• Short Summary

    American Jimmy Connors' constant aggression won through against Sweden's Bjorn Borg to take him into the final of the United States Open at Forest Hills, New York, on Saturday (6 September).

  • Description

    1.
    TV Borg (nearest camera) serves to Connors - ball goes out, Borg loses point and first set
    0.17

    2.
    SV & CU Crowd and scoreboard (3 shots)
    0.24

    3.
    TV Second set point, Borg's lob goes out
    0.35

    4.
    SV Scoreboard (7-5, 7-5) and crowd (2 shots)
    0.40

    5.
    TV Match point, Borg serves and hits ball into net after rally, players shake hands at net and leave court.
    1.00

    6.
    TV ZOOM OUT Cawley (nearest) serves to Evert; Cawley wins long rally and first set
    1.28

    7.
    SV Crowd applaud
    1.31

    8.
    TV ZOOM OUT Match point, Cawley serves, Evert wins; players shake hands and walk off
    1.52

    9.
    CU Final scoreboard (5-7, 6-4, 6-4)
    1.54

    10.
    TV ZOOM IN Evert with trophy
    1.58



    Initials CL/2315


    SPORT: TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: American Jimmy Connors' constant aggression won through against Sweden's Bjorn Borg to take him into the final of the United States Open at Forest Hills, New York, on Saturday (6 September).

    The 19-year-old Borg, rated Europe's finest clay court players, several times managed to break Connors' service after he had lost his own but Connors' greater strength earned him a 7-5, 7-5, 7-5 victory.

    Borg played through the two and a half-hour game with his racket hand raw from blisters - but at no time did he give any indication that he was suffering from any discomfort. He came back from 4-1 down in the last set to level the games at 5-5, but as in previous sets he was unable to hold on despite saving five match points.

    In the women's final played later in the evening, Connors's ex-fiances 20-year-old Chris Evert from Florida also proved too strong for Australian opponent Evonne Cawley (formerly Goolagong).

    Mrs. Cawley took the first set 7-5 but Miss Evert came back into the game and the crucial points always seemed to go her way. Miss Evert won her 84th consecutive match on clay but her first ever U.S. open title 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0CWT4COUPKAOYV852XYG7ON2
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0CWT4COUPKAOYV852XYG7ON2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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