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Leander Paes' Complete Singles and Doubles Results for 1997

Index page for all yearly results and points tally

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Tournament Results 1997:  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1997 Jan 1. ATP Singles Rank: 128. Points: 353. Doubles rank: 89
Jan 1 - Jan 5 Qatar Open (Doha) hardcourt [Rd-1, 32] H.Arazi d. L.Paes(WC), 6-2, 6-2
Jan 6 - Jan 12 Singapore Challenger $50,000+H, hardcourt [Rd-1, 32] M.Quinney d. L.Paes, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Jan 13 - Jan 26 Australian Open (+20-1 pts) [Rd-1, 128] L.Paes d. J.Crabb, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 [Rd-2, 64] C.Ruud d. L.Paes, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Jan 27 - Feb 2 Shanghai Open $303,000, ind.carpet (+80-7 pts) [Rd-1, 32] L.Paes d. S.Sargsian (6), 7-6(7-2), 6-4 [Rd-2, 16] L.Paes d. T.Nydahl, 6-3, 6-3 [QF] L.Paes d. J.Tarango (4), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 [SF] J.Kroslak(7) d. L.Paes, 6-2,6-4 * Paes enters the main draw after 2 qualifier wins. * Paes second career semifinals after 1996 Newport HOF. * Paes injures his hip during the qualifiers.
Feb 3 - Feb 9 Davis Cup final 16. Pribram (Czech Republic). Indoor clay L.Paes d. J.Novak, 6-2, 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3 P.Korda d. M.Bhupathi, 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-1, 6-2 Bhupathi/Paes d. Korda/Damm, 7-6(9-7), 6-3, 6-4 P.Korda d. L.Paes, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 J.Novak d. M.Bhupathi, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 Czech Republic d. India, 3-2
Feb 10 - Feb 16 Dubai Open $1,014,000, hardcourt [Rd-1, 32] R.Krajicek(3) d. L.Paes, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Feb 17 - Mar 9 (3 weeks off. Wrist/stomach injury) (-13 pts)
Mar 10 - Mar 16 Indian Wells $2,050,000, hardcourt (+10 pts) [Q-1] L.Paes d. L.Roux, 2-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-3 [Q-2] L.Paes d. M.Ondruska, 6-4, 6-4 [Rd-1, 56] S.Schalken(Q) d. L.Paes(Q), 7-6(7-5), 6-2 * Paes enters the draw through qualifiers.
Mar 17 - Mar 30 Key Biscayne Lipton $2,450,000, hardcourt (-11 pts) [Rd-1, 96] G.Stafford d. L.Paes, 7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-4) * Bhupathi/Paes beat Cash/Tebbut, then lose to Black/Connell
Mar 31 - Apr 6 Puerto Vallarta Chall $25,000+H (+7-1 pts) [Rd-1, 32] L.Paes(1) d. M.Ruah, 6-1, 6-4 [Rd-2, 16] M.Knowles d. L.Paes(1) 6-7(1-7), 6-3, 6-4
Apr 7 - Apr 13 Chennai (Madras) Open $400,000, hardcourt [Rd-1, 32] G.Etlis d. L.Paes, 6-1, 6-2 ** Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title!
Apr 14 - Apr 20 Japan Open $945,000, hardcourt [Rd-1, 32] M.Norman d. L.Paes, 7-6(7-4), 6-1
Apr 21 - Apr 27 Prague Challenger, Clay [Rd-1, 32] M.Sinner d. L.Paes(2), 6-2, 6-1 ** Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title!
Apr 28 - May 4 Paegas Czech Open $340,000, clay [Rd-1, 32] G.Blanco d. L.Paes, 6-7(7-3), 6-3, 6-4 ** Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title!
May 5 - May 11 Jerusalem Challenger $50,000, hardcourt (-25 pts) [Rd-1, 32] R.Koenig(Q) d. L.Paes(1) 4-6 6-4 6-3 ** Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title! (15 match win-streak!)
May 12 - May 25 (Two weeks off in India)
May 26 - Jun 8 French Open $5M, clay (+26-1 pts) [Rd-1, 128] L.Paes d. G. Stafford, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 [Rd-2, 64] M.Norman d. L.Paes, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 * Bhupathi/Paes beat Randall/White and lose to Groen/Siemerink (2nd Rd) * Dragomir/Paes withdraws from Mixed Doubles final-16 * Bhupathi/Hiraki WIN THE DOUBLES TITLE (Paes very happy for him :-))
Jun 9 - Jun 15 Queens/Stella Artois $675,000 Grass (+13-42 pts) [Rd-1, 56] L.Paes d. M.Petchey, 6-1, 6-2 [Rd-2, 32] G.Ivanisevic d. L. Paes 7-6(7-1), 6-3 * Bhupathi/Paes beat Bjorkman/Siemerink, and lose to Woodbridge/ Woodforde in 2nd Rd
Jun 16 - Jun 22 Rosmalen (Heineken) $475,000 Grass (+31-7 pts) [Rd-1, 32] L.Paes(Q) d. N.Kulti, 6-7(3-7), 6-3, 6-4 [-7 due to 14-limit ^^ ] [Rd-2, 16] S.Schalken d. L.Paes, 6-2, 6-2 * Paes injures back. Withdraws from 2nd rd doubles. * Paes enters the singles draw through qualifiers.
Jun 23 - Jul 6 Wimbledon $5.7M Grass [Rd-1, 128] M. Woodforde d. L.Paes, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 * Bhupathi/Paes lose to Brandi/Messori in doubles 1st Rd. * Dragomir/Paes lose in Mixed doubles QF.
Jul 7 - Jul 13 Newport Hall of Fame $300,000 Grass (66-79 pts) [Rd-1, 32] L.Paes(7) d. F.Wibier, 7-5, 6-7(7-4), 6-4 [Rd-2, 16] L.Paes(7) d. S.Simian, 6-2, 6-3 [QF] L.Paes(7) d. A.Radulescu(1), 6-3, 7-6(7-1) [SF] S.Sargsian(5) d. L.Paes(7), 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-3
Jul 14 - Jul 27 Two weeks off, training in Orlando, FL.
Jul 28 - Aug 3 Montreal Du Maurier Super 9 $2,050,000 Hardcourt [Rd-1, 56] J. Siemerink d. L.Paes, 6-3, 6-4 * Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title !! (First Super 9 title) Beat Eagle/Florent, Johnson/Montana, Haas/Robichaud, Kronemann/ McPherson, and the #3 seeds Lareau/OBrien in the finals.
Aug 4 - Aug 10 Cincinnati Super 9 $2,050,000 Hardcourt * Paes in doubles draw with Bhupathi. Misses Singles draw by 2 spots. Bhupathi/Paes beat Waite/Wibier and Johnson/Montana, Loses in the QF to #1 team Woodbridge/ Woodforde in 3 sets.
Aug 11 - Aug 17 New Haven Pilot Pen (Notes) $915,000 Hardcourt (+15-1 pts) [Rd-1, 56] D.Wheaton d. L.Paes, 6-3, 6-7(6-8), 6-3 * Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title !! (4th ATP doubles title of the year) Bhupathi/Paes (6) d. Djordjevic/Haggard [Rd-1, 24], Meligeni/Pereira [Rd-2, 16] Boteboom/Wibier [QF], Eltingh/Haarhuis (2) [SF], and Lareau/Obrien (3) [F]
Aug 18 - Aug 24 Week Off. Preparing for US Open. (see Weekly Notes)
Aug 25 - Sep 7 U.S. Open (Notes: week 1 , week 2) Hardcourt      (+71-24 pts) [Rd-1, 128] L.Paes d. C.Costa, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 [Rd-2, 64] L.Paes d. A.Boetsch, 6-4, 6-0, 2-1 [Rd-3, 32] C.Pioline d. L.Paes, 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 ** Bhupathi Paes reach Semifinal of doubles. Beat Arthurs/Kitinov (6-4,6-4), Kilderry/Lapentti (6-7(3),6-3,7-6(1)), Raoux/Tarango (4-6,6-4,7-6(3)), Adams/ Ferreira (6-4,7-6(7)), and lost to eventual champions Kafelnikov/ Vacek (6-7(3),6-7(1)) ** Paes/Dragomir lost to Guse/MacPherson (4-6,6-2,7-6(4)) in round 1 of mixed-D.
Sep 7 - Sep 14 Week Off.. Leaving for India to prepare for Davis Cup (-43 pts) see Weekly Notes for info on Davis Cup preparations
Sep 19 - Sep 21 Davis Cup vs. Chile, New Delhi, Grass, Weekly Notes L.Paes d. G.Silberstein, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 M.Rios d. M.Bhupathi, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Bhupathi/Paes d. N.Massu/M.Rios, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 M.Rios d. L.Paes, 6-7, 6-4, 6-0, 7-6 M.Bhupathi d. G.Silberstein, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 India wins 3-2 to qualify for the World Group Final-16 in 1998.
Sep 22 - Sep 28 Week Off in Calcutta (Weekly Notes)
Sep 29 - Oct 5 $303K ATP Beijing. Indoor Carpet (Week's Notes) (+17-1 pts) [Rd-1, 32] L.Paes d. A.Reichel, 6-2, 6-2 [Rd-2, 16] T.Johansson d. L.Paes, 7-5, 6-1 ** Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title !! (First time they are seeded #1) Bhupathi/Paes d. B.Pan/B.Li, 6-2, 6-2; d. B.Behrens/P.McEnroe, 6-2, 6-4; d. M.Keil/Middleton, 6-4, 6-4; Final: d. J.Courier/A.O'Brien, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)
Oct 7 - Oct 12 $550K ATP Singapore Indoor Carpet (Week's Notes) * Paes' promised wildcard entry does not come through. His rank: 103, last direct entry: 102. That wildcard mysteriously goes to #157 David Wheaton. * Bhupathi/Paes win the Doubles Title !! (Seeded #1 again. Title #6 this year). Bhupathi/Paes d. Reneberg/Suk, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7); d. Ondruska/Stafford, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; d. Kulti/Tillstrom, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5; d. #2 seed Leach/Stark, 6-4, 6-4.
Oct 13 - Oct 19 Rest in India. Golf. (Week's Notes) (-13+1 pts)
Oct 20 - Oct 26 Stuttgart Super9, Indoor Carpet, $2.05K (Week's Notes) (+5-1 pts) [Q - Rd 1] L.Paes d. Eduardo Schenider [Q - Rd 2] J.Tarango d. L.Paes * Bhupathi/Paes (#5 seed) d. Becker/Goellner, 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-1) after a first round bye (24 teams), and then lost the QF to #4 Lareau/Obrien, 7-5, 6-7 (10-12), 5-7. 9-game win streak ends. 25-3 in the last 28 matches
Oct 27 - Nov 2 Paris Super 9, Indoor Carpet, $2.30K (Week's Notes) [Q - Rd 1] Rodolphe Gilbert d. L.Paes * Bhupathi/Paes (#4 seed) lost to Eagle/Rafter, 6-3, 6-4, after a first round bye (24 teams draw).
Nov 3 - Nov 10 Asia Cup (ATF, non-ATP), New Delhi, Hardcourt, $84K (Week's Notes) --------------Nov 8 Final: India beat South Korea 2-0 (Doubles not played) Mahesh Bhupathi bt Nam-Hoon Kim 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6) Leander Paes bt Dong-Hyun Kim 6-2, 6-0 --------------Nov 7 Semifinal: India beat Indonesia 2-1 Sandeep Kirtane bt Sulistyo Wibowo 6-3, 6-2 Mahesh Bhupathi lost to Andrian Raturandang 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 5-7 Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes bt Sulistyo Wibowo and Boniit Wiryawan 6-2, 6-4 --------------Nov 5 India beat Uzbekistan 2-1 (India Tops Group `A') Mahesh Bhupathi bt Vadim Kutsenko 6-3, 6-4 Leander Paes bt Dmitri Tomashevich 7-5, 7-5 Sandeep Kirtane and Nitin Kirtane lost to Vadim Kutsenko and Dmitri Tomashevich 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 --------------Nov 4 Group `A': India beat Thailand 3-0 Sandeep Kirtane bt Virat Baerrohim 6-0, 6-4 Mahesh Bhupathi bt Vittaya Samrej 6-0, 6-0 Nitin Kirtane and Leander Paes bt Virat Baerrohim and Vorapol Thongkamchoo 6-0, 6-2 --------------Nov 3 Group `A': India bt Philippines 3-0 Sandeep Kirtane bt Bryan Juinio 6-4, 6-4 Leander Paes bt Joseph Lizardo 6-2, 6-4 Mahesh Bhupathi and Nitin Kirtane bt Bryan Juinio and Robert Angelo 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Nov 10 - Nov 16 (Off week in India) (Week's Notes)
Nov 17 - Nov 23 $500,000 Hartford ATP Doubles Championship (Week's Notes) (+1-7 pts) pts $$$ F Leach-Stark (4) d. Bhupathi-Paes (6) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-3) 0 0 SF Bhupathi-Paes (6) d. Lareau-O'Brien (7) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(7-5) 190 25k RR-3 Bhupathi-Paes (6) d. Kronemann-Macpherson (a) 6-4, 7-6(7-5) 80 15K RR-2 Eltingh-Haarhuis (2) d. Bhupathi-Paes (6) 6-3, 6-2 0 0 RR-1 Bhupathi-Paes (6) d. Ferreira-Galbraith (3) 7-5, 6-4 80 15k Courtside bonus for #4 year-end finish 0 25k Total 350 80k (seeds in parantheses. a denotes alternate team after Knowles/Nestor pulled out)
Nov 24 - Nov 30 $25K+H Mumbai Challenger, Hardcourt (Week's Notes) (+1-66 pts) [RD-1, 32] D.Nainkin d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-2 * Paes and Bhupathi did not play in the doubles
Dec 1 - Dec 6 $25K+H Ahemedabad Challenger, Hardcourt (Week's Notes) (+25-1 pts) [Rd-1, 32] L.Paes d. Vasudev Reddy 6-3, 6-2 [Rd-2, 16] L.Paes d. M.Bhupathi 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 [QF] L.Paes d. G.Motomura 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(7) [SF] V.Kutsenko d. L.Paes 7-5, 6-2 * Paes and Bhupathi did not play doubles together
Dec 12 - Dec 14 Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Exhibition, CapeTown, S.Africa [RR-1] T.Martin d. L.Paes 6-2, 6-4 [RR-2] R.Krajicek d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-4 * LP suffers ankle injury in the first set of the first match

Last Update: May 4, 1998. R. Jayakrishnan