1998 Newsweek Champions Cup – Singles

Michael Chang was the two-time defending champion, but did not participate this year.

Singles
1998 Newsweek Champions Cup
and the State Farm Evert Cup
ChampionChile Marcelo Ríos
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Final score6–3, 6–7(15–17), 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1997 · Newsweek Champions Cup · 1999 →
← 1997 · State Farm Evert Cup · 1999 →

Marcelo Ríos won the title, defeating Greg Rusedski 6–3, 6–7(15–17), 7–6(7–4), 6–4 in the final.

SeedsEdit

The top eight seeds received a bye into the second round.

  1.   Pete Sampras (Third Round)
  2.   Petr Korda (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Patrick Rafter (Third Round)
  4.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Second Round)
  5.   Jonas Björkman (Second Round)
  6.   Greg Rusedski (Final)
  7.   Marcelo Ríos (Champion)
  8.   Michael Chang (Withdrew)
  9.   Álex Corretja (First Round)
  10.   Gustavo Kuerten (First Round)
  11.   Karol Kučera (Second Round)
  12.   Mark Philippoussis (First Round)
  13.   Félix Mantilla (First Round)
  14.   Sergi Bruguera (Second Round)
  15.   Cédric Pioline (Second Round)
  16.   Alberto Berasategui (First Round, retired)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final
            
    Thomas Muster 651  
6   Greg Rusedski 77 6  
6   Greg Rusedski 3 717 644  
7   Marcelo Ríos 6 61577 6  
WC   Jan-Michael Gambill 633  
7   Marcelo Ríos 77 6  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   P Sampras 6 7  
    M Larsson 7 4 5     T Martin 1 5  
    T Martin 5 6 7 1   P Sampras 5 3  
    T Muster 6 6       T Muster 7 6  
    C Woodruff 4 4       T Muster 4 6 6
    M Rosset 3 4   15   C Pioline 6 3 4
15   C Pioline 6 6       T Muster 5 6 6
9   Á Corretja 5 3       A Medvedev 7 3 4
    M Norman 7 6       M Norman 78 1 2
    A Medvedev 78 2 710     A Medvedev 666 6
    G Ivanišević 666 68    A Medvedev 6 6  
    T Henman 3 4   LL   N Lapentti 1 4  
Q   W Black 6 6   Q   W Black 6 3 0
LL   N Lapentti 1 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   Y Kafelnikov 3 3  
    B Ulihrach 6 6       B Ulihrach 6 6  
    M Filippini 4 0       B Ulihrach 2 62 
WC   R Reneberg 3 1       T Enqvist 6 77  
    T Enqvist 6 6       T Enqvist 6 6  
    Á Costa 4 6 6     Á Costa 4 3  
13   F Mantilla 6 4 3     T Enqvist 6 614
11   K Kučera 6 1 77 6   G Rusedski 2 77 6
    D Hrbatý 4 6 6511   K Kučera 644  
Q   G Stafford 4 3       C Moyà 77 6  
    C Moyà 6 6       C Moyà 3 5  
Q   V Spadea 6 6   6   G Rusedski 6 7  
Q   J A Viloca 4 1   Q   V Spadea 6 3 4
6   G Rusedski 4 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   J Björkman 6 1 64
    J Courier 3 6 6     J Courier 4 6 77
    G Raoux 6 4 3     J Courier 2 4  
    A Portas 1 1   WC   J-M Gambill 6 6  
    F Clavet 6 6       F Clavet 3 4  
WC   J-M Gambill 79 5 78 WC   J-M Gambill 6 6  
12   M Philippoussis 677 66WC   J-M Gambill 78 3 6
14   S Bruguera 77 6   WC   A Agassi 666 3
    J Alonso 603   14   S Bruguera 2 4  
    T Woodbridge 634   WC   A Agassi 6 6  
WC   A Agassi 77 6   WC   A Agassi 6 3 6
    F Santoro 3 6 4 3   P Rafter 3 6 2
    W Ferreira 6 1 6     W Ferreira 5 7 4
3   P Rafter 7 5 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   M Ríos 6 77  
WC   L Hewitt 4 4   Q   H Dreekmann 4 64 
Q   H Dreekmann 6 6   7   M Ríos 6 6  
WC   M Washington 77 6       N Kiefer 4 3  
    M Woodforde 644   WC   M Washington 3 4  
    N Kiefer 6 646     N Kiefer 6 6  
10   G Kuerten 4 77 2 7   M Ríos 6 6  
16   A Berasategui 4 0r 2   P Korda 4 2  
    S Doseděl 6 1       S Doseděl 623  
    J Stoltenberg 3 6 1     T Haas 77 6  
    T Haas 6 3 6     T Haas 662  
Q   A Gaudenzi 4 6 4 2   P Korda 78 6  
Q   S Draper 6 4 6 Q   S Draper 3 6 0
2   P Korda 6 3 6

QualifyingEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Richard Fromberg (First round)
  2.   Carlos Costa (First round)
  3.   Galo Blanco (First round)
  4.   Daniel Vacek (First round)
  5.   Andrea Gaudenzi (Qualified)
  6.   Byron Black (First round)
  7.   Nicolás Lapentti (Qualifying Competition, Lucky Loser)
  8.   Javier Sánchez (First round)
  9.   Vince Spadea (Qualified)
  10.   Fernando Meligeni (First round)
  11.   Jérôme Golmard (First round)
  12.   Grant Stafford (Qualified)
  13.   Juan Albert Viloca (Qualified)
  14.   Scott Draper (Qualified)

QualifiersEdit

Lucky LoserEdit

  1.   Nicolás Lapentti

Qualifying DrawEdit

First qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
1   Richard Fromberg 6 3
  Alex O'Brien 7 6   Alex O'Brien 6 3
WC   Nicolás Massú 4 6 5 13   Juan Albert Viloca 7 6
13   Juan Albert Viloca 6 4 7

Second qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
2   Carlos Costa 3 1
  Jonathan Stark 6 6   Jonathan Stark 4 3
WC   Lucas Arnold Ker 4 4 12   Grant Stafford 6 6
12   Grant Stafford 6 6

Third qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
3   Galo Blanco 6 6
  Oliver Gross 7 7   Oliver Gross 4 2
  Daniel Nestor 7 3 6 14   Scott Draper 6 6
14   Scott Draper 6 6 7

Fourth qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
4   Daniel Vacek 4 3
WC   Michael Joyce 6 6 WC   Michael Joyce 2 4
  Hendrik Dreekmann 7 6   Hendrik Dreekmann 6 6
11   Jérôme Golmard 6 0

Fifth qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
5   Andrea Gaudenzi 6 5 6
  Franco Squillari 2 7 4 5   Andrea Gaudenzi 7 6 6
WC   Jeff Salzenstein 6 7 WC   Jeff Salzenstein 5 7 1
10   Fernando Meligeni 4 6

Sixth qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
6   Byron Black 3 3
  Sandon Stolle 6 6   Sandon Stolle 6 6 2
  Christian Ruud 7 1 4 9   Vince Spadea 4 7 6
9   Vince Spadea 5 6 6

Seventh qualifierEdit

First Round Qualifying Competition
7   Nicolás Lapentti 2
  Dinu Mihail Pescariu 3 r 7   Nicolás Lapentti 3 6 5
  Wayne Black 5 6 6   Wayne Black 6 2 7
8   Javier Sánchez 7 4 3

ReferencesEdit