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MEN'S SEEDS
Sampras (1) | Agassi (2) | Kafelnikov (3) | Rafter (4) | Kuerten (5) | Henman (6) | Martin (7) | Moya (8) | Rusedski (9) | Rios (10) | Philippoussis (11) | Krajicek (12) | Corretja (13) | Haas (14) | Kiefer (15) | Lapentti (16) | Mantilla (17)


Age: 27
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Plays: Right
Titles: 60
Pete Sampras (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
Withdrew due to injury
Scouting Report
Captured sixth Wimbledon title to tie Roy Emerson for the record of most career singles Grand Slam titles with 12; a fifth U.S. Open title would give him the record outright; became the first player to finish No. 1 for six years in a row last season and broke Ivan Lendl's record of total weeks at the top in July; took the first part of the season off, missing the Australian Open, and started slow; but he rebounded to win four tournaments in a row, taking titles at Queen's Club, the All-England Club, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati; had a 24-match win streak stopped when he retired from a match in Indianpolis due to a strained hip flexor; could tie Jimmy Connors for second on the all-time list with his fifth U.S. Open title; is 35-7 this season, having won 19 of 23 matches on hard courts; owns a 52-7 record at the U.S. Open but has not won the title since earning back-to-back crowns in 1995 and 1996.

Age: 29
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Plays: Right
Career Titles: 42
Andre Agassi (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Todd Martin (7), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2
Semifinals:
def. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Quarterfinals:
def. Nicolas Escude 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-4
Fourth Round:
def. Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Justin Gimelstob, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Axel Pretzsch, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
First Round:
def. Nicklas Kulti, 6-0, 6-1, 6-3
Scouting Report
Won titles in Hong Kong, the French Open, and Washington; his crown at Roland Garros gave him wins at all four grand slams, joining Rod Laver, Don Budge, Roy Emerson and Fred Perry as the only players to accomplish this feat; other Grand Slam titles came at the Australian Open in 1995, the U.S. Open in 1994 and Wimbledon in 1992; missed a month of play this spring with bursitis in his right shoulder; was ranked as low as No. 141 on November 10, 1997 but returned to the No. 1 spot on July 5; has lost to only two players since his French Open run, falling to Pete Sampras in the Wimbledon and Los Angeles finals and the semifinals at Cincinnati, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the semifinals at Montreal; during that stretch is 27-4; is 44-12 at the U.S. Open, reaching at least the fourth round the last five years; owns a 42-10 match record this season, including 27-7 on hard courts.

Age: 25
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 179
Plays: Right
Titles: 19
Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Andre Agassi (2), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Quarterfinals:
def. Richard Krajicek (12) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)
Fourth Round:
def. Andrei Medvedev 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-0
Third Round:
def. Jonas Bjorkman, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, 7-5, 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
First Round:
def. Alberto Martin, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Won his second career Grand Slam in January at the Australian Open; also a winner at the French Open in 1996; became the first Russian to be ranked No. 1 at the end of a seven-match losing streak in May; regained form this summer by reaching the quarterfinals or better at five straight events; is 43-19 this season, including 23-6 on hard courts; never has played his best tennis at the U.S. Open, compiling a 9-4 mark, and never has gotten past the fourth round; won second title of the year at the ABN/AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam in February; teamed with Marat Safin to help Russia reach the Davis Cup semifinals against Australia; has lost in the early rounds of six of his last 10 Grand Slams but is motivated and eager under new coach Larry Stefanki.

Age: 26
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 9
Patrick Rafter (4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Cedric Pioline, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-0, retired
Scouting Report
Looking to to become the first man to win the U.S. Open in three straight seasons since Ivan Lendl did it from 1985-1987; his coach, Tony Roche, would become the first to guide two players to three consecutive titles; comes into the event having suffered with a right shoulder injury for most of the summer; was forced to withdraw from his last two warm-up tournaments; has won only one title since his last triumph at the U.S. Open, prevailing at 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in June; failed to defend any of his three titles heading into the year's final Grand Slam but was a quarterfinalist at Montreal and runner-up in Cincinnati; began the season with a 7-8 record but has gone 31-8 since, including his first Wimbledon semifinal; is 17-9 on hard courts this year and 17-4 at the U.S. Open over his career; major force behind Australia winning the ATP Tour World Team Championship in May and reaching the Davis Cup semifinals against Russia.

Age: 22
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 167
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Gustavo Kuerten (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Cedric Pioline 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (16-14), 7-6 (10-8)
Fourth Round:
def. Magnus Norman 7-6 (7-4), retired
Third Round:
def. Goran Ivanisevic, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Paul Haarhuis, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2
First Round:
def. Bohdan Ulihrach, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
Scouting Report
Enjoyed most of his success on clay, as all five of his titles have come on the dirt, but has shown signs of becoming an all-court player; reached semifinals of the Champions Cup at Indian Wells on hard courts, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on grass and the quarterfinals of his last two hardcourt events at Cincinnati and Indianapolis; won two claycourt titles this season at Monte Carlo and Rome, both Super 9 tournaments; reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, also on clay; is 42-17 this season, going 15-10 on hard courts; is just 3-2 all-time at the U.S. Open.

Age: 24
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 155
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Tim Henman (6)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Guillermo Canas, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-3
Scouting Report
Best Grand Slam results have usually come at Wimbledon, where he reached his second straight semifinal this season; advanced to the fourth round two of the last three years at the U.S. Open, where he is 8-4 all-time; is a three-time finalist this season, losing to Rainer Schuttler at the Qatar Open, Yevgeny Kafelnikov at Rotterdam and Pete Sampras at the Stella Artois Championships in London; comes into this event having lost five of his last eight matches, with a quarterfinal showing in Cincinnati his best pre-Open showing.

Age: 24
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Plays: Left
Titles: 8
Todd Martin (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Andre Agassi (2), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2
Semifinals:
vs. Cedric Pioline
Quarterfinals:
def. Slava Dosedel, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Fourth Round:
def. Greg Rusedski (9), 5-7, 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Magnus Larsson 6-3, retired
Second Round:
def. Richey Reneberg, 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
First Round:
def. Stephane Huet, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3)
Scouting Report
Opened the season with a title in Sydney, Australia, followed by a quarterfinal showing at the Australian Open and the semifinals in Memphis, Tennessee; has reached the quarterfinals or better in nine of 11 tournaments this year; the only tournaments he has failed to reach the quarters was the third round at the Queen's Club in London and the second round in Cincinnati; missed the French Open with an injury but came back to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon; was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open in 1994 but has lost in the second or third round his last three appearances.

Age: 22
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 177
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Carlos Moya (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Nicolas Escude, 1-6, 4-6, 1-0 (ret.)
First Round:
def. Dominik Hrbaty, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Has not won a title since the French Open last season, but became the No. 1 player in the world in March by advancing to the final of the Champions Cup at Indian Wells, where he lost to Mark Philippoussis; although he stayed at the top spot just two weeks, has reached the quarterfinals or better in 10 events; proved his all-court prowess by reaching the final at the Australian Open in 1997 and the semifinals at the U.S. Open last year, in addition to his triumph at Roland Garros; a feast-or-famine player at the Grand Slams; when not reaching the semifinals or better at an event, he has lost in the first or second round; preparation for this event has been spotty, advancing to the quarterfinals at Indianapolis, but getting ousted from Long Island in the first round.

Age: 25
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Plays: Left
Titles: 7
Greg Rusedski (9)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Todd Martin (7), 5-7, 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Chris Woodruff, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Second Round:
def. David Prinosil, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
First Round:
def. Juan Carlos Ferrero, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Made his only appearance at a Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open in 1997, but is just 9-6 lifetime at the event; winless this season, reached the final at the Guardian Direct Cup in London; was ousted from the Australian Open in the second round, but reached the fourth round at both the French Open and Wimbledon; has lost in the first or second rounds at a Grand Slam 14 times in his career; suffered a big toe injury on his right foot in early July at Gstaad, Switzerland; in his first event back, reached the semifinals at Boston; advanced to the quarterfinals or better at just five of 17 events this season; holds the record for the fastest serve ever recorded at 149 miles per hour.

Age: 22
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Plays: Left
Titles: 14
Marcelo Rios (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Nicolas Escude 6-2, 6-3, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Jan Kroslak, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Second Round:
def. George Bastl, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
First Round:
def. Martin Damm, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 5-7, 6-1
Scouting Report
After winning a career-high seven titles in eight finals in 1998, is having a down year, despite capturing a pair of crowns during the claycourt season; a back injury forced him to miss the Australian Open and the early hardcourt season; skipped Wimbledon before injuries struck again, forcing the withdrawal from consecutive tournaments in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Cincinnati with tendinitis in his groin and hip; last ditch effort the week before the U.S. Open produced a quarterfinal showing in Boston; reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open in 1997, but fell in the third round last year; best result at a Grand Slam came last season when he was runner-up at the Australian Open; captured the U.S. Open junior crown in 1993.
Mark Philippoussis (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
Withdrew due to injury
Scouting Report
Withdrew due to injury. Felix Mantilla of Spain will take his spot in the draw and receive the 17th seed.

Age: 27
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Plays: Right
Titles: 17
Richard Krajicek (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3), 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)
Fourth Round:
def. Vincent Spadea 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Third Round:
def. John Van Lottum, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Lorenzo Manta, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
First Round:
def. Philip King, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
Scouting Report
Won his biggest hardcourt title in March at the Lipton Championships at Key Biscayne, Florida; the 1996 Wimbledon champion is 31-16 this season, including 18-8 on hard courts; also grabbed a title at the Guardian Direct Cup in London and reached a career-high No. 4 in the rankings in March; is 15-8 at the U.S. Open after losing in the third round last year; his best showing at the U.S. Open was the quarterfinals in 1997.

Age: 25
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155
Plays: Right
Titles: 9
Alex Corretja (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Wayne Arthurs, 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Scouting Report
Despite winning the ATP Tour World Championships and being a runner-up at the French Open, may always been known in the United States for losing a classic five-setter to Pete Sampras in the quarterfinals of the 1996 U.S. Open; reached first final of the season at the Sydney International in January and advanced to his second final of 1999 at the Hamlet Cup on Long Island; advanced to the quarterfinals at the French Open but allergies made him ineffective at Roland Garros and for much of the summer; recorded a fourth-round showing at the U.S. Open last year.

Age: 21
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 183
Plays: Right
Titles: 1
Tommy Haas (14)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Cedric Pioline 4-6, 5-7, 3-6
Third Round:
def. Hicham Arazi, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Second Round:
def. Mariano Puerta, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
First Round:
def. Tomas Enqvist, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Scouting Report
Won his first title of his career at Memphis, Tennessee in February; reached his first career Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open, but fell in the third round at the French Open and Wimbledon; began the season with a 14-2 record, and has reached three finals this season; is just 3-3 at the U.S. Open after losing in the second round last year; has lost before the fourth round in nine of 10 Grand Slams over his career; plays at his best on hard courts.

Age: 21
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160
Plays: Right
Titles: 3
Nicolas Kiefer (15)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Arnaud Clement, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Michael Kohlman, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
First Round:
def. Jason Stoltenberg, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6,4-6, 6-3
Scouting Report
Is enjoying the best season of his career with a 38-19 match record, including 28-10 on hard courts; he won titles in Tokyo in April and Halle, Germany in June; reached the semifinals of two of his last three tournaments going into the U.S. Open; has not got past the third round at a Grand Slam since reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 1998; fell in the third round last year in his U.S. Open debut.

Age: 23
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Nicolas Lapentti (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Fredrik Jonsson, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
First Round:
Francisco Clavet, 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Scouting Report
Seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time in his career; reached his first semifinal of a Grand Slam event in January at the Australian Open; won his second career title at the RCA Championships at Indianapolis on hard courts earlier this month; has reached the quarterfinals or better in five of his last six events; other than his semifinal showing at the Australian Open, lost in the first or second round in his other 13 Grand Slam appearances.

Age: 24
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 162
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Felix Mantilla (17)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Magnus Norman, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Scouting Report
Received the 17th seed when Mark Philippoussis withdrew with a knee injury; claimed lone singles title of the year on clay at the Open Seat Godo in Barcelona in April; best finish in a Grand Slam this season was the fourth round at the French Open, after reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros last year; lost in the first round at the Australian Open and the second round at Wimbledon; bowed out in the first round at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis two weeks ago in his only U.S. Open tuneup event; has gone 5-3 in three U.S. Open appearances, reaching the fourth round in 1997; all eight of his career titles have come on his favorite surface, clay.



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