Davis Cup tennis .. and John McEnroe overwhelmed Australia's John Alexander in straight sets on?
TOP VIEW John McEnroe and John Alexander preparing for match (2 SHOTS)
TOP VIEW Alexander serves and McEnroe returns with a lob to win point
SV McEnroe walks to net
TOP VIEW McEnroe preparing to receive service from Alexander, and McEnroe wins point (2 SHOTS)
SV Alexander changes sides
CU McEnroe serves in second set and wins point with smash at net (3 SHOTS)
TOP VIEW McEnroe ready to receive service, Alexander serves and McEnroe wins point after rally (3 SHOTS)
CU McEnroe walks off as spectators applaud
CU McEnroe prepares to receive Alexander's service, and Alexander fails to return ball McEnroe changes ends (4 SHOTS)
CU Alexander ready to receive from McEnroe, and McEnroe wins point to make score thirty love (3 SHOTS)
CU McEnroe serves and Alexander returns ball into net (3 SHOTS)
CU McEnroe serves at match point, and wins. Alexander shakes his hand at net and two players walk off (3 SHOTS)
CARR: "The twenty-year-old American, John Mcenroe, has now played nine Davis Cup rubbers, and has yet to be beaten,\. McEnroe was always in control. In the fifteenth game of the first set, he broke through with a superb lob."
COMMENTATOR: "Ah, that's too good..."
CARR: "In the second set, McEnroe quickly raced to a four-one lead, hitting some sparkling returns."
COMMENTATOR: "Ah, too good."
CARR: "McEnroe served for the second set at five-two."
COMMENTATOR: "That's two sets to love."
CARR: "Alexander lifted his game in the third set, but McEnroe seemed able to produce winners at every vital point. In the third set, games went to service until the fifteenth game."
COMMENTATOR: "That's too good, isn't it Peter? it is."
CARR: "McEnroe then served for the set, and the rubber at eight-seven."
CARR: "Three match points."
COMMENTATOR: "That's it...."
REPORTER: GARRY CARR
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Background: Davis Cup tennis .. and John McEnroe overwhelmed Australia's John Alexander in straight sets on Saturday (6 October) to vive the United States a two-love lead in their semi-final. McEnroe won their match at Sydney's White City stadium nine-seven, six-two, nine-seven. Garry Carr, of Sydney's Channel ATN-7 tells the story.