1998 Lipton Championships – Men's Singles

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1998 Lipton Championships
Champion   Chile Marcelo Ríos
Runner-up   United States Andre Agassi
Final score   7–5, 6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women
Lipton Championships
 < 1997 1999 > 

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

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

Seeds[edit]

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

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

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

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States P Sampras 6 6    
   Zimbabwe W Black 6 4 1        Spain J Sánchez 1 2    
   Spain J Sánchez 1 6 6       1  United States P Sampras 6 66 3  
LL  United States M Sell 6 3 2       32  South Africa W Ferreira 0 78 6  
   Belgium F Dewulf 1 6 6        Belgium F Dewulf 5 77 4
    32  South Africa W Ferreira 7 62 6  
      32  South Africa W Ferreira 77 2 5
      Q  United States S Campbell 63 6 7
    17  Spain A Berasategui 3 4    
   United States T Martin 4 77 7        United States T Martin 6 6    
   France J Golmard 6 64 5          United States T Martin 6 5 64
   Germany O Gross 4 2         Q  United States S Campbell 1 7 77  
Q  United States S Campbell 6 6       Q  United States S Campbell 3 6 6
    15  Australia M Philippoussis 6 3 3  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    LL  Argentina S Prieto 3 6 6  
   France A Clément 4 2       Q  Germany C Vinck 6 3 4  
Q  Germany C Vinck 6 6         LL  Argentina S Prieto 2 3    
LL  Argentina G Cañas 7 6         23  France F Santoro 6 6    
   United States R Reneberg 5 3       LL  Argentina G Cañas 6 63 1
    23  France F Santoro 2 77 6  
      23  France F Santoro 1 6 3
      8  Spain À Corretja 6 3 6
    26  Sweden M Larsson 4 61    
   Spain G Blanco 7 6          Spain G Blanco 6 77    
   Australia J Stoltenberg 5 4            Spain G Blanco 3 1  
   United States J Courier 6 6         8  Spain À Corretja 6 6    
WC  Czech Republic R Vašek 1 0          United States J Courier 611 3  
    8  Spain À Corretja 713 6    
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  Australia P Rafter 3 5    
   Spain J Alonso 6 4 4        United States V Spadea 6 7    
   United States V Spadea 3 6 6          United States V Spadea 4 5    
WC  Australia L Hewitt 4 6 4       29  United States A Agassi 6 7    
   France N Escudé 6 3 6        France N Escudé 2 3  
    29  United States A Agassi 6 6    
      29  United States A Agassi 77 4 6
      19  Spain Á Costa 65 6 1
    19  Spain Á Costa 7 6    
   Armenia S Sargsian 6 6          Armenia S Sargsian 5 1    
Q  Belgium D Norman 4 2         19  Spain Á Costa 78 3 6
WC  Argentina L Arnold Ker 6 3 6       14  France C Pioline 66 6 3  
   Belgium J van Herck 1 6 1     WC  Argentina L Arnold Ker 4 3  
    14  France C Pioline 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    12  Spain F Mantilla 77 4 63  
Q  Canada S Lareau 4 3          Netherlands P Haarhuis 63 6 77  
   Netherlands P Haarhuis 6 6            Netherlands P Haarhuis 3 r    
   United States J Tarango 6 7            United States J Tarango 6      
   Germany D Prinosil 1 5          United States J Tarango 7 6  
    21  Sweden M Norman 5 0    
         United States J Tarango 3 6 6
      6  Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 3 2
    28  Netherlands J Siemerink 6 6    
   Italy G Pozzi 6 6          Italy G Pozzi 3 2    
Q  Brazil R Jabali 4 3         28  Netherlands J Siemerink 4 65  
   Czech Republic C Doseděl 3 713 6       6  Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 77    
   Ecuador N Lapentti 6 611 4        Czech Republic C Doseděl 77 65 65
    6  Russia Y Kafelnikov 65 77 77  
 

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    5  United Kingdom G Rusedski 6 6    
   Slovakia D Hrbatý 6 6          Slovakia D Hrbatý 3 1    
   Czech Republic D Vacek 3 2         5  United Kingdom G Rusedski 6 710    
   Uruguay M Filippini 1 6 6       27  Switzerland M Rosset 1 68    
Q  Switzerland I Heuberger 6 1 2        Uruguay M Filippini 6 4 2
    27  Switzerland M Rosset 4 6 6  
      5  United Kingdom G Rusedski 2 2  
      22  Sweden T Enqvist 6 6  
    22  Sweden T Enqvist 6 5 6  
Q  United States D Wheaton 1 4          Spain C Costa 1 7 1  
   Spain C Costa 6 6         22  Sweden T Enqvist 6 3 6
   France G Raoux 6 77         11  Slovakia K Kučera 3 6 3  
   Czech Republic J Novák 4 63          France G Raoux 4 2  
    11  Slovakia K Kučera 6 6    
 

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    13  Spain S Bruguera 6 4 3  
Q  Netherlands D van Scheppingen 63 7 6     Q  Netherlands D van Scheppingen 3 6 6  
   Australia S Draper 77 5 3       Q  Netherlands D van Scheppingen 3 4    
Q  South Africa N Godwin 2 62         20  Croatia G Ivanišević 6 6    
   Canada D Nestor 6 77          Canada D Nestor 62 4  
    20  Croatia G Ivanišević 77 6    
      20  Croatia G Ivanišević 2 3  
      3  Chile M Ríos 6 6  
    30  Germany T Haas 6 6    
   Australia S Stolle 77 2 5        Australia M Tebbutt 2 4    
   Australia M Tebbutt 64 6 7       30  Germany T Haas 4 3  
   Germany H Dreekmann 3 6 6       3  Chile M Ríos 6 6    
   Sweden T Nydahl 6 1 4        Germany H Dreekmann 3 4  
    3  Chile M Ríos 6 6    
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    7  Sweden J Björkman 6 6    
WC  United States J Salzenstein 4 3       LL  India L Paes 3 4    
LL  India L Paes 6 6         7  Sweden J Björkman 66 63    
   Spain J A Viloca 3 2         25  Germany N Kiefer 78 77    
WC  United States M Washington 6 6       WC  United States M Washington 1 3  
    25  Germany N Kiefer 6 6    
      25  Germany N Kiefer 4 7 4
      10  Brazil G Kuerten 6 5 6
    24  Ukraine A Medvedev 7 6    
Q  Russia A Cherkasov 6 3 4     LL  United States B MacPhie 5 2    
LL  United States B MacPhie 2 6 6       24  Ukraine A Medvedev 2 6 65
Q  Spain F Roig 7 2 6       10  Brazil G Kuerten 6 4 77  
   Czech Republic B Ulihrach 5 6 1     Q  Spain F Roig 6 2 63
    10  Brazil G Kuerten 3 6 77  
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    16  Spain C Moyà 77 6    
WC  United States J-M Gambill 1 2          Australia M Woodforde 62 3    
   Australia M Woodforde 6 6         16  Spain C Moyà 1 4    
   Spain E Benfele Álvarez 5 4         18  United Kingdom T Henman 6 6    
   South Africa G Stafford 7 6          South Africa G Stafford 4 2  
    18  United Kingdom T Henman 6 6    
      18  United Kingdom T Henman 6 6  
      2  Czech Republic P Korda 4 4  
    31  Spain F Clavet 3 6 6  
   United States J Stark 6 6          United States J Stark 6 3 4  
LL  Spain O Burrieza 3 3         31  Spain F Clavet 4 6 3
   Zimbabwe B Black 66 7 65       2  Czech Republic P Korda 6 3 6  
Q  Paraguay R Delgado 78 5 77     Q  Paraguay R Delgado 2 65  
    2  Czech Republic P Korda 6 77    
 

References[edit]