Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Paris
Jo-Willy finally seems to have turned a corner in his career this fall. The tourney's homeboy, who grabbed his first career title in Bangkok recently, ousted defending champion David Nalbandian 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his first Masters Series shield and confirmed his spot in Shanghai for the Masters Cup, another first. Jo-Willy's injury woes seem under control, for now, which is good news for him but bad news for the ATP Tour. With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal struggling with injury and Novak Djokovic just plain struggling, watch for a big run by the Frenchie baller in Shanghai.
Nadia Petrova - Quebec City
The Russian headcase is enjoying a run of good form these days. After capturing Cincinnati in August, Nads swept through the draw until the final where she out-fought first time WTA finalist Bethanie Mattek 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 for the title. I stopped reading into her wins a long time ago so let's just say "good job" and leave it at that.
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