• Short Summary

    Tennis; and American Roscoe Tanner, last year's Wimbledon runner-up, began final preparations for this year's event with a narrow first round win at the Queen's Club International Tournament in London.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Rod Frawley (Australia) serves to Roscoe Tanner (USA) in first round of Queen's Club International Grass Court Tennis Tournament, London, Uk. Frawley loses point
    0.13

    2.
    GV Frawley serves and after short rally, Tanner wins point, and ZOOM TO Scoreboard showing 7-7 in last set
    0.26

    3.
    GV Frawley serves, Tanner returns and Frawley nets, giving game to Tanner
    0.38

    4.
    GV Scoreboard: 8-7 to Tanner
    0.42

    5.
    GV Tanner serves and Frawley hits out
    0.50

    6.
    LV Spectators watching
    0.51

    7.
    GV Tanner serves and Frawley returns to win point
    1.01

    8.
    GV Spectators
    1.02

    9.
    GV Tanner serves and Frawley hits ball out
    1.09

    10.
    SV Crowd
    1.12

    11.
    GV Tanner serves and Frawley hits into ???et. Tanner continues, faulting into net, and rally after successful second serve wins Tanner game, set and match. Tanner and Frawley shake hands at net
    2.00




    Initials dn/



    SPORT: TENNIS
    AVAILABLE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMERCIAL SYNDICATION

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tennis; and American Roscoe Tanner, last year's Wimbledon runner-up, began final preparations for this year's event with a narrow first round win at the Queen's Club International Tournament in London. Tanner almost had his build-up wrecked by Australian Rod Frawley before snatching the critical third set.

    SYNOPSIS: Frawley, serving here, looked ready to provide the upset when he lead 4-1 in the final set after both players had each taken an earlier set.

    Then Tanner began to break back on Frawley's serve, and, after this rally, scores were tied at seven games each in the final set.

    Almost too late, 29-year-old Tanner's confidence around the court returned to force the Australian into errors.

    With Tanner in front for the first time, he only needed to hold serve to take the match.

    But the excitement peaked as it seemed that Frawley might be ready to break back.

    With the point score 15-all, Tanner serves again, and the Australian is again forced into error.

    30-15 to Tanner, and another enormous serve takes the American to within a point of victory. Match point, and Tanner's first serve finds the net. But the second serve is in, and after a crucial rally, the man who came close to taking the Wimbledon title from Bjorn Borg last year clinches the first round of the Queen's Club International. Final score: 3-6, 6-1, 9-7. A shaky start to the tournament for Tanner, whose form for this year's Wimbledon looked right on target after a win in last week's Manchester Grass Court event.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABNPGT98GA5BXU6E63DBIKNMIJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABNPGT98GA5BXU6E63DBIKNMIJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    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