• Defeated countryman Mardy Fish to win the title at Delray Beach.
• Reached the final in Doha before falling to Stefan Koubek.
• Reached the semifinals three consecutive times at Kroger St. Jude, the Siebel Open and the International Tennis Championships but was unable to advance to the final.
• Reached the final of the Mercedes Benz Cup but lost to Andre Agassi, who also ousted Gambill at the U.S. Open in the fourth round.
• Won his second career title at Delray Beach, Fla., by defeating Xavier Malisse, 7-5, 6-4.
• Reached the finals of the Ericsson Open where he lost to Andre Agassi 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-0.
• Played singles and doubles in a Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against Switzerland. The United States lost as Roger Federer made history.
• Lost in the first round at every Grand Slam except the U.S. Open where he reached the second round.
• Finished the year as the No. 4 American, behind Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Michael Chang.
• Had a successful grass-court season reaching the semifinals at Nottingham and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon before falling to Pete Sampras.
• Reached the quarterfinals of the Ericsson Open before losing to Lleyton Hewitt. Reached the third round at the U.S. Open and Tennis Masters Series -- Paris. Reached the finals in Los Angeles.
• Won first doubles title in San Jose.
• Won his first ATP title in Scotsdale by defeating Lleyton Hewitt.
• Reached the semifinals at Stockholm and the quarterfinals in Memphis, Shanghai and Singapore.
• Reached the semifinals at the Tennis Masters Series in Indian Wells defeating Mark Philippoussis, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi along the way. Also reached the semifinals in Toyko.
• Reached the quarterfinals at San Jose, Scottsdale, Singapore and Stuttgart.
• Jumped from No. 227 to No. 38 in ATP rankings.
• Made his Davis Cup debut (1-1) in a semifinal tie against Italy.
• Qualified for his first ATP event in Auckland and reached the quarterfinals.
• Qualified for his first Grand Slam at U.S. Open and lost in first round.
• Won his first Challenger title in Aptos.
• Turned pro in August.