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Age: 28
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Plays: Right
Titles: 44
Andre Agassi (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Semifinals:
def. Pete Sampras (3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Quarterfinals:
def. Hicham Arazi, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Mark Philippoussis (16), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Mariano Zabaleta, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Sjeng Schalken, 7-5, 6-0, 6-3
First Round:
def. Mariano Puerta, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Scouting Report
Completed a two-year resurgence last season, going from 141st in the world on November 10, 1997 to finishing the season as the year-end No. 1 for the first time; won Grand Slam titles at the French and U.S. Opens, as well as the Salem Open in Hong Kong, the Legg Mason Classic in Washington and the Paris Indoors; his triumph 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; also reached the Wimbledon final to go an amazing 23-2 in Grand Slams; finished 1999 with a 63-14 record, going 41-10 on hard courts; is 18-3 at the Australian Open in four appearances, winning the title in 1995 and reaching the semifinals a year later; lost in the fourth round last year; enters this year's tournament without playing an official tuneup event; has five career Grand Slam titles.
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Age: 25
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Plays: Right
Titles: 20
Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Andre Agassi (1), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Semifinals:
def. Magnus Norman (12), 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. Younes El Aynaoui, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Fourth Round:
def. Christophe Rochus, 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Stefan Koubek, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Daniel Vacek, 6-3, 6-0, 6-1
First Round:
def. Jens Knippschild, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Scouting Report
Won his second career Grand Slam title at last year's Australian Open, having lost to the eventual winner in his three previous visits; captured three titles for the sixth straight season and at least 55 matches (61-32) for sixth consecutive season; also led the ATP Tour in total matches played (136) for the fifth time in the last six years; finished 1999 at a career-high No. 2 after reaching the top spot in May; also claimed titles at Rotterdam and Moscow and reached the semifinals at the U.S. Open; suffered a first-round loss in his only tournament this year at Chennai, India, losing to Michael Tabara; went 31-15 on hardcourts last season.
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Age: 28
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 61
Pete Sampras (3)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Andre Agassi (1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Quarterfinals:
def. Chris Woodruff, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
Fourth Round:
def. Slava Dosedel, 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Wayne Black, 6-7 (9-11), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Mikael Tillstrom, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
First Round:
def. Wayne Arthurs, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Scouting Report
Took the first part of the season off due to mental and physical fatigue, missing last year's Australian Open; captured sixth Wimbledon title to tie Roy Emerson for the record of most career Grand Slam singles titles with 12; had his streak of finishing the year ranked No. 1 stopped last season by longtime rival Andre Agassi; broke Ivan Lendl's record of total weeks at the top spot in July; won five titles in 1999, tying Andre Agassi and Magnus Norman for the ATP Tour lead; missed the U.S. Open and much of last fall's indoor season due to a bad back but came back to win the ATP Tour World Championship; only player other than Bjorn Borg to capture one Grand Slam title seven consecutive seasons (Bjorg had eight); has two Australian Open titles, winning in 1994 and 1997, and has compiled a 34-6 lifetime record at the event.
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Age: 22
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 177
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Nicolas Kiefer (4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Magnus Norman (12), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Fourth Round:
def. Wayne Ferreira, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Karim Alami, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Tomas Behrend, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0, 6-2
First Round:
def. Guillermo Canas, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Scouting Report
Enjoyed the best season of his career in 1999 with a 54-25 match record; won titles in Tokyo, Halle, Germany and at Tashkent, Uzbekistan; also reached finals at the Dubai Open and CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna; had a disappointing record at the Grand Slams, falling in the third round or earlier in all four; is 6-3 lifetime at the Australian Open, with his best result a quarterfinal finish in 1998; went 41-15 on hardcourts while joining Boris Becker and Michael Stich as the only Germans to finish in the top 10 in the history of the ATP Rankings (since 1973); reached the semifinals of last week's Qatar Open.
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Age: 23
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 165
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Gustavo Kuerten (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Albert Portas, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4
Scouting Report
Put together his best season in 1999 with consistent results on all surfaces; captured two Super 9 titles (Monte Carlo and Rome) and joined Andre Agassi and Todd Martin as the only players during the year to reach the quarterfinals or better in three Grand Slam tournaments; his 50 match victories and year-end ranking of No. 5 were career bests; advanced to the quarterfinals or better in 13 of 24 events last season; his 3-3 record at the Australian Open is his worst at any Grand Slam event, having reached the second round the last three years; went 20-15 on hardcourts last year but has not won a title on a surface other than clay; lost in the first round at the Sydney International, his lone warmup event.
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Age: 25
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 192
Plays: Right
Titles: 16
Thomas Enqvist (6)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Richard Fromberg, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 3-6, 10-8
Scouting Report
After seeing limited action in 1998 due to a foot injury, captured three titles and appeared in his first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open; won Australian Hardcourt Championships in Adelaide to open 1999 and the Colonial Classic exhibition in Kooyong before Yevgeny Kafelnikov stopped his winning streak in the final at Melbourne; claimed two titles in his last three tournaments of the year at Stuttgart, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden; finished 1999 ranked a career-high No. 4; started 2000 strong, reaching the final of the Australian Hardcourt Championships in Adelaide, falling to Lleyton Hewitt; is 18-7 lifetime at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals in 1996 in addition to his runner-up finish last year.
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Age: 23
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Plays: Right
Titles: 3
Nicolas Lapentti (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Arnaud Clement, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 4-1, retired
First Round:
def. Andrei Medvedev, 6-3, 5-7, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 8-6
Scouting Report
Reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at last year's Australian Open, winning four five-set matches along the way; one of the most improved players on the ATP Tour in 1999, jumping 84 spots from 1998 to finish a career-best No. 8; first Ecuadorian to finish in the top 10 since Andres Gomez was No. 6 in 1990; lost in the first round just once in 23 tournaments last year, winning titles at Indianapolis and Lyon, France; finished 1999 with a career-best 58 match wins, 39 more than 1998, to rank third behind Andre Agassi (63) and Yevgeny Kafelnikov (61); went 24-12 on hard courts last season; lost in the quarterfinals at this year's Sydney International.
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Age: 29
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Todd Martin (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Fernando Vicente, 6-4, 2-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
First Round:
def. Byron Black, 5-7, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2, 8-6.
Scouting Report
Recorded his first top-10 season since 1994 by reaching the quarterfinals or better in 11 of 16 events last season; won his lone title of 1999 at the Sydney International and reached his second career Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open; also was runner-up at Estoril, Portugal; reached the quarterfinals or better at three Grand Slam events, including the Australian Open, where he lost to eventual winner Yevgeny Kafelnikov; is 16-6 lifetime in Melbourne, reaching the final in 1994; went 30-14 last season on hard courts; was a second-round loser at this year's Sydney International -- his lone warmup event.
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Age: 28
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 195
Plays: Right
Titles: 17
Richard Krajicek (9)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Nicolas Escude, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
First Round:
def. Fabrice Santoro, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
Scouting Report
Finished in the top 10 for the third time in four years last season, reaching a career-best No. 4 in March; claimed two titles in three finals, including his second career Super 9 title at the Lipton Championships in Key Biscayne, Florida; has captured at least one title for nine straight years; compiled a 30-12 record on hardcourts in 1999; is 14-5 lifetime at the Australian Open, but has not advanced past the fourth round since a semifinal finish in 1992; won his only Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 1996.
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Age: 21
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 182
Plays: Right
Titles: 1
Tommy Haas (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Younes El Aynaoui, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
First Round:
def. Cyril Saulnier, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Scouting Report
Put together his best season in 1999, winning the first title of his career at Memphis, Tennessee and compiling personal bests in match victories (47), ranking (No. 10), earnings ($1,447,308) and Grand Slam performance (the semifinals at the Australian Open); his best surface is hardcourts, where he went 25-12 in 1999; fell in the third round at the French Open and Wimbledon and has lost before the fourth round in nine of 11 career Grand Slams events; in addition to his victory in Memphis, reached the finals at Auckland, New Zealand, Stuttgart (outdoor) and the Grand Slam Cup in Munich; lost in the second round of the warmup event in Auckland; health is suspect going into the year's first Grand Slam event with an injured left hip.
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Age: 24
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 155
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Tim Henman (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Chris Woodruff, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Sebastien Grosjean, 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Second Round:
def. Rainer Schuttler, 6-2, 4-1, ret.
First Round:
def. Jerome Golmard, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7)
Scouting Report
Coming off a down year during which he rose to his career-high ranking of No. 5 but finished at No. 12 with no titles; recorded runner-up finishes at Doha, Rotterdam, the Queen's Club and Basel; has had little success at Grand Slams other than Wimbledon, where he has reached consecutive semifinals and at least the quarterfinals the last four years; is just 5-4 at the Australian Open, never getting past the third round in four appearances; three of his four career titles have come on hard courts, where he posted a 19-15 record last year; reached the quarterfinals at this year's Australian Hardcourt Championships in Adelaide.
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Age: 23
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165
Plays: Right
Titles: 7
Magnus Norman (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2), 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. Nicolas Kiefer (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Fourth Round:
def. Lleyton Hewitt, 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Third Round:
def. Jonas Bjorkman, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
Second Round:
def. Gianluca Pozzi, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
First Round:
def. Cecil Mamiit, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Scouting Report
Compiled his best season in 1999, tying Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras for the ATP Tour lead with five titles; finished with a career-best 44-22 match record; captured his first career hardcourt title on Long Island and followed that with a fourth-round finish at the U.S. Open; also won titles at Orlando, Stuttgart, Umag, and Shanghai; broke into the top 20 for the first time and finished at a career-best No. 15; went 22-10 on hardcourts; has won just one match in five career appearances at the Australian Open, and has fallen in the third round or earlier in 12 of 14 Grand Slam events; seeded at a Grand Slam event for the first time.
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Age: 30
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 3
Cedric Pioline (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Goran Ivanisevic, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 1-6, 9-7
Scouting Report
Finished as the No. 1 Frenchman for the fourth straight season in 1999; captured his third career title at Nottingham, England and advanced to the semifinals of a Grand Slam event for the third straight year at the U.S. Open; reached the quarterfinals or better at nine events last season; lost in the first round at last year's Australian Open to fall to 5-8 lifetime in Melbourne, and has lost in the first round at four of his last six Grand Slam events; advanced to the semifinals at last week's Gold Flake Open, but was a first-round loser at this week's Sydney International.
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Age: 25
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Karol Kucera (14)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Paradorn Srichaphan, 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Scouting Report
Reached the quarterfinals or better in 10 of 21 tournaments last year and was ranked in the top 20 every week before finishing at No. 17; began the first three months with a 17-7 record, reaching the semifinals in Sydney and quarterfinals at the Australian Open, Rotterdam, London, and Indian Wells; missed the summer hardcourt season due to a right wrist injury but rebounded to win his only title of the year in Basel, Switzerland; reached his only career Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open two years ago; is 12-5 lifetime in Melbourne; has lost in the first round in 13 of 23 Grand Slam events; split two matches at this year's Hopman Cup before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.
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Age: 24
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 163
Plays: Right
Titles: 11
Albert Costa (15)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Christophe Rochus, 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-3
Scouting Report
Clay-court specialist has had limited success on hardcourts, going just 8-10 on the surface last season; all 11 of his titles have come on clay; has crashed out before the third round 16 times in 19 Grand Slam appearances; is just 6-4 lifetime at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals in 1997; finished 1999 in the top 20 for the fourth consecutive season.
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Age: 23
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 202
Plays: Right
Titles: 7
Mark Philippoussis (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Andre Agassi (1), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Andrew Ilie, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Second Round:
def. Raemon Sluiter, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
First Round:
def. Noam Okun, 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2
Scouting Report
Is considered one of the favorites to win the title in his hometown, despite pulling out of his last two matches at this year's Hopman Cup with shin soreness; despite missing most of the summer hardcourt season with a knee injury, finished 1999 in the top 20 for the third season in a row, capturing his first Super 9 title at Indian Wells and also winning in San Jose; led Australia to its first Davis Cup title since 1986 with two singles wins; reached the fourth round at last year's Australian Open and is 7-5 lifetime in Melbourne; claimed one of his biggest singles victories with a third-round upset of then No. 1 Pete Sampras at the 1996 Australian Open; advanced to his lone Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open in 1998.
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