Ken Rosewall comes home

Title:
Ken Rosewall comes home
NFSA ID:
84627
Year:
1955
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

In this newsreel Ken 'Muscles' Rosewall returns home after Australia's Davis Cup success, defeating defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round. With the huge sums of money earned by tennis players today, it seems odd to hear the narrator say that the 'big question' is whether Rosewall will turn professional. But this was at a time when international tennis was largely an amateur sport

Overall, Rosewall reached a record 35 Major finals, winning 23, including eight Grand Slam singles titles. He never won the Wimbledon title, but was runner-up on four occasions.

Rosewall was renowned for his backhand, which he played one-handed with a dangerous back spin, considered by some as one of the best in the history of the game.

Production company:
Cinesound Movietone Productions