Pancho Gonzales defends the title against Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Dennis Ralston or Fred Stolle.
The top money-winners of the international tournament circuits battle for the BBC-2 trophy, and the lion's share of the Â£5,000 prize money - the largest ever offered in this country for a single evening's competition.
from Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer - The Commentaries
from David Coleman - The Introductions and Interviews
from BBC-2 outside broadcast cameras - A close-up view of the entire championship direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
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