Federer - A big improvement from 2008, won double the number of slams. First Masters title in more than a year (and won 2 masters overall). Beaten Nadal for the first time in a long time (on clay and a final nonetheless). Reclaimed Year-End No.1 (only 2nd player in history to do so). Winning the French Open and Wimbledon double (inconceivable in 2008, for Federer). And not the least, won the French Open for the first time. Del Potro - Won first slam beating Nadal and Federer (first player ever to do so). Recorded 3 wins against Nadal and 2 wins against Federer (never beaten both players before). WTF final. Davydenko - Beaten all 3 slam winners on route to win the WTF. Also won Shanghai masters by beating Djokovic and Nadal. Roddick - First slam final in a long time. Contested in one of the best Wimbledon finals of all time. Soderling - First player ever to beat Nadal at FO, reaching first slam final (never before passed the 4th round in any slams). Beat Djokovic and Nadal in WTF. Verdasco - Semifinal at AO lost to the eventual champion. Consistency throughout the year and qualified for WTF.