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£850 Gate

Ken Rosewall beat Rod Laver 1ft »

6-3 before an £850 gate at Mam,{J

courts last liiclit.

Laver, who took service, went to a 4-2 lead after Rose wall had broken his servicc in the third game.

Laver broke back to level at 4 games all. held his own scrvice to love, and broke Rosewall's service to fifteen.

Rosewall then broke back and held his own service with well-planned shots down the centre line, or wide to Laver's forehand in the backhand


Laver again held service, taking the ninth game with a clean ace down the centre.

Rosewall trailed 30-40 on service, dropped a set point when he netted a service re turn, and held two more set points before he was able to clinch his service and level

at 5-all.


Laver smashed away a toss to go to a 6-5 lead, but Rose wall levelled and went to the lead at 7-6.

Games went against ser

vice to 8-ali, then Rosewall i again broke Laver's service to go to a 9-8 lead.

Rosewall went to a 40-30 lead in the eighteenth game, and took the service and set when Laver netted his re


Laver crashed through Rosewall to love in the firstj game of the second set, but Rosewall, with well placed services and a glorious back hand passing shot that clipped the line, levelled.

Games went with service to

two all.

Rosewall broke service at 3-2, but Laver promptly broke back, some of his

j whipped forehand crosscourt

passing shots 'leaving Rose

wall standing. !.

Rosewall _ again broke! Laver's service, held his own C after Laver had twice held; advantage, and took the1 second set at 6-3 whenLavet

double-faulted. ;

In the supporting

Luis Ayala beat 22-yeat-# American Earl Buchholz is, a one and a half hours match! 10-8. 6-8, 6-4. i

Ayala, who seemed monl at home on. the Manuk, courts than his oppoMj-. played his best tennis oaV.

tour. U

Buchholz had chances olh winnin^ in straight sets vfe:. he led 4-3 in the first set, andt' 40-0 on Ayala's service, kit an outed smash and two! fumbled volleys cost him thtj game. i