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The 1997 ATP Tour was the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP that year. The ATP Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour World Championships, the ATP Super 9, the Championship Series and the World Series tournaments.

1997 ATP World Tour
Pete Sampras Champions Shootout 2.jpg
Sampras ended the year at number 1 for the fifth straight year
Details
Duration30 December 1996
– 10 November 1997
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
ATP Super 9 (9)
ATP Championship Series (12)
ATP World Series
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Pete Sampras (8)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Pete Sampras (8)
Prize money leaderUnited States Pete Sampras ($6,494,461)
Points leaderUnited States Pete Sampras (4547)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Pete Sampras
Doubles Team of the yearAustralia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Most improved
player of the year
Australia Patrick Rafter
Newcomer of the yearSpain Julian Alonso
Comeback
player of the year
Spain Sergi Bruguera
1996
1998

Contents

ScheduleEdit

The tables below summarise the results for the 1997 ATP Tour.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
ATP Super 9
ATP Championship Series
ATP World Series
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
30 Dec Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  United States
2–1
  South Africa
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Croatia
  France
  Australia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
   Switzerland
  Romania
  Germany
Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships
Adelaide, Australia
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 6–1
  Scott Draper   Mikael Tillström
  Jeff Tarango
  Andrei Cherkasov
  Alex O'Brien
  Jonas Björkman
  Karol Kučera
  Patrick Rafter
  Bryan Shelton
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
Qatar Mobil Open
Doha, Qatar
World Series
$600,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Jim Courier
7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
  Tim Henman   Sergi Bruguera
  Hicham Arazi
  Thomas Muster
  Petr Korda
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Magnus Larsson
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–2
  Patrik Fredriksson
  Magnus Norman
6 Jan Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Tim Henman
6–3, 6–1
  Carlos Moyà   Goran Ivanišević
  Albert Costa
  Sandon Stolle
  Alex O'Brien
  Byron Black
  Patrick Rafter
  Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
  Paul Haarhuis
  Jan Siemerink
BellSouth Open
Auckland, New Zealand
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Jonas Björkman
7–6(7–0), 6–0
  Kenneth Carlsen   Marcos Ondruska
  Jiří Novák
  Marcelo Ríos
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Hernán Gumy
  Alex Rădulescu
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
13 Jan
20 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,538,866 – Hard – 128S/64D/32XD
  Pete Sampras
6–2, 6–3, 6–3
  Carlos Moyà   Thomas Muster
  Michael Chang
  Albert Costa
  Goran Ivanišević
  Félix Mantilla
  Marcelo Ríos
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 6–3
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
  Rick Leach
  Manon Bollegraf
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  Larisa Neiland
27 Jan Croatian Indoors
Zagreb, Croatia
World Series
$375,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Goran Ivanišević
7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Greg Rusedski   Javier Sánchez
  Thomas Enqvist
  Alex Rădulescu
  Gastón Etlis
  Martin Damm
  Hicham Arazi
  Sasa Hirszon
  Goran Ivanišević
6–4, 6–3
  Brent Haygarth
  Mark Keil
Shanghai Open
Shanghai, China
World Series
$305,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Ján Krošlák
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Alexander Volkov   Brett Steven
  Leander Paes
  Doug Flach
  Gérard Solvès
  Jeff Tarango
  Jérôme Golmard
  Max Mirnyi
  Kevin Ullyett
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
  Tomas Nydahl
  Stefano Pescosolido

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Feb Davis Cup First Round
Ribeirão Preto, Brazil – Clay
Bucharest, Romania – Hard (i)
Sydney, Australia – Grass
Příbram, Czech Republic – Clay (i)
Rome, Italy – Clay
Majorca, Spain – Clay
Durban, South Africa – Hard
Luleå, Sweden – Hard (i)
First Round winners
  United States 4–1
  Netherlands 3–2
  Australia 4–1
  Czech Republic 3–2
  Italy 4–1
  Spain 4–1
  South Africa 3–1
  Sweden 4–1
First Round losers
  Brazil
  Romania
  France
  India
  Mexico
  Germany
  Russia
   Switzerland
10 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World Series
$1,014,250 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Thomas Muster
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
  Goran Ivanišević   Jiří Novák
  Jim Courier
  Boris Becker
  Richard Krajicek
  Wayne Ferreira
  Christian Ruud
  Sander Groen
  Goran Ivanišević
7–6, 6–3
  Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
Marseille Open
Marseille, France
World Series
$514,250 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Thomas Enqvist
6–4, 1–0 retired
  Marcelo Ríos   Sergi Bruguera
  Fabrice Santoro
  Magnus Larsson
  Andrei Chesnokov
  Marc Rosset
  Hendrik Dreekmann
  Thomas Enqvist
  Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–4
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
Sybase Open
San Jose, CA, USA
World Series
$303,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Pete Sampras
3–6, 5–0 retired
  Greg Rusedski   Todd Martin
  Andre Agassi
  Chris Woodruff
  Richey Reneberg
  Grant Doyle
  Michael Chang
  Brian MacPhie
  Gary Muller
4–6, 7–6, 7–5
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
17 Feb European Community Championships
Antwerp, Belgium
Championship Series
$875,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Marc Rosset
6–2, 7–5, 6–4
  Tim Henman   Petr Korda
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Filip Dewulf
  Dick Norman
  Francisco Clavet
  Martin Damm
  David Adams
  Olivier Delaître
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
Kroger St. Jude International
Memphis, TN, USA
Championship Series
$700,000 – Hard (i) – 48S/24D
  Michael Chang
6–3, 6–4
  Todd Woodbridge   Todd Martin
  Jonas Björkman
  Richey Reneberg
  Brett Steven
  Paul Haarhuis
  Jeff Tarango
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–2, 6–3
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
24 Feb Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Championship Series
$589,250 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Pete Sampras
5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Patrick Rafter   Sjeng Schalken
  Grant Stafford
  Doug Flach
  Jonathan Stark
  Byron Black
  Sandon Stolle
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
6–3, 6–3
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
Italian Indoor
Milan, Italy
Championship Series
$689,250 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Goran Ivanišević
6–2, 6–2
  Sergi Bruguera   David Prinosil
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Daniel Vacek
  Petr Korda
  Karol Kučera
  Arnaud Boetsch
  Pablo Albano
  Peter Nyborg
6–4, 7–6
  David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Mar ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
World Series
$725,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Richard Krajicek
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
  Daniel Vacek   Goran Ivanišević
  Thomas Enqvist
  Petr Korda
  Renzo Furlan
  Alex Rădulescu
  Michael Stich
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–4
  Libor Pimek
  Byron Talbot
Franklin Templeton Classic
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Mark Philippoussis
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Richey Reneberg   Chris Woodruff
  Jonas Björkman
  Byron Black
  Carlos Moyà
  Albert Costa
  Jérôme Golmard
  Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–3
  Jonas Björkman
  Rick Leach
10 Mar Newsweek Champions Cup
Indian Wells, CA, USA
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Michael Chang
4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
  Bohdan Ulihrach   Jonas Björkman
  Thomas Muster
  Byron Black
  Alberto Berasategui
  Cédric Pioline
  Mark Philippoussis
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
  Mark Philippoussis
  Patrick Rafter
Copenhagen Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
World Series
$203,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Thomas Johansson
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Martin Damm   Lars Burgsmüller
  Karol Kučera
  Tomás Carbonell
  Ján Krošlák
  Guillaume Raoux
  Frederik Fetterlein
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Brett Steven
6–4, 6–2
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Frederik Fetterlein
17 Mar
24 Mar
Lipton Championships
Miami, FL, USA
Super 9
$2,450,000 – Hard – 96S/48D
  Thomas Muster
7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–1
  Sergi Bruguera   Pete Sampras
  Jim Courier
  Hendrik Dreekmann
  Andrei Medvedev
  Goran Ivanišević
  Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
17 Mar St. Petersburg Open
St. Petersburg, Russia
World Series
$300,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Thomas Johansson
6–3, 6–4
  Renzo Furlan   Michael Stich
  Ján Krošlák
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Olivier Delaître
  Magnus Norman
  Arnaud Clément
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Brett Steven
6–4, 6–3
  David Prinosil
  Daniel Vacek
24 Mar Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco
World Series
$203,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Hicham Arazi
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Franco Squillari   Karim Alami
  Gilbert Schaller
  Fernando Vicente
  Younes El Aynaoui
  Tomás Carbonell
  Emilio Benfele Álvarez
  Joao Cunha-Silva
  Nuno Marques
7–6, 6–2
  Karim Alami
  Hicham Arazi
30 Mar Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Newport Beach, CA, USA – Hard
Adelaide, Australia – Grass
Pesaro, Italy – Carpet (i)
Växjö, Sweden – Carpet (i)
Quarterfinal winners
  United States 4–1
  Australia 5–0
  Italy 4–1
  Sweden 3–2
Quarterfinal losers
  Netherlands
  Czech Republic
  Spain
  South Africa

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Apr Salem Open
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Michael Chang
6–3, 6–3
  Patrick Rafter   Thomas Johansson
  Brian MacPhie
  David Prinosil
  Justin Gimelstob
  Todd Woodbridge
  Sébastien Lareau
  Martin Damm
  Daniel Vacek
6–3, 6–4
  Karsten Braasch
  Jeff Tarango
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
World Series
$600,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Àlex Corretja
6–3, 7–5
  Francisco Clavet   Javier Sánchez
  Félix Mantilla
  Gilbert Schaller
  Fabrice Santoro
  Alberto Berasategui
  Carlos Moyà
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
6–2, 6–2
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Filippo Messori
Gold Flake Open
Chennai, India
World Series
$405,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Mikael Tillström
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Alex Rădulescu   Andrei Pavel
  Gérard Solvès
  Magnus Norman
  Jonathan Stark
  MaliVai Washington
  Rainer Schüttler
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6, 7–5
  Oleg Ogorodov
  Eyal Ran
14 Apr Open SEAT Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Championship Series
$825,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
  Albert Costa
7–5, 6–4, 6–4
  Albert Portas   Carlos Moyà
  Alberto Berasategui
  Cédric Pioline
  Andrei Medvedev
  Karim Alami
  Fernando Meligeni
  Alberto Berasategui
  Jordi Burillo
7–6, 7–6
  Pablo Albano
  Àlex Corretja
Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Championship Series
$935,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Richard Krajicek
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
  Lionel Roux   Patrick Rafter
  Thomas Johansson
  David Prinosil
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
  Martin Damm
  Martin Damm
  Daniel Vacek
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
  Justin Gimelstob
  Patrick Rafter
21 Apr Monte Carlo Open
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
  Marcelo Ríos
6–4, 6–3, 6–3
  Àlex Corretja   Carlos Moyà
  Fabrice Santoro
  Magnus Larsson
  Richard Krajicek
  Christian Ruud
  Carlos Costa
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
6–4, 6–4
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Orlando, Florida
World Series
$264,250 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Michael Chang
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Grant Stafford   Jason Stoltenberg
  Chris Woodruff
  Byron Black
  Marcelo Filippini
  Alex O'Brien
  Fernando Meligeni
  Mark Merklein
  Vincent Spadea
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
  Alex O'Brien
  Jeff Salzenstein
28 Apr Czech Open
Prague, Czech Republic
World Series
$340,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Cédric Pioline
6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
  Bohdan Ulihrach   Emilio Benfele Álvarez
  Fabrice Santoro
  Marcello Craca
  Richard Fromberg
  Albert Portas
  Marcelo Ríos
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–1, 6–1
  Petr Luxa
  David Škoch
AT&T Challenge
Atlanta, GA, USA
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Marcelo Filippini
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Jason Stoltenberg   Magnus Norman
  Chris Woodruff
  Fernando Meligeni
  Petr Korda
  Gilbert Schaller
  Sandon Stolle
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
6–2, 7–6
  Scott Davis
  Kelly Jones
BMW Open
Munich, Germany
World Series
$400,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Mark Philippoussis
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Àlex Corretja   Slava Doseděl
  Marc Rosset
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Frederik Fetterlein
  Martin Sinner
  Carlos Moyà
  Pablo Albano
  Àlex Corretja
3–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Karsten Braasch
  Jens Knippschild

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May ATP German Open
Hamburg, Germany
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
  Andrei Medvedev
6–0, 6–4, 6–2
  Félix Mantilla   Tommy Haas
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Hicham Arazi
  Alberto Berasategui
  Sergi Bruguera
  Albert Costa
  Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
  Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
America's Red Clay Championships
Coral Springs, FL, USA
World Series
$245,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Jason Stoltenberg
6–0, 2–6, 7–5
  Jonas Björkman   Steve Campbell
  Johan Van Herck
  Juan Albert Viloca
  Sargis Sargsian
  David Witt
  Mark Woodforde
  Dave Randall
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
  Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
12 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Àlex Corretja
7–5, 7–5, 6–3
  Marcelo Ríos   Alberto Berasategui
  Goran Ivanišević
  Jim Courier
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Scott Draper
  Karim Alami
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
  Byron Black
  Alex O'Brien
19 May Raifeissen Grand Prix
St. Poelten, Austria
World Series
$400,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Marcelo Filippini
7–6(7–2), 6–2
  Patrick Rafter   Magnus Norman
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Thomas Muster
  Sjeng Schalken
  Tomas Nydahl
  Karim Alami
  Kyle Jones
  Scott Melville
6–2, 7–6
  Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
World Team Cup
Düsseldorf, Germany – Clay
  Spain
3–0
  Australia
26 May
2 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,544,184 – Clay – 128S/64D/48XD
  Gustavo Kuerten
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
  Sergi Bruguera   Filip Dewulf
  Patrick Rafter
  Magnus Norman
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Galo Blanco
  Hicham Arazi
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rika Hiraki
6–4, 6–1
  Patrick Galbraith
  Lisa Raymond

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jun Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
World Series
$875,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(9–7)
  Petr Korda   Boris Becker
  Paul Haarhuis
  Michael Stich
  Jeff Tarango
  Richey Reneberg
  Thomas Muster
  Karsten Braasch
  Michael Stich
7–6, 6–3
  David Adams
  Marius Barnard
Stella Artois Championships
London, Great Britain
World Series
$675,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Mark Philippoussis
7–5, 6–3
  Goran Ivanišević   Jonas Björkman
  Greg Rusedski
  Pete Sampras
  Jens Knippschild
  Jérôme Golmard
  Patrick Rafter
  Mark Philippoussis
  Patrick Rafter
6–4, 7–5
  Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
Internazionali di Carisbo
Bologna, Italy
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Félix Mantilla
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Gustavo Kuerten   Marzio Martelli
  Karim Alami
  Alberto Berasategui
  Hicham Arazi
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
6–2, 7–5
  Dave Randall
  Jack Waite
16 Jun Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
World Series
$303,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
  Greg Rusedski
6–4, 7–5
  Karol Kučera   Tim Henman
  Sandon Stolle
  Scott Draper
  Grant Stafford
  Jason Stoltenberg
  Alex O'Brien
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
  Danny Sapsford
  Chris Wilkinson
Heineken Trophy
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
World Series
$475,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
  Richard Krajicek
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
  Guillaume Raoux   Michael Chang
  Jonas Björkman
  Francisco Clavet
  Martin Damm
  Fernon Wibier
  Sjeng Schalken
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 7–5
  Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
23 Jun
30 Jun
The Championships, Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$5,445,815 – Grass – 128S/64D/64XD
  Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
  Cédric Pioline   Todd Woodbridge
  Michael Stich
  Boris Becker
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Tim Henman
  Greg Rusedski
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–3
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Cyril Suk
  Helena Suková
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Larisa Neiland

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jul Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
World Series
$525,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Félix Mantilla
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
  Juan Albert Viloca   Wayne Ferreira
  Àlex Corretja
  Marc Rosset
  Javier Sánchez
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Alberto Berasategui
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Trevor Kronemann
  Macpherson
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, RI, USA
World Series
$255,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
  Sargis Sargsian
7–6(7–0), 4–6, 7–5
  Brett Steven   Leander Paes
  Grant Stafford
  Alex Rădulescu
  Sandon Stolle
  David Wheaton
  Mark Woodforde
  Justin Gimelstob
  Brett Steven
6–3, 6–4
  Kent Kinnear
  Aleksandar Kitinov
Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Magnus Norman
7–5, 6–2
  Juan Antonio Marín   Carlos Costa
  Karol Kučera
  Patrik Fredriksson
  Jeff Tarango
  Magnus Larsson
  Tomas Nydahl
  Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
6–0, 6–3
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Magnus Larsson
14 Jul Mercedes Cup
Stuttgart, Germany
Championship Series
$915,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
  Àlex Corretja
6–2, 7–5
  Karol Kučera   Albert Portas
  Albert Costa
  Félix Mantilla
  Sergi Bruguera
  Alberto Berasategui
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
6–3, 6–7, 6–1
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Washington, D.C., USA
Championship Series
$550,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Michael Chang
5–7, 6–2, 6–1
  Petr Korda   Brett Steven
  David Wheaton
  Scott Draper
  Rainer Schüttler
  Vincent Spadea
  Tommy Haas
  Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
6–4, 6–4
  Neville Godwin
  Fernon Wibier
21 Jul Infiniti Open
Los Angeles, CA, USA
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Jim Courier
6–4, 6–4
  Thomas Enqvist   Goran Ivanišević
  Guillaume Raoux
  Byron Black
  Richard Krajicek
  Mark Philippoussis
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
7–6, 6–4
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rick Leach
Croatia Open
Umag, Croatia
World Series
$375,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Félix Mantilla
6–3, 7–5
  Sergi Bruguera   Alberto Martín
  Carlos Moyà
  Paul Haarhuis
  Javier Sánchez
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Albert Portas
  Dinu Pescariu
  Davide Sanguinetti
7–6, 6–4
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Karol Kučera
Generali Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
World Series
$500,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
  Filip Dewulf
7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–1
  Julian Alonso   Slava Doseděl
  Galo Blanco
  Marcelo Filippini
  Hernán Gumy
  Stefan Koubek
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Wayne Arthurs
  Richard Fromberg
6–3, 7–6
  Thomas Buchmayer
  Thomas Strengberger
28 Jul du Maurier Open
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Chris Woodruff
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Gustavo Kuerten   Michael Chang
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Richard Krajicek
  Fabrice Santoro
  Thomas Enqvist
  Mark Philippoussis
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
Dutch Open
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
World Series
$475,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Slava Doseděl
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–2
  Carlos Moyà   Magnus Norman
  Marcelo Filippini
  Francisco Clavet
  Christian Ruud
  Javier Sánchez
  John Van Lottum
  Paul Kilderry
  Nicolás Lapentti
3–6, 7–5, 7–6
  Andrew Kratzmann
  Libor Pimek

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Aug Great American Insurance ATP Championships
Mason, OH, USA
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Pete Sampras
6–3, 6–4
  Thomas Muster   Albert Costa
  Michael Chang
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Sergi Bruguera
  Jan Siemerink
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–2
  Mark Philippoussis
  Patrick Rafter
Campionati Internazionali di San Marino
San Marino, San Marino
World Series
$275,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Félix Mantilla
6–4, 6–1
  Magnus Gustafsson   Dominik Hrbatý
  Carlos Costa
  Christian Ruud
  Adrian Voinea
  Javier Sánchez
  Andrei Pavel
  Cristian Brandi
  Filippo Messori
7–5, 6–4
  Brandon Coupe
  David Roditi
11 Aug RCA Championships
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Championship Series
$915,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Jonas Björkman
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Carlos Moyà   Wayne Ferreira
  Mark Woodforde
  Magnus Larsson
  Jiří Novák
  Andre Agassi
  Tommy Ho
  Michael Tebbutt
  Mikael Tillström
7–6, 7–5
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
Pilot Pen International
New Haven, CT, USA
Championship Series
$915,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Patrick Rafter   Petr Korda
  Greg Rusedski
  Tim Henman
  David Wheaton
  Richard Krajicek
  Sergi Bruguera
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 7–5
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
18 Aug Waldbaum's Hamlet Cup
Long Island, NY, USA
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Carlos Moyà
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
  Patrick Rafter   Thomas Enqvist
  Julian Alonso
  Michael Chang
  Richey Reneberg
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Goran Ivanišević
  Marcos Ondruska
  David Prinosil
6–4, 6–4
  Mark Keil
  T. J. Middleton
U.S. Pro Tennis Championships
Boston, MA, USA
World Series
$303,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Sjeng Schalken
7–5, 6–3
  Marcelo Ríos   Albert Costa
  Jeff Tarango
  Àlex Corretja
  Johan Van Herck
  Greg Rusedski
  Hernán Gumy
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–2
  Dave Randall
  Jack Waite
25 Aug
1 Sep
US Open
New York, USA
Grand Slam
$5,152,000 – Hard – 128S/64D/32XD
  Patrick Rafter
6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
  Greg Rusedski   Jonas Björkman
  Michael Chang
  Petr Korda
  Richard Krajicek
  Magnus Larsson
  Marcelo Ríos
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
7–6, 6–3
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
  Rick Leach
  Manon Bollegraf
3–6, 7–5, 7–6 (7–3)
  Pablo Albano
  Mercedes Paz

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Sep Marbella Open
Marbella, Spain
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Albert Costa
6–3, 6–2
  Alberto Berasategui   Galo Blanco
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Francisco Roig
  Karim Alami
  Julian Alonso
  Karim Alami
  Julian Alonso
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Alberto Berasategui
  Jordi Burillo
Samsung Open
Bournemouth, Great Britain
World Series
$375,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Félix Mantilla
6–2, 6–2
  Carlos Moyà   Greg Rusedski
  Marcos Ondruska
  Davide Scala
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Jacobo Díaz
  Christophe Van Garsse
  Kent Kinnear
  Aleksandar Kitinov
7–6, 6–2
  Alberto Martín
  Chris Wilkinson
President's Cup
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
World Series
$328,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
  Tim Henman
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Marc Rosset   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Francisco Clavet
  Andrei Stoliarov
  Hicham Arazi
  Javier Sánchez
  Vincent Spadea
  Vincenzo Santopadre
  Vincent Spadea
6–4, 6–7, 6–0
  Hicham Arazi
  Eyal Ran
15 Sep Davis Cup Semifinals
Washington, D.C., United States – Hard
Norrköping, Sweden – Carpet (i)
Semifinal winners
  United States 4–1
  Sweden 4–1
Semifinal losers
  Australia
  Italy
22 September Grand Prix de Toulouse
Toulouse, France
World Series
$375,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Nicolas Kiefer
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
  Mark Philippoussis   Vincent Spadea
  Alex Rădulescu
  Justin Gimelstob
  Arnaud Clément
  Tommy Haas
  Guillaume Raoux
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 7–6
  Jean-Philippe Fleurian
  Max Mirnyi
Romanian Open
Bucharest, Romania
World Series
$475,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Richard Fromberg
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
  Andrea Gaudenzi   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Francisco Clavet
  Carlos Costa
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Albert Portas
  Javier Sánchez
  Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
7–5, 7–5
  Hendrik Jan Davids
  Daniel Orsanic
Grand Slam Cup
Munich, Germany
Year-End Championships
$6,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S
  Pete Sampras
6–2, 6–4, 7–5
  Patrick Rafter   Greg Rusedski
  Petr Korda
  Jonas Björkman
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Cédric Pioline
  Marcelo Ríos
29 Sep Nokia Open
Beijing, China
World Series
$303,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Jim Courier
7–6(12–10), 3–6, 6–3
  Magnus Gustafsson   Thomas Johansson
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Ján Krošlák
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Byron Black
  Alex O'Brien
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–5, 7–6
  Jim Courier
  Alex O'Brien
Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
World Series
$975,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Greg Rusedski
6–3, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3)
  Mark Philippoussis   Tim Henman
  Petr Korda
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Magnus Norman
  Thomas Enqvist
  Lionel Roux
  Tim Henman
  Marc Rosset
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
  Karsten Braasch
  Jim Grabb
Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia
Palermo, Italy
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Alberto Berasategui
6–4, 6–2
  Dominik Hrbatý   Àlex Corretja
  Javier Sánchez
  Francisco Clavet
  Albert Portas
  Marcelo Filippini
  Karim Alami
  Andrew Kratzmann
  Libor Pimek
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
  Hendrik Jan Davids
  Daniel Orsanic

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Oct Heineken Open
Singapore, Singapore
Championship Series
$550,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Magnus Gustafsson
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Nicolas Kiefer   Thomas Johansson
  Mikael Tillström
  Jonathan Stark
  Jim Courier
  Martin Damm
  Marcelo Ríos
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–4, 6–4
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
CA-TennisTrophy
Vienna, Austria
Championship Series
$675,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Goran Ivanišević
3–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3
  Greg Rusedski   Tim Henman
  Richard Krajicek
  Karol Kučera
  Todd Martin
  Bohdan Ulihrach
  Magnus Larsson
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 6–4
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  David Prinosil
13 Oct IPB Czech Indoor
Ostrava, Czech Republic
World Series
$975,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Karol Kučera
6–2 retired
  Magnus Norman   Goran Ivanišević
  Thomas Muster
  Jiří Novák
  Bohdan Ulihrach
  Diego Nargiso
  Sergi Bruguera
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–2, 6–4
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
Grand Prix de Lyon
Lyon, France
World Series
$725,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 6–4
  Tommy Haas   Mark Philippoussis
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Cédric Pioline
  Félix Mantilla
  Thomas Enqvist
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
20 Oct Eurocard Open
Stuttgart, Germany
Super 9
$2,050,000 – Carpet (i) – 48S/24D
  Petr Korda
7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
  Richard Krajicek   Jonas Björkman
  Patrick Rafter
  Magnus Larsson
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Todd Martin
  Marcelo Ríos
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–6, 7–6
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
Abierto Mexicano de Tenis
Mexico City, Mexico
World Series
$305,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Francisco Clavet
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
  Juan Albert Viloca   Nicolás Lapentti
  Fernando Meligeni
  André Sá
  Emilio Benfele Álvarez
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Juan Antonio Marín
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Daniel Orsanic
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
  Luis Herrera
  Mariano Sánchez
27 Oct Paris Open
Paris, France
Super 9
$2,300,000 – Carpet (i) – 48S/24D
  Pete Sampras
6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Jonas Björkman   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Thomas Enqvist
  Thomas Muster
  Greg Rusedski
  Richard Krajicek
  Guillaume Raoux
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–2, 6–4
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
Cerveza Club Colombian Open
Bogotá, Colombia
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Francisco Clavet
6–3, 6–3
  Nicolás Lapentti   Davide Sanguinetti
  Vincent Spadea
  Emilio Benfele Álvarez
  Jordi Burillo
  Carlos Costa
  Fernando Meligeni
  Luis Lobo
  Fernando Meligeni
6–1, 6–3
  Karim Alami
  Maurice Ruah

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Nov Movistar Open
Santiago, Chile
World Series
$303,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Julian Alonso
6–2, 6–1
  Marcelo Ríos   Marcelo Filippini
  Jordi Burillo
  Fernando Meligeni
  Radomír Vašek
  Mariano Puerta
  Oliver Gross
  Hendrik Jan Davids
  Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 5–7, 6–4
  Julian Alonso
  Nicolás Lapentti
Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
World Series
$1,125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Petr Korda   Daniel Nestor
  Wayne Black
  Sargis Sargsian
  Martin Damm
  Daniel Vacek
  Alex O'Brien
  Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
6–4, 6–3
  David Adams
  Fabrice Santoro
Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
World Series
$800,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Jonas Björkman
3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2, 6–4
  Jan Siemerink   Patrick Rafter
  Greg Rusedski
  Tim Henman
  Karol Kučera
  Cédric Pioline
  Magnus Larsson
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Richey Reneberg
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
  Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
10 Nov ATP Tour World Championships Singles
Hanover, Germany
ATP Championships
$3,300,000 – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)
  Pete Sampras
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Jonas Björkman
  Carlos Moyà
  Patrick Rafter
  Greg Rusedski
  Thomas Muster
  Sergi Bruguera
  Tim Henman
  Michael Chang
17 November ATP Tour World Championships Doubles
Hartford, CT, USA
ATP Championships
$500,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D (RR)
  Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
Semifinalists
  Todd Woodbridge /   Mark Woodforde
  Jacco Eltingh /   Paul Haarhuis
24 Nov Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final
Gothenburg, Sweden – Carpet (i)
  Sweden
5–0
  United States

ATP rankingsEdit

As of 6 January 1997
Rk Name Nation
1 Pete Sampras   USA
2 Michael Chang   USA
3 Goran Ivanišević   CRO
4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov   RUS
5 Thomas Muster   AUT
6 Boris Becker   GER
7 Richard Krajicek   NED
8 Andre Agassi   USA
9 Thomas Enqvist   SWE
10 Wayne Ferreira   RSA
11 Marcelo Ríos   CHI
12 Todd Martin   USA
13 Albert Costa   ESP
14 Stefan Edberg   SWE
15 Jim Courier   USA
16 Magnus Gustafsson   SWE
17 Jan Siemerink   NED
18 Félix Mantilla   ESP
19 Michael Stich   GER
20 Alberto Berasategui   ESP
Year-end rankings (15 December 1997)
Rk Name Nation Points High Low Change
1 Pete Sampras   USA 4547 1 1  
2 Patrick Rafter   AUS 3210 2 63   61
3 Michael Chang   USA 3189 2 4   1
4 Jonas Björkman   SWE 2949 4 65   61
5 Yevgeny Kafelnikov   RUS 2690 3 11   1
6 Greg Rusedski   GBR 2617 4 56   41
7 Carlos Moyà   ESP