• Short Summary

    Australia's Rod Laver was forced to rally all his expertise on Wednesday(June 23) to turn back a strong challenge from South African, Ray Moore, in their second-round match at Wimbledon.

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    1.
    STV Laver serving at start of game in 1st set & wins point (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    CU & SV Moore serving to win 1st set (3 shots)
    0.37

    3.
    GTV Laver serving to win second set (2 shots)
    0.51

    4.
    GV Scoreboard
    0.54

    5.
    STV Laver serving in final set & wins point
    1.02

    6.
    CU & STV Laver serving to win match (3 shots)
    1.33



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    Background: Australia's Rod Laver was forced to rally all his expertise on Wednesday(June 23) to turn back a strong challenge from South African, Ray Moore, in their second-round match at Wimbledon.

    In a two-hour battle on the Centre Court, Laver strove to find counters to the power-packed attack from the long-haired Moore -- who now lives in London.

    The red-haired Australian, who has captured the Wimbledon crown four times previously, dropped the first set to Moore 6-8. He won the next three sets, 6-3,6-2,7-5.

    Laver is scheduled to meet American Clark Graebner in his next-round match. Graebner has one of the fastest serves in the game and has been a Wimbledon quarter-finalist for the past three years.

    SYNOPSIS: Australia's Rod Laver serves to South African Ray Moore at the start of their second-round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

    After a promising start, Laver was soon in trouble from the determined play of the long-haired South African.

    Moore, who is now based in London, went on to take the first set from Laver 8-6.

    But Laver, seeking to regain the Wimbledon Title he has won four times previously, fought back against the power-packed attack from Moore, to take the second set 6-3.

    The Australian took the third set, 6-2. But in the fourth and the final set, the battle was on again.

    Twice Moore got to within a point of forcing Laver to a fifth set, when he held two set-points at 5-3 in the fourth. Moore challenged all the way through the fourth set until a double-fault left him trailing 5-6. Laver then served a love-game to clinch his place among the last 32 qualifiers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAY64J7L7P9LBS0SU4LF0M8540
    Media URN:
    VLVAY64J7L7P9LBS0SU4LF0M8540
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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