Tennis professionals will be allowed to play at the 1988 Seoul Olympics despite the delay in implementing the proposed Athletes' Code on eligibility.
A decision made at the 1981 Olympic Congress makes it possible for such players as Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova to compete in the Olympics, according to International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch. "The Athletes' Code has nothing to do with this," Samaranch told United Press International.
Samaranch stressed there must be no prize money . . .
Fourth-seeded Yannick Noah -- the only non-Swede in the semifinals -- beat No. 1 seed Mats Wilander, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, and gained today's final of the $325,000 Monte Carlo Open. His opponent will be No. 3 seed Joakim Nystrom, who beat No. 2 Stefan Edberg, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
Noah kept Wilander from reaching his fourth straight Monte Carlo final . . .
In Tulsa, No. 1 seed Jimmy Connors advanced to the championship of the Bank of Oklahoma Tennis Classic (exempt from his suspension) but fourth-seeded John Lloyd made him work, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. Thirteen of the match's 28 games went to deuce.
In today's unusual final, Connors will play Kevin Curren, who lost to Anders Jarryd, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. Curren advanced by winning more sets during the tournament than Jarryd or sixth-seeded Vijay Amritraj. All three had 2-1 match records.