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Tennis / Forest Hills / Ashe-Okker #200019

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1968
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(Studio) Lieutenant Arthur Ashe defeats Netherland's Tom Okker in men's singles at Forest Hills at 1st United States Open tournament. 1st American to win single's title since 1955
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Forest Hills, New York) Final point in tennis match shown.
REPORTER: Bud Collins

(Studio) Pro. tennis players allowed to play amateurs. Okker is registered between professional and amateur. Okker gets $14,000 prize money because Ashe is amateur. Ashe gets cup and $15.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Collins, Bud;
Reasoner, Harry

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