New Haven Finals (8/17/97):. Bhupathi/Paes (6th seed) d. Lareau/O'Brien (3rd seed) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2. They were meeting Lareau/Obrien for the 2nd final in 3 weeks (Bhupathi meeting them in a final for the 3rd time in 4 weeks)!!.. Leander/Mahesh (6th seed, ATP #13) , defeated Eltingh/Haarhuis (1st seed, ATP #2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Semifinal (They beat the same team last year at Pilot Pen, and Paes/Pereira beat them 2 years back at New Haven, LP/MB has a 2-game win streak against the ATP #2 team and the ATP #3 team... Good going Leander!). They also defeated Meligeni/ Pereira 7-6(8-6), 6-3 (QF), Noteboom/Wibier 7-6(7-4), 6-0 (Round 2), and Djordjevic/Haggard, 6-4, 7-5 (Round 1). Leander lost a tough match to David Wheaton (ATP #142 but quickly rising, after a 6 month injury layoff) in the 1st Round singles, 3-6, 6-7(7-5), 3-6... Bhupathi qualified, beating Simian, but lost to J.Sanchez (ATP #41), 2-6, 7-6(8-6), 5-7

ATP points earned 280 + bonues, 1 (rd-1) + 3 (rd-2) + 6 (QF) + 45 (SF) + 36 (F) = 371