• Short Summary

    ROD LAVER, SEEDED NO. 1 AND FAVOURITE FOR THE WIMBLEDON SINGLES TITLE, TODAY TOOK ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS THE FIRST OPEN WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN HE BEAT BRITAIN'S LAST REMAINING PLAYER, MARK COX.

  • Description

    1.
    MS LAVER SERVING, NETS COX'S RETURN FOR COX TO WIN SECOND SET.
    0.06

    2.
    LS CROWD APPLAUDING.
    0.10

    3.
    MLS SCOREBOARD. 9-7 5-7
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    4.
    MV LAVER SERVING, WINS THIRD SET.
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    5.
    MLS SCOREBOARD - LAVER 6-2 3RD SET.
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    6.
    MLS COX SERVING. IN FOURTH SET, POINT TO COX.
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    7.
    LS CROWD.
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    8.
    LS LAVER SERVING ON MATCHPOINT, FAULT, SECOND SERVICE COX WINS POINT.
    0.56

    9.
    MV CROWD APPLAUDING.
    0.57

    10.
    LS LAVER SERVING AGAIN ON MATCH-POINT, FAULT, SECOND SERVICE, WINDS WITH HIGH LOB. SET AND MATCH. PLAYERS WALK TO NET, SHAKE HANDS AND WALK OFF COURT. PAN TO CROWD APPLAUDING. PAN TO SCOREBOARD AT 9-7, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
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    Initials


    SPORT: TENNIS
    THIS FILM MAY ONLY BE USED IN SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES. NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES OF ANY TWO MATCHES MAY BE USED IN A SINGLE DAY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ROD LAVER, SEEDED NO. 1 AND FAVOURITE FOR THE WIMBLEDON SINGLES TITLE, TODAY TOOK ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS THE FIRST OPEN WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN HE BEAT BRITAIN'S LAST REMAINING PLAYER, MARK COX.

    COX PUT UP A SPIRITED FIGHT AGAINST LAVER,REGARDED AS THE WORLD'S FINEST PLAYER. THE FIRST SET WAS A CLOSE-FOUGHT AFFAIR WHICH LAVER WON 9-7. BUT COX HIT BACK IN THE SECOND SET TO WIN 7-5.

    BUT THEREAFTER, COX BEGAN TO FADE BEFORE THE RELENTLESS ACCURACY OF THE AUSTRALIAN, AND LOST THE FINAL TWO SETS 6-2, 6-0.

    OTHERWISE, TODAY WAS A DAY OF DISASTER FOR AUSTRALIA AND SEEDED PLAYERS IN THE NEW'S SINGLES. ROSEWALL, SEEDED NO. 2, AND TWO OTHER SEEDED AUSTRALIANS, EMERSON AND STOLE WERE PUT OUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEO48FNQU62XOH9O6AH1BRCH0F
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO48FNQU62XOH9O6AH1BRCH0F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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