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Newbie Del Potro leading the charge of emerging faces

He's lost a step. His reign is over. Do those sentiments ring true, Roger Federer naysayers? Well, he proved us all wrong with a galvanized performance at the U.S. Open.

Originally Published: December 17, 2008
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: The 2008 tennis season left us with indelible memories. ESPN.com recounts the top 10 highs and lows from Monday through Friday this week.

It was a volatile year in many respects, but 2008 also offered memorable tennis. New faces emerged, and a palpable shift at the top of both tours made for some exciting and intriguing occasions. Here are the top 10 delights of this past season:

1. Sister saga swings on

They play when they feel like it, perform ...

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