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Posted: Monday October 20, 2008 1:29PM; Updated: Monday October 27, 2008 12:28PM
Jon Wertheim Jon Wertheim >
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Murray wins; Jankovic, Nadal assured No. 1 rankings

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Andy Murray
Andy Murray
Scot wins Mutua Madrilena event in Madrid, beating Roger Federer and then Gilles Simon in the final. Sandwiching his U.S. Open final appearance, Murray has won the last two TMS events.
 
Venus Williams
Venus Williams
Wins second title of 2008, taking out a raft of top players, including Ana Ivanovic and Flavia Penneta in the final, to win Zurich.
 
Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon
Simon says, "I might be in the top ten before long."
 
Vince Spadea
Vince Spadea
Ageless American wins the Mercedes-Benz of Calabasas USTA $50,000 Pro Challenger, beating Sam Warburg in the final. Some interesting results for U.S. tennis fans.
 
Alexa Glatch
Alexa Glatch
Nineteen-year-old Californian wins Tevlin challenger event in Toronto, guaranteeing herself a trip to Australian in January.
 
Doubles Winners
Doubles Winners
Black and Huber -- who will finish the year at No. 1 -- beat the upstart team of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Patty Schnyder to win Zurich. Frystenberg and Matkowski in Madrid. Bozoljac and Vemic in Calabasas.
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Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Loses in the Madrid semis to Murray. But overtakes Pete Sampras as all-time prize money leader.
 
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
Like Federer, loses in Madrid semis, but assures himself of finishing 2008 as top-ranked player.
 
Jelena Jankovic
Jelena Jankovic
Falls in Zurich to Flavia (Flav) Pennetta, but will finish year with No.1 ranking. New nickname for Jankovic, who again had logged more than two dozen events this year: The Player.
 
The Djokovic Family
The Djokovic Family
Novak's father and uncle are among a team of investors angling to buy the Amersfoort ATP Event. New tennis slogan: ?It?s conflict-of-interest-erific!?
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James Blake
James Blake
A first round loser in Madrid.
 
AIG
AIG
Out as Davis Cup sponsor after nearly a decade. It will interesting how the global credit mess affects sports sponsorship more generally.

 
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