Lendl Sweeps Curren Away, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

From Associated Press

Top-seeded Ivan Lendl continued his straight-set streak today, sweeping Kevin Curren in the semifinals of the International Players Championships.

Lendl won 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, in one hour, 50 minutes. He has yet to lose a set in six rounds.

Lendl will play in Sunday’s final, against the winner of tonight’s match between 12th-seeded Yannick Noah and No. 7 Thomas Muster.

Curren, seeded 13th, was good with only 51% of his first serves and had trouble putting away shots at the net.


Curren lost the last four games of the first set and the last six games of the second set. In the final set, he scored six points in Lendl’s five service games.

The first service break came in the sixth game, when Lendl chased down a lob over his head and hit a brilliant backhand winner for a 4-2 lead.