Originally Posted by TheFifthSet
The field from '98-'02 wasn't something to write home about, but '90-'97 was pretty darn good competition, incredibly good actually.
1997 was far from incredible. Rafter, the year-end world #2, only won a single title that year. The fact that Bjorkman, a doubles specialist, never finished higher than #24 at any other time in his career was in the top 5 is also telling.