Top-seeded John McEnroe allowed Peter Fleming only eight points in the second set Saturday en route to a 6-4, 6-0 victory in the $375,000 World Championship Tennis Shootout at Houston.
The win over his longtime doubles partner put McEnroe into the final round against second-seeded Kevin Curren of South Africa, who celebrated his 27th birthday by beating Shahar Perkiss of Israel, 6-2, 6-2.
A prize of $60,000 goes to today's winner.
McEnroe, who scored seven aces to Fleming's five, broke Fleming's serve for the first time in the final game of the first set. Fleming then never held his serve again. The match was over in 57 minutes.
"I think I controlled the match all the way," McEnroe said. "I think he was having trouble picking up my serve. He seemed to be having trouble with his back. I hardly lost any points on my serve."