1999 Italian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1999 Italian Open
Champion Brazil Gustavo Kuerten[1]
Runner-up Australia Patrick Rafter
Final score 6–4, 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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The 1999 Italian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 56th edition of the Italian Open, and was part of the ATP Super 9 of the 1999 ATP Tour, and of the Tier I Series of the 1999 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.

Marcelo Ríos was the defending champion, but lost in the first round this year.

Gustavo Kuerten won the title, defeating Patrick Rafter 6–4, 7–5, 7–6(8–6) in the final.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Third Round)
  2. United States Pete Sampras (Second Round)
  3. Spain Álex Corretja (Semifinals)
  4. Australia Patrick Rafter (Final)
  5. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Second Round)
  6. Spain Carlos Moyà (Third Round)
  7. United Kingdom Tim Henman (Third Round)
  8. Chile Marcelo Ríos (First Round)
  9. Australia Mark Philippoussis (First Round)
  10. Slovakia Karol Kučera (Quarterfinals)
  11. n/a
  12. United Kingdom Greg Rusedski (Second Round)
  13. Spain Álbert Costa (First Round)
  14. United States Andre Agassi (Third Round)
  15. Spain Félix Mantilla (Semifinals)
  16. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten (Champion)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final[1]
                       
16 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 6  
3 Spain Álex Corretja 4 2  
16 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 7 78    
4 Australia Patrick Rafter 4 5 66    
4 Australia Patrick Rafter 6 7  
15 Spain Félix Mantilla 3 5  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Russia Y Kafelnikov 77 5 6
  United States C Woodruff 61 7 4 1 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6  
Q Romania A Voinea 2 1     Russia M Safin 1 2  
  Russia M Safin 6 6   1 Russia Y Kafelnikov 5 1  
  Morocco Y El Aynaoui 3 6 4 16 Brazil G Kuerten 7 6  
  Spain F Clavet 6 2 6   Spain F Clavet 3 3  
  Spain F Vicente 4 3   16 Brazil G Kuerten 6 6  
16 Brazil G Kuerten 6 6   16 Brazil G Kuerten 3 6 7
10 Slovakia K Kučera 6 6   10 Slovakia K Kučera 6 4 5
  Paraguay R Delgado 3 2   10 Slovakia K Kučera 7 6  
  Austria T Muster 65 77 4   United States M Chang 5 3  
  United States M Chang 77 64 6 10 Slovakia K Kučera 4 77 6
  Netherlands J Siemerink 6 7   7 United Kingdom T Henman 6 65 3
  Australia A Ilie 3 5     Netherlands J Siemerink 5 5  
  Czech Republic D Vacek 5 3   7 United Kingdom T Henman 7 7  
7 United Kingdom T Henman 7 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 Spain Á Corretja 6 77  
WC Italy D Nargiso 1 62   3 Spain Á Corretja 6 6  
Q Australia R Fromberg 6 1 4   Morocco H Arazi 3 3  
  Morocco H Arazi 1 6 6 3 Spain Á Corretja 77 1 6
  France S Grosjean 62 63     France F Santoro 61 6 1
  France F Santoro 77 77     France F Santoro 4 6 6
  South Africa W Ferreira 3 6 77   South Africa W Ferreira 6 3 3
13 Spain Á Costa 6 2 64 3 Spain Á Corretja 5 77 7
LL Argentina F Squillari 6 6   LL Argentina F Squillari 7 64 5
Q Italy M Meneschincheri 0 3   LL Argentina F Squillari 64 77 6
  Italy D Sanguinetti 1 6 6   Italy D Sanguinetti 77 64 3
WC Italy V Santopadre 6 2 3 LL Argentina F Squillari 6 7  
  Switzerland M Rosset 0 0 r 6 Spain C Moyà 3 5  
Q France A Clément 6 1   Q France A Clément 2 1  
WC Italy R Furlan 2 4   6 Spain C Moyà 6 6  
6 Spain C Moyà 6 6  

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 3 6
  United States J-M Gambill 0 6 1 5 Netherlands R Krajicek 3 2  
  Germany N Kiefer 7 6     Germany N Kiefer 6 6  
  Sweden T Enqvist 5 4     Germany N Kiefer 6 63 3
Q Spain A Portas 77 4 2   Ecuador N Lapentti 3 77 6
  Ecuador N Lapentti 65 6 6   Ecuador N Lapentti 6 6  
  Australia S Draper 64 63   12 United Kingdom G Rusedski 3 3  
12 United Kingdom G Rusedski 77 77     Ecuador N Lapentti 6 5 1
14 United States A Agassi 6 6   4 Australia P Rafter 4 7 6
  France J Golmard 3 4   14 United States A Agassi 6 6  
LL Netherlands J van Lottum 6 4 5   Spain A Berasategui 1 2  
  Spain A Berasategui 4 6 7 14 United States A Agassi 1 64  
  Argentina M Puerta 1 4   4 Australia P Rafter 6 77  
Q Argentina G Gaudio 6 6   Q Argentina G Gaudio 2 3  
  Croatia G Ivanišević 5 0   4 Australia P Rafter 6 6  
4 Australia P Rafter 7 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
8 Chile M Ríos 2 7 3
Q Germany D Prinosil 6 5 6 Q Germany D Prinosil 6 6  
  Australia J Stoltenberg 4 6 6   Australia J Stoltenberg 3 0  
  Sweden J Björkman 6 4 4 Q Germany D Prinosil 7 6  
  Sweden T Johansson 1 6 5 WC Italy A Gaudenzi 5 3  
WC Italy A Gaudenzi 6 4 7 WC Italy A Gaudenzi 1 6 6
  United States V Spadea 77 4 6   United States V Spadea 6 2 3
9 Australia M Philippoussis 62 6 1 Q Germany D Prinosil 2 4  
15 Spain F Mantilla 6     15 Spain F Mantilla 6 6  
  Argentina M Zabaleta 1 r   15 Spain F Mantilla 6 4 7
WC Italy G Pozzi 0 1     Slovakia D Hrbatý 2 6 5
  Slovakia D Hrbatý 6 6   15 Spain F Mantilla 6 6  
Q Brazil F Meligeni 6 6   Q Brazil F Meligeni 2 3  
  France C Pioline 1 2   Q Brazil F Meligeni 6 6  
  Czech Republic B Ulihrach 6 2 62 2 United States P Sampras 3 1  
2 United States P Sampras 3 6 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1999 Rome". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 15 May 2015.