MILAN, Italy — West Germany's Boris Becker will be the top-seeded player in the $345,000 Fila Trophy indoor tennis tournament scheduled at the Palatrussardi sports palace March 30-April 5, organizers have announced.
The list of entries, with 16 players ranking among the top 40 in the world, does not include American John McEnroe or his Czechoslovak rival Ivan Lendl, winners of the two previous editions of the Milan competition.
Cino Marchese, head of the organizing committee, said both Lendl and McEnroe will be playing in a tournament in Chicago the same week as the Fila Trophy.
The 19-year-old Becker, a two-time Wimbledon champion, will be making his second appearance in the Milan tournament. He was eliminated by McEnroe in his debut in Milan in 1985.