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March 1, 1994 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
Fittingly, they let an elder statesman do the honors on the first-ever evening session at the Newsweek Champions Cup here Monday. Such an occasion demanded a quality master of ceremonies, and Mats Wilander handled the duties like the star he is. Make that was. Wilander, once the greatest in the game and now, at 29, still an occasional force to be reckoned with, properly christened night tennis in the desert with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Austrian Horst Skoff.
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March 1, 1994 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
Fittingly, they let an elder statesman do the honors on the first-ever evening session at the Newsweek Champions Cup here Monday. Such an occasion demanded a quality master of ceremonies, and Mats Wilander handled the duties like the star he is. Make that was. Wilander, once the greatest in the game and now, at 29, still an occasional force to be reckoned with, properly christened night tennis in the desert with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Austrian Horst Skoff.
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SPORTS
December 19, 1992
I'd like to present another perspective on the Davis Cup than the one offered by Mike Downey (Dec. 6). My first-hand experience in Vienna in 1990, watching Michael Chang come from behind after being down, two sets to zero, in the deciding match and defeating Austrian tennis hero Horst Skoff, 6-4, in the fifth and final set, was the most exhilarating sporting event I have attended in my life. With 19,000 fans against him, only a handful of Americans in attendance that day know what a hero Michael Chang was. I have been to Olympic Games, World Series, NBA and NHL playoffs, USC-Notre Dame and USC-UCLA football games and Super Bowls.
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December 19, 1992
I'd like to present another perspective on the Davis Cup than the one offered by Mike Downey (Dec. 6). My first-hand experience in Vienna in 1990, watching Michael Chang come from behind after being down, two sets to zero, in the deciding match and defeating Austrian tennis hero Horst Skoff, 6-4, in the fifth and final set, was the most exhilarating sporting event I have attended in my life. With 19,000 fans against him, only a handful of Americans in attendance that day know what a hero Michael Chang was. I have been to Olympic Games, World Series, NBA and NHL playoffs, USC-Notre Dame and USC-UCLA football games and Super Bowls.
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March 15, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
Boris Becker's home is near the 10th hole of the Palmer Course at PGA West. Becker said he plays golf. "Badly, but I try," he said. Becker played tennis quite well Tuesday in his second-round match against Danie Visser of South Africa in the Newsweek Champions Cup. Although Becker's 6-3, 6-4 victory fell short of ruthless efficiency--the West German converted only two of 12 break points--it was still a good start after a first-round bye.
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April 26, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Third-seeded Chris Evert defeated second-seeded Hana Mandlikova, 6-3, 7-5, at Houston Saturday night to advance to the final of a $150,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament against top-seeded Martina Navratilova. The meeting between Evert and Navratilova will be their 71st. Navratilova advanced with a 6-1, 7-6 win over Zina Garrison. Evert said today's match will be the latest in a "special" series against Navratilova.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Ivan Lendl won his 78th Grand Prix title Monday when he beat Horst Skoff of Austria, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3, in the rain-delayed final of the German Open at Hamburg, West Germany. Lendl struggled in the opening set as Skoff, ranked 31st in the world, used his sharp, hard-hitting baseline play to move Lendl around the court and often catch him out of position. "I should have won the first set, but unfortunately I was very tired," Skoff said. "If you don't put pressure on Lendl he will kill you."
SPORTS
September 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unlike top-seeded Henri Leconte, second-seeded Horst Skoff staved off defeat Friday, but Skoff had more on his mind than tennis at the Geneva Open in Switzerland. Just before his match, Skoff was unpacking his bags from a car when, he said, the chauffeur backed the car into his left knee. Skoff appeared OK, but, for him, the scene was all too reminiscent of an accident that threatened the career of his Austrian Davis Cup teammate, Thomas Muster.
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September 25, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Second-seeded Jimmy Connors scrambled to fight off a challenge from NCAA champion Dan Goldie, winning his first-round match, 6-1, 7-6, Wednesday night in the $289,000 Transamerica Open tennis tournament at San Francisco. Fourth-seeded John McEnroe defeated Broderick Dyke of Australia in a later first-round match, 6-2, 6-2.
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September 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Emilio Sanchez was eliminated in the first round of the Sicilian Open today, 7-6, 6-4 by Tarik Benhabiles in Palermo, Sicily. Fourth-seeded Horst Skoff was another upset victim, losing 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 to Francisco Clavet. Sanchez and Skoff were coming off weekend Davis Cup matches and said they felt unprepared physically and mentally. Both said they were bothered by the strong wind and the heat, which reached 104.
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September 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Emilio Sanchez was eliminated in the first round of the Sicilian Open today, 7-6, 6-4 by Tarik Benhabiles in Palermo, Sicily. Fourth-seeded Horst Skoff was another upset victim, losing 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 to Francisco Clavet. Sanchez and Skoff were coming off weekend Davis Cup matches and said they felt unprepared physically and mentally. Both said they were bothered by the strong wind and the heat, which reached 104.
SPORTS
September 21, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Americans, who have momentarily quit feuding and having their feelings hurt, the Davis Cup match that begins today at a converted soccer stadium on the banks of the Danube is a chance to reach the finals for the first time in six years. For the Austrians, who have temporarily stopped calling each other names, the best-of-five competition is something like a Holy Day of National Recognition, the biggest sports event in years that is not performed on skis.
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September 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unlike top-seeded Henri Leconte, second-seeded Horst Skoff staved off defeat Friday, but Skoff had more on his mind than tennis at the Geneva Open in Switzerland. Just before his match, Skoff was unpacking his bags from a car when, he said, the chauffeur backed the car into his left knee. Skoff appeared OK, but, for him, the scene was all too reminiscent of an accident that threatened the career of his Austrian Davis Cup teammate, Thomas Muster.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Ivan Lendl won his 78th Grand Prix title Monday when he beat Horst Skoff of Austria, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3, in the rain-delayed final of the German Open at Hamburg, West Germany. Lendl struggled in the opening set as Skoff, ranked 31st in the world, used his sharp, hard-hitting baseline play to move Lendl around the court and often catch him out of position. "I should have won the first set, but unfortunately I was very tired," Skoff said. "If you don't put pressure on Lendl he will kill you."
SPORTS
April 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mats Wilander of Sweden and Boris Becker of West Germany, the top two seeded players, continued on a collision course Friday as they won their quarterfinal matches at the $607,500 Monte Carlo Open. Wilander topped Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), and Becker beat Guillermo Perez-Roldan of Argentina, 6-3, 6-3. In another quarterfinal, Horst Skoff of Austria, seeded 13th, gained a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Jan Gunnarsson of Sweden. Skoff also made the semifinals at Monte Carlo two years ago. Also, Alberto Mancini of Argentina downed Carl-Uwe Steeb of West Germany, 6-3, 6-3. The tournament, the first major clay-court event of the season, offers a $122,900 top prize.
SPORTS
April 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Czechoslovakia took a 2-1 lead over defending champion West Germany in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal by winning the doubles match in five sets Saturday at Prague, Czechoslovakia. Milan Srejber and Petr Korda beat Boris Becker and Eric Jelen, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, in 3 hours 47 minutes to put Czechoslovakia one victory away from the semifinals. In today's deciding singles, Srejber takes on Becker while Carl-Uwe Steeb plays Karel Novacek of Czechoslovakia.
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April 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Czechoslovakia took a 2-1 lead over defending champion West Germany in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal by winning the doubles match in five sets Saturday at Prague, Czechoslovakia. Milan Srejber and Petr Korda beat Boris Becker and Eric Jelen, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, in 3 hours 47 minutes to put Czechoslovakia one victory away from the semifinals. In today's deciding singles, Srejber takes on Becker while Carl-Uwe Steeb plays Karel Novacek of Czechoslovakia.
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April 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mats Wilander of Sweden and Boris Becker of West Germany, the top two seeded players, continued on a collision course Friday as they won their quarterfinal matches at the $607,500 Monte Carlo Open. Wilander topped Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), and Becker beat Guillermo Perez-Roldan of Argentina, 6-3, 6-3. In another quarterfinal, Horst Skoff of Austria, seeded 13th, gained a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Jan Gunnarsson of Sweden. Skoff also made the semifinals at Monte Carlo two years ago. Also, Alberto Mancini of Argentina downed Carl-Uwe Steeb of West Germany, 6-3, 6-3. The tournament, the first major clay-court event of the season, offers a $122,900 top prize.
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March 15, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
Boris Becker's home is near the 10th hole of the Palmer Course at PGA West. Becker said he plays golf. "Badly, but I try," he said. Becker played tennis quite well Tuesday in his second-round match against Danie Visser of South Africa in the Newsweek Champions Cup. Although Becker's 6-3, 6-4 victory fell short of ruthless efficiency--the West German converted only two of 12 break points--it was still a good start after a first-round bye.
SPORTS
April 26, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Third-seeded Chris Evert defeated second-seeded Hana Mandlikova, 6-3, 7-5, at Houston Saturday night to advance to the final of a $150,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament against top-seeded Martina Navratilova. The meeting between Evert and Navratilova will be their 71st. Navratilova advanced with a 6-1, 7-6 win over Zina Garrison. Evert said today's match will be the latest in a "special" series against Navratilova.
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