Tennis -- and in the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne, Roscoe Tanner of the United States has walked off with the cup after easily overpowering Guillermo vilas of Argentina in the finals.
GV: Australian Open Tennis Championships final, Melbourne - Vilas of Argentina serving to Tanner of U.S.A. and double-faulting to give game to Tanner in melbourne - Tanner leading five games to three in final set.
CU: slow motion replay of service fault.
GV: Tanner serving and after rally hits ball beyond baseline - score 15-0.
GV: Tanner serving twice and after rally Vilas hits ball beyond baseline.
CU AND GV: Tanner serving and Vilas hits ball back beyond baseline to give Tanner game, set and match. Players walk off to applause.
TRANSCRIPT: COMMENTATORS: ".......he should really take his time this time, and take a couple of deep breaths, and try for something big. "Fault. Well, loads of trouble her. Double fault. Game tanner, he leads five games to three. Let's have a look at that, would you, on disc play, of Vilas's serve. You got a chance to show it to us, Brendan?"
"Quiet please. Here's Vilas's service. This is the second serve that he double-faulted on just then to lose the serve. He immediately goes into reverse....look. Straight into reverse....
15 love. It's Tanner serving for the Australian... Malboro Australian Open Championship.
"Oh. I didn't believe it. 15 -nil.
"I think if he sees out this game it's got to be one of the most awesome displays ever seen in the final, Colin.
"30-15 ? He's thrown one point up in the air. He's still 30-15.
"Out. Ha, ha, ha.... Roscoe walks back .... 40-15. now I'd like to have a little bet on this match. Ha ha.
"Match point ... out..."
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Tennis -- and in the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne, Roscoe Tanner of the United States has walked off with the cup after easily overpowering Guillermo vilas of Argentina in the finals. Big-serving Tanner, one of the world's finest grass-court players, clubbed Vilas 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in a quick 85 minutes. Vilas, one of the world's major hard-court players, never stood a chance on the Kooyong Court grass. In the final set, Tanner threw away a couple of points -- but never looked like losing the big one.