|Champion Marcelo Ríos|
Final score 6–3, 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
|Runner-up Greg Rusedski|
Michael Chang was the two-time defending champion, but did not participate this year.
Marcelo Ríos won the title, defeating Greg Rusedski 6–3, 6–7(15–17), 7–6(7–4), 6–4 in the final.
The top eight seeds received a bye into the second round.
References1998 Newsweek Champions Cup – Singles Wikipedia
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