• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES BECAME THE NEW HOLDERS OF THE DAVIS CUP, SYMBOL OF WORLD TENNIS SUPREMACY, BY DEFEATING AUSTRALIA THREE MATCHES TO TWO AT ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, ON DECEMBER 26, 27 AND 28.

  • Description

    1.
    PLAYERS ON TO COURT
    4 ft

    2.
    DAVIS CUP ON TABLE
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    H.A. COURT 1ST SET -- MCKINLEY TO FRASER - GOOD RALLY (SOF BEGINS ON THIS SHOT)
    16 ft

    4.
    C.A. CROWD
    17 ft

    5.
    SCOREBOARD 3 GAMES TO FIVE, LOVE 40. 1ST SET POINT ZOOM OUT TO PLAY. FRASER SERVES. AUSTRALIA 15-40
    30 1/2 ft

    6.
    FRASER SERVES AGAIN BUT FAULTS. THEN FRASER AGAIN BUT HE NETS. U.S. GAINS 1ST SET, PLAYERS WALKING OFF
    46 1/2 ft

    7.
    SET POINT IN THE SECOND SET. SCOREBOARD ZOOM OUT TO PLAY. FRASER SERVES FAULT
    52 1/2 ft

    8.
    AUSTRALIA WINS 2ND SET
    64 ft

    9.
    C. A. CROWD
    65 ft

    10.
    H.A. PLAY. FRASER SERVES 3RD SET 9-10. U.S. WINS 3RD SET
    76 ft

    11.
    SCOREBOARD
    78 1/2 ft

    12.
    H.A. PLAY. 4TH SET AUSTRALIA 4-5 WITH FRASER SERVING. ZOOM TO SCOREBOARD SHOWING AUSTRALIA LEVELLING 5 ALL IN THE FOURTH SET
    97 1/2 ft

    13.
    EMERSON SERVES AT 8-9
    103 ft

    14.
    CROWD
    104 1/2 ft

    15.
    MATCH POINT 9-1D. FRASER TO SERVE - END OF THE MATCH
    128 1/2 ft

    16.
    CROWD
    129 1/2 ft

    17.
    SCOREBOARD
    133 1/2 ft

    18.
    NEXT SHOT PLAYERS WALKING OFF
    138 ft



    Initials


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE UNITED STATES BECAME THE NEW HOLDERS OF THE DAVIS CUP, SYMBOL OF WORLD TENNIS SUPREMACY, BY DEFEATING AUSTRALIA THREE MATCHES TO TWO AT ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, ON DECEMBER 26, 27 AND 28.

    ON THE SECOND DAY, THE AMERICANS WON THE VITAL DOUBLES MATCH TO GO TO A LEAD OF TWO MATCHES TO ONE WITH TWO SINGLES TO BE PLAYED.

    A CAPACITY CROWD OF ABOUT SEVEN THOUSAND AT THE MEMORIAL DRIVE COURTS SAW CHUCK McKINLEY AND DENNIS RALSTON DOWN ROY EMERSON AND NEALE FRASER IN THE DOUBLES MATCH IN FOUR SETS, SIX-THREE, FOUR-SIX, ELEVEN-NINE, ELEVEN-NINE.

    ROY EMERSON TURNED ON BRILLIANT TENNIS, BUT HIS MAGNIFICENT ALL COURT PLAY COULD NOT MAKE UP FOR A POOR DISPLAY BY FRASER WHOSE WEAKNESSES WERE EXPLOITED TO THE FULL BY THE AMERICANS.

    McKINLEY AND RALSTON WERE A FINE DOUBLES PAIR WITH RALSTON OUTSTANDING IN HIS SERVICE GAMES, AND McKINLEY DEVASTATING IN PICKING THE LOOPHOLES IN THE AUSTRALIAN COMBINATION.

    FRASER BEGAN WELL, TAKING HIS FIRST SERVICE TO LOVE, BUT SOON REVEALED A SERIOUS FOREHAND WEAKNESS.

    IN THE SECOND SET, WON BY THE AUSTRALIANS SIX-FOUR, FRASER STIFFENED HIS GAME AND BROUGHT OFF SEVERAL FINE SMASHES, BUT IT WAS EMERSON WHO CARRIED THE MAIN BURDEN OF HOLDING OFF THE CHALLENGERS.

    GAME WENT WITH SERVICE IN THE THIRD SET UNTIL McKINLEY AND RALSTON BROKE FRASER'S IN THE TWENTIETH AND LAST GAME. THIS HOUR-LONG SET BEGAN WITH THE TEMPERATURE AT 92-DEGREES, BUT THE PLAYERS SEEMED UNAFFECTED BY THE HEAT.

    A FEATURE OF THE FOURTH SET WAS EMERSON'S SUCCESSFUL COVER UP OF WEAK RETURNS BY FRASER, BY WIDENING HIS NET INTERCEPTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8JCKBJ0OTPOIN3ZPANE60SHJB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JCKBJ0OTPOIN3ZPANE60SHJB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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