JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ It looked like the Bjorn Borg of old rather than an old Bjorn Borg.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion needed just 55 minutes Thursday night to defeat Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the MTN Champions at the University of Pretoria.

``I was playing well. It's just that he didn't miss one ball,'' lamented Vilas. ``We have similar games, but when one of us is on, that's it. He has great timing and he doesn't lose it in the middle of a match.''

In a doubles match, South African Kevin Curren and Australian John Fitzgerald eliminated the French team of Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-5.