Sport in Short: Tennis

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JEREMY BATES, Britain's No 1, was beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Todd Martin of the United States in the first round of the Canadian Open in Toronto on Monday.

BJORN BORG, the five-times Wimbledon champion, beat the 39-year-old Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-1, 6-3 in an exhibition match which concluded the Pathmark Classic in Mahwah, New Jersey, on Monday. The two were meeting for the first time since the 1980 Nations Cup.

PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN OPEN (Toronto) First round: J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt D Wheaton (US) 6-3 6-4; J Tarango (US) bt F Montana (US) 6-3 6-3; R Reneberg (US) bt P McEnroe (US) 7-6 6-4; K Curren (US) bt L Herrera (Mex) 2-6 6-3 6-4; G Connell (Can) bt R Schmidt (US) 6-3 6-4; C Adams (US) bt G Muller (SA) 6-2 6-4; T Martin (US) bt J Bates (GB) 6-1 6-4; A Thoms (Ger) bt F Roese (Bra)

7-6 6-1; D Nestor (Can) bt C Caratti (It) 6-4 6-4; H Holm (Swe) bt K Thorne (US) 6-4 6-4; T Witsken (US) bt A Mronz (Ger) 4-6 6-4 6-0; J Grabb (US) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-4 7-6; B Pearce (US) bt M Stadling (Swe) 7-6 2-6 6-2; L Lavalle (Mex) bt N Kroon (Swe) 7-5 6-4; S Youl (Aus) bt D Marcelino (Bra) 7-5 6-1; G Rusedski (Can) bt M Laurendeau (Can) 7-6 3-6 7-5; S Bryan (US) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 6-7 6-4 6-4.

DUTCH OPEN (Hilversum): Singles first round: F Santoro (Fr) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-3 6-3; K Novacek (Cz) bt E Masso (Bel) 6-4 6-4; C Pioline (Fr) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-3 6-3; M Gollner (Ger) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 7-6 7-5; M Koevermans (Neth) bt T Guardiola (Fr) 6-4 6-1; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt J Svensson (Swe) 6-3 6-3; J Arrese (Sp) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-7 6-1 6-4; M Tillstrom (Swe) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 7-5 7-5; B Wuyts (Bel) bt C Mezzadri (Swit) 7-5 2-6 6-4.

PHILIPS HEAD CUP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Kitzbuhel, Aut): First round: B Stankovic (Cz) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-7 6-4 7-5; H de la Pena (Arg) bt A Windisch (Ger) 6-3 6-2; M Strelba (Cz) bt M Gorriz (Sp) 6-4 6-2; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt A Vysand (Est) 6-3 6-0; D Rikl (Cz) bt R Burscher (Aut) 6-3 5-7 7-5; D Perez (Urug) bt J Apell (Swe) 7-6 7-5. Second round: M Filippini (Urug) bt H Skoff (Aut) 6-3 6-2; R Azar (Arg) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 5-7 6-3 6-0; T Buchmayer (Aut) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 7-5 7-6; P Sampras (US) bt G Lopez (Sp) 4-6 6-3 7-6; L Mattar (Bra) bt F Clavet (Sp) 4-6 7-6 6-4; A Mancini (Arg) bt C Saceanu (Ger) 6-3 4-6 6-1; E Sanchez (Sp) bt C Miniussi (Arg) 7-6 6-4.

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