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1999 Wimbledon

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


Age: 27
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Plays: Right
Titles: 57
Pete Sampras (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Andre Agassi (4), 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Semifinals:
def. Tim Henman (6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. (7) Mark Philippoussis, 4-6, 2-1, ret.
Fourth Round:
def. Daniel Nestor, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Danny Sapsford, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Second Round:
def. Sebastien Lareau, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
First Round:
def. Scott Draper, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Scouting Report
World No. 1 is looking for his sixth Wimbledon crown in the last seven years; can tie Roy Emerson's all-time record of 12 Grand Slam titles; his classic serve-and-volley game makes him a favorite to win the title; finished 1998 with the No. 1 ranking for a record sixth straight year; is assured the top ranking until after Wimbledon, tying Ivan Lendl's all-time record of 270 weeks at No. 1; after going 1-2 in first three years at the All-England Club, has amassed a 44-3 record at the event; won his first title of the season and the eighth of his career on grass last week at the Stella Artois Championships in London; is 75-14 lifetime on grass.


Age: 26
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Patrick Rafter (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to (4) Andre Agassi, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Quarterfinals:
def. Todd Martin (8) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)
Fourth Round:
def. Boris Becker, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Thomas Enqvist, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Jonas Bjorkman, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (7-9), 6-2
First Round:
def. Cristiano Caratti, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Scouting Report
The two-time defending U.S. Open champion has lost in the fourth round here the last three years -- his best result at the All-England Club; has not won a title this season but was runner-up at the Italian Open in Rome and led his country to the title at the ATP Tour World Team Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany; strong serve-and-volley game should produce results on grass, but his only tournament victory on the suface came at the Heineken Trophy at 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands; fell in the third round at the previous two Grand Slam events this season, losing to Thomas Enqvist at the Australian Open and Fernando Meligeni at the French Open.


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
Third Round:
lost to Cedric Pioline, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (retired)
Second Round:
def. Paradorn Srichaphan, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
First Round:
def. Magnus Larsson, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-5
Scouting Report
Won his second career Grand Slam title at Australian Open in January; on May 3, became the 16th No. 1 player and the first Russian to hold the top spot since the ATP Tour rankings were established in 1973; claimed his 19th career title in February at ABN/AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam; is 28-20 lifetime on grass, winning two titles, but 9-5 at Wimbledon, with a quarterfinal result in 1995 his best showing; lost in the first round at the All-England Club two of the last three years; lost in the first round at the Stella Artois Championships and pulled out of his only other pre-Grand Slam warmup in the Netherlands with a sore right big toe; has lost in the early rounds 10 times this season; possesses excellent all-around game with strong ground strokes, effective serve, and solid volleys but needs a high first-serve percentage to be successful on grass.


Age: 29
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Plays: Right
Career Titles: 41
Andre Agassi (4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Pete Sampras (1), 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Semifinals:
def. (2) Patrick Rafter, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Quarterfinals:
def. (11) Gustavo Kuerten, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Fourth Round:
def. Wayne Arthurs, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Alberto Martin, 6-2, 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Guillermo Canas, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
First Round:
def. Andrei Pavel, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Scouting Report
Trying to become the first man to win the French Open and Wimbledon during the same year since Bjorn Borg accomplished the feat in 1980; became only the fifth men's player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments with his victory in Paris, joining Rod Laver, Don Budge, Roy Emerson and Fred Perry; injured his hip flexor during the men's final against Andrei Medvedev and did not play in a warm-up event for Wimbledon, where he is 24-7; won at the All-England Club in 1992 but has lost in the second and first rounds in his last two appearances; won two titles this season and has seven tournament victories since going without a title in 1997.


Age: 27
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Plays: Right
Titles: 17
Richard Krajicek (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Lorenzo Manta, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 4-6, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Todd Woodbridge, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
First Round:
def. Christian Ruud, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
Scouting Report
Became the first Dutchman to win a Grand Slam singles title with his Wimbledon triumph in 1996, losing just one set the entire tournament; lost a five-set semifinals matchup with Goran Ivanisevic last season and in the fourth round to Tim Henman in 1997; fell in the third and second round, respectively, at the Australian Open and French Open this year; possesses one of the hardest serves in the game and the grass suits his serve-and-volley style; won the Guardian Direct Cup in London and the Lipton Championships in Florida for his two titles of 1999; has won 49 of 65 career matches on grass, capturing three titles on the surface.


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
Semifinals:
lost to (1) Pete Sampras, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. Cedric Pioline, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Fourth Round:
def. Jim Courier, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 9-7
Third Round:
def. Sebastien Grosjean, 6-1, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Chris Woodruff, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
First Round:
def. Arnaud Di Pasquale, 6-4, 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1)
Scouting Report
The number one British player brings a 27-17 record into Wimbledon, the site of his most emotional triumphs; has reached three finals, including the Stella Artois Championships in London on grass, but has not won a title this year; is 14-5 all-time at Wimbledon, advancing to at least the quarterfinals the last three seasons; lost to Pete Sampras in his first career Grand Slam semifinal at the All-England Club last year; fell in the third round at the last two Grand Slams; grandfather Henry Billington was a regular competitor at the All England Club in the 1940's and early 50's, reaching the third round in 1948, 1950-51.


Age: 22
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 202
Plays: Right
Titles: 7
Mark Philippoussis (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to (1) Pete Sampras, 4-6, 2-1, ret.
Fourth Round:
def. (9) Greg Rusedski, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Francisco Clavet, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Mark Woodforde, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
First Round:
def. Xavier Malisse, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Started the season strong by helping Australia to the Hopman Cup in Perth and captured titles at Sybase Open at San Jose and the Champions Cup at Indian Wells; advancing to his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open last September; fell in the second and first round at Wimbledon in his first two appearances in 1996 and 1997, respectively, but was a surprise unseeded quarterfinalist last season; owns one of the strongest serves on the ATP Tour and improved movement but is just 14-8 lifetime on grass.


Age: 24
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Plays: Left
Career Titles: 8
Todd Martin (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
vs. (2) Patrick Rafter
Fourth Round:
def. (10) Goran Ivanisevic, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Jens Knippschild, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
Second Round:
def. Jiri Novak, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4
First Round:
def. Hendrik Dreekmann, 6-7 (6-8), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Scouting Report
Hard-serving American has reached the fourth round or better at Wimbledon over his last five appearances; did not play the French Open due to injury but was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in January; is 43-14 on grass over his career with his only grasscourt title coming at the Queen's Club in 1984; reached two finals this season, winning in January at the Sydney International on hardcourts.


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 (7) Mark Philippoussis, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Magnus Norman, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Second Round:
def. Arvind Parmar, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
First Round:
Jason Stoltenberg, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
Scouting Report
Attempted to play Wimbledon with a left ankle sprain last year but lost in the first round to Mark Draper; a quarterfinal showing in 1997 was his best result at the All-England Club, where he owns a 9-6 record; reached his first career Grand Slam final at 1997 U.S. Open, losing to Patrick Rafter; was a second-round loser at the Australian Open and reached the fourth round at the French Open; has not won a title this year, with his only final coming at the Guardian Direct Cup in London in February; has the hardest serve on the ATP Tour and backs it up with a solid volley; improving return and movement are the keys to a long run at Wimbledon; two of his seven career titles have come on grass.


Age: 27
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Plays: Left
Titles: 21
Goran Ivanisevic (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Todd Martin, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Paul Haarhuis, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3
Second Round:
def. Sandon Stolle, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
First Round:
def. Mikael Tillstrom, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Popular lefty looks to be emerging from his long slump, reaching the quarterfinals at the Stella Artois Championships in Queen's Club, London after suffering 10 early-round losses; goes into the year's third Grand Slam with a 7-13 record; reached his third final at Wimbledon last season, losing in five sets to Pete Sampras; is 37-11 lifetime at the All-England Club, also advancing to the final in 1992 and 1994, the semifinals in 1990 and 1995; has not won a title since taking the title in his hometown of Split, Croatia in February, 1998.


Age: 22
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 167
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Gustavo Kuerten (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to (4) Andre Agassi, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Fourth Round:
def. Lorenzo Manta, 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Nenad Zimonjic, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
def. David Prinosil, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
First Round:
def. Chris Wilkinson, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Scouting Report
Has not won a match at Wimbledon in his only two appearances, and is winless in four career matches on grass; his big serve is perfect for grass but his big, looping back swings make playing on the surface difficult; threw his racket at an umpire during his doubles match at Wimbledon last season and was kicked out, losing all ranking points and prize money he earned at the event; all five of his career titles have come on clay.


Age: 22
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 177
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Carlos Moya (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Jim Courier 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-2
First Round:
def. Jan Kroslak, Slovakia, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2
Scouting Report
Earned his first Grand Slam championship at last year's French Open and has not won a title since; is 2-3 lifetime at Wimbledon and just 6-7 on grass over his career; reached his first career semifinal on grass last week, falling to Nicklas Kulti at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany; took over the top spot for two weeks in March, becoming the 15th player and the first Spaniard to hold the No. 1 ranking; his best result this year was a final effort at the Champions Cup in Indian Wells, California; lost in the first round at the Australian Open and fourth round at the French Open.


Age: 25
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Karol Kucera (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Cedric Pioline, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Daniel Vacek, 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)
Second Round:
def. Andre Sa, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-2
First Round:
def. Alejandro Hernandez, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
Scouting Report
Has lost in the first round in six of his last nine Grand Slams but reached two quarterfinals and semifinals in the other three; is just 3-5 all-time at Wimbledon but has reached the quarterfinal on grass in his last two events; has not won a title this season, with his best result coming at the Sydney International, where he reached the semifinals; completed his best season last year with his first top 10 finish, two tour titles in four finals and a personal-best 53 match victories; has a smooth baseline game with possibly the best return of serve; overall style remeniscent of his coach Miloslav Mecir, who reached two Grand Slam finals.


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
Third Round:
lost to Wayne Arthurs, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)
Second Round:
def. Richard Fromberg, 6-7 (4-7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
First Round:
def. Peter Wessels, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Seeded at the Grand Slam event for the first time in his career, has reached the third and second round in his only two visits to Wimbledon; was a finalist in Auckland, New Zealand and captured his first career title at Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year; reached his first career semifinal in January at the Australian Open but fell in the third round at last month's French Open; owns a 7-5 lifetime record on grass.


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
Second Round:
lost to Boris Becker, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
First Round:
def. Christian Vinck, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Scouting Report
Won two titles in three finals this season, including on grass at the Gerry Weber Open at Halle, Germany; is tied with six others for the lead in tournament wins this season; lost in the third round at Wimbledon last year but reached the quarterfinals in 1997; his other quarterfinal Grand Slam showing came at the Australian Open in 1998; seeded at a Grand Slam event for the first time.


Age: 24
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 162
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Felix Mantilla (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Paul Goldstein, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
First Round:
def. Vince Spadea, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)
Scouting Report
Classic clay-court player is just 2-4 lifetime on grass; fell in the first round in his Wimbledon debut two years ago but reached the third last year; lost in the first round at Halle, Germany last week in his only Wimbledon warm-up event; has won eight titles but all have come on clay; was a first-round loser at the Australian Open but reached the fourth round at the French Open.



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