• Short Summary

    Ken Rosewall of Australia beat fellow-countryman John Newcombe in the Men's Singles Finals of the 2nd Gunze World Tennis Championships.

  • Description

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    gv interior auditorium


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    evert (white dress with purple stripes) serving first


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    evert playing durr (heavier, short pony-tail) with serves and volleys.


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    cutaways spectators


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    both women resting on bench


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    scoreboard showing 1st set score "evert 4, durr 2)


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    more shots both women playing


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    first set ends with scoreboard showing evert 6. durr 2.


    9.
    more shots evert playing durr in second set


    10.
    cutaway spectators


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    scoreboard showing second set score (evert 5, durr 3)


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    more shots women playing


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    scoreboard showing evert 5, durr 4


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    evert playing last point against durr


    15.
    both players shake hands at net


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    scoreboard showing evert 6-4, 6-2. (total 170ft)


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    rosewall (shorter of two) serving


    18.
    groundlevel shots (cutaways) of sv and cu of rosewall and newcombe.


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    scoreboard showing newcombe 3, rosewall 4.


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    cutaway spectators


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    scoreboard showing newcombe 5. rosewall 4


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    more shots both men playing


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    scoreboard showing rosewall 6, newcombe 5


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    more shots men playing


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    scoreboard at end of first set showing rosewall 7, newcombe 5.


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    cutaways spectators.


    27.
    both players in action


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    scoreboard newcombe 5, rosewall 3.


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    more playing with second set finishing, scoreboard showing newcombe 6, rosewall 4.


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    both players in action in third set.


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    scoreboard rosewall 5, newcombe 1.


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    rosewall serves and newcombe receives , rosewall wins point ending game, set and match.


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    scoreboard showing rosewall 6, newcombe 1.


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    rosewall and newcombe receiving trophy and (huge check for rosewall).




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    Background: Ken Rosewall of Australia beat fellow-countryman John Newcombe in the Men's Singles Finals of the 2nd Gunze World Tennis Championships. In the Women's Singles, Chris Evert of the United States overpowered Francoise Durr of France 6-2, 6-4.in the US$100,000 event.

    Before an estimated crowd of 7,000 at Tokyo's Nihon University Auditorium on Sunday (30 November), Rosewall beat Newcombe 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 in a tense serve-and-volley duel.

    The 41-year-old Rosewall combined a good service return with sharply angled volleys in the one-hour fifty-minute match. He took the first set after breaking Newcombe's serve in the 12th game with two outright service return winners.

    Newcombe, the defending champion, had trouble with his first serve throughout the match. He doublefaulted ten times against Rosewall's two. After a hard-fought second set, which he won 6-4, Newcombe's game deteriorated, netting easy volleys and two short lobs. Newcombe was completely outclassed by Rosewall who had little trouble holding his serve.

    Rosewall beat Stan Smith of the United States in the semi-finals 6-3, 7-5, and Newcombe beat Tony Roche (Australia) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to make it an all-Australian singles final.

    Following the match, Rosewall was presented a check for US$15,000. Newcombe received US$10,000.

    In the Women's Singles Final, Chris Evert's steadier ground strokes account for her win. There were four service breaks in the first set, five in the second as both players struggled to hold serve.

    Durr, who played Evert's baseline game, should have rushed the net more often. Evert simply out-steadied her opponent with her two-handed backhand and deep forehand shots.

    Evert, who won the first Gunze World Tennis Championships in 1975, received US$15,000 and Francoise Durr collected US$10,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAKQVGTGTHIUOJN6GR62UAG7VR
    Media URN:
    VLVAKQVGTGTHIUOJN6GR62UAG7VR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:10:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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