Sporting Digest: Tennis

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STEFFI GRAF easily beat Peru's Laura Arraya 9-3 in a nine-game set exhibition match to honour Ecuador's Andres Gomez in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Gomez, winner of the 1990 French Open and formerly ranked No 1 in doubles, retired from professional tennis in May. The 33-year-old Ecuadorean beat Guillermo Vilas, of Argentina, winner of four Grand Slam titles in the 1970s, 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 15 minutes in a hotly disputed match which ended after midnight.

NISSAN CHALLENGER (Kuala Lumpur) Second round: S Matsuoka (Japan) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-3 6-4; K Thorne (US) bt K Alami (Mor) 6-2 7-5; D Mainkin (SA) bt H Kaneko (Japan) 7-6 6-2; A Mronz (Ger) bt D Dier (Ger) 7-6 6-3.

AUSTRALIA'S preparations for this weekend's Davis Cup final against Germany suffered a setback when Richard Fromberg, their main singles player, suffered a muscle strain in his ribs. Neale Fraser, the Australian captain, said Fromberg will undergo a fitness test today.

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