Career Highlights - 1998
- At the Aussie Open, was underprepared due to calf injury suffered during last year's Davis Cup final and lost to Kucera in the QF
- Second round exit at the French open
- Placed his first five set Grand Slam final against Goran Invanisevic to claim his 5th Wimbledon and 11th GS title.
- Tied Bjorn Borgs record of 5 Wimbledon, albeit non consecutively.
- At the US Open lost to Rafter in the semifinals 6-7, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. During the match, he pulled his quad muscle in the third set, hampering his movement.
- was no. 1 for 102 consecutive weeks. The third longest behind Conners's 160 weeks and Lendl's 157 weeks
- On March 30, lost the no. 1 ranking to Rios
- Reclaimed the top position on April 27 until August 10 when he lost in the QF against Agassi in Toronto. This was his first tourney after undergoing minor surgery to remove the plantar wart on his foot.
- He regain the no. 1 ranking on August 31 with Moya and Rafter chasing closely.
- Spent consecutive 6 weeks in Europe (Basel, Vienna, Lyon, Stuggart, Paris, Stockholm) in his successful quest to break the # 1 record set by Connors.
- Boris Becker gave his wildcard in Vienna to Pete
- The top ranking was not known until the ATP Finals. Second rank Rios withdrew after 1 match in the round robin. Pete won his round robin matches. Though he lost to Alex Corretja in the SF, seized the no. 1 position for the record breaking 6th consecutive year.
- Received the MARCA Legend Award  in recognition of his spectacular achievement in tennis. Pete is the 10th sports personality to receive the award, after Michael Jordan, Pele, Carlos Sainz, Miguel Indurain, Gary Kasparov, Michael Doohan, Alberto Tomba, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and Manuel Estiarte. The Spanish newspaper MARCA, is the best-selling publication in Spain.
Pete celebrates being no. 1 for six years in a row.
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