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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

ITF Announced Rafael Nadal and Jelena Jankovic as 2008 World Champions

(This entry was originally published in this blog December 2008 and it is based on the information of that time.)

Rafael Nadal and Jelena Jankovic have become 2008 world champions in tennis circuit. Recently, ITF (International Tennis Federation) has named Nadal and Jankovic as the world champion of tennis for their excellent run in 2008. Nadal finished the year at no. 1 in ATP ranking. The Spaniard won two grand slam titles: French Open and Wimbledon, and also won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing, alongside winning highest 8 ATP tour titles in 2008. Nadal also won highest 82 matches in ATP tour this year.

For Jelena Jankovic, the year 2008 was definitely breakthrough year. The Serbian star also finishes the year at no. 1 in WTA ranking, even without winning any grand slam title. However, Jankovic reached the final of U.S. Open, but lost to Serena Williams. Jelena Jankovic won 65 ATP matches on her way to clinch 4 ATP titles. ITF will honor Rafael Nadal and Jelena Jankovic in a Dinner to be organized on June 2 next year in Paris.

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