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A different Wilander wins at U.S. Open 34-point tie-breaker helps defeat Oncins

September 02, 1993|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Staff Writer

Asked if he had ever defaulted in a Grand Slam event before, Lendl, 33, got a little testy. "Last year, Wimbledon, to start with," said Lendl, the 13th seed here. "Short memories, don't you?"

Actually, there were longer memories yesterday when it came to the stranger who invaded the Open. But this wasn't a walk down memory lane, because the player who beat Jaime Oncins played nothing like a fellow named Mats Wilander. In fact, it wasn't a blast from the past. It was a breath of fresh air.

NOTES: The other men's seed who lost yesterday was French Open champion Sergi Bruguera, the fifth seed from Spain.

Bruguera was defeated by countryman Javier Sanchez, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-4. The previous record for men's seeds eliminated in the opening round was three, set in 1986 and equaled in 1991. The combination of six men's and women's seeds to lose in the opening round equals an Open era record set in 1976.

. Men's singles, first round Richey Reneberg, Houston, d. Christian Bergstrom, Sweden, 6-4, retired. Andrei Medvedev (8), Ukraine, d. Fernando Meligeni, Brazil, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Javier Sanchez, Spain, d. Sergi Bruguera (5), Spain, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-4. Luiz Mattar, Brazil, d. Jose Francisco Altur, Spain, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). Goran Ivanisevic (11), Croatia, d. Daniel Nestor, Canada, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (20-18). Richard Krajicek (10), Netherlands, d. David Rikl, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Carlos Costa, Spain, d. Rodolphe Gilbert, France, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Wally Masur, Australia, d. Tomas Carbonell, Spain, 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Richard Fromberg, Australia, d. Kenny Thorne, Smyrna, Ga., 6-1, 6-7 (7-5), 6-6, retired. Todd Woodbridge, Australia, d. Marc Rosset, Switzerland, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1, 7-5. Neil Borwick, Australia, d. Ivan Lendl (13), Greenwich, Conn., 4-6, 6-4, 3-1, retired. Patrik Kuhnen, Germany, d. Bryan Shelton, Huntsville, Ala., 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-1. Magnus Larsson, Sweden, d. Guillaume Raoux, France, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Mats Wilander, Sweden, d. Jaime Oncins, Brazil, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (18-16). Alberto Berasategui, Spain, d. Vincent Spadea, Boca Raton, Fla., 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Mikael Pernfors, Sweden, d. Kenneth Carlsen, Denmark, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

( Doubles, first round Peter Nyborg, Sweden, and Bent-Ove Pedersen, Norway, d. John Laffnie de Jager and Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, 6-4, 6-4. Scott Davis, Newport Beach, Calif., and Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, d. Sander Groen and Jan Siemerink, Netherlands, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. Steve Devries, San Mateo, Calif., and David Macpherson, Australia (9), d. Bret Garnett, Camden, S.C., and T.J. Middleton, Atlanta, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1. Mike Briggs, Newport Beach, Calif., and Trevor Kronemann, Bradenton, Fla., d. Glenn Michibata, Canada, and David Pate, Las Vegas (13), 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 6-4. Martin Damm and Karel Novacek, Czech Republic, d. Sandon Stolle and Jason Stoltenberg, Australia, 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 7-5. Wayne Ferreira, South Africa, and Michael Stich, Germany, d. Henrik and Nils Holm, Sweden, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Byron Black, Zimbabwe, and Brett Steven, New Zealand, d. Tommy Ho, Winter Haven, Fla., and Chris Woodruff, Knoxville, Tenn., 6-0, 6-3. Tom Nijssen, Netherlands, and Cyril Suk, Czech Republic, d. Brent Haygarth, South Africa, and Jim Pugh, Palos Verdes, Calif., 6-7 (7-3), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). Marc Goellner and David Prinosil, Germany, d. Jared Palmer, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jonatan Stark, Medford, Ore. (10), 6-4, 6-4. Jonas Bjorkman, Sweden, and Patrick Rafter, Australia, d. Joao Cunha-Silva, Portugal, and Maurice Ruah, Venezuela, 6-3, 6-3. Doug Flach, St. Louis, and David Witt, Jacksonville, Fla., d. Johan Donar and Ola Jonsson, Sweden, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3. Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis, Netherlands (4), d. Royce Deppe, South Africa, and David Rikl, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3. Paul Annacone, East Hampton, N.Y., and David Wheaton, Excelsior, Minn., d. Menno Oosting, Netherlands, and Daniel Vacek, Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5. Grant Connell, Canada, and Patrick Galbraith, Tacoma, Wash. (3), d. Francisco Montana, Miami, and Greg Van Emburgh, Naples, Fla., 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. David Adams, Australia, and Andrei Olhovskiy, Russia (15), 7-6 (16-14), 6-3. Doug Eisenman, Santa Ana, Calif., and Doug Johnson, South Africa, d. Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez, Spain (8), 7-6 (8-6), 6-1. Marius Barnard, South Africa, and Tom Mercer, Pittsburgh, d. Neil Broad and Gary Muller, South Africa, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5).

Women's singles, second round Jana Novotna (8), Czech Republic, d. Iva Majoli, Croatia, 6-3, 6-0. Anke Huber (9), Germany, d. Clare Wood, Britain, 6-4, 6-4. Laura Golarsa, Italy, d. Alexandra Fusai, France, 6-3, 6-1. Ginger Helgeson, Alpine, Calif., d. Julie Halard, France, 7-5, 6-1. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (11), Switzerland, d. Shaun Stafford, Gainesville, Fla., 7-6 (7-4), 6-0. Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Netherlands, d. Kyoko Nagatsuka, Japan, 6-4, 6-2. Steffi Graf (1), Germany, d. Meredith McGrath, Midland, Mich., 6-3, 6-1.

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