Ivan Lendl defeated Australia's Peter Doohan, 6-2, 6-4, Wednesday in the first round of the $345,000 Australian Indoor Championships at Sydney, and then said he needed a break from tennis.
"Everybody needs a break from his job," Lendl said. "Tennis players should be no exception. We should play the Masters in October, then have two and a half months off and come to the Australian Open."
Lendl advanced immediately to Friday's quarterfinals because his second-round opponent, West Germany's Eric Jelen, was forced to withdraw because of an ankle injury.
Wimbledon champion Pat Cash and Scott Davis won second-round matches. Cash beat Australia's John Frawley, 6-2, 7-6, and Davis defeated Australia's Darren Cahill, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.