1997 Newsweek Champions Cup – Doubles

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Doubles
1997 Newsweek Champions Cup
Champions The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Runners-up Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter
Final score 7–6, 4–6, 7–5
Events
Singles   Doubles

Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde were the defending champions but lost in the semifinals to Mark Philippoussis and Patrick Rafter.

Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor won in the final 7–6, 4–6, 7–5 against Philippoussis and Rafter.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde (Final)
  2. Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (Second Round)
  3. Zimbabwe Byron Black / Canada Grant Connell (Second Round)
  4. South Africa Ellis Ferreira / United States Patrick Galbraith (Second Round)
  5. Canada Sébastien Lareau / United States Alex O'Brien (Quarterfinals)
  6. The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor (Champions)
  7. Sweden Jonas Björkman / Sweden Nicklas Kulti (Quarterfinals)
  8. United States Rick Leach / United States Jonathan Stark (Quarterfinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Final[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
  1  Australia Todd Woodbridge
 Australia Mark Woodforde
4 6 6  
   Australia Mark Philippoussis
 Australia Patrick Rafter
6 4 7  
     Australia Mark Philippoussis
 Australia Patrick Rafter
6 6 5
  6  The Bahamas Mark Knowles
 Canada Daniel Nestor
7 4 7
6  The Bahamas Mark Knowles
 Canada Daniel Nestor
6 3 6
  Q  United States Scott Davis
 United States Kelly Jones
4 6 3  

Top Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
 
    1  Australia T Woodbridge
 Australia M Woodforde
6 6 6  
   United Kingdom N Broad
 South Africa P Norval
4 6 7        United Kingdom N Broad
 South Africa P Norval
3 7 4  
   France G Forget
 Switzerland M Rosset
6 3 5       1  Australia T Woodbridge
 Australia M Woodforde
6 7    
WC  United States L Jensen
 United States M Jensen
7 6         8  United States R Leach
 United States J Stark
3 5    
WC  United States J Courier
 United States C Woodruff
6 4       WC  United States L Jensen
 United States M Jensen
6 1  
   Australia S Stolle
 Czech Republic C Suk
6 3 4     8  United States R Leach
 United States J Stark
7 6    
8  United States R Leach
 United States J Stark
3 6 6       1  Australia T Woodbridge
 Australia M Woodforde
4 6 6
         Australia M Philippoussis
 Australia P Rafter
6 4 7
    3  Zimbabwe B Black
 Canada G Connell
6 4    
   Czech Republic J Novák
 Czech Republic P Vízner
2 3          Australia M Philippoussis
 Australia P Rafter
7 6    
   Australia M Philippoussis
 Australia P Rafter
6 6            Australia M Philippoussis
 Australia P Rafter
7 6  
   United States B MacPhie
 Australia M Tebbutt
4 4         5  Canada S Lareau
 United States A O'Brien
6 6    
   United States J Grabb
 United States R Reneberg
6 6          United States J Grabb
 United States R Reneberg
3 6  
   United States T Ho
 United States J Waite
1 5       5  Canada S Lareau
 United States A O'Brien
6 7    
5  Canada S Lareau
 United States A O'Brien
6 7    

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
6  The Bahamas M Knowles
 Canada D Nestor
4 7 6  
   United States D Johnson
 United States F Montana
6 5 3     6  The Bahamas M Knowles
 Canada D Nestor
7 6    
   Netherlands H J Davids
 Netherlands S Schalken
6 6 6     WC  South Africa W Ferreira
 South Africa G Muller
5 3    
WC  South Africa W Ferreira
 South Africa G Muller
4 7 7       6  The Bahamas M Knowles
 Canada D Nestor
7 6    
   Australia J Eagle
 Australia A Florent
3 2            Germany M-K Goellner
 South Africa B Talbot
5 4    
   Germany M-K Goellner
 South Africa B Talbot
6 6          Germany M-K Goellner
 South Africa B Talbot
4 6 6
    4  South Africa E Ferreira
 United States P Galbraith
6 3 4  
      6  The Bahamas M Knowles
 Canada D Nestor
6 3 6
7  Sweden J Björkman
 Sweden N Kulti
6 6         Q  United States S Davis
 United States K Jones
4 6 3
Q  South Africa M Ondruska
 India L Paes
2 4       7  Sweden J Björkman
 Sweden N Kulti
6 6    
   United States T Kronemann
 Australia D Macpherson
4 4          Argentina L Lobo
 Spain J Sánchez
3 3    
   Argentina L Lobo
 Spain J Sánchez
6 6         7  Sweden J Björkman
 Sweden N Kulti
6 4  
   United States J Tarango
 South Africa C van Rensburg
6 4         Q  United States S Davis
 United States K Jones
7 6    
Q  United States S Davis
 United States K Jones
7 6       Q  United States S Davis
 United States K Jones
7 6  
    2  Netherlands J Eltingh
 Netherlands P Haarhuis
6 4    
 

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