JIM COURIER, who successfully defended his Australian Open title in January, has been named the 1992 Player of the Year at the annual IBM-ATP Tour awards gala in Indian Wells, California. Andrei Medvedev, of Ukraine, was the Newcomer of the Year.
MEN'S HARDCOURT TOURNAMENT (Indian Wells, California): Quarter-finals: J Courier (US) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-3 6-7 6-3; M Chang (US) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 6-1 6-3; W Ferreira (SA) bt A Mancini (Arg) 6-4 7-6; A Volkov (Rus) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-4 6-1.
WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Delray Beach): Quarter-finals: S Graf (Ger) bt Z Garrison Jackson (US) 6-1 6-7 6-4; A Coetzer (SA) bt L Davenport (US) 6-4 6-2; A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt B Rittner (Ger) 6-1 6-0; A Huber (Ger) bt M J Fernandez (US) 6-4 6-4. Semi-final: Sanchez Vicario bt Coetzer 6-2 6-2.
MEN'S INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Copenhagen) Semi-finals: N Kulti (Swe) bt B Steven (NZ) 7-6 6-4; A Olhovskiy (Rus) w/o M Larsson (Swe) scr.Reuse content