The Wimbledon champion John Newcombe beat the American Arthur Ashe in a quarter-final of the 1970 U.
GV ZOOM BACK TO ground
GTV Rosewall & Smith, Rosewall nearest camera
TV ZOOM IN TO CU At end of game, Rosewall winning PAN TO crowd
SV ZOOM OUT Play in progress between Newcombe & Ashe, PAN TO scoreboard. Ashe, far end.
SV ZOOM OUT Ashe serving
CV Scoreboard, 3-all
SV Game continues, Ashe wins point PAN TO scoreboard 4-3 to Ashe
GTV Ashe wins another point.
SV Newcombe serving, returned by Ashe to win, PAN TO scoreboard
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Background: The Wimbledon champion John Newcombe beat the American Arthur Ashe in a quarter-final of the 1970 U.S. Open Tennis men's singles championships in New York yesterday (September 10). Another Australian, Ken Rosewall, beat American's Stan Smith.
Rosewall beat Smith, the American number one, in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. But Arthur Ashe gave Newcombe a sterner fight. The coloured American served 15 aces to three by the Wimbledon champion. But the two-hour duel, the fiercest of the quarter-finals, went to the Wimbledon champion by 6-1, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6.
Ashe was the opponent whom Newcombe had feared most. He said later: "I like my chances. I said that if I beat Arthur I would win and I am more convinced now."
The other semi-finalists are the Texan Cliff Richey and another Australian, Tony Roche.
The title carries the richest prize in tennis--GBP8,000 (22,000 dollars).