First night's matches, reported in the Manila Times. Hoad out-booms Kramer, 7-5, 8-6 Lew Hoad and Pancho Segura wielded the big stick, and Jack Kramer and Ken Rosewall settled for the whipping, last night at the opening of their three-day power-tennis fiesta at the Rizal Coliseum. Hoad, the blond Australian bomber with the siege gun delivery, out-boomed the maestro, big Mr. Kramer, 7-5, 8-6, while Segura, the bandy-legged Ecuadorian with the two-handed slam, outsteadied the diminutive but potent Rosewall, 6-1, 2-6, 8-6. Segura, the least rated in the troupe, went on to share the night’s third victory, as he and Rosewall drubbed Hoad and Kramer in the doubles of their solid five-hour display of incisive professional tennis. The count was 7-5, 6-2. But to the awed crowd of 8,000 first nighters, the scores mattered only second to the spectacle of these four monumental tennis figures in action, particularly Hoad and Kramer, whose superlative forms left the throng nothing to desire. Easily the features of their touted match was their breathtaking exchanges of their booming service, and gracing this theme were their fluent volleying, spectacular rallies, and retrieving of the highest order. To these the bull-shouldered Hoad added occasional spasms of Australian temper—and the fans had seen everything they had read about the 22-year-old “twin” of Rosewall in their amateur heydays. To show the closeness of the Hoad-Kramer match, there was no break in the service of the two players in the second set until the 11th game, when Hoad, after holding service in the 13th for 7-6, finally blasted his way through Kramer’s delivery with whizzers and deep placements on both wings, taking the stanza by game 15. According to Kramer, the win placed Hoad ahead of him in their tour, 15 matches to 14. Today Hoad, who incidentally will be celebrating his 23rd birthday, will run up against the pesky Segura. Kramer will face Rosewall in the other match. In doubles, it will be Hoad and Segura against Big Jake and Ken. Segura, in beating Rosewall last night, staved off four match points for Ken in the 12th game of the long winded third set. Then he broke Rosewall’s service in the 14th after holding his own in the 13th, to compound Ken’s momentary hate for himself. Hoad fired a total of 13 aces, nine of them in the second set, including three in the 11th game when he held service to rumble ahead at 6-5. Kramer, on the other hand, triggered 12, most of them along the chalk to catch Hoad on the wrong foot. Big Jack’s service was at its best in the eighth game when he fired a couple to avert any early break in the set and even up at 4-all. In the 12th, after double-faulting on a 40-15 lead, Kramer smashed one down the alley to clinch the game and even up again, at 6-all.Kramer told the press that he was trailing Hoad 14-15 after this match. It was their last match of the tour. Yet in later years Kramer claimed that he beat Hoad 13-12 on this tour, as he told the press in '64 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8DAaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dycEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3915,4480656) and repeated in his memoir.