• Short Summary

    Within six days of becoming lawn tennis champion of France. Rumanian Ilie Nastase made himself?

  • Description

    1.
    TGV Nastase (far and n blue shorts) serves to Orantes and rally ensues
    0.17

    2.
    GV PAN FROM Crowd to Orantes serving and losing point after rally
    0.40

    3.
    SCU Orantes in play
    1.01

    4.
    TV Orantes serves and loses point after rally
    1.09

    5.
    CU Spectators ZOOM OUT
    1.17

    6.
    TV Orantes serves and Nastase smashes high shot to and rally
    1.30

    7.
    SCU ZOOM OUT Nastase serves and volleys
    1.34

    8.
    LV Orantes loses match point and players run to net and shake hands before walking off court
    1.49

    9.
    CU Final scoreboard reads 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to Nastase
    1.52

    10.
    SCU Nastase receives trophy and holds it over his head
    2.10



    Initials BB/1604 GR/MR/BB/1620


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Within six days of becoming lawn tennis champion of France. Rumanian Ilie Nastase made himself champion of Italy on Monday (11 June). His Paris victory over Nikki Pilic has been described as an anti-climax -- his win over Manuel Orantes of Spain in Rome was even easier -- 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.

    The Roman crowd disliked Nastase, and they constantly cheered Orantes. But, after winning the opening game, the Spaniard played without conviction. His volleys were weak and his backhand inaccurate. Towards the end of the brief (one hour and five minutes) game, the crowd began to jeer him. Nastase took the next eleven games with apparent case.

    Before playing the final, Nastase had to play his semi-final against Italy's Paulo Bertolucci in the morning of the same day.

    The Rumanian ace is now taking a break from tennis with a holiday on the Black Sea, and has withdrawn from the U.K.'s John Player tournament in Nottingham. In the last two months, he has won 43 singles matches and lost only one -- to Adriano Panetta.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8HR4ARWJ7EH24GDSKH98VTLAC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HR4ARWJ7EH24GDSKH98VTLAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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