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French tennis legend René Lacoste beats fellow countryman Henri Cochet to the 1928 Wimbledon men’s title

Non-Fiction 1928 2 mins


French tennis legend René Lacoste takes his second Wimbledon men’s singles title in this newsreel item, winning the final against the title holder - and fellow countryman - Henri Cochet. Despite the limitations of the camera equipment and the short running time, this Topical Budget newsreel very successfully conveys the skill and speed of the players and the sense of excitement felt by the engrossed spectators.