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Ascension of Djokovic, Murray creates new dynamic in men's game

From Novak Djokovic's WWE lashing to Roger Federer's creepy cult ritual, the 2008 tennis season had wild and wacky moments aplenty. And that Nadal guy -- he did a few things, too.

Originally Published: December 9, 2008
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

The 2008 season opened with a player other than Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer hoisting a Grand Slam championship trophy for the first time in three years. Novak Djokovic's breakthrough at the Australian Open signaled a new status quo. As the year went on, the Federer-Nadal rivalry continued to be the most compelling story line in tennis, whether they were pursuing each other in the rankings or on the court. But there were plenty of other delights, distractions and dumbfounding events this season. ...

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