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Home Page  >  Tennis  >  Wimbledon Official Annual Film Reviews 1974-2003  >  Wimbledon 1998 - Sampras & Novotna (Video)

 

Our Price
  £12.99
Cat.No  3037050563 
Running Time
  52
Producer
Green Umbrella
Classification
  E
Format
PAL VHS
Release Date
  August 1998
Availability
  Usually despatched within 5-6 days.
 
Description
The Official film of the 1998 Wimbledon Championships.

This is the definitive story of The 1998 Wimbledon Championships - the year Pete Sampras equalled Bjorn Borg's record of five men's singles titles, with a tense five set win over Goran Ivanisevic, and crowd favourite, Jana Novotna, overcame Nathalie Tauziat to make it third-time-lucky in the ladies' event, finally erasing the very public and painful memories of her 1993 defeat by Steffi Graf.

The British story was one of contrasting fortunes, as injury forced Greg Rusedski to withdraw from the Championships in the first round amid his split from coach Tony Pickard, and Tim Henman reached the semi-finals before his progress was halted in a four set thriller by Pete Sampras. Defeated and dogged by huge public expectations, Henman emerged as a genuine Wimbledon contender, a grasscourt heavyweight with the power to one day deliver the title his supports crave.

In addition, the film provides an insight into the work of some of the behind-the-scenes figures whose contributions make Wimbledon such a distinctive sporting occasion, from the opening player draw to the closing dinner.

Narrated by the peerless Stephen Fry, an avid tennis fan, and written by John Roberts, respected tennis correspondent of the 'Independent', 'Wimbledon 1998' is the highly entertaining record of this years' proceedings at the world's most celebrated tennis tournament.

 

 

 

 





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