Tennis: McEnroe may play with Graf at Wimbledon

JOHN MCENROE beat Yannick Noah 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Honda Challenge at London's Olympia yesterday then hinted he might play with Steffi Graf in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon next year.

The American won the first set in 48 minutes, then went to 4-0 in the second. Noah broke back to 4-3 but McEnroe regained control to win the next two games, and the title for the second successive year, after an hour and 29 minutes.

"Steffi saw me in Geneva last week and suggested we might play," McEnroe said of the mooted pairing with Graf. "Playing with Steffi is very tempting. It's been about 20 years since I last played mixed doubles. Steffi and I could lose but it's not likely. She could pull me through so I might be able to fit it in."