• Short Summary

    THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON: MANUEL SANTANA, THE NUMBER FOUR SEED FROM SPAIN, REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS IN THE MEN'S SINGLES TODAY (TUESDAY), BUT HAD TO BATTLE THROUGH FIVE SETS AGAINST AN UNSEEDED AUSTRALIAN TO GET THERE.

  • Description

    1.
    SV FLETCHER SERVES, RALLY, POINT TO FLETCHER
    0.13

    2.
    GV CROWD
    0.16

    3.
    SV SANTANA SERVES, RALLY, POINT TO FLETCHER
    0.38

    4.
    SV CAMERAMEN
    0.41

    5.
    GV SCOREBOARD: SANTANA LEADS TWO SETS TO ONE
    0.45

    6.
    GV FLETCHER SERVES, RALLY, WINS POINT
    0.54

    7.
    GV SCOREBOARD: TWO BETS ALL
    0.56

    8.
    GV FLETCHER SERVES ON MATCHPOINT, SHORT RALLY, FLETCHER NETS TO GIVE MATCH TO SANTANA. PLAYERS SHAKE HANDS AND WALK OFF..PAN TO ...CROWD APPLAUDING
    1.20

    9.
    GV SCOREBOARD: 6-2, 3-6, 8-6, 7-5
    1.22

    10.
    GV PLAYERS WALK OFF
    1.30



    Initials JT/V/RM/EEH


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    Background: THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON: MANUEL SANTANA, THE NUMBER FOUR SEED FROM SPAIN, REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS IN THE MEN'S SINGLES TODAY (TUESDAY), BUT HAD TO BATTLE THROUGH FIVE SETS AGAINST AN UNSEEDED AUSTRALIAN TO GET THERE. HE BEAT KEN FLETCHER IN A THRILLING DUEL LASTING MORE THAN TWO HOURS: 6-2, 3-6, 8-6, 4-6, 7-5.

    DESPITE A STRONG WIND SWEEPING ACROSS THE CENTRE COURT, THE TENNIS WAS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY - IN FACT, THE BEST MATCH SO FAR OF THE CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE 28-YEAR-OLD SPANIARDS, A FAVOURITE WITH THE WIMBLEDON CROWD, GAVE A BRILLIANT DISPLAY.

    FLETCHER NOW A RESIDENT OF HONGKONG, WHO HAS BEEN ENJOYING HIS BEST FORM THIS SEASON, FOUGHT ALL THE WAY IN A MATCH OF SEE-SAWING FORTUNES. THREE TIMES HE BROKE SANTANA'S SERVICE IN THE FINAL SET, BUT EACH TIME THE LITTLE SPANIARDS BOUNCED BACK.

    IN THE SEMI-FINALS, HE MEETS ANOTHER UNSEEDED AUSTRALIAN, OWEN DAVIDSON, WHO BEAT THE INJURED CHAMPION, ROY EMERSON, YESTERDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8O1L1W3RL6RI4QKGU28L9VHR9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8O1L1W3RL6RI4QKGU28L9VHR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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