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Ilie Nastase named president of ATP Tour World Championship

Ilie Nastase was named president of the ATP Tour World Championship yesterday. He will oversee the operational and public relations side of the season-ending tournament which is in Hanover this year after six years in Frankfurt.

Chris Wilkinson, the top seed and defending champion, went out of the Manchester Challenger tournament yesterday on a day when the top three seeds all made early exits. The former British Davis Cup player was beaten by the Spaniard Oscar Burrieza, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6. Dick Norman, of Belgium, lost 7-6, 7-5 to Ben Ellwood, of Australia, and another Briton, Danny Sapsford, the No 3 seed, lost to Germany's Lars Rehmann, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

MANCHESTER CHALLENGER (Didsbury) Men's singles second round: O Burrieza (Sp) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 3-6 6-2 7-6; F Wibier (Neth) bt C Haggard (SA) 7-6 6-2; L Rehmann (Ger) bt D Sapsford (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-3; P Tramacchi (Aus) bt R Schuttler (Ger) 6-1 1-6 6-3; T Spinks (GB) bt C Beecher (GB) 7-5 3-6 7-6; M Petchey (GB) bt R Vasek (Cz Rep) 6-3 2-6 6-2; N Gould (GB) bt N Behr (Isr) 2-6 6-2 6-3; B Ellwood (Aus) bt D Norman (Bel) 7-6 7-5.

LEGG MASON CLASSIC (Washington) Second round: M Chang (US) bt G Grant (US) 6-1 6-3; W Ferreira (SA) bt O Ogorodov (Uzbek) 6-2 6-0; A Costa (Sp) bt S Campbell (US) 6-3 2-6 6-4; R Reneberg (US) bt M Ondruska (SA) 6-4 6-3; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt M Joyce (US) 3-6 6-4 6-1; R Furlan (It) bt S Sargisian (Arm) 6-3 7-5; K Kucera (Slovak) bt B Black (Zim) 6-2 6-0; H Arazi (Mor) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 6-3 6-3; C Woodruff (US) bt J Krosiak (Slovak) 6-4 6-3; V Spadea (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-4 6-1; M Hadad (Col) bt W McGuire (US) 6-3 6-4; K Carlsen (Den) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-3 6-3; L Roux (Fr) bt N Pereira (Ven) 6-3 7-5; N Godwin (SA) bt J Courier (US) 6-4 6-4. Third round: P Rafter (Aus) bt A Agassi (US) 6-7 6-0 6-2.

MERCEDES CUP (Stuttgart) Third round: M Goellner (Ger) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 6-0 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt G Blanco (Sp) 6-3 6-0; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt M Tillstrom (Swe) 6-3 7-6; A Volkov (Rus) bt S Edberg (Swe) 2-6 6-46- 3; A Corretja (Sp) bt C Moya (Sp) 6-4 6-3; A Berasategui (Sp) bt B Ulihrach (Cz Rep) 6-7 6-1 6-1; F Mantilla (Sp) bt M Larsson (Swe) 5-7 6-4 7-5; F Clavet (Sp) bt M Gustafsson (Swe) 6-3 6-1.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Frinton) Quarter-finals: S-A Siddall (GB) bt A Briegel (Ger) 6-2 6-2; P Nelson (US) bt H Crook (GB) 4-6 6-1 6-2; S Indemini (It) bt G Niland (Rep Irl) 7-6 7-5; S De Beer (SA) bt A Jensen (Aus) 6-3 6-3.