VICTORIAN SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP. WON BY WrLDTNG. By Telegraph.— Press Association.— Copyright MELBOURNE, 23rd November. At the Victorian tenni6 tournament to-day, Anthony Wilding won the Singles Championship of Victoria, boating Alexander, the American player, 4—6,4 — 6, 6—o 6—2, 6—2. This game formed a brilliant and fitting termination to the tourney. It demonstrated how a physically good player may triumph over one- his equal so far as actual play is concerned but inferior in bodily streagth. Wilding J s a giant, while Alexander is just an average human being. After the first set the American was never in it. One of the features was the — for good players — inaccurate service of both men. Thorfc were xio fewer tha/i nine double faults in four sets. Alexander't, head work at times was faulty. Wilding won seven games in succession. ■In connection with the above, ''Huka" writes that although Wilding has defeated Alexander, the American, by 3 sets to 1 in the final of the Victorian Championship, the fact remains that Alexander may still, with another week' 6 practice, reverse the order when they meet in the Davi6 Cup. The American took the first set, and condition helped the New Zealander considerably in the other three sets. H. A. Parker, the holder, was defeated by Wilding in tho early stages of the draw. Neither Brookes nor Beals Wright competed. Alexander, it is now definitely known, is coming to New Zealand, and every effort is being made to get him to compete at Nelson. With Alexander, Wilding, Parker, and Doust, besides our own champions, the New Zealand Championship Meeting should be the best ever held in the Dominion.
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LAWN TENNIS., Evening Post, Volume LXXVI, Issue 124, 24 November 1908
LAWN TENNIS. Evening Post, Volume LXXVI, Issue 124, 24 November 1908
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