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Torquemada Courier puts McEnroe on rack

Despite his brave attempts to discount an 11-year age gap, the Masters title which John McEnroe has won four times in seven years was torn from his grip at the semi-final stage in London's Royal Albert Hall yesterday. So Jim Courier, at 34, moved to within a step of this afternoon's $100,000 winner-take-all prize, while the 45-year-old McEnroe, as indestructible as they come in this sport, said he would be back next year "if they invite me". They wouldn't dare refuse. In the final Courier will face Austria's Thomas Muster, who defeated Anders Jarryd 3-6 4-3 when the Swede defaulted with a shoulder injury.

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Roger Federer started the week recuperating from a torn thigh muscle and ended it with a strong hold on the No. 1 ranking.

I feel cheated, says angry Williams after umpire's blunders

John McEnroe described it as a "disgusting, brutal call", one that made him "feel a lot better about those pyrotechnics I put those umpires through," and for once he may not have been overstating his case.

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