Bjorn Borg methodically defeated Vijay Amritaj, 7-5, 6-1, 6-3, to capture the $100,000 first prize in the WCT Invitational today.
Borg, 23, the world's top-ranked player, had little trouble with the 26-year-old from India after a close first set. Borg scored a service break early in the opening set, but Amritraj broke back in the eighth game to knot the set at 4-4.
Borg broke Amritraj in the 11th to take a 6-5 lead and held service to win the set. Borg served six of his 11 aces in the first set.
Amritraj, noted for a big serve, was unable to hold service in the second set as Borb broke him four times. The only game Amritraj captured came on a break.
Both players settled down in the third set, playing much of it from the baseline, Borg broke Amritraj's serve in the eighth game with an array of passing shots and some unforced Amritraj errors at the net.
The match lasted 1 hour 45 minutes.
Amritraj won $40,000 in the round-robin event, followed by Jimmy Connors, Eddie Dibbs, Ilie Nastase and John Alexander.
Amritraj opened the tournament Tuesday with a three-set loss to Borg.
"I was happy with my consistency. Each match I played well and as the week progressed, my game seemed to pick up," Borg said.
Borg also said he was pleased with the way he was hitting passing shots.
Amritraj said his strategy was to get to the net whenever possible. He was not given the opportunity often, but when he had it, Borg Stung him with many passing shots.