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Last Updated: Monday, 20 February 2006, 04:49 GMT
McEnroe claims San Jose doubles
John McEnroe (right) in action with Jonas Bjorkman (left) in San Jose
McEnroe (right) shows age is no barrier to success
John McEnroe claimed his first doubles title since 1992 as he teamed up with Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman to win the SAP Open in San Jose on Sunday.

The 47-year-old McEnroe, in his first ATP event since 1994, linked up with Bjorkman to beat Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas 7-6 4-6 10-7.

"They beat the first and third seeds and we beat the second and fourth," said McEnroe.

"Not surprisingly it went to the final tie-break, but the right team won."

It was McEnroe's 78th doubles title, the last won with brother Patrick at the Paris Indoors in November 1992.

McEnroe has now won doubles titles in four different decades and is now tied with Tom Okker for second-most doubles events in the Open era.

"The key to success is working together with your partner and picking a good partner and I did that," said McEnroe.

"I am going to enjoy this and then take a few months off - minimum.

"Then I will go back on the Seniors Tour where I belong and tell them I can still cut it with the younger guys."




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