LONDON -- Top seed and defending champion John McEnroe, facing a tournament ban for losing his temper too often, Monday drew his doubles partner Peter Fleming as his first opponent in a $250,000 Grand Prix tournament beginning Tuesday.
McEnroe, who plays Sweden's Mats Wilander in the final of a tournament in Stockholm Monday before traveling to London, should have a trouble-free advance to at least the quarterfinals of the Wembley Grand Prix tournament he has won five times in the past six years.
If Fleming proves no match, McEnroe in the second round will meet either fellow-American John Sadri or Briton John Lloyd before likely facing seeded Henrik Sundstrom of Sweden in the quarterfinals.
McEnroe's appeal against a $2,100 fine in Stockholm - which took him over the $7,500 limit for one year - should be lodged while he plays here. If the appeal fails, he faces a three-week or six-week tournament ban.
Second seed Jimmy Connors, whose victory in the 1981 final makes him the only man to defeat McEnroe at Wembley, will play France's Henri Leconte in the first round.
In a tough bottom half of the draw, Connors would meet a Swede in the quarterfinals -- sixth-seeded Anders Jarryd -- before coming up against third seeded Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia.
Lendl takes on Britain's Colin Dowdeswell in the first round and later should meet seventh-seeded compatriot Tomas Smid before the expected semifinal clash with Connors if the seedings prove true to form.
McEnroe's likely semifinal opponent should be either Andres Gomez of Ecuador or American Vitas Gerulaitis, who face Italian Francesco Cancellotti and India's Vijay Amritraj respectively in the first round.