• Short Summary

    Tennis...and Sweden's Bjorn Borg put paid to unseeded Brian Teacher of the United States with?

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    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium.
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    2.
    GV INTERIOR Players warming up for final.
    0.11

    3.
    SV Scoreboard showing 5-4 to Bjorn Borg in second set.
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    4.
    GV Borg serves to Brian Teacher and wins point.
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    5.
    GV Umpire marking score.
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    6.
    GV Borg serves and wins point after brief rally to give him three match points.
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    7.
    GV Crowd applaud.
    0.40

    8.
    GV Borg serves, long rally and Teacher wins point.
    1.14

    9.
    GV Crowd applaud.
    1.17

    10.
    GV Borg wins match with smash, players meet at net, shake hands and leave court.
    1.26

    11.
    GV Crowd applaud.
    1.39

    12.
    GV Borg presented with winner's cheque.
    1.50

    13.
    GV Crowd applaud.
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    14.
    GV ZOOM OUT Players holding prizes, acknowledge applause of crowd.
    2.00



    Initials JS/1900


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tennis...and Sweden's Bjorn Borg put paid to unseeded Brian Teacher of the United States with a straight-sets win in the final of the World Super Tennis Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (5 November). In his amazing passage to the final, Teacher had beaten three seeded players, including top-seed Jimmy Connors.

    SYNOPSIS: The final was in the Metropolitan Gymnasium. Borg has had a consistent year, winning tournaments on a variety of surfaces. In the second set, he served for the match at five-four.

    The world's number one player moves a point closer to the thirty thousand dollar first prize.

    Teacher, who has never won a major trophy was outclassed here. It's three match points for Borg.

    Teacher is not yet done for. After all, he came from behind to beat Connors, despite an elbow injury that needed acupuncture treatment at a Tokyo hospital.

    Teacher's tenacity has saved the first match point.

    At twenty-two, Borg is a year younger than Teacher, but has been playing superb professional tennis for seven years. An overhead smash and that's another tournament in the bag - six-three, six-four.

    Borg collects his thirty thousand with the calmness of a man merely collecting his proper dues. Teacher's compensation was fifteen thousand dollars, and the knowledge he had played the best tournament in his eighteen months as a pro.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9N4QHA40AIM03C4I0UIIQLUIE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9N4QHA40AIM03C4I0UIIQLUIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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