Monday, October 27, 2008
Rafael Nadal, albeit briefly, managed to snatch the number one from Roger Federer after he won the Gold medal at the Beijing Olympics Federer though was back at the helm after he won the year's last grand slam - U.S. Open. It was Federer's Fifth consecutive US Open title. Serena Williams won the women's single title. India too had something to write home about when Leander Paes won his eighth doubles title and fourth mixed doubles title partnering Cara Black at the US open. He had also reached the finals of the Men's doubles event but failed to clear the Final hurdle.