Roddick, Venus still vying for place in year-end championships

10/20/2008 - Tennis

Roger Federer's reign as year-end No. 1, which began in 2004, is over. Federer's loss at the Madrid Masters meant he has no chance of usurping Rafael Nadal with about a month of the season remaining.

Despite an ongoing slump, Nikolay Davydenko became the latest to qualify for the elite Masters Cup in Shanghai, which begins Nov. 10. Three places remain.

Jelena Jankovic wrapped up the year-end No. 1 ranking among the women, and Svetlana Kuznetsova grabbed the sixth spot at the Sony Ericsson Championships that starts Nov. 4 in Doha, Qatar.

Here's how all the contenders stack up.

Ravi Ubha is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com.