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2007 Player Highlights: A Look Back from A to Z

A - Andreev: Russian Igor Andreev rebounded from a knee injury last season to improve from No. 90 to No. 33, highlighted by his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros.

B - Bryans: Twins Bob and Mike Bryan captured a personal-best 11 titles, the most by a team since the Woodies in 1996, and helped lead the U.S. to the Davis Cup title.

C - Canas: Argentine Guillermo Canas returns to the Top 20 for the first time in three years at No. 15 (from No. 143 in '06), highlighted by back-to-back wins over World No. 1 Roger Federer in Indian Wells and Miami.

D - Djokovic: Serbian Novak Djokovic won 68 matches, improved from No. 16 to No. 3 since last season by winning five ATP titles and reaching first Grand Slam final at the US Open.

DEUCE Magazine: Joker in the Pack Holds All the Aces
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/summer2007/djokovic.asp

E - Eschauer: Austrian Werner Eschauer, at 33, finishes in the Top 100 for the first time in his career (at No. 65) and reaches his first ATP final in Amersfoort.

F - Federer: Swiss superstar Roger Federer finished his fourth straight season as the No. 1 player in the world, and during his four-year reign has compiled a 315-24 match record (.929) with 42 titles.

DEUCE: The Last Time... with Roger Federer
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/summer2007/last_federer.asp

G - Gasquet: Frenchman Richard Gasquet finishes in the Top 10 for the first time (at No. 8) with a career-high 49 match wins and advances to his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon.

H - Hanescu: Romanian Victor Hanescu, who was sidelined most of last season with injuries (falling to No. 643), makes the biggest jump in the Top 100 this year (566 spots) to finish at No. 77, highlighted by his first ATP final in Bucharest.

I - Isner: Big-serving American John Isner made a breakthrough in limited ATP level play, reaching his first final in Washington, highlighted by a non-Grand Slam record 144 aces, and advancing to the third round at the US Open.

J - Johansson: Swede Thomas Johansson finishes in the Top 100 for the 11th time in the past 12 years, reaching an ATP final for the 10th time in the past 11 seasons.

K - Karlovic: Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic captured three ATP titles on as many surfaces and led the ATP circuit in four Ricoh MatchFacts serving categories -- aces (1,318), service games won (94%), first serve points won (84%) and break points saved (75%).

DEUCE: Six Things About Being 6'10"
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/summer2007/karlovic.asp

L - Lee: Korean Hyung-Taik Lee posts a career-high 25 match wins and finishes as the No. 1 Asian player for the second consecutive year at No. 51.

DEUCE: Lost in Translation
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/summer2007/lee.asp

M - Moya: Spaniard Carlos Moya wins his 20th career title along with reaching two Grand Slam quarterfinals (Roland Garros, US Open) and at 31 finishes as the oldest player in the Top 20 (No. 17).

N - Nadal: Mallorca native Rafael Nadal leads the ATP with 70 match wins and becomes the first player to finish No. 2 for three consecutive years in the history of the ATP Rankings (since 1973).

O - Olivier: Belgian No. 1 Olivier Rochus, the shortest player on the ATP circuit at 5'6" (1.67m), finishes in the Top 50 for the third straight year at No. 49 and reaches his sixth final in Mumbai (l. to Gasquet).

P - Pavel: Romanian No. 1 Andrei Pavel, at 33, is part of the oldest ATP singles final of the season as he falls to 30-year-old Carlos Moya in Umag.

Q - Querrey: California native Sam Querrey improved his ranking by 64 spots (from 127 to 63) and advanced to his first ATP semifinal in Indiainapolis, firing a record 10 aces in a row in his three-sets quarterfinal win over James Blake.

R - Roddick: Top American Andy Roddick led the U.S. to its first Davis Cup title since 1995 by compiling a 54-16 record in singles during the season.

DEUCE: The Road Ahead
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/november2007/roddick.asp

S - Starace: Italian No. 1 Potito Starace finishes in the Top 50 for the first time at a year-end best No. 31 and advances to his first ATP finals in Valencia and Kitzbuhel.

T - Tsonga: Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after two injury-plagued seasons, finishes in the Top 50 at No. 43 highlighted by a 4th RD showing at Wimbledon and semifinal in Lyon.

U - Udomchoke: Thai native Danai Udomchoke finishes as his country's top player for the first time at No. 159 after former Top 10 Paradorn Srichaphan is sidelined most of the year with a wrist injury.

V - Verdasco: Spaniard Fernando Verdasco finishes in the Top 30 for the first time at No. 26 and wins 34 matches, the fourth straight season over 30 match victories.

W - Wawrinka: Swiss No. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka, who is sidelined for three months with a knee injury, returns to reach two ATP finals (Stuttgart, Vienna) and finishes in the Top 50 (at No. 36) for the second straight year.

X - Xavier: Belgian Xavier Malisse captured singles and doubles titles in Chennai and Delray Beach in the first six weeks of action but suffered a wrist injury, sidelining him most of the season.

Y - Young: American teenager Donald Young finished as the youngest player (18 years, 5 months) in the Top 100 by reaching four Challenger finals after the US Open.

Z - Zimonjic: Serbian Nenad Zimonjic captured a career-high five ATP doubles titles, finished a year-end best No. 5 and helped his country into the 2008 Davis Cup World Group.

Source: http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/atoz.asp
 
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