Tokyo blow for McEnroe

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The Independent Online

Patrick McEnroe, the 11th seed from the United States, was a surprise first-round casualty when he was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by the Australian veteran Wally Masur in the Japan Open in Tokyo yesterday.

The fifth-seeded Thomas Enqvist of Sweden, ranked 20th in the world, defeated Japan's Goichi Motomura 6-2, 6-3 in the day's only second-round match.

In the women's event, Kimiko Date swept aside Australia's Rennae Stubbs to reach the quarter-finals. The top seeded Japanese, seeking her fourth successive women's title in the event, won 6-4, 6-1. TheAmerican Amy Frazier, seeded second, looked in equally good form, defeating Japan's Rika Hiraki 6-1, 6-2 in a first-round match.