• Short Summary

    Tennis....and United States champion Jimmy Connors overcame an ankle injury to beat Rumanian Ilie Nastase?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Nastase serving, PULL OUT TO GV rally...Connors far court, Nastase passes him
    0.10

    2.
    GV Spectators
    0.11

    3.
    GV Nastase serving, Cannors returns just inside right hand corner
    0.21

    4.
    SV Nastase serving, rally, finally Nastase forehand smash leaves Connors standing
    0.34

    5.
    SV Nastase serving, Connors hits ball out of court
    0.42

    6.
    GV Scoreboard - Connors leading 6-2, 5-4.
    0.43

    7.
    SV Connors serving near end, good rally, but Connors puts ball out
    0.58

    8.
    SV Connors serving at match point: Nastase returns, out of play. Players shake hands at net
    1.10

    9.
    GV Spectators applauding
    1.14

    10.
    GV Girls carrying certificate, hand it to Nastase, who clowns with Connors, who picks up certificate and his Nastase over head
    1.38



    Initials BB


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tennis....and United States champion Jimmy Connors overcame an ankle injury to beat Rumanian Ilie Nastase six-two, six-four on Sunday (26 November) in the men's final of the Gunze International Championships in Tokyo.

    SYNOPSIS: Nastase, in the near court, serving to Connors, then hitting a clean winner from the return.

    That bad ankle was worrying Connors, who was finding it hard to reach Nastase's best returns. Yet the American broke service.

    A serious of good rallies delighted the crowd, as did the power of Nastase' smashing, a sign of early, and misleading, confidence.

    Less mobile than usual, Connors was slow to get his champion's game into the groove. Later, he did, until he was in line to serve for the match.

    Sometimes, Nastase can fade badly. This time he didn't, and delayed Connors's triumph with solid play.

    Match point, and it is quickly over, Nastase's return flying out of court. As usual, Nastase has to offer Connors a loser's handshake.

    In Tokyo, the champion gets a certificate showing spectators and television fans how much he has won. Connors has the last laugh, pocketing the winner's cheque for ten thousand dollars. Nastase has to be content with five thousand dollars, which will, however, buy a lot of aspirin for the headache Connors gives him.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA2RM1GRISVQJPQOE309AIWM94
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2RM1GRISVQJPQOE309AIWM94
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment