| 7–6, 4–6, 7–5|
| Mark Knowles
Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde were the defending champions but lost in the semifinals to Mark Philippoussis and Patrick Rafter.
Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor won in the final 7–6, 4–6, 7–5 against Philippoussis and Rafter.
1997 Newsweek Champions Cup – Doubles Wikipedia
The top four seeded teams received byes into the second round.