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Lloyd, Connors win at Nuveen Masters

March 5, 1997

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) _ Jimmy Connors defeated Guillermo Vilas 6-3, 6-4 and John Lloyd defeated Bjorn Borg 2-6, 7-6, 10-6 in a supertiebreaker at the Nuveen Masters men’s over-35 tennis championship Tuesday.

Connors, the tournament’s top seed, held off Vilas’ comeback late in the second set for the win.

John McEnroe takes center court Wednesday against Mel Purcell. Other competitors in the $300,000 round-robin competition among the top eight qualifiers on the 13-event circuit are Johan Kriek and Andres Gomez.

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