LONDON — Czechoslovakia's Miloslav Mecir and Tomas Smid upended Wimbledon champions Ken Flach and Robert Seguso in four sets Sunday to win the $200,000 Masters Doubles tennis championship at Albert Hall.
The Czechs earned their fifth title of the year and a check for $72,000 by winning, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, in 3 hours 5 minutes.
On the way to the final, the team of Mecir and Smid was the only one of eight entries to remain unbeaten in its five matches. Twice during the round-robin event they beat the defending champions, Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd, who are likely to be Sweden's doubles team in next week's Davis Cup final against India at Goteborg, Sweden.
The Czechs exploited mistakes by the Americans, especially by Flach's fragile two-handed backhand.
From the moment Seguso's serve was broken in the opening game, the Czechs had a firm hold on the final, which at one stage looked as if it would be over in three sets.