More about the year 1998
Host Dieter Fischer celebrates his 60th birthday. Particularly pleasing is that Steffi Graf enters the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix again for the first time since 1985. Later a hand injury thwarts her comeback in Filderstadt. Professor Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, the big friend and patron of the tournament has passed away. He last visited the event in 1996 when handed over the young Martina Hingis her prize — a Porsche Boxster. His seat remains empty in the stands. But he remains unforgotten.