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January 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Kerry Evernden, a New Zealander who lost a lung in a car accident as a teen-ager, scored the first major upset of the $1.65-million Australian Open tennis tournament Wednesday by defeating two-time champion Johan Kriek in the second round of men's singles. Evernden, ranked 289th in the world, beat the South African-born resident of Naples, Fla., who won at Kooyong in both 1981 and 1982, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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May 5, 1997 | JULIE CART
Actors in soap operas know their job prospects are shaky when their character is written out of the script. Not that the Nuveen Tour over-35 circuit is scripted, but Andres Gomez may want to consider a rewrite. Johan Kriek defeated Gomez, 6-4, 7-5, in the semifinals Sunday night of the Coopers & Lybrand Champions tournament at the Riviera Country Club. That result precluded the usual Gomez-Jimmy Connors final the tour has come to expect. Connors, at least, will be in tonight's final.
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December 12, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Johan Kriek, weary from his travels on the international tennis circuit, advanced Wednesday to the third round of the $145,000 New South Wales Open at Sydney, Australia, with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Brad Drewett of Australia. "I am operating on mental toughness," Kriek said. "That's how I felt today--terrible. We both played like wet bags." Kriek, seeded No 1 and ranked 10th in the world, said he entered this tournament only to defend his world ranking.
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October 2, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 35, Andres Gomez of Ecuador is the spry new guy on the Champions Tour. At 6 feet 4, he's also one of the tallest. Thus, when he found himself in Sunday's final against 37-year-old Johan Kriek, who is 5-9, it was little wonder that his superior serve ruled the day. Gomez needed only 73 minutes to beat Kriek, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.
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October 16, 1994 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each player battled himself as much as his opponent in the semifinals of the Digital PC Champions tournament Saturday night, with Jimmy Connors beating Johan Kriek, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, before a sellout crowd of 2,600 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Kriek struggled early, then regained control of his serve and forehand as the match wore on. However, he could not stop Connors from advancing to today's 1 p.m.
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May 5, 1997 | JULIE CART
Actors in soap operas know their job prospects are shaky when their character is written out of the script. Not that the Nuveen Tour over-35 circuit is scripted, but Andres Gomez may want to consider a rewrite. Johan Kriek defeated Gomez, 6-4, 7-5, in the semifinals Sunday night of the Coopers & Lybrand Champions tournament at the Riviera Country Club. That result precluded the usual Gomez-Jimmy Connors final the tour has come to expect. Connors, at least, will be in tonight's final.
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April 28, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Unheralded Lawson Duncan upset Johan Kriek, 7-6, 7-6, Wednesday in the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships at Isle of Palms, S.C. "There's nothing you can do when you get ripped off in a match like that," said the fifth-seeded Kriek, who criticized the umpire and linesmen. "I have not been ripped off like that in a while."
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February 13, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Fifth-seeded John McEnroe was eliminated by 11th-seeded Johan Kriek, 7-5, 6-4, in the third round of the U.S. Indoor Championships Thursday night at Memphis, Tenn. Kriek served 12 aces and had 46% success rate on his first serve. He said he had not played as well as he did Thursday night since last year's French Open. "Mentally, I can't play any better," he said. "I played a near-perfect match." McEnroe, who lost to Tim Mayotte in the final of the U.S.
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October 3, 1993 | DANA HADDAD
The match most had hoped for--a showdown between Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg--became impossible Saturday when Borg was upset by Johan Kriek in the semifinals of the Infiniti Champions tournament at Sherwood Country Club. But if top-seeded Connors plays today as well as he did in a 7-5, 6-3 victory over John Lloyd, the fans shouldn't be disappointed. Lloyd, 39, broke Connors' service four times, including the first game of the match.
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October 2, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Johan Kriek upset third-seeded John McEnroe, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, Saturday night in the $415,000 TransAmerica Open tennis tournament in San Francisco and will meet 16-year-old Michael Chang in the today's final. Chang moved into his first Grand Prix final by defeating Danie Visser, 7-5, 6-4. Kriek broke McEnroe with a forehand passing shot in the 10th game of the third set and went on to win the 2 1/2-hour serve-and-volley duel.
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October 16, 1994 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each player battled himself as much as his opponent in the semifinals of the Digital PC Champions tournament Saturday night, with Jimmy Connors beating Johan Kriek, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, before a sellout crowd of 2,600 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Kriek struggled early, then regained control of his serve and forehand as the match wore on. However, he could not stop Connors from advancing to today's 1 p.m.
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October 3, 1993 | DANA HADDAD
The match most had hoped for--a showdown between Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg--became impossible Saturday when Borg was upset by Johan Kriek in the semifinals of the Infiniti Champions tournament at Sherwood Country Club. But if top-seeded Connors plays today as well as he did in a 7-5, 6-3 victory over John Lloyd, the fans shouldn't be disappointed. Lloyd, 39, broke Connors' service four times, including the first game of the match.
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February 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
Methodical Brad Gilbert won the first two sets handily before Johan Kriek was forced to default with a groin injury in the final of the $415,000 Volvo indoor championship Sunday at Memphis, Tenn. Gilbert, sixth-seeded, dominated the No. 16 Kriek, 6-2, 6-2, before the premature finish. Krieg said he was injured in the sixth game of the second set. "I played consistently," said Gilbert, who has a 6-1 record against Kriek. "I didn't really go for a lot of winners. I just played the ball back.
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October 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Sixteen-year-old Michael Chang of Placentia won his first Grand Prix title Sunday, defeating Johan Kriek, 6-2, 6-3, in the finals of the $425,000 Transamerica Open tennis championships. The unseeded Chang, ranked 36th in the world, used a change of pace from the baseline to beat the South African-born Kriek, the 64th-rated player. He earned earned $59,500. "He's the kind of player who would always give me problems," said Kriek, of Naples, Fla.
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October 2, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Johan Kriek upset third-seeded John McEnroe, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, Saturday night in the $415,000 TransAmerica Open tennis tournament in San Francisco and will meet 16-year-old Michael Chang in the today's final. Chang moved into his first Grand Prix final by defeating Danie Visser, 7-5, 6-4. Kriek broke McEnroe with a forehand passing shot in the 10th game of the third set and went on to win the 2 1/2-hour serve-and-volley duel.
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April 28, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Unheralded Lawson Duncan upset Johan Kriek, 7-6, 7-6, Wednesday in the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships at Isle of Palms, S.C. "There's nothing you can do when you get ripped off in a match like that," said the fifth-seeded Kriek, who criticized the umpire and linesmen. "I have not been ripped off like that in a while."
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June 16, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Johan Kriek, a South African-born American, will meet Boris Becker, a 17-year-old West German, in the final of the $250,000 Queen's Club grass court tennis tournament today. The fourth-seeded Kriek defeated Yugoslavia's Slobodan Zivojinovic, 6-4, 6-4, Saturday in this traditional pre-Wimbledon event at London. In the other semifinal, the 11th-seeded Becker overpowered Australia's Paul McNamee, 6-1, 6-4. Kriek had to play twice Saturday.
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October 2, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 35, Andres Gomez of Ecuador is the spry new guy on the Champions Tour. At 6 feet 4, he's also one of the tallest. Thus, when he found himself in Sunday's final against 37-year-old Johan Kriek, who is 5-9, it was little wonder that his superior serve ruled the day. Gomez needed only 73 minutes to beat Kriek, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.
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February 13, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Fifth-seeded John McEnroe was eliminated by 11th-seeded Johan Kriek, 7-5, 6-4, in the third round of the U.S. Indoor Championships Thursday night at Memphis, Tenn. Kriek served 12 aces and had 46% success rate on his first serve. He said he had not played as well as he did Thursday night since last year's French Open. "Mentally, I can't play any better," he said. "I played a near-perfect match." McEnroe, who lost to Tim Mayotte in the final of the U.S.
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January 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Kerry Evernden, a New Zealander who lost a lung in a car accident as a teen-ager, scored the first major upset of the $1.65-million Australian Open tennis tournament Wednesday by defeating two-time champion Johan Kriek in the second round of men's singles. Evernden, ranked 289th in the world, beat the South African-born resident of Naples, Fla., who won at Kooyong in both 1981 and 1982, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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