By Jon Wertheim
November 19, 2007
Who Why They're Up
Roger Federer
Slump? What slump? The Fed caps still another laurelled and hearty year by winning the Masters Cup for the fourth straight year. And we hear the Nike extension is coming soon.
David Ferrer
Spaniard puts the finishing touches on a breakthrough season, reaching the Shanghai final.
Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles
In their final event together, divorcing Bahamians (which, note to self, sounds like a promising reality show) wins the big prize in the Shanghai doubles draw. Anyone else thinking that celebratory dinner must have been a smidge awkward?
Venus Williams
Launches $20-and-under clothing line. And she's signing up to play doubles alongside her sister in the Australian Open.
Tennis Channel
Will be broadcasting the Federer-Sampras exhibition matches from Asia. Check your local listings.
Paul (Best Little) Haarhuis
Beats Anders Jarryd to win Blackrock Champions event in Frankfurt.
Who All tied up?
Brad Gilbert
Out as Andy Murray's coach but rest assured he won't be unemployed for long.
Nikolay Davydenko
Falters in Shanghai and is likely to get little run during Davis. On the other hand, his ATP fine was quietly rescinded.
Who Why They're Down
Novak Djokovic
To say that his Masters Cup performance was underwhelming would be putting a Nadal-esque level of spin on things. Let?s hope this was a testament to fatigue and not the start of a sophomore slump.

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