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LONDON, Sunday (A A P - Reuter). - Australian Rod Lavcr won the men's singles title in the London International Profes sional Tennis Tourna
ment last night for the third successive year.
Laver. 28, defeated fel lmv-Australian Ken Rose wall. five times winner of the event. 6-2, 6-2. 6-3 in the final at the Empire Pool. Wembley, for a first prize of 52,500.
Rosewall found that noth
ing would go right for him and he was well beaten in
68 minutes - one of the fastest finals on record.
It was no classic final to rank with the best of pre vious years.
Laver broke Rosewall's service five times.
Rosewall tried to make a more lasting impression with clever variations of pace but Laver could not be rattled.
Rosewall found every thing coming back at him and it must have been a heartbreaking experience for a player so gifted as he to admit that he was playing only a supporting role last night.
DALLAS. Texas. Sunday (AAP).-Australia won two ' doubles matches today to
[draw level three all with the
United States in the Davis Cup preview series being j played at McAllen and at
I At McAllen. Australia's
'John Newconibe and Owen Davidson beat Cliff Ritchey and Charles Pasarell 2-6, 6-4. 6-2, 1-6, 11-9. .
At Midland. Roy Emer son and Fred Stolle de feated Dennis Ralston and Marly Riessen, 7-5, 8-6, 6-1.
Riessen then beat Arthur Ashe, the No. 2 ranked American. 8-5, in an exhi
The players are flying between the two cities. The finals will be played