Crowd applauding
GV Vilas serving, with Arlosorov returning ball in long rally. Arlosorov his out of court
GV Crowd watching play
GV Arlosorov serving. Rally, Vilas lobs ball over head of Israeli crowd applauding
SV Arlosorov speaking to newsmen at end of game (2 shots)
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
SEQ. 6: ARLOSOROV: "Thank you very much, I told you it didn't matter whether I win or lose. I like my stay in Egypt. It doesn't have to be anything with my tennis."
REPORTER: "No complaints?"
REPORTER: "Would you like to play in Egypt again"
ARLOSOROV: "Sure, Why not. Next year you'll see me here for sure."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: An Israeli Davis Cup tennis player became the first sportsman from his country to compete in Egypt on Wednesday (11 March). Chaim Arlosorov was defeated in the first round of the Egyptian Open Tennis championships 6-1, 6-0 by one of the world's top players, Guillermo Vilas. But after the game he said the result didn't matter. Just being there was more important. Three Israeli players were granted tourists visas from the Egyptian Embassy, but only Arlosorov qualified for the tournament.
SYNOPSIS: Chaim Arlosorov served as net ball as the ace Argentine, Vilas waited to press his lightning speed attack. No Israeli flags flew among those of the other 25 competing countries.
Vilas controlled the match throughout, conceding only one game to the Israeli, who managed to maintain some good rallies on Vilas's serves.
With Arlosorov serving, Vilas draws him towards the net, then lobs one over his head.
Although Vilas won the match, Arlosorov wasn't too disturbed.