SAN JOSE, Calif. -- John McEnroe took another successful
step in his comeback with a thrilling victory in the doubles
semifinals of the SAP Open on Saturday.
McEnroe, 47, and his partner Jonas Bjorkman beat Jaroslav
Levinsky and Robert Lindstedt 6-3, 4-6, 10-8, with the third set
being decided by a tiebreaker. In the newly-shortened doubles
scoring format, the first team to 10 points by a margin of two
wins, with no regular third set being played.
McEnroe and Bjorkman will face Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas in
Sunday's doubles final. McEnroe is looking for his 78th
professional doubles title, to go along with his 77 singles titles.
"There's one more to go and it's two Stanford boys, apparently,
so I hope they've got the script right," said McEnroe, who also
played at Stanford.
"We've come this far so we might as well go all the way," he
McEnroe's reached an ATP final for the first time since winning
an indoor doubles title in Paris on Nov. 8, 1992, with his brother,