1998 Eurocard Open – Singles

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Singles
1998 Eurocard Open
1997 ChampionCzech Republic Petr Korda
ChampionNetherlands Richard Krajicek
Runner-upRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Final score6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles Doubles
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The 1998 Stuttgart Masters (known as the Eurocard Open for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 3rd edition of the Stuttgart Masters, and was part of the ATP Super 9 of the 1998 ATP Tour. It took place at the Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, Germany, from October 26 through November 2, 1998.

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. All sixteen seeds received a bye into the second round.

  1. United States Pete Sampras (Semifinals)
  2. Chile Marcelo Ríos (Quarterfinals)
  3. Australia Patrick Rafter (Third Round)
  4. Spain Carlos Moyà (Second Round)
  5. Czech Republic Petr Korda (Second Round)
  6. United States Andre Agassi (Third Round)
  7. Spain Álex Corretja (Second Round)
  8. Slovakia Karol Kučera (Second Round)
  9. United Kingdom Tim Henman (Third Round)
  10. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Final)
  11. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Champion)
  12. Sweden Jonas Björkman (Semifinals)
  13. United Kingdom Greg Rusedski (Quarterfinals)
  14. Croatia Goran Ivanišević (Quarterfinals)
  15. Netherlands Jan Siemerink (Third Round)
  16. Spain Álbert Costa (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
            
1 United States Pete Sampras 77 4 65
11 Netherlands Richard Krajicek 62 6 77
11 Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6 6 6    
10 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 3 3    
12 Sweden Jonas Björkman 2 5  
10 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 7  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States P Sampras 6 6  
  Zimbabwe B Black 6 65 60   Germany N Kiefer 3 4  
  Germany N Kiefer 4 77 77 1 United States P Sampras 6 6  
  Czech Republic B Ulihrach 3 77 6   Czech Republic B Ulihrach 3 3  
  Australia R Fromberg 6 63 4   Czech Republic B Ulihrach 6 6  
16 Spain Á Costa 2 2  
1 United States P Sampras 4    
  United States J-M Gambill 1 r  
9 United Kingdom T Henman 7 6  
Q Australia M Woodforde 6 2 77 Q Australia M Woodforde 5 1  
  Morocco H Arazi 2 6 64 9 United Kingdom T Henman 62 6 65
  Czech Republic D Vacek 3 6 3   United States J-M Gambill 77 1 77
  United States J-M Gambill 6 4 6   United States J-M Gambill 6 6  
7 Spain Á Corretja 2 4  

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Spain C Moyà 77 4 4
WC Germany B Becker 6 7   WC Germany B Becker 64 6 6
Q Netherlands S Schalken 2 5   WC Germany B Becker 65 65  
  South Africa W Ferreira 6 3 7 14 Croatia G Ivanišević 77 77  
  United States V Spadea 2 6 5   South Africa W Ferreira 4 66  
14 Croatia G Ivanišević 6 78  
14 Croatia G Ivanišević 63 65  
11 Netherlands R Krajicek 77 77  
11 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 6  
WC Switzerland M Rosset 65 6 4   Sweden M Norman 4 1  
  Sweden M Norman 77 3 6 11 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 6  
LL Romania A Pavel 7 6   6 United States A Agassi 3 4  
Q Netherlands P Haarhuis 5 3   LL Romania A Pavel 1 77 3
6 United States A Agassi 6 64 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 Czech Republic P Korda 2 4  
Q Czech Republic M Damm 7 3 2   Sweden T Johansson 6 6  
  Sweden T Johansson 5 6 6   Sweden T Johansson 6 4 2
Q Italy G Pozzi 77 6   12 Sweden J Björkman 2 6 6
LL United States J Stark 64 3   Q Italy G Pozzi 4 6 2
12 Sweden J Björkman 6 3 6
12 Sweden J Björkman 6 6  
13 United Kingdom G Rusedski 3 2  
13 United Kingdom G Rusedski 77 62 77
WC Germany D Prinosil 65 1     Australia J Stoltenberg 65 77 64
  Australia J Stoltenberg 77 6   13 United Kingdom G Rusedski 77 65 6
WC Germany O Gross 0 3   3 Australia P Rafter 64 77 4
  Sweden M Gustafsson 6 6     Sweden M Gustafsson 1 4  
3 Australia P Rafter 6 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
8 Slovakia K Kučera 2 4  
  United States T Martin 6 6     United States T Martin 6 6  
LL Canada S Lareau 3 3     United States T Martin 4 5  
  France F Santoro 1 7 2 10 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 7  
  Australia M Philippoussis 6 5 6   Australia M Philippoussis 6 4 64
10 Russia Y Kafelnikov 4 6 77
10 Russia Y Kafelnikov w/o    
2 Chile M Ríos      
15 Netherlands J Siemerink 63 77 6
  France G Raoux 77 6     France G Raoux 77 65 3
  United States M Chang 65 3   15 Netherlands J Siemerink 2 r  
  Germany T Haas 6 6   2 Chile M Ríos 6    
LL South Africa D Nainkin 4 4     Germany T Haas 3 5  
2 Chile M Ríos 6 7  

References[edit]