2001 RCA Championships – Doubles

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2001 RCA Championships
Champions   The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Brian MacPhie
Runners-up   India Mahesh Bhupathi
Canada Sébastien Lareau
Final score   7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
Events
Singles   Doubles

Lleyton Hewitt and Sandon Stolle were the defending champions but only Stolle competed that year with Max Mirnyi.

Mirnyi and Stolle lost in the quarterfinals to Mark Knowles and Brian MacPhie.

Knowles and MacPhie won in the final 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4 against Mahesh Bhupathi and Sébastien Lareau.

Seeds[edit]

The top four seeded teams received byes into the second round.

  1. Sweden Jonas Björkman / Australia Todd Woodbridge (Quarterfinals)
  2. Belarus Max Mirnyi / Australia Sandon Stolle (Quarterfinals)
  3. South Africa Ellis Ferreira / United States Rick Leach (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Joshua Eagle / Australia Andrew Florent (Second Round)
  5. The Bahamas Mark Knowles / United States Brian MacPhie (Champions)
  6. Czech Republic Leoš Friedl / Czech Republic Petr Pála (First Round)
  7. South Africa Chris Haggard / Belgium Tom Vanhoudt (Semifinals)
  8. India Mahesh Bhupathi / Canada Sébastien Lareau (Final)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
  8  India Mahesh Bhupathi
 Canada Sébastien Lareau
3 6 77  
   South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
 South Africa Robbie Koenig
6 4 65  
  8  India Mahesh Bhupathi
 Canada Sébastien Lareau
65 7 4
  5  The Bahamas Mark Knowles
 United States Brian MacPhie
77 5 6
7  South Africa Chris Haggard
 Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
6 3 0
  5  The Bahamas Mark Knowles
 United States Brian MacPhie
2 6 6  

Top Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
 
    1  Sweden J Björkman
 Australia T Woodbridge
6 77    
   United States B Coupe
 Brazil A Prieto
65 1          United States K Kim
 United States G Weiner
1 65    
   United States K Kim
 United States G Weiner
77 6         1  Sweden J Björkman
 Australia T Woodbridge
4 6 1  
   Germany M Hilpert
 Croatia L Zovko
3 4         8  India M Bhupathi
 Canada S Lareau
6 3 6  
   United States J Blake
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Zimonjić
6 6          United States J Blake
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Zimonjić
4 2  
WC  United States M Fish
 Romania A Pavel
4 6 4     8  India M Bhupathi
 Canada S Lareau
6 6    
8  India M Bhupathi
 Canada S Lareau
6 2 6       8  India M Bhupathi
 Canada S Lareau
3 6 77
         South Africa J-L de Jager
 South Africa R Koenig
6 4 65
    4  Australia J Eagle
 Australia A Florent
3 2    
   South Africa J-L de Jager
 South Africa R Koenig
78 7          South Africa J-L de Jager
 South Africa R Koenig
6 6    
   Croatia G Ivanišević
 Croatia I Ljubičić
66 5            South Africa J-L de Jager
 South Africa R Koenig
6    
   United States T Dent
 United States C Woodruff
3 6 6          United States T Dent
 United States C Woodruff
3 r    
   Australia A Kratzmann
 Australia P Tramacchi
6 1 2        United States T Dent
 United States C Woodruff
6 77  
   Czech Republic O Fukárek
 Spain T Robredo
3 6 6        Czech Republic O Fukárek
 Spain T Robredo
3 64    
6  Czech Republic L Friedl
 Czech Republic P Pála
6 4 2  

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
7  South Africa C Haggard
 Belgium T Vanhoudt
3 6 6  
   Brazil A Sá
 Brazil A Simoni
6 4 0     7  South Africa C Haggard
 Belgium T Vanhoudt
6 6    
   United States D Bowen
 Australia A Fisher
6 6          United States D Bowen
 Australia A Fisher
1 3    
WC  United States R Ginepri
 United States R Ram
4 1         7  South Africa C Haggard
 Belgium T Vanhoudt
77 6    
   Czech Republic P Luxa
 Czech Republic R Štěpánek
6 6         3  South Africa E Ferreira
 United States R Leach
63 3    
WC  Australia A Ilie
 United States M Russell
1 3          Czech Republic P Luxa
 Czech Republic R Štěpánek
4 2  
    3  South Africa E Ferreira
 United States R Leach
6 6    
      7  South Africa C Haggard
 Belgium T Vanhoudt
6 3 0
5  The Bahamas M Knowles
 United States B MacPhie
6 6         5  The Bahamas M Knowles
 United States B MacPhie
2 6 6
   Israel H Levy
 United States J Waite
1 4       5  The Bahamas M Knowles
 United States B MacPhie
64 77 6  
   France A Clément
 France N Escudé
65 6 6        France A Clément
 France N Escudé
77 64 3  
WC  Morocco H Arazi
 France P-H Mathieu
77 3 2       5  The Bahamas M Knowles
 United States B MacPhie
77 6  
WC  United States E Taino
 United States D Wheaton
6 77         2  Belarus M Mirnyi
 Australia S Stolle
64 4    
WC  Sweden T Johansson
 France C Pioline
4 64       WC  United States E Taino
 United States D Wheaton
65 65  
    2  Belarus M Mirnyi
 Australia S Stolle
77 77    
 

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