McEnroe caps 2011 Champions Series with a New York Victory
BUFFALO, NY (Oct. 22, 2011) – In the final event of the 2011 Champions Series, John McEnroe returned to his home state and staged his best performance of the year by defeating Todd Martin 8-5 in the championship match of the HSBC Tennis Cup at the First Niagara Center Saturday night. It was McEnroe’s first victory on the Champions Series since 2009.
“Wow. To finally get a win on the Series this year feels amazing,” said McEnroe. “I thought I had a chance tonight, and got off to a great start in the finals against Todd. The win certainly brings a big smile to my face and I’m ready to take on these guys on the Champions Series again next year.”
Jim Courier – who was coming off back-to-back victories in Chicago and St. Louis – couldn’t handle the attacking McEnroe, who earned a 6-3 semifinal victory to advance into the night’s championship. Martin advanced to the finals with a 6-2 triumph over Michael Chang.
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Semifinal 1: Martin def. Chang, 6-2
Semifinal 2: McEnroe def. Courier, 6-3
Final: McEnroe def. Martin , 8-5