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The Lawn Tennis Association announ- ced yesterday they had acquired the men's ATP Tour World Series tourn- ament formerly based in Bordeaux. The event, which will strengthen the professional tournament calendar in this country, is scheduled for the clay courts of the West Hants LTC in Bournemouth from 9-15 Sept, 1996.

US OPEN (Flushing Meadow, New York): Men: Singles Quarter-finals: B BECKER (Ger) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-4 7-6 6-7 7-6; A AGASSI (US) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-2 1-6 7-5; P SAMPRAS (US) bt B Black (Zim) 7-6 6-4 6-0. Doubles, semi-finals: T WOODBRIDGE and M WOODFORDE (Aus) bt G CONNELL (Can) and P GALBRAITH (US) 6-0 6-2. Women: Doubles, semi-final: B SCHULTZ-MCCARTHY (Neth) and R Stubbs (Aus) bt J Hetherington (Can) and K Radford (Aus) 6-4 7-6. Mixed doubles, final round: M McGrath and M Lucena (US) bt G Fernandez (US) and C Suk (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-4. Junior boys singles, third round: M Lee (GB) bt Y Ishii (Japan), 6-4, 6-0. Mixed doubles, semi-finals: M McGrath and M Lucena (US) bt M Pierce (Fr) and L Jensen (US) 7-5 7-6; G FERNANDEZ (US) and C SUK (Cz Rep) bt C Rubin and B MacPhie (US) 6-3 2-6 6-3.

(Seeded players in capitals)