• Short Summary

    Rod Laver, serving with machine-like precision, beat fellow Australian Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-4 in Toronto on Sunday (20 February) to win the 50,000-dollar (19,000 sterling) Rothmans' tennis tournament -- his third successive triumph on the WCT (World Championship Tennis) circuit.

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    1.
    TV Laver serves to Rosewall in final set and Rosewall wins point (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    TV & SV Laver serves again and wins point (2 shots)
    0.19

    3.
    TV & SV Laver serves and wins point (3 shots)
    0.43

    4.
    TV Laver serves and wins point
    0.46

    5.
    SV & TV Laver serves let ball (2 shots)
    0.58

    6.
    SV & TV Laver serves and wins point and match (6 shots)
    1.42


    LAVER SERVING TO ROSEWALL IN FINAL GAME AND WINNING MATCH: ROSEWALL..CONGRATULATING LAVER AND BOTH MEN WALKING OFF COURT.




    Initials OS/025 OS/035


    TELERECORDING
    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Rod Laver, serving with machine-like precision, beat fellow Australian Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-4 in Toronto on Sunday (20 February) to win the 50,000-dollar (19,000 sterling) Rothmans' tennis tournament -- his third successive triumph on the WCT (World Championship Tennis) circuit.

    Laver, who beat Rosewall in the final of the Philadelphia tournament a week before, won 10,000 dollars (3,850 sterling) to boost his 1972 earnings to more than 30,000 dollars (11,500 sterling). Three successive tournament victories on the WCT circuit is a record for the tour, and Laver has now won 15 matches in a row.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAP2QPA1QMAD22P0SJ3Z8QPCI6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAP2QPA1QMAD22P0SJ3Z8QPCI6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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