• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Wimbledon champions Peter McNamara and Paul McNamee have won the Braniff World Doubles Title at London's Olympia stadium in a thrilling final against America's Victor Amaya and Hank Pfister.

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    GV Victor Amaya serves to McNamara in the first game of the fifth set and after short rally American pair win point when McNamara hits the ball out of court
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    2.
    GV Crowd applaud
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    3.
    GV Amaya serves for the final point of the game and wins point on poor return by McNamee
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    GV Scoreboard showing 1-0 in the final set to Amaya and Pfister
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    GV Pfister serves in the seventh game of the final set and after brief rally Pfister loses point by lob into net
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    GV Crowd applaud
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    GV Pfister serves and after short play hits return from the Australians into net
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    GV Crowd applaud
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    GV Pfister serves and wins point
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    10.
    GV Crowd applaud
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    GV Pfister serves and after long rally Australians win point with mid-court lob, players walk off court
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    GV Scoreboard showing 5-2 lead for McNamara and McNamee in the final set
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    13.
    McNamee serves in final game and wins point
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    14.
    GV Crowd applaud
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    GV McNamee serves and Amaya hits return off court, players walk up to net and shake hands before walking off
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    SPORT: TENNIS
    ENG TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Wimbledon champions Peter McNamara and Paul McNamee have won the Braniff World Doubles Title at London's Olympia stadium in a thrilling final against America's Victor Amaya and Hank Pfister. The Australians staged a fighting comeback to win the match 6-3, 2-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

    SYNOPSIS: The two Australians,in the dark shorts, had never been taken to five sets before this encounter. They were up against some tough opposition in Amaya and Pfister, who had beaten them in a qualifying match earlier in the series.

    The powerful service of 6-foot 7-inch (2 metres) Victor Amaya created problems for McNamee and looked like setting the scene for a U,S, victory.

    At 2 sets all and one up in the decider, Hank Pfister was under great pressure to hold service. But the French Open champions appeared to be rattled by the Australians' attacking style.

    Pfister could not produce the form which had led the American pair to the final. His normally devastating service rarely had any effect.

    Leading by 4 games to 2, McNamara and McNamee were determined to break Pfister's service. In this hectic rally in the 7th game, the Australians attacked the net with some fine reflex shots to take a 5-2 lead.

    The final game, Paul McNamee follows up his own service with a brilliant passing shot.

    The fifth set had gone to 8 games. And after 5 match points, a poor return by Victor Amaya ended the match after 2 hours and 27 minutes. The new champions went away with a first prize purse of 43-thousand pounds (96-thousand U.S.dollars).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZXP8SWH318K5I924425Y3XKU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZXP8SWH318K5I924425Y3XKU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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