Monday, November 17, 2008

ATP TOUR: What a year it was....

2008 brought many unexpected  and shocking tournaments and retirements, so the best I can do is try to break it all down, and leave the rest of the job to you guys, to comment and discuss. Novak Djokovic won his first grand slam and the Masters Cup, which ended just a few days ago. He inched closer and closer to becoming a third wheel in the Nadal-Federer rivalry, which certainly elevated as well in 2k8. Djokovic was able to compile a 3-6 record against the two, with all of his victories coming on hardcourts. Nadal and Federer played what was arguably the greatest match ever played when they clashed for the 3rd straight time at a Wimbledon final. After 5 consecutive years of the Wimbledon crown going to Federer, it was finally relinquished to Nadal in an epic 5 set win for Rafa. Nadal won the first two sets 6-4, with Federer coming back to win the next two in tiebreaks. After several rain delays, Nadal won in the final set, 9-7, at about 9:45 PM in London. Nadal became the first man since Bjorn Borg to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. After a dissapointing summer for Roger, he got back to his old ways, dominating Andy Murray in the final of the U.S. Open. After seeing Juan Martin Del Potro win 4 straight tournaments over the summer, Jo Wilfried Tsonga reach the final of the Aussie Open, Andy Murray win 2 Masters Series titles, Gilles Simon defeat Roger Federer twice and quite obviously Nadal become the new No. 1 on the tour compiling a 70-11 record, we could soon see a fully new Top 5. Federer has shown staying power at the top for over 5 years now, but i could soon see Tsonga, Del Potro, Simon, Marin Cilic, Gael Monfils and Sam Querrey among the remarkable foursome of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray. Please discuss on the comment board. (click on the pencil beneath the Post)

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