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    SYNOPSIS: Rod Lever defeated his fells Australian John Newcombe in the final of the 33,000 Australian dollars (20, 340 dollars custom credit Australian tennis championships here today.

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    CV's Laver and Newcombe playing - Lever wins.
    71 ft



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    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: Rod Lever defeated his fells Australian John Newcombe in the final of the 33,000 Australian dollars (20, 340 dollars custom credit Australian tennis championships here today.

    Laver, originally coaxed back to Australia to play in the Davis Cup doubles, has now presented the selectors with a problem. They have to decide whether he of Ken Rosewall should play the singles with Newcombe when Australia meet Czechoslovakia here from November 16 to 18 in the inter-zone final. Newcombe, despite his defeat today, is considered a singles certainty. Today's tense final was one of fluctuating fortunes, with Newcombe looking likely to gain a straight sets win midway through the second set. The top seed was never fully extended to take the first set and he led 3-1 after breaking Laver's service in the second but Laver lifted himself to break back, than went on to win successive sets. He eventually clinched the match in his fourth match point.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MVJRSJMZ7N74OE7BOTUWM9WG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MVJRSJMZ7N74OE7BOTUWM9WG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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