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The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional men's tennis organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP World Tour Finals, the ATP Super 9, the Championship Series and the World Series tournaments.

1998 ATP World Tour
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Pat Rafter won six titles in the year.
Details
DurationJanuary 5 – November 18
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
ATP Super 9 (9)
ATP Championship Series (12)
ATP World Series (52)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesAustralia Pat Rafter (6)
Chile Marcelo Ríos (6)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Andre Agassi (9)
Prize money leaderUnited States Pete Sampras ($3,926,347)
Points leaderUnited States Pete Sampras (3915)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Pete Sampras
Doubles Team of the yearNetherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Most improved
player of the year
United States Andre Agassi
Newcomer of the yearRussia Marat Safin
Comeback
player of the year
Morocco Younes El Aynaoui
1997
1999

Contents

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 1998 ATP Tour, with player progression documented from the quarter-final stage.[1]

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

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Slovakia
2–1
  France
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Spain
  Sweden
  Australia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Germany
  United States
  South Africa
Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
World Series
$975,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Petr Korda
6–0, 6–3
  Fabrice Santoro   Goran Ivanišević
  Andrei Medvedev
  Greg Rusedski
  Bernd Karbacher
  Tim Henman
  Sjeng Schalken
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Lleyton Hewitt
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Jason Stoltenberg   Todd Woodbridge
  Andre Agassi
  Nicolas Escudé
  Jérôme Golmard
  Vincent Spadea
  Brett Steven
  Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
12 Jan Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Karol Kučera
7–5, 6–4
  Tim Henman   Patrick Rafter
  Michael Tebbutt
  Todd Martin
  Thomas Enqvist
  Jason Stoltenberg
  Albert Costa
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–3, 7–5
  Jacco Eltingh
  Daniel Nestor
Heineken Open
Auckland, New Zealand
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Marcelo Ríos
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
  Richard Fromberg   Byron Black
  Félix Mantilla
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Christian Vinck
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Carlos Costa
  Patrick Galbraith
  Brett Steven
6–4, 6–2
  Tom Nijssen
  Jeff Tarango
19 Jan
26 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,140,107 – Hard – 128S/128Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Petr Korda
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
  Marcelo Ríos   Karol Kučera
  Nicolas Escudé
  Pete Sampras
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Alberto Berasategui
  Jonas Björkman
  Jacco Eltingh
6–2, 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
  Justin Gimelstob
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–1
  Cyril Suk
  Helena Suková

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Open 13
Marseille, France
World Series
$514,250 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Thomas Enqvist
6–4, 6–1
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Mikael Tillström
  Richard Krajicek
  Arnaud Clément
  Arnaud Boetsch
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Daniel Vacek
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Mark Keil
  T. J. Middleton
Croatian Indoors
Split, Croatia
World Series
$375,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/16Q
SinglesDoubles
  Goran Ivanišević
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
  Greg Rusedski   Marc Rosset
  Martin Sinner
  Martin Damm
  Rainer Schüttler
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Jiří Novák
  Martin Damm
  Jiří Novák
7–6, 6–2
  Fredrik Bergh
  Patrik Fredriksson
9 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World Series
$1,014,250 – Hard – 32S/31Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Àlex Corretja
7–6(7–0), 6–1
  Félix Mantilla   Jonas Björkman
  Wayne Ferreira
  Carlos Moyà
  Carlos Costa
  Alberto Berasategui
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–2, 7–5
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
St. Petersburg Open
St. Petersburg, Russia
World Series
$315,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/28Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Richard Krajicek
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Marc Rosset   Thomas Johansson
  Cédric Pioline
  Daniel Vacek
  Fabrice Santoro
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Hendrik Dreekmann
  Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
  Marius Barnard
  Brent Haygarth
Sybase Open
San Jose, United States
World Series
$315,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andre Agassi
6–2, 6–4
  Pete Sampras   John van Lottum
  Michael Chang
  Mark Woodforde
  Todd Martin
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Tommy Haas
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–1, 7–5
  Nelson Aerts
  André Sá
16 Feb European Community Championships
Antwerp, Belgium
Championship Series
$875,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Greg Rusedski
7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Marc Rosset   Karol Kučera
  Patrick Rafter
  Petr Korda
  Thomas Johansson
  Magnus Larsson
  Jeff Tarango
  Wayne Ferreira
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
  Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
Kroger St. Jude International
Memphis, United States
Championship Series
$700,000 – Hard (i) – 48S/32Q/34D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Mark Philippoussis
6–3, 6–2
  Michael Chang   Marcelo Ríos
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Grant Stafford
  Thomas Enqvist
  Mark Woodforde
  Richard Fromberg
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–4
  Ellis Ferreira
  David Roditi
23 Feb Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Championship Series
$589,250 – Hard (i) – 32S/16Q/16D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pete Sampras
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
  Thomas Enqvist   Tommy Haas
  Sébastien Lareau
  Sjeng Schalken
  Jeff Tarango
  Richey Reneberg
  Grant Stafford
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
  David Macpherson
  Richey Reneberg
Guardian Direct Cup
London, Great Britain
Championship Series
$689,250 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–5, 6–4
  Cédric Pioline   Jan Siemerink
  Wayne Ferreira
  Karol Kučera
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Tim Henman
  Patrick Rafter
  Martin Damm
  Jim Grabb
6–4, 7–5
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Mar ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, Netherlands
World Series
$725,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Jan Siemerink
7–6(7–2), 6–2
  Thomas Johansson   Richard Krajicek
  Brett Steven
  Patrick Rafter
  Greg Rusedski
  Johan Van Herck
  Tomás Carbonell
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–3
  Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
Tennis Channel Open
Scottsdale, United States
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andre Agassi
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
  Jason Stoltenberg   Tommy Haas
  Sjeng Schalken
  Sébastien Lareau
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Albert Costa
  Cyril Suk
  Michael Tebbutt
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
  Kent Kinnear
  David Wheaton
9 Mar Copenhagen Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
World Series
$315,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Magnus Gustafsson
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
  David Prinosil   Jan Siemerink
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Olivier Delaître
  Brett Steven
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Andrei Pavel
  Tom Kempers
  Menno Oosting
6–4, 7–6
  Jan Siemerink
  Brett Steven
Newsweek Champions Cup
Indian Wells, United States
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Marcelo Ríos
6–3, 6–7(15–17), 7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Greg Rusedski   Thomas Muster
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Andrei Medvedev
  Thomas Enqvist
  Andre Agassi
  Petr Korda
  Jonas Björkman
  Patrick Rafter
6–4, 7–6
  Todd Martin
  Richey Reneberg
16 Mar
23 Mar
Lipton Championships
Miami, United States
Tennis Masters Series
$2,450,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Marcelo Ríos
7–5, 6–3, 6–4
  Andre Agassi   Àlex Corretja
  Tim Henman
  Steve Campbell
  Jeff Tarango
  Thomas Enqvist
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
  Alex O'Brien
  Jonathan Stark
23 Mar Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco
World Series
$210,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andrea Gaudenzi
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Álex Calatrava   Karim Alami
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Albert Portas
  Fernando Vicente
  Juan Antonio Marín
  Hicham Arazi
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Diego Nargiso
6–4, 7–6
  Cristian Brandi
  Filippo Messori
30 Mar 1998 Davis Cup First Round
Bratislava, Slovakia – Clay (i)
Bremen, Germany – Carpet (i)
Moinhos de Vento Park, Brazil – Clay (Red)
Zürich, Switzerland – Carpet (i)
Genoa, Italy – Clay (Red)
Victoria, Australia – Grass
Brussels, Belgium – Clay (Red)
Atlanta, United States – Hard
First Round winners
  Sweden 3–2
  Germany 5–0
  Spain 3–2
   Switzerland 3–2
  Italy 4–1
  Zimbabwe 3–2
  Belgium 3–2
  United States 3–2
First Round losers
  Slovakia
  South Africa
  Brazil
  Czech Republic
  India
  Australia
  Netherlands
  Russia

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Apr Salem Open
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Kenneth Carlsen
6–2, 6–0
  Byron Black   Sébastien Lareau
  Thomas Johansson
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Oscar Burrieza
  Sandon Stolle
  Neville Godwin
  Byron Black
  Alex O'Brien
7–5, 6–1
  Neville Godwin
  Tuomas Ketola
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
World Series
$600,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Alberto Berasategui
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
  Thomas Muster   Karim Alami
  Carlos Moyà
  Félix Mantilla
  Albert Costa
  Juan Antonio Marín
  Carlos Costa
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
  David Roditi
  Fernon Wibier
Gold Flake Open
Chennai, India
World Series
$405,000 – Hard – 32S/22Q/16D/3Q
SinglesDoubles
  Patrick Rafter
6–3, 6–4
  Mikael Tillström   Leander Paes
  Todd Woodbridge
  Lars Burgsmüller
  Gérard Solvès
  Mark Woodforde
  Andrei Pavel
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Olivier Delaître
  Max Mirnyi
13 Apr Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Championship Series
$825,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Todd Martin
6–2, 1–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Alberto Berasategui   Carlos Moyà
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Carlos Costa
  Sergi Bruguera
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–2, 6–4
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Championship Series
$755,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D/5Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andrei Pavel
6–3, 6–4
  Byron Black   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Daniel Vacek
  David DiLucia
  Tim Henman
  David Prinosil
  Hendrik Dreekmann
  Sébastien Lareau
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Olivier Delaître
  Stefano Pescosolido
20 Apr Monte Carlo Open
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Carlos Moyà
6–3, 6–0, 7–5
  Cédric Pioline   Alberto Berasategui
  Richard Krajicek
  Fabrice Santoro
  Boris Becker
  Àlex Corretja
  Petr Korda
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–2, 6–4
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Orlando, United States
World Series
$264,250 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Jim Courier
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
  Michael Chang   Mikael Tillström
  Andrei Pavel
  Marcio Carlsson
  Andrew Ilie
  Marcello Craca
  Álex Calatrava
  Grant Stafford
  Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Michael Tebbutt
  Mikael Tillström
27 Apr Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
World Series
$340,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Fernando Meligeni
6–1, 6–4
  Slava Doseděl   Nicolás Lapentti
  Dinu Pescariu
  Jacobo Díaz
  Fernando Vicente
  Javier Sánchez
  Andrei Chesnokov
  Wayne Arthurs
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–1, 6–1
  Fredrik Bergh
  Nicklas Kulti
AT&T Challenge
Atlanta, United States
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pete Sampras
6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Jason Stoltenberg   Álex Calatrava
  Andrei Pavel
  Ramón Delgado
  Steve Campbell
  Franco Squillari
  Richey Reneberg
  Ellis Ferreira
  Brent Haygarth
6–3, 0–6, 6–2
  Alex O'Brien
  Richey Reneberg
BMW Open
Munich, Germany
World Series
$500,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Thomas Enqvist
6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–3
  Andre Agassi   Magnus Gustafsson
  Galo Blanco
  Oliver Gross
  Nicolas Escudé
  Tomas Nydahl
  Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–0, 6–3
  Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 May ATP German Open
Hamburg, Germany
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/28Q/28D/5Q
SinglesDoubles
  Albert Costa
6–2, 6–0, 1–0, retired
  Àlex Corretja   Karol Kučera
  Félix Mantilla
  Fabrice Santoro
  Thomas Muster
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Goran Ivanišević
  Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
6–4, 6–4
  David Adams
  Brett Steven
International Tennis Championships
Coral Springs, United States
World Series
$245,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andrew Ilie
7–5, 6–4
  Davide Sanguinetti   Justin Gimelstob
  Johan Van Herck
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Xavier Malisse
  Michael Tebbutt
  Ramón Delgado
  Grant Stafford
  Kevin Ullyett
7–5, 6–4
  Mark Merklein
  Vincent Spadea
11 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Clay (Red) – 64S/32Q/32D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Marcelo Ríos
walkover
  Albert Costa   Alberto Berasategui
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Michael Chang
  Brett Steven
  Richard Krajicek
  Fernando Vicente
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
18 May International Raiffeisen Grand Prix
St. Pölten, Austria
World Series
$400,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Marcelo Ríos
6–2, 6–0
  Vincent Spadea   Andrea Gaudenzi
  Marcelo Filippini
  Galo Blanco
  Francisco Clavet
  Thomas Muster
  Sjeng Schalken
  Jim Grabb
  David Macpherson
6–4, 6–4
  David Adams
  Wayne Black
World Team Cup
Düsseldorf, Germany – Clay (Red)
  Germany
3–0
  Czech Republic
25 May
1 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,026,607 – Clay (Red) – 128S/128Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Carlos Moyà
6–3, 7–5, 6–3
  Àlex Corretja   Félix Mantilla
  Cédric Pioline
  Thomas Muster
  Marcelo Ríos
  Filip Dewulf
  Hicham Arazi
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
  Justin Gimelstob
  Venus Williams
6–4, 6–4
  Luis Lobo
  Serena Williams

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jun Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
World Series
$875,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–4, 6–4
  Magnus Larsson   Paul Haarhuis
  Thomas Johansson
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Richard Krajicek
  Hendrik Dreekmann
  Magnus Norman
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
Stella Artois Championships
London, Great Britain
World Series
$725,000 – Grass – 56S/64Q/28D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Scott Draper
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Laurence Tieleman   Mark Woodforde
  Byron Black
  Thomas Enqvist
  Doug Flach
  Brian MacPhie
  Tim Henman
  Todd Woodbridge /   Mark Woodforde vs.
  Jonas Björkman /   Patrick Rafter, cancelled
Internazionali di Carisbo
Bologna, Italy
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/19Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Julian Alonso
6–1, 6–4
  Karim Alami   Juan Antonio Marín
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Mariano Puerta
  Carlos Costa
  Marzio Martelli
  Franco Squillari
  Brandon Coupe
  Paul Rosner
7–6, 6–3
  Giorgio Galimberti
  Massimo Valeri
15 Jun Heineken Trophy
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
World Series
$475,000 – Grass – 32S/25Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Patrick Rafter
7–6(7–2), 6–2
  Martin Damm   Dennis van Scheppingen
  Jan Siemerink
  Sjeng Schalken
  Richard Krajicek
  Karol Kučera
  Steve Campbell
  Guillaume Raoux
  Jan Siemerink
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
  Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
World Series
$315,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Jonas Björkman
6–3, 6–2
  Byron Black   Sargis Sargsian
  Jérôme Golmard
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Brett Steven
  Scott Draper
  David Prinosil
  Justin Gimelstob
  Byron Talbot
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
  Sébastien Lareau
  Daniel Nestor
22 Jun
29 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$5,638,006 – Grass – 128S/128Q/64D|32Q/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Pete Sampras
6–7(2–7), 7–6(11–9), 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Goran Ivanišević   Tim Henman
  Richard Krajicek
  Mark Philippoussis
  Petr Korda
  Jan Siemerink
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 10–8
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
  Max Mirnyi
  Serena Williams
6–4, 6–4
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mirjana Lučić

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jul Rado Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
World Series
$525,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/3Q
SinglesDoubles
  Àlex Corretja
7–6(7–5), 7–5, 6–3
  Boris Becker   Marcelo Ríos
  Filip Dewulf
  Francisco Clavet
  Félix Mantilla
  Albert Costa
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
6–4, 7–5
  Daniel Orsanic
  Cyril Suk
Miller Lite Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, United States
World Series
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2
  Neville Godwin   Jason Stoltenberg
  Laurence Tieleman
  John van Lottum
  Justin Gimelstob
  Rainer Schüttler
  Mark Knowles
  Doug Flach
  Sandon Stolle
6–2, 4–6, 7–6
  Scott Draper
  Jason Stoltenberg
Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Magnus Gustafsson
6–2, 6–3
  Andrei Medvedev   Thomas Johansson
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Jérôme Golmard
  Karim Alami
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Jiří Novák
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Magnus Larsson
6–4, 6–2
  Lan Bale
  Piet Norval
13 Jul 1998 Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Hamburg, Germany – Hard
A Coruña, Spain – Clay (Red)
Prato, Italy – Clay (Red)
Indianapolis, United States – Hard
Quarterfinal winners
  Sweden 3–2
  Spain 4–1
  Italy 5–0
  United States 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
  Germany
   Switzerland
  Zimbabwe
  Belgium
20 Jul Mercedes Cup
Stuttgart, Germany
Championship Series
$915,000 – Clay (Red) – 48S/24Q/24D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Gustavo Kuerten
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Karol Kučera   Marcelo Ríos
  Carlos Moyà
  Boris Becker
  Bohdan Ulihrach
  Albert Costa
  Fernando Vicente
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Joshua Eagle
  Jim Grabb
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Washington, D.C., United States
Championship Series
$575,000 – Hard – 58S/28Q/28D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andre Agassi
6–2, 6–0
  Scott Draper   Michael Chang
  Wayne Ferreira
  Jim Courier
  Filip Dewulf
  Vincent Spadea
  Sébastien Lareau
  Grant Stafford
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
  Wayne Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
27 Jul Mercedes-Benz Cup
Los Angeles, United States
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andre Agassi
6–4, 6–4
  Tim Henman   Justin Gimelstob
  Guillaume Raoux
  Patrick Rafter
  Sandon Stolle
  Michael Joyce
  Byron Black
  Patrick Rafter
  Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–4
  Jeff Tarango
  Daniel Vacek
Croatia Open Umag
Umag, Croatia
World Series
$375,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Bohdan Ulihrach
6–3, 7–6(7–0)
  Magnus Norman   Juan Antonio Marín
  Mariano Puerta
  Paul Haarhuis
  Karol Kučera
  Gustavo Kuerten
  Félix Mantilla
  Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
Generali Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
World Series
$500,000 – Clay (Red) – 48S/48Q/28D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Albert Costa
6–2, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
  Andrea Gaudenzi   Franco Squillari
  Francisco Clavet
  Richard Fromberg
  Filip Dewulf
  Fernando Meligeni
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Tom Kempers
  Daniel Orsanic
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Kratzmann

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Aug du Maurier Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Hard – 56S/28Q/28D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Patrick Rafter
7–6(7–3), 6–4
  Richard Krajicek   Andre Agassi
  Tim Henman
  Pete Sampras
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Jonas Björkman
  Daniel Vacek
  Martin Damm
  Jim Grabb
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
Dutch Open
Amsterdam, Netherlands
World Series
$475,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Magnus Norman
6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
  Richard Fromberg   Karol Kučera
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Adrian Voinea
  Galo Blanco
  Slava Doseděl
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–2
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Karol Kučera
10 Aug Great American Insurance ATP Championships
Mason, United States
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Hard – 56S/28Q/28D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Patrick Rafter
1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Pete Sampras   Magnus Larsson
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Vincent Spadea
  Thomas Johansson
  Petr Korda
  Daniel Vacek
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–1, 2–1 ret.
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
Campionati Internazionali di San Marino
City of San Marino, San Marino
World Series
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/23Q/16D/2Q
SinglesDoubles
  Dominik Hrbatý
6–2, 7–5
  Mariano Puerta   Carlos Costa
  Richard Fromberg
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Juan Albert Viloca
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Vincenzo Santopadre
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–4, 7–6
  Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
17 Aug RCA Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Championship Series
$915,000 – Hard – 56S/28Q/28D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Àlex Corretja
2–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Andre Agassi   Ramón Delgado
  Todd Martin
  Byron Black
  Wayne Ferreira
  Greg Rusedski
  Hicham Arazi
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
Pilot Pen International
New Haven, United States
Championship Series
$745,000 – Hard – 56S/28Q/28D/8Q
SinglesDoubles
  Karol Kučera
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Goran Ivanišević   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Richard Krajicek
  Leander Paes
  Bohdan Ulihrach
  Tim Henman
  Guillaume Raoux
  Wayne Arthurs
  Peter Tramacchi
7–6, 6–3
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
24 Aug Waldbaum's Hamlet Cup
Long Island, United States
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Patrick Rafter
7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Félix Mantilla   Marat Safin
  Greg Rusedski
  Gustavo Kuerten
  David Prinosil
  Daniel Vacek
  Nicolas Escudé
  Julian Alonso
  Javier Sánchez
6–4, 6–4
  Brandon Coupe
  Dave Randall
U.S. Pro Tennis Championships
Boston, United States
World Series
$315,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D/3Q
SinglesDoubles
  Michael Chang
6–3, 6–4
  Paul Haarhuis   Sébastien Grosjean
  Cédric Pioline
  Jonas Björkman
  Gianluca Pozzi
  Thomas Muster
  Sjeng Schalken
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–2
  Chris Haggard
  Jack Waite
31 Aug
7 Sep
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$6,032,000 – Hard – 128S/128Q/64D|16Q/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Patrick Rafter
6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
  Mark Philippoussis   Pete Sampras
  Carlos Moyà
  Karol Kučera
  Jonas Björkman
  Thomas Johansson
  Magnus Larsson
  Cyril Suk
  Sandon Stolle
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
  Max Mirnyi
  Serena Williams
6–2, 6–2
  Patrick Galbraith
  Lisa Raymond

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Sep Bournemouth International
Bournemouth, Great Britain
World Series
$375,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/29Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Félix Mantilla
6–3, 7–5
  Albert Costa   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Vincenzo Santopadre
  Alberto Berasategui
  Stefan Koubek
  Álex López Morón
  Arnaud Clément
  Neil Broad
  Kevin Ullyett
7–6, 6–3
  Wayne Arthurs
  Alberto Berasategui
President's Cup
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
World Series
$380,000 – Hard – 32S/27Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Tim Henman
7–5, 6–4
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Cédric Pioline
  Nicolas Escudé
  Gastón Etlis
  Marat Safin
  Karsten Braasch
  Stefano Pescosolido
  Stefano Pescosolido
  Laurence Tieleman
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Sjeng Schalken
Romanian Open
Bucharest, Romania
World Series
$470,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Francisco Clavet
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
  Arnaud Di Pasquale   Albert Portas
  Adrian Voinea
  Julian Alonso
  Andrei Pavel
  Galo Blanco
  Emilio Benfele Álvarez
  Andrei Pavel
  Gabriel Trifu
7–6, 7–6
  George Cosac
  Dinu Pescariu
21 Sep 1998 Davis Cup Semifinals
Stockholm, Sweden – Carpet (i)
Milwaukee, United States – Hard (i)
Semifinal winners
  Sweden 4–1
  Italy 4–1
Semifinal losers
  Spain
  United States
28 Sep Majorca Open
Majorca, Spain
World Series
$425,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/29Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Gustavo Kuerten
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–3
  Carlos Moyà   Fernando Vicente
  Thomas Muster
  Thomas Schiessling
  Tomás Carbonell
  Tommy Haas
  Sergi Bruguera
  Daniel Orsanic
  Pablo Albano
7–6, 6–3
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
Grand Prix de Tennis de Toulouse
Toulouse, France
World Series
$375,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Jan Siemerink
6–4, 6–4
  Greg Rusedski   Nicolas Kiefer
  Thomas Johansson
  Arnaud Clément
  Marc Rosset
  Stéphane Huet
  Roger Federer
  Fabrice Santoro
  Olivier Delaître
6–2, 6–4
  Paul Haarhuis
  Jan Siemerink
Compaq Grand Slam Cup
Munich, Germany
Year-end championships
$2,450,000 – Hard (i) – 12S
Singles
  Marcelo Ríos
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 5–7, 6–3
  Andre Agassi   Karol Kučera
  Mark Philippoussis
  Petr Korda
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Jonas Björkman
  Félix Mantilla

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Oct Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
World Series
$975,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Tim Henman
6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Andre Agassi   Marc Rosset
  Thomas Johansson
  David Prinosil
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Fabrice Santoro
  Fabrice Santoro
  Olivier Delaître
6–3, 7–6
  Piet Norval
  Kevin Ullyett
Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia
Palermo, Italy
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Mariano Puerta
6–3, 6–2
  Franco Squillari   Àlex Corretja
  Galo Blanco
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Fernando Vicente
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Arnaud Di Pasquale
  Francisco Montana
  Donald Johnson
6–4, 7–6
  Pablo Albano
  Daniel Orsanic
Shanghai Open
Shanghai, China
World Series
$315,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Michael Chang
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Goran Ivanišević   Ramón Delgado
  Paul Haarhuis
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Michael Tebbutt
  Mark Woodforde
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
12 Oct Singapore Open
Singapore, Singapore
Championship Series
$575,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Marcelo Ríos
6–4, 6–2
  Mark Woodforde   Jim Courier
  Sjeng Schalken
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  John Van Lottum
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–2, 6–3
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
CA-TennisTrophy
Vienna, Austria
Championship Series
$675,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pete Sampras
6–3, 7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Karol Kučera   Todd Martin
  Greg Rusedski
  Tim Henman
  Cédric Pioline
  Jonas Björkman
  Patrick Rafter
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
7–5, 6–3
  David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
19 Oct Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
Lyon, France
World Series
$725,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Àlex Corretja
2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
  Tommy Haas   Marcelo Ríos
  Wayne Ferreira
  Pete Sampras
  Arnaud Di Pasquale
  Olivier Delaître
  Patrick Rafter
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
6–2, 6–2
  Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
IPB Czech Indoor
Ostrava, Czech Republic
World Series
$975,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Andre Agassi
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Ján Krošlák   Thomas Enqvist
  Wayne Black
  Nicklas Kulti
  Andrei Medvedev
  Martin Damm
  Thomas Johansson
  Nicolas Kiefer
  David Prinosil
6–4, 6–3
  David Adams
  Pavel Vízner
26 Oct Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Mexico City, Mexico
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/16Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Jiří Novák
6–3, 6–3
  Xavier Malisse   Francisco Clavet
  Mariano Puerta
  Juan Antonio Marín
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Alejandro Hernández
  Jordi Burillo
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–4, 6–2
  Daniel Orsanic
  David Roditi
Eurocard Open
Stuttgart, Germany
Tennis Masters Series
$2,200,000 – Hard (i) – 48S/28Q/32D/3Q
SinglesDoubles
  Richard Krajicek
6–4, 6–3, 6–3
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Pete Sampras
  Jonas Björkman
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Goran Ivanišević
  Greg Rusedski
  Marcelo Ríos
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Nov Cerveza Club Colombia Open
Bogotá, Colombia
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Mariano Zabaleta
6–4, 6–4
  Ramón Delgado   Sargis Sargsian
  Jiří Novák
  Jim Courier
  Juan Balcells
  Mauricio Hadad
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Diego del Río
  Mariano Puerta
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Gábor Köves
  Eric Taino
Paris Open
Paris, France
Tennis Masters Series
$2,300,000 – Carpet (i) – 48S/24Q/24D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Greg Rusedski
6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Pete Sampras   Todd Martin
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Mark Philippoussis
  Andre Agassi
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Marcelo Ríos
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–4, 6–2
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
9 Nov Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
World Series
$1,125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
  Goran Ivanišević   Arnaud Clément
  Marc Rosset
  Sébastien Lareau
  Lars Burgsmüller
  Ján Krošlák
  Guillaume Raoux
  Jared Palmer
  Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
Movistar Open
Santiago, Chile
World Series
$315,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Francisco Clavet
6–2, 6–4
  Younes El Aynaoui   Juan Antonio Marín
  Félix Mantilla
  Marcelo Ríos
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Mariano Puerta
  Jim Courier
  Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
  Massimo Bertolini
  Devin Bowen
Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
World Series
$800,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D/4Q
SinglesDoubles
  Todd Martin
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
  Thomas Johansson   Greg Rusedski
  Tim Henman
  Jason Stoltenberg
  Daniel Nestor
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Takao Suzuki
  Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
  Chris Haggard
  Peter Nyborg
16 Nov ATP Tour World Championships Doubles
Hartford, United States
Year-end championships
$ – Carpet (i) – 8D (RR)
Doubles
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–2, 7–5
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
  Donald Johnson /   Francisco Montana
  Olivier Delaître /   Fabrice Santoro
23 Nov ATP Tour World Championships Singles
Hanover, Germany
Year-end championships
$ – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)
Singles
  Àlex Corretja
3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
  Carlos Moyà   Tim Henman
  Pete Sampras
Round Robin
  Albert Costa
  Greg Rusedski
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Karol Kučera
  Andre Agassi
  Marcelo Ríos
30 Nov Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final
Milan, Italy – Clay (i)
  Sweden
4–1
  Italy

ATP rankingsEdit

These are the rankings of the top twenty players of the ATP Tour, at the end of the 1997 ATP Tour, and of the 1998 season, with number of rankings points, highest and lowest position during the year, and number of spots gained or lost from 1997 to 1998.[2][3]

SinglesEdit

as of December 15, 1997
Rk Player Nation
1 Pete Sampras   USA
2 Patrick Rafter   AUS
3 Michael Chang   USA
4 Jonas Björkman   SWE
5 Yevgeny Kafelnikov   RUS
6 Greg Rusedski   GBR
7 Carlos Moyá   ESP
8 Sergi Bruguera   ESP
9 Thomas Muster   AUT
10 Marcelo Ríos   CHI
11 Richard Krajicek   NED
12 Àlex Corretja   ESP
13 Petr Korda   CZE
14 Gustavo Kuerten   BRA
15 Goran Ivanišević   CRO
16 Félix Mantilla   ESP
17 Tim Henman   GBR
18 Mark Philippoussis   AUS
19 Albert Costa   ESP
20 Cédric Pioline   FRA
as of December 14, 1998
Rk Player Points High Low Change
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