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1998 Lipton Championships – Men's Singles

Thomas Muster was the defending champion, but did not participate this year.

Men's Singles
1998 Lipton Championships
ChampionChile Marcelo Ríos
Runner-upUnited States Andre Agassi
Final score7–5, 6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1997 · Lipton Championships · 1999 →

Marcelo Ríos won the title, defeating Andre Agassi 7–5, 6–3, 6–4 in the final.

SeedsEdit

All thirty-two seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1.   Pete Sampras (Third Round)
  2.   Petr Korda (Fourth Round)
  3.   Marcelo Ríos (Champion)
  4.   Patrick Rafter (Second Round)
  5.   Greg Rusedski (Fourth Round)
  6.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Fourth Round)
  7.   Jonas Björkman (Third Round)
  8.   Álex Corretja (Semifinals)
  9.   Michael Chang (Withdrew)
  10.   Gustavo Kuerten (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Karol Kučera (Third Round)
  12.   Félix Mantilla (Second Round)
  13.   Sergi Bruguera (Second Round)
  14.   Cédric Pioline (Third Round)
  15.   Mark Philippoussis (Second Round)
  16.   Carlos Moyà (Third Round)
  17.   Alberto Berasategui (Second Round)
  18.   Tim Henman (Semifinals)
  19.   Álbert Costa (Fourth Round)
  20.   Goran Ivanišević (Fourth Round)
  21.   Magnus Norman (Second Round)
  22.   Thomas Enqvist (Quarterfinals, retired)
  23.   Fabrice Santoro (Fourth Round)
  24.   Andriy Medvedev (Third Round)
  25.   Nicolas Kiefer (Fourth Round)
  26.   Magnus Larsson (Second Round)
  27.   Marc Rosset (Third Round)
  28.   Jan Siemerink (Third Round)
  29.   Andre Agassi (Final)
  30.   Tommy Haas (Third Round)
  31.   Francisco Clavet (Third Round)
  32.   Wayne Ferreira (Fourth Round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Q   Steve Campbell 3 1  
8   Àlex Corretja 6 6  
8   Àlex Corretja 4 2  
29   Andre Agassi 6 6  
29   Andre Agassi 6 6  
    Jeff Tarango 4 3  
29   Andre Agassi 5 3 4    
3   Marcelo Ríos 7 6 6    
22   Thomas Enqvist 3 0r 
3   Marcelo Ríos 6 2  
3   Marcelo Ríos 6 4 6
18   Tim Henman 2 6 0
10   Gustavo Kuerten 2 4  
18   Tim Henman 6 6  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   P Sampras 6 6  
    W Black 6 4 1     J Sánchez 1 2  
    J Sánchez 1 6 6 1   P Sampras 6 663
LL   M Sell 6 3 2 32   W Ferreira 0 78 6
    F Dewulf 1 6 6     F Dewulf 5 77 4
32   W Ferreira 7 626
32   W Ferreira 77 2 5
Q   S Campbell 636 7
17   A Berasategui 3 4  
    T Martin 4 77 7     T Martin 6 6  
    J Golmard 6 645     T Martin 6 5 64
    O Gross 4 2   Q   S Campbell 1 7 77
Q   S Campbell 6 6   Q   S Campbell 3 6 6
15   M Philippoussis 6 3 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   S Prieto 3 6 6
    A Clément 4 2   Q   C Vinck 6 3 4
Q   C Vinck 6 6   LL   S Prieto 2 3  
LL   G Cañas 7 6   23   F Santoro 6 6  
    R Reneberg 5 3   LL   G Cañas 6 631
23   F Santoro 2 77 6
23   F Santoro 1 6 3
8   À Corretja 6 3 6
26   M Larsson 4 61 
    G Blanco 7 6       G Blanco 6 77  
    J Stoltenberg 5 4       G Blanco 3 1  
    J Courier 6 6   8   À Corretja 6 6  
WC   R Vašek 1 0       J Courier 6113  
8   À Corretja 713 6  

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   P Rafter 3 5  
    J Alonso 6 4 4     V Spadea 6 7  
    V Spadea 3 6 6     V Spadea 4 5  
WC   L Hewitt 4 6 4 29   A Agassi 6 7  
    N Escudé 6 3 6     N Escudé 2 3  
29   A Agassi 6 6  
29   A Agassi 77 4 6
19   Á Costa 656 1
19   Á Costa 7 6  
    S Sargsian 6 6       S Sargsian 5 1  
Q   D Norman 4 2   19   Á Costa 78 3 6
WC   L Arnold Ker 6 3 6 14   C Pioline 666 3
    J van Herck 1 6 1 WC   L Arnold Ker 4 3  
14   C Pioline 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   F Mantilla 77 4 63
Q   S Lareau 4 3       P Haarhuis 636 77
    P Haarhuis 6 6       P Haarhuis 3 r  
    J Tarango 6 7       J Tarango 6    
    D Prinosil 1 5       J Tarango 7 6  
21   M Norman 5 0  
    J Tarango 3 6 6
6   Y Kafelnikov 6 3 2
28   J Siemerink 6 6  
    G Pozzi 6 6       G Pozzi 3 2  
Q   R Jabali 4 3   28   J Siemerink 4 65 
    C Doseděl 3 713 6 6   Y Kafelnikov 6 77  
    N Lapentti 6 6114     C Doseděl 77 6565
6   Y Kafelnikov 6577 77

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   G Rusedski 6 6  
    D Hrbatý 6 6       D Hrbatý 3 1  
    D Vacek 3 2   5   G Rusedski 6 710  
    M Filippini 1 6 6 27   M Rosset 1 68 
Q   I Heuberger 6 1 2     M Filippini 6 4 2
27   M Rosset 4 6 6
5   G Rusedski 2 2  
22   T Enqvist 6 6  
22   T Enqvist 6 5 6
Q   D Wheaton 1 4       C Costa 1 7 1
    C Costa 6 6   22   T Enqvist 6 3 6
    G Raoux 6 77   11   K Kučera 3 6 3
    J Novák 4 63      G Raoux 4 2  
11   K Kučera 6 6  

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   S Bruguera 6 4 3
Q   D van Scheppingen 637 6 Q   D van Scheppingen 3 6 6
    S Draper 77 5 3 Q   D van Scheppingen 3 4  
Q   N Godwin 2 62  20   G Ivanišević 6 6  
    D Nestor 6 77       D Nestor 624  
20   G Ivanišević 77 6  
20   G Ivanišević 2 3  
3   M Ríos 6 6  
30   T Haas 6 6  
    S Stolle 77 2 5     M Tebbutt 2 4  
    M Tebbutt 646 7 30   T Haas 4 3  
    H Dreekmann 3 6 6 3   M Ríos 6 6  
    T Nydahl 6 1 4     H Dreekmann 3 4  
3   M Ríos 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   J Björkman 6 6  
WC   J Salzenstein 4 3   LL   L Paes 3 4  
LL   L Paes 6 6   7   J Björkman 6663 
    J A Viloca 3 2   25   N Kiefer 78 77  
WC   M Washington 6 6   WC   M Washington 1 3  
25   N Kiefer 6 6  
25   N Kiefer 4 7 4
10   G Kuerten 6 5 6
24   A Medvedev 7 6  
Q   A Cherkasov 6 3 4 LL   B MacPhie 5 2  
LL   B MacPhie 2 6 6 24   A Medvedev 2 6 65
Q   F Roig 7 2 6 10   G Kuerten 6 4 77
    B Ulihrach 5 6 1 Q   F Roig 6 2 63
10   G Kuerten 3 6 77

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   C Moyà 77 6  
WC   J-M Gambill 1 2       M Woodforde 623  
    M Woodforde 6 6   16   C Moyà 1 4  
    E Benfele Álvarez 5 4   18   T Henman 6 6  
    G Stafford 7 6       G Stafford 4 2  
18   T Henman 6 6  
18   T Henman 6 6  
2   P Korda 4 4  
31   F Clavet 3 6 6
    J Stark 6 6       J Stark 6 3 4
LL   O Burrieza 3 3   31   F Clavet 4 6 3
    B Black 667 652   P Korda 6 3 6
Q   R Delgado 78 5 77 Q   R Delgado 2 65 
2   P Korda 6 77  

ReferencesEdit