1997 ATP Tour

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1997 ATP World Tour
Sampras ended the year at number 1 for the fifth straight year
Sampras ended the year at number 1 for the fifth straight year
Details
Duration 30 December 1996
– 10 November 1997
Categories Grand Slam (4)
ATP Super 9 (9)
ATP International Series Gold (12)
ATP International Series
Achievements
Most tournament titles United States Pete Sampras (7)
Most tournament finals United States Pete Sampras (7)
Prize money leader United States Pete Sampras ($6,494,461)
Points leader United States Pete Sampras (4547)
Awards
Player of the year United States Pete Sampras
Doubles Team of the year Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Most improved player of the year Australia Patrick Rafter
Newcomer of the year Spain Julian Alonso
Comeback player of the year Spain Sergi Bruguera
1996
1998

The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.

Schedule[edit]

The tables below summarise the results for the 1997 ATP Tour.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
ATP Super 9
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
30 December 1996 Hopman Cup
Australia Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 United States
2–1
 South Africa
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 Croatia
 France
 Australia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Switzerland
 Romania
 Germany
Adelaide, Australia
ATP International Series
$303,000
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6-2 6-1
Australia Scott Draper Sweden Mikael Tillström
United States Jeff Tarango
Russia Andrei Cherkasov
United States Alex O'Brien
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Slovakia Karol Kučera
Australia Patrick Rafter
United States Bryan Shelton

6-4 1-6 6-3
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Doha, Qatar
ATP International Series
$600,000
United States Jim Courier
7-5 6-7(5) 6-2
United Kingdom Tim Henman Spain Sergi Bruguera
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Austria Thomas Muster
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

6-3 6-2
Sweden Patrik Fredriksson
Sweden Magnus Norman
6 January Sydney, Australia
ATP International Series
$303,000
United Kingdom Tim Henman
6-3 6-1
Spain Carlos Moyà Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Spain Albert Costa
Australia Sandon Stolle
United States Alex O'Brien
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Australia Patrick Rafter
Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez

6-4 6-7 6-3
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
Auckland, New Zealand
ATP International Series
$303,000
Sweden Jonas Björkman
7-6(0) 6-0
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen South Africa Marcos Ondruska
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Chile Marcelo Ríos
United States Jan-Michael Gambill
Argentina Hernán Gumy
Germany Alex Rădulescu
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith

6-4 4-6 7-6
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
13 January
20 January
1997 Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,538,866
United States Pete Sampras
6-2 6-3 6-3
Spain Carlos Moyà Austria Thomas Muster
United States Michael Chang
Spain Albert Costa
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Spain Félix Mantilla
Chile Marcelo Ríos
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde

4-6 7-5 7-5 6-3
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
United States Rick Leach
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf

6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Latvia Larisa Neiland
27 January Zagreb, Croatia
ATP International Series
$375,000
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6)
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski Spain Javier Sánchez
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Germany Alex Rădulescu
Argentina Gastón Etlis
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Croatia Sasa Hirszon
Croatia Goran Ivanišević

6-4 6-3
South Africa Brent Haygarth
United States Mark Keil
Shanghai, China
ATP International Series
$305,000
Slovakia Ján Krošlák
6-2 7-6(2)
Russia Alexander Volkov New Zealand Brett Steven
India Leander Paes
United States Doug Flach
France Gérard Solvès
United States Jeff Tarango
France Jérôme Golmard
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett

7-6 6-7 7-5
Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Italy Stefano Pescosolido

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 February 1997 Davis Cup First Round
Ribeirão Preto, Brazil]] - Clay
Bucharest, Romania - Hard (i)
Sydney, Australia- Grass
Příbram, Czech Republic- Clay (i)
Rome, Italy - Clay
Majorca, Spain - Clay
Durban, South Africa - Hard
Luleå, Sweden- Hard (i)
First Round winners
 United States 4-1
 Netherlands 3-2
 Australia 4-1
 Czech Republic 3-2
 Italy 4-1
 Spain 4-1
 South Africa 3-1
 Sweden 4-1
First Round losers
 Brazil
 Romania
 France
 India
 Mexico
 Germany
 Russia
 Switzerland
10 February Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP International Series
$1,014,250
Austria Thomas Muster
7-5 7-6(3)
Croatia Goran Ivanišević Czech Republic Jiří Novák
United States Jim Courier
Germany Boris Becker
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Norway Christian Ruud
Netherlands Sander Groen
Croatia Goran Ivanišević

7-6 6-3
Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Marseille, France
ATP International Series
$514,250
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
6-4 1-0 ret
Chile Marcelo Ríos Spain Sergi Bruguera
France Fabrice Santoro
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Russia Andrei Chesnokov
Switzerland Marc Rosset
Germany Hendrik Dreekmann
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Sweden Magnus Larsson

6-3 6-4
France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
San Jose, CA, USA
ATP International Series
$303,000
United States Pete Sampras
3-6 5-0 ret
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski United States Todd Martin
United States Andre Agassi
United States Chris Woodruff
United States Richey Reneberg
Australia Grant Doyle
United States Michael Chang
United States Brian MacPhie
South Africa Gary Muller

4-6 7-6 7-5
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
17 February Antwerp, Belgium
ATP International Series Gold
$875,000
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6-2 7-5 6-4
United Kingdom Tim Henman Czech Republic Petr Korda
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Belgium Filip Dewulf
Belgium Dick Norman
Spain Francisco Clavet
Czech Republic Martin Damm
South Africa David Adams
France Olivier Delaître

3-6 6-2 6-1
Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Memphis, TN, USA
ATP International Series Gold
$700,000
United States Michael Chang
6-3 6-4
Australia Todd Woodbridge United States Todd Martin
Sweden Jonas Björkman
United States Richey Reneberg
New Zealand Brett Steven
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jeff Tarango
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith

6-2 6-3
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
24 February Philadelphia, PA, USA
ATP International Series Gold
$589,250
United States Pete Sampras
5-7 7-6(4) 6-3
Australia Patrick Rafter Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
South Africa Grant Stafford
United States Doug Flach
United States Jonathan Stark
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Australia Sandon Stolle
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien

6-3 6-3
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
Milan, Italy
ATP International Series Gold
$689,250
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
6-2 6-2
Spain Sergi Bruguera Germany David Prinosil
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Slovakia Karol Kučera
France Arnaud Boetsch
Argentina Pablo Albano
Sweden Peter Nyborg

6-4 7-6
South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 March Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ATP International Series
$725,000
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
7-6(4) 7-6(5)
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Italy Renzo Furlan
Germany Alex Rădulescu
Germany Michael Stich
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

7-6 6-4
Belgium Libor Pimek
South Africa Byron Talbot
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
ATP International Series
$303,000
Australia Mark Philippoussis
6-4 7-6(4)
United States Richey Reneberg United States Chris Woodruff
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Spain Carlos Moyà
Spain Albert Costa
France Jérôme Golmard
Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez

6-3 6-3
Sweden Jonas Björkman
United States Rick Leach
10 March Indian Wells Masters, CA, USA
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
United States Michael Chang
4-6 6-3 6-4 6-3
Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach Sweden Jonas Björkman
Austria Thomas Muster
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Spain Alberto Berasategui
France Cédric Pioline
Australia Mark Philippoussis
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

7-5 6-4
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter
Copenhagen, Denmark
ATP International Series
$203,000
Sweden Thomas Johansson
6-4 3-6 6-2
Czech Republic Martin Damm Germany Lars Burgsmüller
Slovakia Karol Kučera
Spain Tomás Carbonell
Slovakia Ján Krošlák
France Guillaume Raoux
Denmark Frederik Fetterlein
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
New Zealand Brett Steven

6-4 6-2
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
Denmark Frederik Fetterlein
17 March
24 March
Miami Masters, FL, USA
Tennis Masters Series
$2,450,000
Austria Thomas Muster
7-6(6) 6-3 6-1
Spain Sergi Bruguera United States Pete Sampras
United States Jim Courier
Germany Hendrik Dreekmann
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde

6-4 3-6 6-3
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
17 March St. Petersburg, Russia
ATP International Series
$300,000
Sweden Thomas Johansson
6-3 6-4
Italy Renzo Furlan Germany Michael Stich
Slovakia Ján Krošlák
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
France Olivier Delaître
Sweden Magnus Norman
France Arnaud Clément
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
New Zealand Brett Steven

6-4 6-3
Germany David Prinosil
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
24 March Casablanca, Morocco
ATP International Series
$203,000
Morocco Hicham Arazi
3-6 6-1 6-2
Argentina Franco Squillari Morocco Karim Alami
Austria Gilbert Schaller
Spain Fernando Vicente
Morocco Younes El Aynaoui
Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva
Portugal Nuno Marques

7-6 6-2
Morocco Karim Alami
Morocco Hicham Arazi
30 March 1997 Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Newport Beach, CA, USA - Hard
Adelaide, Australia - Grass
Pesaro, Italy - Carpet (i)
Växjö, Sweden - Carpet (i)
Quarterfinal winners
 United States 4-1
 Australia 5-0
 Italy 4-1
 Sweden 3-2
Quarterfinal losers
 Netherlands
 Czech Republic
 Spain
 South Africa

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 April Hong Kong, Hong Kong
ATP International Series
$303,000
United States Michael Chang
6-3 6-3
Australia Patrick Rafter Sweden Thomas Johansson
United States Brian MacPhie
Germany David Prinosil
United States Justin Gimelstob
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Canada Sébastien Lareau
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek

6-3 6-4
Germany Karsten Braasch
United States Jeff Tarango
Estoril, Portugal
ATP International Series
$600,000
Spain Àlex Corretja
6-3 7-5
Spain Francisco Clavet Spain Javier Sánchez
Spain Félix Mantilla
Austria Gilbert Schaller
France Fabrice Santoro
Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Carlos Moyà
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni

6-2 6-2
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Italy Filippo Messori
Chennai, India
ATP International Series
$405,000
Sweden Mikael Tillström
6-4 4-6 7-5
Germany Alex Rădulescu Romania Andrei Pavel
France Gérard Solvès
Sweden Magnus Norman
United States Jonathan Stark
United States MaliVai Washington
Germany Rainer Schüttler
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes

7-6 7-5
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Israel Eyal Ran
14 April Barcelona, Spain
ATP International Series Gold
$825,000
Spain Albert Costa
7-5 6-4 6-4
Spain Albert Portas Spain Carlos Moyà
Spain Alberto Berasategui
France Cédric Pioline
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
Morocco Karim Alami
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Jordi Burillo

7-6 7-6
Argentina Pablo Albano
Spain Àlex Corretja
Tokyo, Japan
ATP International Series Gold
$935,000
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
6-2 3-6 6-1
France Lionel Roux Australia Patrick Rafter
Sweden Thomas Johansson
Germany David Prinosil
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek

3-6 7-6 7-6
United States Justin Gimelstob
Australia Patrick Rafter
21 April Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
Chile Marcelo Ríos
6-4 6-3 6-3
Spain Àlex Corretja Spain Carlos Moyà
France Fabrice Santoro
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Norway Christian Ruud
Spain Carlos Costa
United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana

6-4 6-4
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Orlando, Florida
ATP International Series
$264,250
United States Michael Chang
4-6 6-2 6-1
South Africa Grant Stafford Australia Jason Stoltenberg
United States Chris Woodruff
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
United States Alex O'Brien
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
United States Mark Merklein
United States Vincent Spadea

6-4 4-6 6-4
United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jeff Salzenstein
28 April Prague, Czech Republic
ATP International Series
$340,000
France Cédric Pioline
6-2 5-7 7-6(4)
Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
France Fabrice Santoro
Germany Marcello Craca
Australia Richard Fromberg
Spain Albert Portas
Chile Marcelo Ríos
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes

6-1 6-1
Czech Republic Petr Luxa
Czech Republic David Škoch
Atlanta, GA, USA
ATP International Series
$303,000
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
7-6(2) 6-4
Australia Jason Stoltenberg Sweden Magnus Norman
United States Chris Woodruff
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Austria Gilbert Schaller
Australia Sandon Stolle
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti

6-2 7-6
United States Scott Davis
United States Kelly Jones
Munich, Germany
ATP International Series
$400,000
Australia Mark Philippoussis
4-6 6-2 6-1
Spain Àlex Corretja Czech Republic Slava Doseděl
Switzerland Marc Rosset
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Denmark Frederik Fetterlein
Germany Martin Sinner
Spain Carlos Moyà
Argentina Pablo Albano
Spain Àlex Corretja

3-6 7-5 6-2
Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Jens Knippschild

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May Hamburg Masters, Germany
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
6-0 6-4 6-2
Spain Félix Mantilla Germany Tommy Haas
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Sergi Bruguera
Spain Albert Costa
Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez

6-2 3-6 6-4
United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Piet Norval
Coral Springs, FL, USA
ATP International Series
$245,000
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
6-0 2-6 7-5
Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Steve Campbell
Belgium Johan Van Herck
Spain Juan Albert Viloca
Armenia Sargis Sargsian
United States David Witt
Australia Mark Woodforde
United States Dave Randall
United States Greg Van Emburgh

6-7 6-2 7-6
United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
12 May Rome Masters, Italy
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
Spain Àlex Corretja
7-5 7-5 6-3
Chile Marcelo Ríos Spain Alberto Berasategui
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
United States Jim Courier
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Australia Scott Draper
Morocco Karim Alami
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor

6-3 4-6 7-5
Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Alex O'Brien
19 May St. Poelten, Austria
ATP International Series
$400,000
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
7-6(2) 6-2
Australia Patrick Rafter Sweden Magnus Norman
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Austria Thomas Muster
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Morocco Karim Alami
United States Kyle Jones
United States Scott Melvile

6-2 7-6
United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
World Team Cup
Düsseldorf, Germany - Clay
Spain Spain
3-0
Australia Australia
26 May
2 June
1997 French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,544,184
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
6-3 6-4 6-2
Spain Sergi Bruguera Belgium Filip Dewulf
Australia Patrick Rafter
Sweden Magnus Norman
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Spain Galo Blanco
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek

7-6 4-6 6-3
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
United States Mahesh Bhupathi
Japan Rika Hiraki

6-4 6-1
United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 June Halle, NRW, Germany
ATP International Series
$875,000
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7-6(2) 6-7(5) 7-6(7)
Czech Republic Petr Korda Germany Boris Becker
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Germany Michael Stich
United States Jeff Tarango
United States Richey Reneberg
Austria Thomas Muster
Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Michael Stich

7-6 6-3
South Africa David Adams
South Africa Marius Barnard
London, Great Britain
ATP International Series
$675,000
Australia Mark Philippoussis
7-5 6-3
Croatia Goran Ivanišević Sweden Jonas Björkman
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
United States Pete Sampras
Germany Jens Knippschild
France Jérôme Golmard
Australia Patrick Rafter
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter

6-4 7-5
Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Bologna, Italy
ATP International Series
$303,000
Spain Félix Mantilla
4-6 6-2 6-1
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten Italy Marzio Martelli
Morocco Karim Alami
Italy Alberto Berasategui
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni

6-2 7-5
United States Dave Randall
United States Jack Waite
16 June Nottingham, Great Britain
ATP International Series
$303,000
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
6-4 7-5
Slovakia Karol Kučera United Kingdom Tim Henman
Australia Sandon Stolle
Australia Scott Draper
South Africa Grant Stafford
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
United States Alex O'Brien
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith

4-6 7-6 7-6
United Kingdom Danny Sapsford
United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
ATP International Series
$475,000
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
6-4 7-6(7)
France Guillaume Raoux United States Michael Chang
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Spain Francisco Clavet
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

6-4 7-5
United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
23 June
30 June
1997 Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$5,445,815
United States Pete Sampras
6-4 6-2 6-4
France Cédric Pioline Australia Todd Woodbridge
Germany Michael Stich
Germany Boris Becker
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
United Kingdom Tim Henman
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde

7-6(4) 7-6(7) 5-7 6-3
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Helena Suková

4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
Latvia Larisa Neiland

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 July Gstaad, Switzerland
ATP International Series
$525,000
Spain Félix Mantilla
6-1 6-4 6-4
Spain Juan Albert Viloca South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Spain Àlex Corretja
Switzerland Marc Rosset
Spain Javier Sánchez
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Spain Alberto Berasategui
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek

4-6 7-6 6-3
United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia Macpherson
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, RI, USA
ATP International Series
$255,000
Armenia Sargis Sargsian
7-6(0) 4-6 7-5
New Zealand Brett Steven India Leander Paes
South Africa Grant Stafford
Germany Alex Rădulescu
Australia Sandon Stolle
United States David Wheaton
Australia Mark Woodforde
United States Justin Gimelstob
New Zealand Brett Steven

6-3 6-4
United States Kent Kinnear
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Båstad, Sweden
ATP International Series
$303,000
Sweden Magnus Norman
7-5 6-2
Spain Juan Antonio Marín Spain Carlos Costa
Slovakia Karol Kučera
Sweden Patrik Fredriksson
United States Jeff Tarango
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström

6-0 6-3
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Magnus Larsson
14 July Stuttgart, Germany
ATP International Series Gold
$915,000
Spain Àlex Corretja
6-2 7-5
Slovakia Karol Kučera Spain Albert Portas
Spain Albert Costa
Spain Félix Mantilla
Spain Sergi Bruguera
Spain Alberto Berasategui
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni

6-3 6-7 6-1
United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
Washington, D.C., USA
ATP International Series Gold
$550,000
United States Michael Chang
5-7 6-2 6-1
Czech Republic Petr Korda New Zealand Brett Steven
United States David Wheaton
Australia Scott Draper
Germany Rainer Schüttler
United States Vincent Spadea
Germany Tommy Haas
United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen

6-4 6-4
South Africa Neville Godwin
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
21 July Los Angeles, CA, USA
ATP International Series
$303,000
United States Jim Courier
6-4 6-4
Sweden Thomas Enqvist Croatia Goran Ivanišević
France Guillaume Raoux
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien

7-6 6-4
India Mahesh Bhupathi
United States Rick Leach
Umag, Croatia
ATP International Series
$375,000
Spain Félix Mantilla
6-3 7-5
Spain Sergi Bruguera Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Carlos Moyà
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Spain Javier Sánchez
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Spain Albert Portas
Romania Dinu Pescariu
Italy Davide Sanguinetti

7-6 6-4
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Slovakia Karol Kučera
Kitzbühel, Austria
ATP International Series
$500,000
Belgium Filip Dewulf
7-6(2) 6-4 6-1
Spain Julian Alonso Czech Republic Slava Doseděl
Spain Galo Blanco
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Argentina Hernán Gumy
Austria Stefan Koubek
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Richard Fromberg
6-3 7-6
Austria Thomas Buchmayer
Austria Thomas Strengberger
28 July Canada Masters, Montreal
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
United States Chris Woodruff
7-5 4-6 6-3
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten United States Michael Chang
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
France Fabrice Santoro
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Australia Mark Philippoussis
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes

4-6 6-3 6-4
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ATP International Series
$475,000
Czech Republic Slava Doseděl
7-6(4) 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-2
Spain Carlos Moyà Sweden Magnus Norman
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Spain Francisco Clavet
Norway Christian Ruud
Spain Javier Sánchez
Netherlands John Van Lottum
Australia Paul Kilderry
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti

3-6 7-5 7-6
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
Belgium Libor Pimek

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 August Cincinnati Masters, OH, USA
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
United States Pete Sampras
6-3 6-4
Austria Thomas Muster Spain Albert Costa
United States Michael Chang
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Spain Sergi Bruguera
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde

6-4 6-2
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter
San Marino, San Marino
ATP International Series
$275,000
Spain Félix Mantilla
6-4 6-1
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Spain Carlos Costa
Norway Christian Ruud
Romania Adrian Voinea
Spain Javier Sánchez
Romania Andrei Pavel
Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Filippo Messori

7-5 6-4
United States Brandon Coupe
Mexico David Roditi
11 August Indianapolis, IN, USA
ATP International Series Gold
$915,000
Sweden Jonas Björkman
6-3 7-6(3)
Spain Carlos Moyà South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Australia Mark Woodforde
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
United States Andre Agassi
United States Tommy Ho
Australia Michael Tebbutt
Sweden Mikael Tillström

7-6 7-5
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Pilot Pen International
New Haven, CT, USA
ATP International Series Gold
$915,000
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7-6(4) 6-4
Australia Patrick Rafter Czech Republic Petr Korda
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
United Kingdom Tim Henman
United States David Wheaton
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Spain Sergi Bruguera
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes

6-3 7-5
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
18 August Long Island, NY, USA
ATP International Series
$303,000
Spain Carlos Moyà
6-4 7-6(1)
Australia Patrick Rafter Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Spain Julian Alonso
United States Michael Chang
United States Richey Reneberg
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
South Africa Marcos Ondruska
Germany David Prinosil
6-4 6-4
United States Mark Keil
United States T. J. Middleton
Boston, MA, USA
ATP International Series
$303,000
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
7-5 6-3
Chile Marcelo Ríos Spain Albert Costa
United States Jeff Tarango
Spain Àlex Corretja
Belgium Johan Van Herck
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Argentina Hernán Gumy
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

6-4 6-2
United States Dave Randall
United States Jack Waite
25 August
1 September
1997 US Open
New York, USA
Grand Slam
$5,152,000
Australia Patrick Rafter
6-3 6-2 4-6 7-5
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski Sweden Jonas Björkman
United States Michael Chang
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Chile Marcelo Ríos
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek

7-6 6-3
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
United States Rick Leach
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf

3–6, 7–5, 7–6 (7–3)
Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Mercedes Paz

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 September Marbella, Spain
ATP International Series
$303,000
Spain Albert Costa
6-3 6-2
Spain Alberto Berasategui Spain Galo Blanco
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Spain Francisco Roig
Morocco Karim Alami
Spain Julian Alonso
Morocco Karim Alami
Spain Julian Alonso

4-6 6-3 6-0
Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Jordi Burillo
Bournemouth Open
Bournemouth, Great Britain
ATP International Series
$375,000
Spain Félix Mantilla
6-2 6-2
Spain Carlos Moyà United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
South Africa Marcos Ondruska
Italy Davide Scala
Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Spain Jacobo Díaz
Belgium Christophe Van Garsse
United States Kent Kinnear
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov

7-6 6-2
Spain Alberto Martín
United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
ATP International Series
$328,000
United Kingdom Tim Henman
7-6(2) 6-4
Switzerland Marc Rosset Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Spain Francisco Clavet
Russia Andrei Stoliarov
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Spain Javier Sánchez
United States Vincent Spadea
Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
United States Vincent Spadea

6-4 6-7 6-0
Morocco Hicham Arazi
Israel Eyal Ran
15 September 1997 Davis Cup Semifinals
Washington, D.C., United States - Hard
Norrköping, Sweden - Carpet (i)
Semifinal winners
 United States 4-1
 Sweden 4-1
Semifinal losers
 Australia
 Italy
22 September Toulouse, France
ATP International Series
$375,000
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
7-5 5-7 6-4
Australia Mark Philippoussis United States Vincent Spadea
Germany Alex Rădulescu
United States Justin Gimelstob
France Arnaud Clément
Germany Tommy Haas
France Guillaume Raoux
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

6-3 7-6
France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Bucharest, Romania
ATP International Series
$475,000
Australia Richard Fromberg
6-1 7-6(2)
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Spain Francisco Clavet
Spain Carlos Costa
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Spain Albert Portas
Spain Javier Sánchez
Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez

7-5 7-5
Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Grand Slam Cup
Munich, Germany
Year-End Championships
Germany Boris Becker
6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Croatia Goran Ivanišević United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
France Cédric Pioline
Chile Marcelo Ríos
29 September Beijing, China
ATP International Series
$303,000
United States Jim Courier
7-6(10) 3-6 6-3
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Sweden Thomas Johansson
Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
Slovakia Ján Krošlák
Italy Gianluca Pozzi
Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Alex O'Brien
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes

7-5 7-6
United States Jim Courier
United States Alex O'Brien
Basel, Switzerland
ATP International Series
$975,000
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
6-3 7-6(6) 7-6(3)
Australia Mark Philippoussis United Kingdom Tim Henman
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Sweden Magnus Norman
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
France Lionel Roux
United Kingdom Tim Henman
Switzerland Marc Rosset

7-6 6-7 7-6
Germany Karsten Braasch
United States Jim Grabb
Palermo, Italy
ATP International Series
$303,000
Spain Alberto Berasategui
6-4 6-2
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý Spain Àlex Corretja
Spain Javier Sánchez
Spain Francisco Clavet
Spain Albert Portas
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Morocco Karim Alami
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
Belgium Libor Pimek

3-6 6-3 7-6
Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Argentina Daniel Orsanic

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 October Singapore, Singapore
ATP International Series Gold
$550,000
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
4-6 6-3 6-3
Germany Nicolas Kiefer Sweden Thomas Johansson
Sweden Mikael Tillström
United States Jonathan Stark
United States Jim Courier
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Chile Marcelo Ríos
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes

6-4 6-4
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
Vienna, Austria
ATP International Series Gold
$675,000
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
3-6 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-2 6-3
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski United Kingdom Tim Henman
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Slovakia Karol Kučera
United States Todd Martin
Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach
Sweden Magnus Larsson
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith

6-3 6-4
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Germany David Prinosil
13 October Ostrava, Czech Republic
ATP International Series
$975,000
Slovakia Karol Kučera
6-2 RET
Sweden Magnus Norman Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Austria Thomas Muster
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach
Italy Diego Nargiso
Spain Sergi Bruguera
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl

6-2 6-4
United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
Lyon, France
ATP International Series
$725,000
France Fabrice Santoro
6-4 6-4
Germany Tommy Haas Australia Mark Philippoussis
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
France Cédric Pioline
Spain Félix Mantilla
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith

3-6 6-2 6-4
France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
20 October Stuttgart Masters, Germany
Tennis Masters Series
$2,050,000
Czech Republic Petr Korda
7-6(6) 6-2 6-4
Netherlands Richard Krajicek Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
United States Todd Martin
Chile Marcelo Ríos
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde

7-6 7-6
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
Mexico City, Mexico
ATP International Series
$305,000
Spain Francisco Clavet
6-4 7-6(7)
Spain Juan Albert Viloca Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
Brazil André Sá
Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Spain Juan Antonio Marín
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Argentina Daniel Orsanic

4-6 6-3 7-6
Mexico Luis Herrera
Mexico Mariano Sanchez
27 October Paris Masters, France
Tennis Masters Series
$2,300,000
United States Pete Sampras
6-3 4-6 6-3 6-1
Sweden Jonas Björkman Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Austria Thomas Muster
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
France Guillaume Raoux
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

6-2 6-4
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
Bogotá, Colombia
ATP International Series
$303,000
Spain Francisco Clavet
6-3 6-3
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Italy Davide Sanguinetti
United States Vincent Spadea
Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Spain Jordi Burillo
Spain Carlos Costa
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
Argentina Luis Lobo
Brazil Fernando Meligeni

6-1 6-3
Morocco Karim Alami
Venezuela Maurice Ruah

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 November Santiago, Chile
ATP International Series
$303,000
Spain Julian Alonso
6-2 6-1
Chile Marcelo Ríos Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Spain Jordi Burillo
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
Czech Republic Radomír Vašek
Argentina Mariano Puerta
Germany Oliver Gross
Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Australia Andrew Kratzmann

7-6 5-7 6-4
Spain Julian Alonso
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Moscow, Russia
ATP International Series
$1,125,000
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7-6(2) 6-4
Czech Republic Petr Korda Canada Daniel Nestor
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Armenia Sargis Sargsian
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
United States Alex O'Brien
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk

6-4 6-3
South Africa David Adams
France Fabrice Santoro
Stockholm, Sweden
ATP International Series
$800,000
Sweden Jonas Björkman
3-6 7-6(2) 6-2 6-4
Netherlands Jan Siemerink Australia Patrick Rafter
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
United Kingdom Tim Henman
Slovakia Karol Kučera
France Cédric Pioline
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
United States Richey Reneberg

6-3 3-6 7-6
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
10 November 1997 ATP Tour World Championships Singles
Hanover, Germany
ATP Championships
United States Pete Sampras
6-3 6-2 6-2
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Sweden Jonas Björkman
Spain Carlos Moyà
Australia Patrick Rafter
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Austria Thomas Muster
Spain Sergi Bruguera
United Kingdom Tim Henman
United States Michael Chang
17 November 1997 ATP Tour World Championships Doubles
Hartford, CT, USA
ATP Championships
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark

6-3 6-4 7-6(3)
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
24 November Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final
Gothenburg, Sweden – Carpet (i)
 Sweden
5–0
 United States

ATP rankings[edit]

As of 6 January 1997
Rk Name Nation
1 Pete Sampras  USA
2 Michael Chang  USA
3 Goran Ivanišević  CRO
4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov  RUS
5 Thomas Muster  AUT
6 Boris Becker  GER
7 Richard Krajicek  NED
8 Andre Agassi  USA
9 Thomas Enqvist  SWE
10 Wayne Ferreira  RSA
11 Marcelo Ríos  CHI
12 Todd Martin  USA
13 Albert Costa  ESP
14 Stefan Edberg  SWE
15 Jim Courier  USA
16 Magnus Gustafsson  SWE
17 Jan Siemerink  NED
18 Félix Mantilla  ESP
19 Michael Stich  GER
20 Alberto Berasategui  ESP
Year-end rankings (15 December 1997)
Rk Name Nation Points High Low Change
1 Pete Sampras  USA 4547 1 1 Steady
2 Patrick Rafter  AUS 3210 2 63 Increase 61
3 Michael Chang  USA 3189 2 4 Decrease 1
4 Jonas Björkman  SWE 2949 4 65 Increase 61
5 Yevgeny Kafelnikov  RUS 2690 3 11 Decrease 1
6 Greg Rusedski  GBR 2617 4 56 Increase 41
7 Carlos Moyà  ESP 2508 5 28 Increase 21
8 Sergi Bruguera  ESP 2367 6 66 Increase 58
9 Thomas Muster  AUT 2353 2 12 Decrease 4
10 Marcelo Ríos  CHI 2317 6 13 Increase 1
11 Richard Krajicek  NED 2299 5 19 Decrease 4
12 Àlex Corretja  ESP 2275 4 26 Increase 13
13 Petr Korda  CZE 2261 8 34 Increase 21
14 Gustavo Kuerten  BRA 2215 8 89 Increase 73
15 Goran Ivanišević  CRO 2176 2 38 Decrease 12
16 Félix Mantilla  ESP 2110 11 19 Increase 2
17 Tim Henman  GBR 1929 14 24 Increase 7
18 Mark Philippoussis  AUS 1809 13 42 Increase 11
19 Albert Costa  ESP 1778 9 23 Decrease 6
20 Cédric Pioline  FRA 1534 20 46 Increase 2

Statistical information[edit]

List of players and singles titles won:

Titles won by nation:

  • United States 16 (Doha, Australian Open, San Jose, Memphis, Philadelphia, Indian Wells Masters, Hong Kong, Orlando, Wimbledon, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Canada Masters, Cincinnati Masters, Beijing, Paris Masters, Season-Ending Championships)
  • Spain 15 (Estoril, Barcelona, Rome Masters, Bologna, Gstaad, Stuttgart, Umag, San Marino, Long Island, Marbella, Bournemouth, Palermo, Mexico City, Bogotá, Santiago)
  • Sweden 9 (Auckland, Marseille, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Chennai, Båstad, Indianapolis, Singapore, Stockholm)
  • Australia 7 (Adelaide, Scottsdale, Munich, Coral Springs, London, US Open, Bucharest)
  • United Kingdom 4 (Sydney, Nottingham, Tashkent, Basel)
  • Netherlands 4 (Rotterdam, Tokyo, Rosmalen, Boston)
  • Croatia 3 (Zagreb, Milan, Vienna)
  • Russia 3 (Halle, New Haven, Moscow)
  • Austria 2 (Dubai, Miami Masters)
  • Czech Republic 2 (Amsterdam, Stuttgart Masters)
  • France 2 (Prague, Lyon)
  • Slovakia 2 (Shanghai, Ostrava)
  • Uruguay 2 (Atlanta, St. Poelten)
  • Armenia 1 (Newport)
  • Belgium 1 (Kitzbühel)
  • Brazil 1 (French Open)
  • Chile 1 (Monte Carlo Masters)
  • Germany 1 (Toulouse)
  • Morocco 1 (Casablanca)
  • Switzerland 1 (Antwerp)
  • Ukraine 1 (Hamburg Masters)

The following players won their first career title:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]