Edberg’s Poor Effort Helps Argentina Hold Off Sweden

Argentina’s Martin Jaite defeated Stefan Edberg of Sweden, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, as Argentina blanked Sweden today, 3-0, in the $1.3-million ATP World Team Cup tournament.

In the day’s other match, Yugoslavia defeated Austria, 3-0.

Jaite capitalized on a lackluster performance by Edberg, ranked No. 2 in the world. Edberg conceded he wasn’t going all out, noting that the French Open starts next week.

“I didn’t intend on showing my best tennis here,” Edberg said. “I’ll show my best tennis in Paris.”


In the second singles match, Argentina’s Alberto Mancini defeated Sweden’s Jonas Svensson, 6-4, 6-2. Javier Frana teamed with Christian Miniussi in doubles to beat Edberg and Magnus Gustafsson, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

In Yugoslavia’s 3-0 sweep of Austria, Goran Ivanisevic defeated Oliver Fuchs, 6-4, 6-2, and Goran Prpic overpowered Alexander Antonitsch, 6-1, 6-1. In the doubles match, Slobodan Zivojinovic and Prpic defeated Fuchs and Thomas Buchmayer, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.