• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: America's John McEnroe, the holder, started this year's Benson and Hedges Championship on fine style dismissing Britain's John Feaver in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, at Wembley Stadium, London on Wednesday (11 November).The match was quickly over in 445 minutes with none of the outbursts of temper which have characterised the American star's play.Perhaps the fact that he is only 500 dollars short of incurring automatic suspension from lucrative Grand Prix matches had a bearing on his behaviour.

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    LONDON, U.K. (VISNEWS - KEN HARDING)

    GV INTERIOR John Feaver (GB) serving to John McEnroe (USA), Feaver wins point
    SV & GV Feaver's serve. After rally, McEnroe wins point (2 shots)
    SV PULL OUT TO GV Feaver serving, McEnroe wins point and first set 6-1
    SV Scoreboard: McEnroe 6-1 and 1-0 set
    SV PULL BACK TO GV Feaver's service. After short rally, McEnroe wins point
    CUTAWAY SV TO scoreboard
    GV McEnroe serves, after long rally Feaver wins point as crowd looks on (2 shots)
    GV McEnroe serves and wins point. Umpire looks on (2 shots)
    GV McEnroe serving for match and after long rally wins it

    Background: INTRODUCTION: America's John McEnroe, the holder, started this year's Benson and Hedges Championship on fine style dismissing Britain's John Feaver in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, at Wembley Stadium, London on Wednesday (11 November).The match was quickly over in 445 minutes with none of the outbursts of temper which have characterised the American star's play.Perhaps the fact that he is only 500 dollars short of incurring automatic suspension from lucrative Grand Prix matches had a bearing on his behaviour.

    SYNOPSIS: McEnroe faced little pressure from Feaver.Feaver, serving won a point from this rally but McEnroe quickly took control and went on to win the first set 6-1.

    With the scoreboard showing one set to love in McEnroe's favour, the American star continued into the second set confident and unhurried by his opponent.Feaver was one of the three British Davis Cup players granted places in the draw as wild cards.

    But this rally was one of Feaver's last efforts.

    McEnroe serves towards the end of the match.The game proved to be very low-key one for the American with none of his bad-tempered outbursts which characterised his Wimbledon performance in July.

    McEnroe serving for the match.He took the game and final set 6-1.

    InitialsBB SPORT: TENNIS Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QT55BKT0E2GX2984XGJHCI2X
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QT55BKT0E2GX2984XGJHCI2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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