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Tsonga continues hot fall play in Paris

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
JWT wins still another fall title -- The Paris Indoor TMS event -- beating David Nalbandian in the final and grabbing the final Masters Cup spot in the process. Hard to imagine a player going into 2009 with more momentum than this homme.
 
Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
Top seed in Quebec City wins her second title of the year, beating Bettanie Mattek in the final.
 
Angela Haynes
Angela Haynes
Lucky loser in Quebec makes the main draw and then cruises to the semis, including a strong three-set win against Nathalie Dechy.
 
Melanie Oudin
Melanie Oudin
American teenager makes a strong showing in Quebec City.
 
Arlen Kantarian
Arlen Kantarian
Hard-charging USTA chief executive for professional tennis resigns his post after a nine-year run. Between this and the ATP chief positions, there are two high-profile vacancies in the sport.
 
Chris Evert
Chris Evert
Her 19th consecutive Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, raised more than $1 million to help abused and neglected children in South Florida. Since its inception in 1989, the event has raised more than $17.8 million.
 
Doubles Winners
Doubles Winners
Jonas Bjorkman and Kevin Ulyett (combined age approaching 75) win in Paris. Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Vania King in Quebec City.
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Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Doesn't post for Paris quarterfinal match on account of a back issue. But it's worth acknowledging that this was the first walkover loss of Federer's career. Sure, he's opulently talented. But this stat says an awful lot about off-court work and physical preparedness.
 
Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick
Loses a winnable match to Tsonga in Paris quarters. But qualifies for Masters Cup along the way.
 
James Blake
James Blake
Nice to see the American get out of his slump and go deep in a Masters Series event. But he fails to qualify for Shanghai after loss to Tsonga.
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Officious officials
Officious officials
Check out this delay, though Roddick and Tsonga and the chair umpire were all in agreement.
 
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
In keeping the "year of two halves" themes, Djoker falters in Paris, losing to Tsonga. Maybe that Belgrade Gold's Gym membership isn't a bad idea after all.
 
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
Pulls out Masters Cup in Shanghai. If this won't cause the administrators to address the schedule in a meaningful way, what will?
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