1996-1997 Season

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  1. SAMPRAS

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    1997 Serve Speed Rankings


    ATP
    MPH Site (surface)
    1 Greg Rusedski 143 U.S. Open (H)
    (Fastest serve ever recorded)
    2 Mark Philippoussis 142.3 Dusseldorf (C)
    3 Julian Alonso 140 Commack (H)
    4 Richard Krajicek 139 U.S. Open (H)
    5 Jonathan Stark 138 Indian Wells (H)
    6 Marc Rosset 134.2 Tashkent (H)
    7 Michael Stich 134 Wimbledon (G)
    8 Carlos Moya 133 Scottsdale (H)
    Pete Sampras 133 Key Biscayne (H)
    Alex Radulescu 133 Chennai (H)
    Tim Henman 133 Cincinnati (H)
    Goran Ivanisevic 133 U.S. Open (H)

    1997 ATP TOUR
    Service Game Leaders
    Aces No Mtchs
    1 Goran Ivanisevic 894 61
    2 Richard Krajicek 799 54
    3 Mark Philippoussis 757 54
    4 Greg Rusedski 665 52
    5 Marc-Kevin Goellner 544 46
    6 Pete Sampras 510 48
    7 Alex Radulescu 502 47
    8 Patrick Rafter 488 71
    9 Magnus Norman 453 54
    10 Tim Henman 422 51
    1st Serve Pct Mtchs
    1 Gilbert Schaller 77% 28
    2 Alberto Berasategui 73% 56
    3 Felix Mantilla 69% 62
    4 Albert Costa 69% 56
    5 Marcelo Filippini 69% 37
    6 Jiri Novak 68% 31
    Albert Portas 68% 31
    8 Javier Sanchez 65% 57
    9 Pete Sampras 65% 48
    10 Slava Dosedel 65% 42
    1st Serve Points Won Pct Mtchs
    1 Richard Krajicek 86% 54
    2 Goran Ivanisevic 84% 61
    3 Greg Rusedski 84% 52
    4 Pete Sampras 82% 48
    5 Mark Philippoussis 81% 54
    6 Tim Henman 80% 51
    7 Marc-Kevin Goellner 80% 46
    8 Jonathan Stark 79% 35
    9 Alex Radulescu 78% 47
    10 Thomas Enqvist 78% 41
    2nd Serve Points Won Pct Mtchs
    1 Michael Chang 54% 67
    2 Albert Costa 53% 56
    3 Pete Sampras 53% 48
    4 Guillaume Raoux 53% 45
    5 Vincent Spadea 53% 37
    6 Patrick Rafter 52% 71
    7 Jonas Bjorkman 52% 69
    8 Sergi Bruguera 52% 66
    Marcelo Rios 52% 66
    10 Alex Corretja 52% 62
    Felix Mantilla 52% 62
    Service Games Won Pct Mtchs
    1 Richard Krajicek 91% 54
    2 Greg Rusedski 91% 52
    3 Pete Sampras 91% 48
    4 Goran Ivanisevic 88% 61
    5 Mark Philippoussis 86% 54
    6 Patrick Rafter 84% 71
    7 Thomas Enqvist 84% 41
    8 Brett Steven 84% 37
    9 Magnus Larsson 83% 51
    10 Michael Chang 82% 67
    Break Points Saved Pct Mtchs
    1 Goran Ivanisevic 70% 61
    2 Greg Rusedski 70% 52
    3 Thomas Muster 68% 52
    4 Brett Steven 68% 37
    5 Galo Blanco 67% 31
    6 Richard Krajicek 66% 54
    Magnus Norman 66% 54
    Mark Philippoussis 66% 54
    9 Jan Siemerink 66% 36
    10 Patrick Rafter 65% 71


    Return Of Serve Leaders
    Pts. Returning 1st Serve Pct Mtchs
    1 Alex Corretja 35% 62
    2 Karol Kucera 34% 45
    3 Carlos Moya 33% 71
    4 Michael Chang 33% 67
    5 Andrei Medvedev 33% 49
    6 Hicham Arazi 33% 48
    7 Slava Dosedel 33% 42
    8 Arnaud Boetsch 33% 32
    9 Jonas Bjorkman 32% 69
    10 Alberto Berasategui 32% 56
    Returning 2nd Serve Pct Mtchs
    1 Alberto Berasategui 59% 56
    2 Felix Mantilla 58% 62
    3 Albert Portas 58% 31
    4 Jonas Bjorkman 57% 69
    5 Michael Chang 56% 67
    6 Byron Black 56% 42
    7 Grant Stafford 56% 36
    8 Carlos Moya 55% 71
    9 Alex Corretja 55% 62
    10 Albert Costa 55% 56
    Break Points Converted Pct Mtchs
    1 Grant Stafford 50% 36
    2 Pete Sampras 49% 48
    3 Alex Corretja 48% 62
    4 Nicolas Kiefer 48% 31
    5 Carlos Moya 47% 71
    6 Filip Dewulf 47% 36
    7 Carlos Costa 47% 31
    8 Jan Kroslak 47% 24
    9 Michael Chang 46% 67
    10 Sergi Bruguera 46% 66
    Return Games Won Pct Mtchs
    1 Michael Chang 35% 67
    2 Alex Corretja 35% 62
    3 Jonas Bjorkman 34% 69
    4 Felix Mantilla 34% 62
    5 Carlos Moya 33% 71
    6 Alberto Berasategui 32% 56
    7 Sergi Bruguera 31% 66
    8 Albert Portas 31% 31
    9 Francisco Clavet 30% 50
    10 Todd Woodbridge 30% 46

    Final 1997 Money Winners
    MEN
    Earnings
    1 Pete Sampras $6,498,311
    2 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3,207,757
    3 Patrick Rafter 2,923,519
    4 Michael Chang 2,541,830
    5 Thomas Muster 2,166,590
    6 Jonas Bjorkman 1,950,375
    7 Gustavo Kuerten 1,586,753
    8 Petr Korda 1,515,483
    9 Greg Rusedski 1,515,473
    10 Goran Ivanisevic 1,458,257
    11 Richard Krajicek 1,434,257
    12 Marcelo Rios 1,397,445
    13 Todd Woodbridge 1,295,918
    14 Sergi Bruguera 1,227,428
    15 Alex Corretja 1,182,807
    16 Carlos Moya 1,137,400
    17 Mark Woodforde 1,126,627
    18 Felix Mantilla 1,105,593
    19 Cedric Pioline 999,701
    20 Mark Philippoussis 904,211
    21 Albert Costa 864,684
    22 Tim Henman 802,746
    23 Paul Haarhuis 794,450
    24 Daniel Vacek 786,605
    25 Andrei Medvedev 731,068

    Final 1996 Computer Rankings and Money Won
    Men
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Pete Sampras 8-1-2 65-11 $3,702,919
    2 Michael Chang 3-5-4 65-19 2,015,699
    3 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4-6-5 80-25 3,363,365
    4 Goran Ivanisevic 5-5-3 77-26 3,007,985
    5 Thomas Muster 7-0-4 68-20 2,875,496
    6 Boris Becker 5-1-2 42-14 4,313,007
    7 Richard Krajicek 1-2-1 46-28 1,861,761
    8 Andre Agassi 3-1-2 38-14 1,629,928
    9 Thomas Enqvist 3-0-2 58-29 1,668,547
    10 Wayne Ferreira 2-1-3 49-28 961,020
    11 Marcelo Rios 1-3-5 57-25 825,678
    12 Todd Martin 1-2-4 55-21 868,636
    13 Albert Costa 3-2-2 52-29 801,771
    14 Stefan Edberg 0-1-2 45-24 651,137
    15 Jan Siemerink 1-2-2 36-30 753,881
    16 Michael Stich 1-1-0 25-14 778,795
    17 Magnus Gustafsson 2-0-2 37-17 472,781
    18 Felix Mantilla 1-4-2 48-27 497,701
    19 Alberto Berasategui 3-0-4 46-26 529,732
    20 MaliVai Washington 1-1-1 33-24 870,898

    1997 Grand Slam Tournaments
    U.S. Open
    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #2 Michael Chang; #10 Marcelo Rios; #13 Patrick Rafter; # 15 Petr Korda; plus unseeded Jonas Bjorkman, Richard Krajicek, Magnus Larsson and Greg Rusedski.

    Quarterfinals
    Bjorkman def. Korda 76(3) 62 1-0 (ret.)
    Rusedski def. Krajicek 75 76(5) 76(6)
    Rafter def. Larsson 76(4) 64 62
    Chang def. Rios 75 62 46 46 63

    Semifinals
    Rusedski def. Bjorkman 61 36 36 63 75
    Rafter def. Chang 63 63 64

    Final
    Rafter def. Rusedski 63 62 46 75

    Doubles Finals
    Men— #4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov & Daniel Vacek def. #11 Jonas Bjorkman & Nicklas Kulti 7-6(8), 6-3.

    Women— #3 Lindsay Davenport & Jana Novotna def. #1 Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva 6-3, 6-4.

    Mixed— #5 Manon Bollegraf & Rick Leach def. Mercedes Paz & Pablo Albano 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3).


    Wimbledon

    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Pete Sampras; #8 Boris Becker; #14 Tim Henman; plus unseeded Nicolas Kiefer, Cedric Pioline, Greg Rusedski, Michael Stich and Todd Woodbridge.

    Quarterfinals
    Sampras def. Becker 61 67(5) 61 64
    Woodbridge def. Kiefer 76(7) 26 60 64
    Stich def. Henman 63 62 64
    Pioline def. Rusedski 64 46 64 63

    Semifinals
    Sampras def. Woodbridge 62 61 76(3)
    Pioline def. Stich 67(2) 62 61 57 64

    Final
    Sampras def. Pioline 64 62 64


    Doubles Finals
    Men— #1 Todd Woodbridge & Mark Woodforde def. #2 Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis 7-6(4), 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-3.

    Women— #1 Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva def. #6 Nicole Arendt & Manon Bollegraf 7-6(4), 6-4.

    Mixed— #4 Cyril Suk & Helena Sukova def. #3 Andrei Olhovskiy & Larisa Neiland 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


    French Open

    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #3 Yevgeny Kafelnikov; #16 Sergei Bruguera; plus unseeded Hicham Arazi, Galo Blanco, Filip Dewulf, Gustavo Kuerten, Magnus Norman and Patrick Rafter.

    Quarterfinals
    Dewulf def. Norman 62 67(2) 64 63
    Kuerten def. Kafelnikov 62 57 26 60 64
    Rafter def. Blanco 63 76(3) 63
    Bruguera def. Arazi 64 63 62 62

    Semifinals
    Kuerten def. Dewulf 61 36 61 76(4)
    Bruguera def. Rafter 67(6) 61 75 76(1)

    Final
    Kuerten def. Bruguera 63 64 62


    Doubles Finals
    Men—#4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov & Daniel Vacek def. #1 Todd Woodbridge & Mark Woodeford 7-6(12), 4-6, 6-3.

    Women—#1 Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva def. #5 Mary Joe Fernandez & Lisa Raymond 6-2, 6-3.

    Mixed— #16 Rika Hiraki & Mahesh Bhupathi def. #1 Lisa Raymond & Patrick Galbraith 6-4, 6-1.


    Australian Open

    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Pete Sampras; #2 Michael Chang; #3 Goran Ivanisevic; #5 Thomas Muster; #9 Marcelo Rios; #10 Alberto Costa; #14 Felix Mantilla; plus unseeded Carlos Moya

    Quarterfinals
    Sampras def. Costa 63 67(5) 61 36 62
    Muster def. Ivanisevic 64 62 63
    Moya def. Mantilla 75 62 67(5) 62
    Chang def. Rios 75 61 64

    Semifinals
    Sampras def. Muster 61 76(3) 63
    Moya def. Chang 75 62 64

    Final
    Sampras def. Moya 62 63 63
     
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  2. SAMPRAS

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    Men's ATP Tour

    LATE 1996
    Finals Tournament Winner Earnings Runner-Up Score
    Nov. 3 Paris Open Thomas Enqvist $393,000 Y. Kafelnikov 62 64 75
    Nov. 10 Stockholm Open Thomas Enqvist 112,000 T. Martin 75 64 76
    Nov. 10 Hellmann's Cup (Santiago) Hernan Gumy 29,000 M. Rios 64 75
    Nov. 10 Kremlin Cup (Moscow) Goran Ivanisevic 157,000 Y. Kafelnikov 36 61 63
    Nov. 17 ATP Doubles Champs. (Hartford) Todd Woodbridge/ 165,000 S. Lareau/ 64 57 62 76
    Mark Woodforde A. O'Brien
    Nov. 24 ATP World Championship (Hannover) Pete Sampras 1,340,000 B. Becker 36 76 76 67 64
    Dec. 8 ITF Grand Slam Cup (Munich) Boris Becker 1,875,000 G. Ivanisevic 63 64 64

    Annual Awards
    The ATP and WTA held their first annual joint Awards Gala at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach on March 19, 1997. The ceremonies were hosted by comedian Dennis Miller and raised over $120,000 with all proceeds going to the Ashe-Buchholz Tennis Center and the greater Miami Partnership for the Homeless. Voting was done by a selection of worldwide media.

    ATP
    Player of the Year Pete Sampras
    Doubles Team of the Year Todd Woodbridge/
    Mark Woodforde
    Most Improved Player Tim Henman
    Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award Paul Flory
    Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award Alex Corretja
    Comeback Player of the Year Stephane Simian
    Rado Player to Watch Dominik Hrbaty
    Senior Player of the Year Jimmy Connors
    Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award Brett Haber
    Championship Series Tournament of the Year RCA Championships
    World Series Tournament of the Year Rado Swiss Open
    France defeated Sweden, 3-2, in Malmo, Sweden to capture the 1996 Davis Cup. It was the eighth championship for the French and their first since beating the Americans in 1991. The two matches on the dramatic final day each lasted five sets and a combined nine hours.
     
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  3. SAMPRAS

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    1997-1998 Season
    No. 1 (Ran) King & Queen
    The reigns of Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis might not be over, but in 1998 there were more challengers vying for their thrones than ever before.

    Both lost grip on their number one rankings in 1998. Sampras was first, relinquishing his top status to Chile's Marcelo Rios in March for the first time in 102 consecutive weeks. Although Sampras would win the title back, there was no doubt he wasn't the same player in 1998.

    He won four times, including his fifth Wimbledon single's title, but he suffered through four injuries this summer and struggled against players ranked in the top 10. Rios, on the other hand, burst on to the scene, winning seven tournaments.

    Other player's who saw their stock rise on the ATP Tour in 1998 were: Patrick Rafter who became the just the sixth player in history to defend a U.S. Open single's title. Peter Korda of the Czech Republic who won his first grand slam title at the Australian Open and Spain's Carlos Moya who took home the French Open title.

    Andre Agassi reappeared on the scene after not being ranked in the top 100 in 1997. Agassi won five times, including the $137,000 Czech Indoor Championships.

    On the WTA Tour, action was as good as it's ever been. With no one dominant player taking charge, tennis fans got to see lots of great tennis and big upsets.

    Lindsay Davenport took over the No. 1 ranking from Hingis in October, becoming just the third American-born player to ever hold the title. Davenport's victory at the U.S. Open was her most impressive of the year. She did not lose a single set and beat Venus Williams in the semifinals and defending champion Hingis in the finals.

    Jana Novotna's first Wimbledon title in three finals appearances was a triumph of spirit for the 11-year veteran. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario took home her third French Open title and Hingis captured her third straight Australian Open.

    Monica Seles also made a noteworthy comeback in 1998. After losing her father/coach in the spring she made it to the French Open finals and has made it to the quarterfinals of nine tournaments since, winning two.

    Eight different players took home Grand Slam single's titles in 1998, setting the stage for what should be a very competitive 1999 season.



    Southern California's Lindsay Davenport, who became just the third American-born woman to be ranked No. 1, is one of the many talented players the Corel WTA Tour showcased in 1998.
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    1998 (through Nov. 29)
    Finals Tournament Winner Earnings Runner-Up Score
    Jan. 11 Qatar Open (Doha) Petr Korda $137,000 F. Santoro 60 63
    Jan. 11 Australian Hardcourt (Adelaide) Lleyton Hewitt 43,000 J. Stoltenberg 36 63 76
    Jan. 11 Sydney International. Karol Kucera 340,000 T. Henman 75 64
    Jan. 11 BellSouth Open (Auckland) Marcelo Rios 45,000 R. Fromberg 46 64 76

    Feb. 1 Australian Open (Melbourne) Petr Korda 407,376 M. Rios 62 62 62
    Feb. 8 Croatian Indoors (Split) Goran Ivanisevic 54,000 G. Rusedski 76 76
    Feb. 8 Marseille Open Thomas Enqvist 72,000 Y. Kafelnikov 64 61
    Feb. 15 St. Petersburg Open (Russia) Richard Krajicek 45,000 M. Rosset 64 76
    Feb. 15 Dubai Open Alex Corretja 142,000 F. Mantilla 76 61
    Feb. 15 Sybase Open (San Jose) Andre Agassi 45,000 P. Sampras 62 64
    Feb. 22 European Community Champs. (Antwerp) Greg Rusedski 162,500 M. Rosset 76 36 61 64
    Feb. 22 Kroger/St.Jude International (Memphis) Mark Philippoussis 120,000 M. Chang 63 62

    Mar. 1 Guardian Direct Cup (London) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 128,000 C. Pioline 75 64
    Mar. 1 Advanta Champs.(Philadelphia) Pete Sampras 110,000 T. Enqvist 75 76
    Mar. 8 ABN/AMRO World (Rotterdam) Jan Siemerink 101,500 T. Johansson 76 62
    Mar. 8 Franklin Templeton Classic (Scottsdale) Andre Agassi 45,000 J. Stoltenberg 64 76
    Mar. 15 Copenhagen Open Magnus Gustafsson 30,000 D. Prinosil 36 61 61
    Mar. 15 Champions Cup (Indian Wells) Marcelo Rios 361,000 G. Rusedski 63 67 76 64
    Mar. 29 Lipton Championships (Key Biscayne) Marcelo Rios 360,000 A. Agassi 75 63 64
    Mar. 29 Grand Prix Hassan II (Casablanca) Andrea Gaudenzi 30,000 A. Calatrava 64 57 64

    Apr. 12 Gold Flake Open (Chennai) Patrick Rafter 58,000 M. Tillstrom 63 64
    Apr. 12 Salem Open (Hong Kong) Kenneth Carlsen 45,000 B. Black 62 60
    Apr. 12 Estoril Open Alberto Berasategui 84,000 T. Muster 36 61 63
    Apr. 19 Japan Open (Tokyo) Andrei Pavel 95,000 B. Black 63 64
    Apr. 19 Open Seat - Godo (Barcelona) Todd Martin 135,600 A. Berasategui 62 16 63 62
    Apr. 26 Monte Carlo Open Carlos Moya 361,000 C. Pioline 63 60 75
    Apr. 26 US Clay Court Champs. (Orlando) Jim Courier 37,500 M. Chang 73 36 75

    May 3 BMW Open (Munich) Thomas Enqvist 70,000 A. Agassi 67 76 63
    May 3 AT&T Challenge (Atlanta) Pete Sampras 45,000 J. Stoltenberg 67 63 76 74
    May 3 Skoda Czech Open (Prague) Fernando Meligeni 48,200 S. Dosedel 61 64
    May 10 Panasonic German Open (Hamburg) Albert Costa 361,000 A. Corretja 62 60 10 (ret.)
    May 10 Red Clay Champs. (Coral Springs) Andrew Ilie 34,800 D. Sanguinetti 75 64
    May 17 Italian Open (Rome) Marcelo Rios 350,000 A. Costa Default
    May 24 Peugeot World Team Cup (Dusseldorf) Germany 500,000 Czech Republic 3-0
    May 24 Raiffeisen Grand Prix (St. Polten) Marcelo Rios 57,000 V. Spadea 62 60

    June 7 French Open (Paris) Carlos Moya 642,000 A. Corretja 63 75 63
    June 14 Stella Artois Grass Court (London) Scott Draper 85,000 L. Tieleman 76 64
    June 14 Gerry Weber Open (Halle) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 122,000 M. Larsson 64 64
    June 14 Tennis International (Carisbo) Julian Alonso $45,000 K. Alami 61 64
    June 21 The Nottingham Open Jonas Bjorkman 45,000 B. Black 63 62
    June 21 Heineken Open (Rosmalen) Patrick Rafter 66,400 M. Damm 76 62

    July 5 Wimbledon (London) Pete Sampras 727,146 G. Ivanisevic 67 76 64 36 62
    July 12 Hall of Fame Championships (Newport) Leander Paes 39,000 N. Godwin 63 62
    July 12 Swedish Open (Bastad) Magnus Gustafsson 45,000 A. Medvedev 62 63
    July 12 Rado Swiss Open (Gstaad) Alex Corretja 74,000 B. Becker 76 75 63
    July 26 Mercedes Cup (Stuttgart) Gustavo Kuerten 279,000 K. Kucera 46 62 64
    July 26 Legg Mason Classic (Washington, D.C.) Andre Agassi 95,000 S. Draper 62 60

    Aug. 2 EA Generali Open (Kitzbühel) Albert Costa 62,400 A. Gaudenzi 62 16 62 36 61
    Aug. 2 Croatian Championship (Umag) Bohdan Uihrach 54,000 M. Norman 63 76
    Aug. 2 Mercedes-Benz Cup (Los Angeles) Andre Agassi 45,000 T. Henman 64 64
    Aug. 9 Grolsch Open (Amsterdam) Magnus Norman 45,000 R. Fromberg 63 63 26 64
    Aug. 9 du Maurier Open (Montreal) Patrick Rafter 361,000 R. Krajicek 76 64
    Aug. 16 San Marino Open Dominik Hrbaty 39,000 M. Puerta 62 75
    Aug. 16 ATP Championships (Cincinnati) Patrick Rafter 361,000 P. Sampras 16 76 64
    Aug. 23 RCA/U.S. Hardcourts (Indianapolis) Alex Corretja 122,500 A. Agassi 26 62 63
    Aug. 23 Pilot Pen International (New Haven) Karol Kucera 122,500 G. Ivanisevic 64 57 62
    Aug. 30 Waldbaum's Hamlet Cup (Long Island) Patrick Rafter 45,000 F. Mantilla 76 62
    Aug. 30 MFS Pro Champs. (Boston) Michael Chang 45,000 P. Haarhuis 63 64

    Sept. 13 U.S. Open (New York) Patrick Rafter 700,000 M. Philippoussis 63 36 62 60
    Sept. 20 President's Cup (Tashkent) Tim Henman 66,400 Y. Kafelnikov 75 64
    Sept. 20 Samsung Open (Bournemouth) Felix Mantilla 54,000 A. Costa 63 75
    Sept. 20 Romanian Open (Bucharest) Francisco Clavet 45,000 A. DiPasquale 64 26 75

    Oct. 4 Mallorca Open Gustavo Kuerten $64,000 C. Moya 67(5) 62 63
    Oct. 4 Toulouse Open Jan Siemerink 54,000 G. Rusedski 64 64
    Oct. 4 Grand Slam Cup (Munich) Marcelo Rios 1,300,000 A. Agassi 64 26 76(1) 57 63
    Oct. 11 Swiss Indoors (Basel) Tim Henman 137,000 A. Agassi 64 63 36 64
    Oct. 11 Shanghai Open Michael Chang 45,000 G. Ivanisevic 46 61 62
    Oct. 11 Int'l Championship of Sicily Mariano Puerta 45,000 F. Squillari 63 62
    Oct. 18 Heineken Open (Singapore) Marcelo Rios 107,000 M. Woodforde 64 62
    Oct. 18 CA Tennis Trophy (Vienna) Pete Sampras 125,400 K. Kucera 63 76(3) 61
    Oct. 25 Czech Indoors (Ostrava) Andre Agassi 137,000 J. Kroslak 62 36 63
    Oct. 25 Lyon Grand Prix Alex Corretja 101,500 T. Haas 26 76(6) 61

    Nov. 1 Eurocard Open (Stuttgart) Richard Krajicek $376,000 Y. Kafelnikov 64 63 63
    Nov. 1 Mexican Open (Mexico City) Jiri Novak 45,000 X. Malisse 64 63 63 63 63
    Nov. 8 Paris Open Greg Rusedski 393,000 P. Sampras 64 76 63
    Nov. 8 Colombian Open (Bogota) Mariano Zabaleta 45,000 R. Delgato 64 64
    Nov. 15 Stockholm Open Todd Martin 112,000 T. Johansson 63 64 64
    Nov. 15 Kremlin Cup (Moscow) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 157,400 G. Ivanisevic 76 76
    Nov. 15 Chevrolet Cup (Santiago) Francisco Clavet 45,000 Y. El Aynaoui 62 64
    Nov. 22 ATP Doubles Champs. (Hartford) Jacco Eltingh/
    Paul Haarhuis 168,500 M. Knowles/
    D. Nestor 64 62 75
    Nov. 29 ATP World Championship (Hannover) Alex Corretja 1,360,000 C. Moya 36 36 75 63 75
     
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  4. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    Great info!

    Not very tided and ordened, but helpful as well :)
     
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    The info's great, albeit unsolicited.

    I too could boost my post count by cutting an pasting stuff from all over the internet.....
     
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    Been waiting for someone to post this key piece of information.
     
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  7. SAMPRAS

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    1998 Grand Slam Tournaments

    Australian Open


    Men's Singles



    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Pete Sampras; #4 Jonas Bjorkman; #6 Petr Korda; #9 Marcelo Rios; plus unseeded Alberto Berasategui, Nicolas Escude, Nicolas Kiefer and Karol Kucera.



    Quarterfinals
    Kucera def. Sampras 64 62 67(5) 63
    Korda def. Bjorkman 36 57 63 64 62
    Escude def. Kiefer 46 36 64 61 62
    Rios def. Berasategui 67(6) 64 64 60

    Semifinals
    Korda def. Kucera 61 64 16 62
    Rios def. Escude 61 63 62

    Final
    Korda def. Rios 62 62 62


    Doubles Finals

    Men— #5 Jonas Bjorkman & Jacco Eltingh def. #1 Mark Woodforde & Todd Woodbridge, 6-2, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

    Women— Martina Hingis & Mirjana Lucic def. #1 Lindsay Davenport & Natasha Zvereva, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

    Mixed— Justin Gimelstob & Venus Williams def. #5 Cyril Suk & Helena Sukova, 6-2, 6-1.


    French Open

    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #3 Marcelo Rios; #12 Carlos Moya; #14 Alex Corretja; #15 Felix Mantilla; plus unseated Hicham Arazi, Filip Dewulf, Thomas Muster and Cedric Pioline.

    Quarterfinals
    Mantilla def. Muster 64 62 46 63
    Moya def. Rios 61 26 62 64
    Corretja def. Dewulf 75 64 63
    Pioline def. Arazi 36 62 76(6) 46 63

    Semifinals
    Moya def. Mantilla 57 62 64 62
    Corretja def. Pioline 63 64 62

    Final
    Moya def. Corretja 63 75 63

    Doubles Finals

    Men— #1 Paul Haarhuis & Jacco Eltingh def. Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

    Women—#2 Martina Hingis & Jana Novotna def. #1 Lindsay Davenport & Natasha Zvereva, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

    Mixed— Justin Gimelstob & Venus Williams def. Serena Williams & Luis Lobo, 6-4, 6-4.

    Wimbledon


    Men's Singles


    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Pete Sampras; #3 Petr Korda; #9 Richard Krajicek; #12 Tim Henman; #14 Goran Ivanisevic; plus unseeded Mark Philippoussis, Davide Sanguinetti and Jan Siemerink.

    Quarterfinals
    Sampras def. Philippoussis 76(5) 64 64
    Henman def. Korda 63 64 62
    Ivanisevic def. Siemerink 76(10) 76(5) 76(6)
    Krajicek def. Sanguinetti 62 63 64

    Semifinals
    Sampras def. Henman 63 46 75 63
    Ivanisevic def. Krajicek 63 64 57 67(5) 15-13

    Final
    Sampras def. Ivanisevic 67(2) 76(9) 64 36 62


    Women's Singles
    Women's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Martina Hingis; #2 Lindsay Davenport; #3 Jana Novotna; #5 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario; #6 Monica Seles; #7 Venus Williams; #16 Nathalie Tauziat; plus unseeded Natasha Zvereva.

    Quarterfinals
    Hingis def. Sanchez Vicario 63 36 63
    Novotna def. Williams 75 76(2)
    Zvereva def. Seles 76(4) 62
    Tauziat def. Davenport 63 63

    Semifinals
    Novotna def. Hingis 64 64
    Tauziat def. Zvereva 16 76(1) 63

    Final
    Novotna def. Tauziat 64 76(2)


    Doubles Finals

    Doubles Finals
    Men— #1 Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis def. #2 Mark Woodforde & Todd Woodbridge, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 10-8.

    Women— #1 Martina Hingis & Jana Novotna def. #2 Lindsay Davenport & Natasha Zvereva, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6.

    Mixed— Max Mirnyi & Serena Williams def. #5 Mahesh Bhupathi & Mirjana Lucic, 6-4, 6-4.


    U.S. Open


    Men's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Pete Sampras, #3 Patrick Rafter, #9 Karol Kucera, #10 Carlos Moya, #12 Jonas Bjorkman; plus unseeded Thomas Johansson, Magnus Larsson and Mark Philippoussis.

    Quarterfinals
    Sampras def. Kucera 63 75 64
    Rafter def. Bjorkman 62 63 75
    Philippoussis def. Johansson 46 63 67(3) 63 76(10)
    Moya def. Larsson 64 63 63

    Semifinals
    Rafter def. Sampras 67(8)64 26 64 63
    Philippoussis def. Moya 61 64 57 64

    Final
    Rafter def. Philippoussis 63 36 62 60

    Women's Singles
    FINAL EIGHT— #1 Martina Hingis; #2 Lindsay Davenport; #3 Jana Novotna; #4 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, #5 Venus Williams, #6 Monica Seles, #11 Patty Schnyder and #13 Amanda Coetzer.

    Quarterfinals
    Hingis def. Seles 64 64
    Novotna def. Schnyder 62 63
    Williams def. Sanchez Vicario 26 61 61
    Davenport def. Coetzer 60 64

    Semifinals
    Hingis def. Novotna 36 61 64
    Davenport def. Williams 64 64

    Final
    Davenport def. Hingis 63 75
    Doubles Finals

    Men— #15 Sandon Stolle & Cyril Suk def. #6 Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-2.

    Women— #1 Martina Hingis & Jana Novotna def. #2 Lindsay Davenport & Natasha Zvereva 6-3, 6-3.

    Mixed— Serena Williams & Max Mirnyi def. #3 Lisa Raymond & Patrick Galbraith 6-2, 6-2.
     
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  8. SAMPRAS

    SAMPRAS Semi-Pro

    Joined:
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    Final 1998 Computer Rankings and Money Won
    Listed are events won and times a finalist and semifinalist (Finish, 1-2-SF), match record (W-L), and earnings for the year.

    Men
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Pete Sampras 4-3-3 61-17 $3,931,497
    2 Marcelo Rios 7-1-4 68-17 3,420,054
    3 Alex Corretja 5-2-2 57-21 2,702,569
    4 Patrick Rafter 6-0-2 60-21 2,867,017
    5 Carlos Moya 2-2-4 49-28 2,572,553
    6 Andre Agassi 5-5-2 68-18 1,836,233
    7 Tim Henman 2-2-5 59-29 1,448,770
    8 Karol Kucera 2-2-5 53-29 1,402,557
    9 Greg Rusedski 2-3-3 53-22 1,860,437
    10 Richard Krajicek 2-1-5 45-15 1,219,624
    11 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3-3-3 57-29 2,543,077
    12 Goran Ivanisevic 1-4-1 44-28 1,541,177
    13 Petr Korda 2-0-0 34-21 1,387,393
    14 Albert Costa 2-2-0 47-25 1,013,446
    15 Mark Philippousis 1-1-1 33-20 1,272,620
    16 Todd Martin 2-0-3 44-21 771,943
    17 Thomas Johansson 0-2-6 45-31 667,858
    18 Cedric Pioline 0-2-4 41-29 808,688
    19 Jan Siemerink 2-0-3 41-25 638,990
    20 Felix Mantilla 1-2-4 42-26 823,916

    WOMEN
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Lindsay Davenport 6-4-5 69-15 $3,052,105
    2 Martina Hingis 5-3-6 67-13 3,375,989
    3 Jana Novotna 4-3-4 51-16 2,153,800
    4 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 2-3-4 48-20 1,596,154
    5 Venus Williams 3-4-3 53-13 1,767,924
    6 Monica Seles 2-2-5 46-13 1,054,130
    7 Mary Pierce 4-1-0 35-12 703,692
    8 Conchita Martinez 2-2-0 40-21 903,131
    9 Steffi Graf 3-0-4 33-9 569,845
    10 Nathalie Tauziat 0-2-6 42-24 1,038,310
    11 Patty Schnyder 5-1-1 56-22 942,828
    12 Doninique van Roost 1-4-2 47-26 483,601
    13 Anna Kournikova 0-1-3 40-19 568,771
    14 Sandrine Testud 1-1-4 52-27 499,940
    15 Irina Spirlea 1-1-3 36-25 554,398
    16 Natasha Zvereva 0-0-3 36-22 953,457
    17 Amanda Coetzer 1-0-2 32-23 557,093
    18 Ai Sugiyama 2-0-1 37-21 377,728
    19 Silvia Farina 0-4-1 42-26 291,186
    20 Serena Williams 0-0-1 29-11 310,211

    Davis Cup

    Sweden romped to a 5-0 sweep of the United States in the 1997 Davis Cup Finals. It was the Swedes' sixth Davis Cup title overall and their fifth in the last 13 years. The Finals shutout was the first since Sweden blanked India in 1987. The Americans hadn't been shutout in the finals since 1973, when they were crushed by Australia.


    1997 Final

    Sweden 5, United States 0
    at Goteborg, Sweden (Nov. 28-30)

    Day One— Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) def. Michael Chang (USA), 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; Magnus Larsson (SWE) def. Pete Sampras (USA), 3-6, 7-6 (1), 2-1 (def.).

    Day Two— Bjorkman & Nicklas Kulti (SWE) def. Todd Martin & Jonathan Stark (USA), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

    Day Three— Bjorkman (SWE) def. Stark (USA), 6-1, 6-1; Larsson (SWE) def. Chang (USA), 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-4.


    1998 Early Rounds

    First Round
    (April 3-5)

    Winner Loser
    at United States 3 Russia 2
    Sweden 3 at Slovakia 2
    at Germany 5 South Africa 0
    Spain 3 at Brazil 2
    at Switzerland 3 Czech Republic 2
    at Italy 4 India 1
    Zimbabwe 3 at Australia 2
    at Belgium 3 Netherlands 2

    Quarterfinals
    (July 17-19)

    Winner Loser
    at United States 4 Belgium 1
    Sweden 3 at Germany 2
    at Spain 4 Switzerland 1
    at Italy 5 Zimbabwe 0


    Semifinals

    Italy 4, United States 1
    at Milwaukee, Wisc. (Sept. 25-27)

    Day One— Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (USA), 6-2, 0-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(4); Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) def. Todd Martin (USA), 7-6(0), 6-3, 7-6(8).

    Day Two— Diego Nargiso & Gaudenzi (ITA) def. Martin & Justin Gimelstob (USA), 6-4, 7-6(3), 5-7, 2-6, 6-3.

    Day Three— Gianluca Pozzi (ITA) def. Gimelstob (USA), 7-6(4), 7-5; Gambill (USA) def. Sanguinetti (ITA), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.


    Sweden 4, Spain 1
    at Stockholm, Sweden (Sept. 25-27)

    Day One— Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) def. Alex Corretja (SPA), 6-3, 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3; Thomas Johansson (SWE) def. Carlos Moya (SPA), 7-5, 7-6(4), 7-6(6).

    Day Two— Bjorkman & Nicklas Kulti (SWE) def. Javier Sanchez & Julian Alonso (SPA), 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

    Day Three— Bjorkman (SWE) def. Moya (SPA), 6-3, 7-5; Alonso (SPA) def. Johansson (SWE), 6-1, 7-6(0).
     
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  9. SAMPRAS

    SAMPRAS Semi-Pro

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    Final 1998 Computer Rankings and Money Won
    Listed are events won and times a finalist and semifinalist (Finish, 1-2-SF), match record (W-L), and earnings for the year.

    Men
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Pete Sampras 4-3-3 61-17 $3,931,497
    2 Marcelo Rios 7-1-4 68-17 3,420,054
    3 Alex Corretja 5-2-2 57-21 2,702,569
    4 Patrick Rafter 6-0-2 60-21 2,867,017
    5 Carlos Moya 2-2-4 49-28 2,572,553
    6 Andre Agassi 5-5-2 68-18 1,836,233
    7 Tim Henman 2-2-5 59-29 1,448,770
    8 Karol Kucera 2-2-5 53-29 1,402,557
    9 Greg Rusedski 2-3-3 53-22 1,860,437
    10 Richard Krajicek 2-1-5 45-15 1,219,624
    11 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3-3-3 57-29 2,543,077
    12 Goran Ivanisevic 1-4-1 44-28 1,541,177
    13 Petr Korda 2-0-0 34-21 1,387,393
    14 Albert Costa 2-2-0 47-25 1,013,446
    15 Mark Philippousis 1-1-1 33-20 1,272,620
    16 Todd Martin 2-0-3 44-21 771,943
    17 Thomas Johansson 0-2-6 45-31 667,858
    18 Cedric Pioline 0-2-4 41-29 808,688
    19 Jan Siemerink 2-0-3 41-25 638,990
    20 Felix Mantilla 1-2-4 42-26 823,916

    WOMEN
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Lindsay Davenport 6-4-5 69-15 $3,052,105
    2 Martina Hingis 5-3-6 67-13 3,375,989
    3 Jana Novotna 4-3-4 51-16 2,153,800
    4 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 2-3-4 48-20 1,596,154
    5 Venus Williams 3-4-3 53-13 1,767,924
    6 Monica Seles 2-2-5 46-13 1,054,130
    7 Mary Pierce 4-1-0 35-12 703,692
    8 Conchita Martinez 2-2-0 40-21 903,131
    9 Steffi Graf 3-0-4 33-9 569,845
    10 Nathalie Tauziat 0-2-6 42-24 1,038,310
    11 Patty Schnyder 5-1-1 56-22 942,828
    12 Doninique van Roost 1-4-2 47-26 483,601
    13 Anna Kournikova 0-1-3 40-19 568,771
    14 Sandrine Testud 1-1-4 52-27 499,940
    15 Irina Spirlea 1-1-3 36-25 554,398
    16 Natasha Zvereva 0-0-3 36-22 953,457
    17 Amanda Coetzer 1-0-2 32-23 557,093
    18 Ai Sugiyama 2-0-1 37-21 377,728
    19 Silvia Farina 0-4-1 42-26 291,186
    20 Serena Williams 0-0-1 29-11 310,211

    Davis Cup

    Sweden romped to a 5-0 sweep of the United States in the 1997 Davis Cup Finals. It was the Swedes' sixth Davis Cup title overall and their fifth in the last 13 years. The Finals shutout was the first since Sweden blanked India in 1987. The Americans hadn't been shutout in the finals since 1973, when they were crushed by Australia.


    1997 Final

    Sweden 5, United States 0
    at Goteborg, Sweden (Nov. 28-30)

    Day One— Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) def. Michael Chang (USA), 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; Magnus Larsson (SWE) def. Pete Sampras (USA), 3-6, 7-6 (1), 2-1 (def.).

    Day Two— Bjorkman & Nicklas Kulti (SWE) def. Todd Martin & Jonathan Stark (USA), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

    Day Three— Bjorkman (SWE) def. Stark (USA), 6-1, 6-1; Larsson (SWE) def. Chang (USA), 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-4.


    1998 Early Rounds

    First Round
    (April 3-5)

    Winner Loser
    at United States 3 Russia 2
    Sweden 3 at Slovakia 2
    at Germany 5 South Africa 0
    Spain 3 at Brazil 2
    at Switzerland 3 Czech Republic 2
    at Italy 4 India 1
    Zimbabwe 3 at Australia 2
    at Belgium 3 Netherlands 2

    Quarterfinals
    (July 17-19)

    Winner Loser
    at United States 4 Belgium 1
    Sweden 3 at Germany 2
    at Spain 4 Switzerland 1
    at Italy 5 Zimbabwe 0


    Semifinals

    Italy 4, United States 1
    at Milwaukee, Wisc. (Sept. 25-27)

    Day One— Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (USA), 6-2, 0-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(4); Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) def. Todd Martin (USA), 7-6(0), 6-3, 7-6(8).

    Day Two— Diego Nargiso & Gaudenzi (ITA) def. Martin & Justin Gimelstob (USA), 6-4, 7-6(3), 5-7, 2-6, 6-3.

    Day Three— Gianluca Pozzi (ITA) def. Gimelstob (USA), 7-6(4), 7-5; Gambill (USA) def. Sanguinetti (ITA), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.


    Sweden 4, Spain 1
    at Stockholm, Sweden (Sept. 25-27)

    Day One— Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) def. Alex Corretja (SPA), 6-3, 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3; Thomas Johansson (SWE) def. Carlos Moya (SPA), 7-5, 7-6(4), 7-6(6).

    Day Two— Bjorkman & Nicklas Kulti (SWE) def. Javier Sanchez & Julian Alonso (SPA), 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

    Day Three— Bjorkman (SWE) def. Moya (SPA), 6-3, 7-5; Alonso (SPA) def. Johansson (SWE), 6-1, 7-6(0).
     
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  10. SAMPRAS

    SAMPRAS Semi-Pro

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    Final 1997 Computer Rankings and Money Won

    Men
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Pete Sampras 8-0-1 55-12 $6,498,311
    2 Patrick Rafter 1-6-4 65-29 2,923,519
    3 Michael Chang 5-0-5 57-21 2,541,830
    4 Jonas Bjorkman 3-2-8 71-26 1,950,375
    5 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3-1-5 55-27 3,207,757
    6 Greg Rusedski 2-4-5 53-23 1,515,473
    7 Carlos Moya 1-5-4 56-30 1,137,400
    8 Sergi Bruguera 0-4-2 49-28 1,227,428
    9 Thomas Muster 2-1-3 46-24 2,166,590
    10 Marcelo Rios 1-4-0 60-26 1,397,445
    11 Richard Krajicek 3-1-1 49-19 1,434,564
    12 Alex Corretja 3-2-2 49-22 1,182,807
    13 Petr Korda 1-3-4 55-24 1,515,483
    14 Gustavo Kuerten 1-2-1 36-25 1,586,753
    15 Goran Ivanisevic 3-2-5 53-22 1,458,257
    16 Felix Mantilla 5-1-1 53-22 1,105,593
    17 Tim Henman 2-2-3 48-24 1,828,358
    18 Mark Philippoussis 3-2-1 48-21 904,211
    19 Albert Costa 2-0-4 44-22 864,684
    20 Cedric Pioline 1-1-5 36-28 999,701

    WOMEN
    Finish
    1-2-SF W-L Earnings
    1 Martina Hingis 12-1-2 75-5 $3,400,196
    2 Jana Novotna 4-3-5 54-15 1,685,115
    3 Lindsay Davenport 6-2-3 59-16 1,533,101
    4 Amanda Coetzer 2-1-10 61-26 701,994
    5 Monica Seles 3-4-1 45-13 914,020
    6 Iva Majoli 3-0-4 45-23 1,227,332
    7 Mary Pierce 1-4-1 45-15 881,639
    8 Irina Spirlea 0-1-5 47-23 720,758
    9 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 0-2-4 47-24 890,512
    10 Mary Joe Fernandez 1-0-4 40-18 769,132
    11 Nathalie Tauziat 1-2-1 45-21 600,642
    12 Conchita Martinez 0-2-3 37-19 528,544
    13 Sandrine Testud 1-1-0 44-23 417,753
    14 Anke Huber 0-2-2 36-23 411,315
    15 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 1-0-4 36-27 348,247
    16 Sabine Appelmans 0-1-0 39-28 339,845
    17 Lisa Raymond 0-2-2 31-21 450,070
    18 Dominique van Roost 2-2-1 44-17 274,010
    19 Ruxandra Dragomir 0-1-2 37-26 381,500
    20 Ai Sugiyama 1-2-0 32-28 307,837





    1998 Final

    Sweden 4, Italy 1
    at Milan, Italy (Dec. 4-6)

    Day One— Magnus Norman (SWE) def. Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA), 6-7, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-6, ret; Magnus Gustafsson (SWE) def. Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-0.

    Day Two— Jonas Bjorkman & Nicklas Kulti (SWE) def. Sanguinetti/Diego Nargiso (ITA), 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, 6-3.

    Day Three— Nargiso (ITA) def. Norman (SWE), 6-2, 6-3; Gustafsson (SWE) def. Gianluca Pozzi (ITA), 6-4, 6-2.


    1998 Fed Cup


    Originally the Federation Cup and started in 1963 by the International Tennis Federation as the Davis Cup of women's tennis. Played by 32 teams over one week at one site through 1994. Tournament changed in 1995 to Davis Cup-style format of four rounds and home sides.


    Quarterfinals
    (April 17-19)

    Winner Loser
    France 3 Belgium 2
    Switzerland 4 Czech Republic 1
    Spain 3 Germany 2
    USA 5 Netherlands 0

    Semifinals

    Switzerland 5, France 0
    at Sion, Switzerland (July 25-26)

    Day One— Martina Hingis (SWI) def. Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA), 7-5, 6-1; Patty Schnyder (SWI) def. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

    Day Two— Hingis (SWI) def. Mauresmo (FRA), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2; Schnyder (SWI) def. Halard-Decugis (FRA), 6-3, 6-2; Emmanuelle Gagliardi & Schnyder (SWI) def. Nathalie Tauziat & Alexandra Fusai (FRA), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.



    Spain 3, United States 2
    at Madrid, Spain (July 25-26)

    Day One— Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA) def. Lisa Raymond (USA), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0; Monica Seles (USA) def. Conchita Martinez (SPA), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

    Day Two— Seles (USA) def. Sanchez Vicario (SPA), 6-4, 6-0; Martinez (SPA) def. Raymond (USA), 7-6 (7-1), 6-4; Sanchez Vicario & Martinez (SPA) def. Raymond & Mary Jo Fernandez (USA), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 11-9.

    Finals
    Spain 3, Switzerland 2

    at Geneva, Switzerland (Sept. 19-20)

    Day One— Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (SPA) def. Patty Schnyder (SWI), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Martina Hingis (SWI) def. Conchita Martinez (SPA), 6-4, 6-4.

    Day Two— Hingis (SWI) def. Sanchez Vicario (SPA), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Martinez (SPA) def. Schnyder (SWI), 6-3, 2-6, 9-7; Sanchez Vicario & Martinez (SPA) def. Hingis & Schnyder (SWI), 6-0, 6-2.


    Singles Leaders


    Official Top 20 computer rankings and money leaders of men's and women's tours for 1997 and unofficial rankings and money leaders for 1998 (through Sept. 28), as compiled by the ATP Tour (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association). Note that money lists include doubles earnings.
     
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  11. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    And I was wondering how SAMPRAS got up to 450 posts.
    10 posts here, 100 posts in the "best serve with pics" thread, another 100 with the "best forehand with pics" thread

    Lol.
     
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  12. Phil

    Phil Hall of Fame

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    What a waste of bandwidth. "Player" fans can be pretty repulsive in their behavior (see the Graf, Seles, Nadal fans, too).
     
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  13. Andy Hewitt

    Andy Hewitt Professional

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    This guy..... :neutral:
     
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    Marat Safinator Banned

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