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Last year Andre Agassi became the first player in the history of ATP rankings (since 1973) to go from outside the year-end top 100 and finish in the top 10. He climbed from No 141 in November 1997 (No 122 in December) to No 4 in November 1998, and finished the season at No 6.

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NO MATTER who ends the week as the top man in tennis, Britain has made an emphatic mark on the game at the close of the year. Within 16 days, Greg Rusedski has outplayed Pete Sampras, the world No 1, to win the Paris Open, and Tim Henman has capitalised on the fitness problems of Marcelo Rios, the world No 2, at the ATP Tour Championship.

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MARCELO RIOS, the only player who can stop Pete Sampras from ending the year as the world No 1 for a record sixth time consecutively, has taken a swipe at the ATP Tour en route to next week's $3.3m showdown in Hanover, writes John Roberts.

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ANNA KOURNIKOVA suffered a torrid day in front of her home-town crowd yesterday.

TENNIS: Henman dismantled by superb Sampras

HE SPORTED a growth of moustache and beard, but there was no disguising the talent of Pete Sampras as the world No 1 and Wimbledon champion dismantled Britain's Tim Henman in the CA Trophy in Vienna last night, 6-0, 6-3, after only 57 minutes. Sampras was superb, and Henman did not help his own cause by failing to serve with authority.

Tennis: Rios rises to dispense with Agassi

IT IS called trauma hot cream, and after seeing what it did for Marcelo Rios's back yesterday your correspondent recommends readers to stock it in bulk for their old age. The Chilean left-hander triumphed against Andre Agassi to win the Compaq Grand Slam Cup and $1.3m (pounds 812,000).

Tennis: Agassi's taunts rebound

TIM HENMAN was unable to follow his semi-final appearance at Wimbledon with a place in the closing stages of the United States Open. The British No 1 was defeated in the fourth round last night by the big-serving Australian, Mark Philippoussis, 7-5, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1.

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Tennis: Kuerten stays cool and tries to keep focus on his game

THERE is a tradition here for sportswear manufacturers to utilise the entire side of a building to promote a leading player. Jim Courier, Andre Agassi and Mary Pierce are among those who have been featured in the past. This year a Brazilian dominates Porte d'Auteuil, a stroll away from Roland Garros. The figure is not Gustavo Kuerten, the defending French Open champion, but Ronaldo.

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