Dan Goldie of McLean, Va., upset top-seeded Mats Wilander, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, last night in a first-round match at the $303,400 WCT tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Goldie, ranked 67th in the world, needed just 95 minutes to eliminate Wilander, the world's second-ranked player.
"You didn't see the real Mats Wilander tonight. He can play a lot better," Goldie said. "His serve wasn't what it should be. He had no aces. "It definitely was a lucky break to play him in the first round at a time when most of the top players are tired. Mats had to come from halfway around the world just to get here. I was very lucky to play him under those conditions."
Wilander, who played for his native Sweden in Davis Cup competition last weekend in Barcelona, was given extra travel days to reach this tournament.
"I don't think the travel or the lack of sleep was a problem. I wasn't tired," he said. "It's just difficult getting used to a new court and new surroundings. Obviously, I didn't play well. I wasn't emotional. Dan got confident after breaking my serve a couple times in the first set."