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Highlights/Lowlights of the 2008 ATP Top Ten

Now that the tennis year has ended, I thought it would be fun to look at the highlights and lowlights of the top ten. I'll give one high and one low...and hopefully, everyone will follow my lead:

1. Rafa Nadal - Winning Wimbledon in the best match ever/Getting his rear end handed to him by Tsonga at the AO

2. Roger Federer - Winning the U.S. Open/Losing to Mardy Fish in straight sets in IW

3. Novak Djokovic - Winning the AO/He and the Crasstastic 4's "performances" at the AO, Monte Carlo, and U.S. Opens

4. Andy Murray - Defeating Roger Federer three times this year/Losing to Tsonga in the AO first round

5. Nikolay Davydenko - Winning the Masters Series Miami/Mug like performance in Masters Cup final againt Djokovic

6. Jo Tsonga - Ending the year at #6 in the world ATP rankings/Missing RG and Wimbledon

7. Giles Simon - Going undefeated against Roger Federer/Losing to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 1-6, 1-6 in Monte Carlo

8. Andy Roddick - Getting engaged to an S.I. Swimsuit model/Failing to back up his "smack/trash" talk at the U.S. Open

9. Juan Martin Del Potro - Qualifying for the Masters Cup/Having Fat Dave criticize him on professionalism

10. James Blake - Defeating Roger Federer at the Olympics/Following up a victory over Federer with a choke (after having match points) against brainless cheater, Gonzo

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1. Rafa Nadal - Winning Wimbledon in the best match ever/Getting his rear end handed to him by Tsonga at the AO

4. Andy Murray - Defeating Roger Federer three times this year/Losing to Tsonga in the AO first round

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I think Tsonga deserves a little more credit for these two victories than you seem to give him here, Sawan. Rafa's loss in the AO semifinals wasn't at all a disgrace/lowlight, nor was Muzza's defeat to him in the first round there either - Tsonga just played FANTASTIC, there, and it was with good reason that he ended up in the final. It was fully deserved.

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The "best" thing Novak has done this season is losing in the 2nd round of Wimbledon. (Marat )

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I'd presume JMDP's singles loss in the Davis Cup final is much more of a low point in his season than is being criticized by Nalbandian.

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I think Tsonga deserves a little more credit for these two victories than you seem to give him here, Sawan. Rafa's loss in the AO semifinals wasn't at all a disgrace/lowlight, nor was Muzza's defeat to him in the first round there either - Tsonga just played FANTASTIC, there, and it was with good reason that he ended up in the final. It was fully deserved.
A low point is not the equivalent of a disgrace. The thread starter did not insinuate that Murray's 1R AO loss was a disgrace, nor that it was undeserved, but simply that it was perhaps the main low point of his season. And I would agree with that; for any Top 10 player, to lose in the 1R of a Grand Slam is a serious low.

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A low point is not the equivalent of a disgrace. The thread starter did not insinuate that Murray's 1R AO loss was a disgrace, nor that it was undeserved, but simply that it was perhaps the main low point of his season. And I would agree with that; for any Top 10 player, to lose in the 1R of a Grand Slam is a serious low.
As much as I respect your opinion, I think losing from a player playing as well as Tsonga did at the 2008 AO is no low point at all. Just MY opinion.

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Federer

Highlights: SF and Final of the US Open.
Lowlights: the rest of the season.
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Djokovic was too good for Davydenko in the Masters Cup final. No need to be harsh

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8. Andy Roddick - Getting engaged to an S.I. Swimsuit model/Failing to back up his "smack/trash" talk at the U.S. Open

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Tennis wise, it would be defeating the top 3 all within a month. And, I don't remember any trash talk from Andy at the USO.

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fish was great in indian wells.

i'd say federer's low was the match in monte carlo against ruben ramirez hidalgo, even though he won it.

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blake losing 2 consecutive finals in the US&A

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Great thread

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9. Juan Martin Del Potro - Qualifying for the Masters Cup/Having Fat Dave criticize him on professionalism
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Nalby thought Delpo should not have gone to Shanghai but concentrated instead on the then upcoming Davis Cup Final.

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Nalby thought Delpo should not have gone to Shanghai but concentrated instead on the then upcoming Davis Cup Final.
Nalby should just mind his own business.

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