September 3, 1985 |
Yannick Noah, the No. 7 men's seed, moved into the quarterfinals and No. 3 women's seed Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia advanced to the semifinals today at the U.S. Open Tennis championships. The French-born Noah defeated 18-year-old Jay Berger, who made the tournament field as a wild card, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 6-1. Mandlikova, a runner-up here in 1980 and again in 1982, scored a 7-6, 7-5 victory today over another Czech, No. 7 seed Helena Sukova, winning the first-set tie-breaker 7-4.
September 4, 1989 |
Yannick Noah of France and Amos Mansdorf of Israel were fined $500 each Sunday for their part in an incident after their third-round match. Noah, who came from two sets down to win the rain-delayed match completed Saturday, was fined by the Men's Tennis Council for an audible obscenity. Mansdorf was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct. The incident occurred when Noah refused to shake hands with Mansdorf after their match.
November 28, 1991 |
French Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah broke his silence Wednesday and said Henri Leconte will be France's No. 2 singles player in the Davis Cup final against the United States, which begins Friday at Lyon, France. Noah planned to keep the choice secret until today's draw, but made it known in a conversation with reporters. Leconte will face Pete Sampras in one of the opening singles matches. Andre Agassi will face France's top player, Guy Forget, in the other opening singles match.
July 27, 1989 |
Second-seeded Brad Gilbert rallied to win a third-set tie-breaker over MalaVai Washington, ranked No. 342 in the world, and fourth-seeded Yannick Noah outlasted Mark Kratzmann, 6-7 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, Wednesday to advance to the third round of a $297,000 tennis tournament at Washington. Gilbert, who played in the United States-West Germany Davis Cup match last weekend, won, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).
May 12, 2001
John McEnroe rallied to defeat Yannick Noah, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 10-8 in the Success Magazine Champions Tournament on Friday at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. Noah had 15 aces in the 1-hour 59-minute round-robin match, which he started with three consecutive aces. McEnroe won the second set to force the tiebreaker, which he trailed, 6-3, before rallying to win. McEnroe will play Mats Wilander in another round-robin match today.
April 7, 1989 |
Andre Agassi lost the last match he played in straight sets to Carl-Uwe Steeb and said afterward he didn't know who Steeb was. Agassi said that he had never heard of Steeb, even though the 21-year-old West German had defeated Mats Wilander in a stunning match in the Davis Cup finals last December. So, in case Agassi needs it, here is a short scouting report on his Davis Cup opponents.
November 29, 1986 |
John McEnroe needed only 66 minutes to defeat Brad Gilbert, 6-1, 6-2, and Yannick Noah overcame a temper tantrum to beat Miloslav Mecir, 6-4, 6-2, Friday to advance to the semifinals of the $500,000 AT&T Challenge tennis tournament. In night matches, Ivan Lendl met Mikael Pernfors, and Boris Becker faced Mats Wilander. Lendl (2-0) has already clinched a spot in the semifinals of the round-robin tournament. Pernfors (0-2) has already been eliminated.
September 26, 1985 |
Top-seeded Mats Wilander of Sweden moved into the third round of the $275,000 Godo tournament with a victory over Victor Pecci Wednesday, but No. 2 Yannick Noah and two other seeded players were eliminated. Wilander, the French Open champion Sweden, defeated Pecci, of Paraguay, 6-4, 6-1. Noah, of France, was a 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 victim of Argentina's Roberto Arguello, while fourth-seeded Tomas Smid of Czechoslovakia also was eliminated. Kent Carlsson of Sweden beat, Smid 6-3, 6-1. No.
February 26, 1987 |
Top-seeded Martina Navratilova fought off a challenge by 15-year-old Arantxa Sanchez of Spain Wednesday to join Chris Evert Lloyd, Yannick Noah and Jimmy Connors as first-round winners in the $1.8-million International Players Championships. Hana Mandlikova, Pam Shriver and Helena Sukova--seeded fourth, fifth and sixth in the women's draw--also advanced as the rain-delayed tournament resumed at the International Tennis Center.
April 23, 1988 |
Ivan Lendl beat defending champion Joakim Nystrom of Sweden, 7-6, 6-2, Friday to reach the semifinals of the $492,500 Monte Carlo Open tennis tournament. His opponent today is Yannick Noah, who fought off three match points in a 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 win over Henri Leconte of France. In the other semifinal, Martin Jaite of Argentina faces Thierry Tulasne of France. Jaite beat Claudio Pistolesi of Italy, 6-2, 6-0; Tulasne upset Andres Gomez of Ecuador, 7-5, 6-1. Noah's victory was marked by controversy.