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CRAWFORD AND VINES IN WIMBLEDON FINAL
Crawford Proves Superiority
VINES OVERWHELMS COCHET
v (Special to "Tho Miner")
LONDON, July 5.
Before ¿ crowd cï 15,000 people Jack Crawford, the Australian Davis Cup captain, by defeating Jiroh Satoh. the Japanese player, in the
fourth set of the semi-final'to-d'i y earned the right to meet E. Vines, - the titleholder, in the final of the Wimbledon singles' championship. Earlier Vines had eliminated Cochet, the Frenchman, in the fourth set
of an uneventful match.
Hie scores for the semi-finals were: Crawford defeated Satoh, 6-3, C-i, 2-6, 6-4.
Vines defeated Cochet, ' 6-2, 8-0, 3- 0, 6-1.
The final will probably bo played on Friday. Tho American is probably favorite because in his-match against Cochet he revealed good touch and had all of his old punishing power be- hind his drives. His. cannonball
service was always ready to extricate
him from difficulties. . Vines's rocket drive docs not always clear the toet, and some days aim.st seems to live in the net. Therefore if Crawford can
control his own shots he has a splendid chance . of adding the Wimbledon championship to his Paris trophy.
Vines, when asked about his chance, said: "J, am sure it will be a, phasant game unless Jack plays too weil, as lie often does."
' NOT STANDING ROOM
-.There was not ¡standing room when the' match bet-"en- Satoh and Craw- ford' began. The gates had been closed for some hours. . The pláyjrs had met twice before this season and each had .vron a match. In thc third I set tho .first five uneventful trames Hent wjth the service. Then Craw- ford, . driving excellently, broke through Satoh's service for a lead of 4- 2. Stinging shots into both cor- ners caused Satoh to do most of tho running . in.tho cou,rse.'of which, he made many heroic saves. Again breaking through Satoh's soft service Crawford led , 5-3, and then easily won his own after, f', series of lively backhands.
Satoh, still retrieving gamely, was now hiting harder and led 3-2 in the second set, because of his angled drives which Crawford was unable to reach. Soon, however, the Australian was. driving with more severity. Strong serving in the eighth game gave him a lead of S-3 which was comfortably converted into two sets despite the fact that the Japaneso was scoring with delicate volleys.
SATOH'S SET f
Perhaps subconsciously Crawford slackened in tho third set in which the Japanese, taking more risks than before, began shooting for the lines
and hitting them pretty consistently.
Crawford played patchily and lost thu . first.five games before he overcame.' the slackness, but it was too late to save the set. ;
--. VINES v. COCHET j
Cochet began poorly against Vines,' whose strong service and delightfully' judged passing drives, easily won him' the first set at C-2.
In the second set Vines led 2-1; and had ampio opportunity for à. good lead but fell into a patch of. errors, whereas Cochet, steadily im- proving and returning the service better, took four gamos in succession.
Vines rotorted with a burst of bril-*, liant serving and driving and took the* set at 8-6. , . j
Magnificent tennis was seen in the ] third set in which Vines, dospite his, strong service and his perfect volley- ing, was left standing by Cochet's gentle but penetrating "drives and half Volleys. Tho Frenchman to-Iç tho set at 6-3. '? .
Vinos now played aa befitting a Wimbledon champion 'and he put tre- mendous power in his service which left tho Frenchman' helpless. Tho
latter's slow service never worried
tho American whose driving was also; masterly. \ jf
Vines has this season defeated' Cochet in.all three encounters with him. ' .-. i ; '/