Murray wins; Jankovic, Nadal assured No. 1 rankings
Andy MurrayScot 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 WilliamsWins second title of 2008, taking out a raft of top players, including Ana Ivanovic and Flavia Penneta in the final, to win Zurich.
Gilles SimonSimon says, "I might be in the top ten before long."
Vince SpadeaAgeless 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 GlatchNineteen-year-old Californian wins Tevlin challenger event in Toronto, guaranteeing herself a trip to Australian in January.
Doubles WinnersBlack 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.
Roger FedererLoses in the Madrid semis to Murray. But overtakes Pete Sampras as all-time prize money leader.
Rafael NadalLike Federer, loses in Madrid semis, but assures himself of finishing 2008 as top-ranked player.
Jelena JankovicFalls 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 FamilyNovak'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!?
James BlakeA first round loser in Madrid.
AIGOut as Davis Cup sponsor after nearly a decade. It will interesting how the global credit mess affects sports sponsorship more generally.