The teenagers have displayed their talents. Now it's time for the oldest player of the Paris Open - John McEnroe - to show what he can do.

The 31-year-old New Yorker hopes to perform a little better than American youngsters Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did in their second-round matches Tuesday when Sampras struggled and Chang lost.McEnroe wants to show the new generation that he still has that old magic touch when he takes on Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland in second-round play today.

Although the oldest in the 48-player field, McEnroe is currently ranked 11th in the world and is the No. 7 seed in the $2 million tournament.

Sampras, the 19-year-old U.S. Open champion, survived two tiebreaks before edging Germany's Carl Uwe Steeb 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).