Davis Cup Highlights, 1962

Title:
Davis Cup Highlights, 1962
NFSA ID:
19864
Year:
1962
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

This newsreel features footage of Australian players Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall – dubbed here 'the tennis twins' – at the 1962 Davis Cup.

The first Davis Cup took place in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900 between the United States and Britain. Australian players started to compete in 1905.

Australia and the US have an intense rivalry in Davis Cup history and Hoad and Rosewall are each seen facing off against American competitors in this clip.

Production company:
Cinesound Movietone Productions