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Becker to Defend Title at Montreal

March 15, 1987|Associated Press

MONTREAL — Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker said he will defend his title at the $525,000 Players' International Tennis Championship at Montreal's Jarry Tennis Stadium from Aug. 8 to 16.

Becker, currently ranked second by the Assn. of Tennis Professionals, defeated two-time reigning Australian Open champion and world-ranked No. 2 Stefan Edberg in last year's final at Toronto's National Tennis Centre.

Becker, a native of West Germany, is the only player to hold a head-to-head advantage over the world's No. 1-ranked player, Ivan Lendl, winning three of their five matches in 1986.

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