2010 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest
by Staff | December 13th, 2009, 8:46 pm
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Announcing the 2010 Tennis-X Pick-the-Year-end-Top-10 Contest. Easy? Sure. You know, Nadal, Davydenko, all the stand-bys, maybe Federer.


But last year twelve (12!) players tied with 8 correct of the year-end Top 10, and it came down to a positions tiebreak, where the winner had four correct positions — Roger Federer at #1, Novak Djokovic at #3, Nikolay Davydenko at #6 and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at #10 — to win the fabulous invaluable prize package!

So pick your Top 10, and place them carefully. An example:

1. The Swiss
2. The Spaniard
3. The guy from Crap-takistan
4. The French cokehead
5. The bald guy
6. The bad dancer
7. The guy who looks like Ali
8. The guy who looks like the Unibomber
9. The guy with no backhand
10. The guy who doesn’t count because she plays on the women’s tour

Except use names. Post your Top 10 here in the comment’s section of this story before the first ball is hit in the 2010 season, and you’re in. Good luck and happy holidays!


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64 Comments for 2010 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest

TomA Says:

2010 Year End Top 10:

1. Federer
2. Del Potro
3. Djokovic
4. Murray
5. Davydenko
6. Nadal
7. Roddick
8. Nalbandian
9. Verdasco
10. Cilic


Kimmi Says:

1.Djokovic
2.Federer
3.Del Potro
4.Nadal
5.Murray
6.Davydenko
7.Soderling
8.Tsonga
9.Cilic
10.Roddick


Kimmi Says:

@ 10.21pm BTW, i think it will be Djoko year next season. But I hope Murray proves me wrong.


JoshDragon Says:

1.Nadal
2.Djokovic
3.Federer
4.Del Potro
5.Davydenko
6.Murray
7.Verdasco
8.Roddick
9.Tsonga
10.Cilic


Ezorra Says:

1.Nadal
2.Djokovic
3.Federer
4.Del Potro
5.Davydenko
6.Murray
7.Roddick
8.Verdasco
9.Tsonga
10.Cilic


rafa Says:

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Djokovic
4. Del potro
5. Davydenko
6. Murray
7. Verdasco
8. Soderling
9. Monfils
10. Tsonga


Duro Says:

1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic NOvak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak
1. Djokovic Novak

Like anything else matters…


Alex Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Federer
3. Nadal
4. Murray
5. Del Potro
6. Cilic
7. Roddick
8. Davydenko
9. Querrey
10. Tsonga


Trip Says:

1. Roger Federer
2. Juan Martin Del Potro
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Novak Djokovic
5. Nikolay Davydenko
6. Robin Soderling
7. Andy Roddick
8. Andy Murray
9. Fernando Verdasco
10. Marian Cilic


Shraddha Says:

1. Roger Federer
2. Juan Martin Del Potro
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Novak Djokovic
5. Nikolay Davydenko
6. Robin Soderling
7. Andy Roddick
8. Andy Murray
9. Fernando Verdasco
10. Marian Cilic


Trip Says:

From 1 to 10. It should be just ROGER FEDERER .
14th & 15th Grand Slams.
Career slam.
All slam finals.
22nd consecutive slam semis.
61 titles.
Year end number 1 again.
& many more…..

Nobody comes even close.


Duro Says:

… besides number 1, of course…


jane Says:

I’m still debating if I will try this guessing game, but I have to say that I am surprised that some of you have knocked Murray down, even below number 5.

I suspect the top ten will shift more next year, which makes it tougher to pick the year end top ten. I guess it will come down to slams. Winning/defending the points earned at slams will definitely affect how a player ends the year.


Denise Says:

1. Roger Federer
2. Rafa Nadal
3. Novak Djokovic
4. Fernando Verdasco
5. David Ferrer
6. Nikolay Davydenko
7. Feliciano Lopez
8. Marin Cilic
9. Robin Soderling
10.Andy Murray


Jamie Says:

1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Davydenko
4. Del Potro
5. Verdasco
6. Soderling
7. Nadal
8. Murray
9. Chiudinelli
10. Cillic


PietjeP Says:

Hmm, probably one of the most difficult seasons to predict. Anyway… please send the trophy to Holland… because here goes :)

1. DelPo ; can win 2 slams
2. Nadal ; FO back to him
3. Fed ; maybe Wimbledon / maybe 0?
4. Murray ; yes, again 6 titles, but not a slam
5. Djoker ; you never know with him, do ya?
6. Cilic ; Big, strong… the new era
7. A-Rod ; I hope finally a Wimbledon?
8. Davydenko ; lots of tournies, lot of points
9. Tsonga ; just guess
10. Soderling ; please see 9


jane Says:

I really think the top five will consist of the same 5 guys (unless Roddick wins Wimbledon, which would be fabulous!), but I can’t decide in what order to put them. Seriously, I have switched them around like nineteen times and still don’t feel the least bit sure. But what the heck, I’ll go on gut and bias. LOL.

1. Djokovic, of course! He will win 1 slam and some MS shields. He will better his performances at all the slams (wishful, I know!! ; o).

2. Murray, he will win 1 slam too.

3. Nadal, he will take back the FO, but I see him losing in other clay events, possibly to Delpo, Djoko, Murray or Fed. And I think he will lose some points on hardcourt

4. Delpo, he will likely defend the USO, plus he’ll push deeper during the clay season and early hard court swing, gaining points in the process. Feasibly, Delpo could be number 2 and Murray number 4.

5. Fed. OK!! I know it is highly unlikely that Fed will end up here, but I am trying for a complete shake up of things. Come on!! He’s been at the top for, like, ever. ; ) I suppose, if he doesn’t reach finals and doesn’t win a slam, he could be here.

BUT, it’s likely that Fed could be number 2 and Rafa number 1 — I had that scenario as my second choice — which is going with my brain as opposed to heart/gut.

—————————————-
6. Roddick – he will be here, unless he wins Wimbledon, in which case he will break back into the top 5.

7.. Soderling – he will be a force at all hardcourt and indoor events, like this year. He also did well on clay and grass this year, so who knows? Can he win a slam? If so I think it’s next year.

8. Davydenko – what PietjeP said!

9. Cilic – he’s on his way. Look for him to make noise on grass and hardcourts.

10. Nalbandian. Okay, this is really wishful thinking, but what the heck! Why not an inspired comeback by the least motivated guy? He’s surely got the talent.

My second choice for the tenth spot has to be a Frenchie – Monfils, Simon, or Tsonga, in that order. I’d not be surprised if any of them even replace Davy, only Davy has traditionally been more consistent, that’s why I put him there.

Painful. I will not win but it was fun to try.


Gallant Says:

1 Federer
2 Del Potro
3 Djokovic
4 Nadal
5 Murray
6 Davydenko
7 Monfils
8 Roddick
9 Gonzalez
10 Tsonga


Janadev Says:

1. Defending AO Champ
2. Younger Andy
3. Taller of TOP 5 2009
4. The Serbian
5. 15 GS Champ
6. Andy with a Cap
7. The Russian
8. Mohd Ali
9. The Other Croat
10.The Otehr Lefty Spaniard


Robin Says:

1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Djokovic
4. Del Potro
5. Murray
6. Verdasco
7. Roddick
8. Davydenko
9. SOderling
10. Cilic


Nina Says:

1. The Sexy Serb
2. The guy with the Initials
3. The Spanish Bull
4. The Elf
5. The British Grumpy
6. The adorable Kolya
7. Sodfuckerling
8. FeVer
9. The Crazy French with the voodoo eyes
10. The tall Croat


margot Says:

1.Fed
2.Andy M
3.Djko
4.Nadal
5.Delpot
6.Davy
7.Cilic
8.Soderling
9.Tsonga
10.Verdasco
Not entirely unbiased!


blah Says:

federer
djokovic
nadal
murray
del potro
roddick
soderling
davydenko
cilic
the french cokehead


Bjorn Borg Says:

Official entry:
1. Djokovic
4. Del Potro
5. Murray
2. Federer
3. Nadal
6. Cilic
7. Roddick
8. Monfils
9. Simon
10. Soderling

Unofficial (wishful):
1. Del Potro
2. Djokovic
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Cilic
6. Nadal
7. Monfils
8. Tsonga
9. Soderling
10. Chardy


Duro Says:

Up to now, nominations for spot number 1:
Federer – 10
Djokovic – 6
Nadal – 4
JMDP – 1
Murray – 0

Spot number 2:
Federer – 5
Djokovic – 4
Nadal – 3
JMDP – 4
Murray – 3

Spot number 3:
Federer – 3
Djokovic – 6
Nadal – 7
JMDP – 2
Murray – 0

Spot number 4:
Fed – 0
Djokovic – 3
Nadal – 3
JMDP – 7
Murray – 4

Spot number 5:
Fed – 2
Djokovic – 1
Nadal – 0
JMDP – 3
Murray – 5

Spot number 6:
Fed – 0
Djokovic – 0
Nadal – 1
JMDP – 0
Murray – 3

Worse then that: Nadal – 1 nomination for spot No 7; Murray 3 nominations for spot No 8!!!

All in all, Fed stands best. No nominations for worse then number 5, but got 2 of them!

Novak, second best; no nomination worse then number 5 (1 of them).

Nadal, no nomination for number 5, but 1 nomination for number 6 and 1 for number 7!

JMDP, 3 nominations for number 5, but not worse than that; 7 nominations for spot number 4!

Andy Murray, no nomination for number 1 (the only one)! 4 nominations for spot No 4, 5 for number 5, 3 for number 6 and 3 for number 8!!!

Hm… Interesting, interesting…


devastatingdjokovic Says:

I guess I’m not the only one who thinks Murray sucks.


Vignesh Gouthaman Says:

Rankings at end of 2010 : (According to me)
1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Nadal
4. DelPo
5. Murray
6. Davydenko
7. Tsonga
8. Cilic
9. Monfils
10.Soderling


gimme Says:

1.djokovic
2.nadal
3.del potro
4.federer
5.murray
6.davydenko
7.tsonga
8.soderling
9.verdasco
10.roddick


noeeeeeee Says:

1.federer
2.djokovic
3.nadal
4.del potro
5.murray
6.davydenko
7.soderling
8.monfils
9.roddick
10.verdasco


Daniel Says:

Agree with Jane, the top 5 will remain the same guys. The questions are:

1 – Can Federer repeat his semis or better in Slams?
2 – Will Nadal beat down on hard continue, can he keep it up in the clay events?
3 – Will Murray win his first Slam?
4 – Will Del Potro play a whole year the same level?
5 – Will Djoko improve Slam results?

Answering those questions I will make my guess:
1 – If anyone can do it is Federer, so I will go with him at leat one more year.
2 – Yes, Nadal will still lose a lot an ugly on hard and I think he can reclaim RG, but his clay domination won’t be the same.
3 – I don’t think so now. Murray should already have 1 Slam.
4 – No, DelPo still can’t hold an entire season as Fed, Nadal, Murray or Djoko, maybe 2012
5 – Yes, Djoko will improve his Slam results, So

1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Nadal
4. Murray
5. Del Potro
6. Davydenko
7. Soderling
8. Roddick
9. Cilic
10. Tsonga

Nadal, Murray and DelPo can shift places, but I really think Djoko and Fed will be in top 2 positions.


huh Says:

Mind says:

1.Djokovic

(he’ll do his best and surely win a slam next year, but not more than one slam, that’s also for sure)

2.Murray

(He’ll win his first slam and some imp tournaments)

3.Federer

(May/may not win a slam, but do well overall)

4.Nadal

(Will do well and win at least one slam)

5.Del Potro

(he is not winning a slam in 2010, will be like a lull before the storm which he’s may be gonna create in 2011, leading from the front)

6.Roddick

7.Soderling

8.Verdasco

9.Davydenko (plays so many tourneys! )

10.Tsonga


VE Says:

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Roddick
5. Davydenko
6. del Potro
7. Murray
8. Cilic
9. Verdasco
10. Querrey


tenisbebe Says:

1) Nadal
2) Djoko
3) Fed
4) Delpo
5) Murray
6) Soderling
7) Roddick
8) Cilic
9) Chardy
10) Davydenko


gb Says:

1) Fed ( AO, Wimb) still a few years left.
2) DP (RG, US) – leap of faith
3) Djok (will win slams when fed stops)
4) Nad (out hit by dp at RG)
5) Murray ( no slams, dp/novak will make sure)
6) Soderling (enough QF and SF to make 6)
7) Tsonga
8) Cilic
9) Monfils
10) Davydenko

fed with 2 slams though i think 2010 will be the last year he could manage more than one.

dp based on how he won the us open, and how close at rg he got he’ll only get better and i think those aren’t such long shot bets.

djokovic i think will win more slams but starting from 2011.

murray – ms titles, but the hype doesn’t = slams. overpowered each time.

nads – could win a slam, any of the first 3 but i think even if he made the final, djoker/dp would stop him at AO, dp at RG and fed at wimb.

6-10 are guesses but i do think davydenko won’t suddenly rise higher after a good end of this past season. i think roddick will be out of top 10 aswell.


Mike (Swanquis) Says:

1) Djokovic
2) Nadal
3) Federer
4) Del Potro
5) Murray
6) Verdasco
7) Davydenko
8) Roddick
9) Chardy
10) Ferrer


Dan Martin Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Federer
3. Nadal
4. Del Potro
5. Murray
6. Davydenko
7. Cilic
8. Roddick
9. Verdasco
10. Chardy


Mary Says:

Federer
Djokovic
DelPotro
Murray
Nadal
Davydenko
Roddick
Verdasco
Gonzalez
Soderling

It would be cool to do this list without last year’s points added into the total.

Murray
Cilic


Eric Says:

1 Rafael Nadal
2 Roger Federer
3 Novak Djokovic
4 Juan Martin Del Potro
5 Andy Murray
6 Andy Roddick
7 Robin Soderling
8 Gilles Simon
9 Gael Monfils
10 Nikolay Davydenko
Main runners-up: Tsonga, Verdasco, Cilic.


Steve Says:

1. Fed
2. Murray
3. Novak
4. Nadal
5. DelPo
6. Davydenko
7. Hot Sauce
8. Roddick
9. Tsonga
10. Cilic


justin Says:

1. RF
2. del Potro
3. Djokovic
4. Nadal
5. Murray
6. Davydenko
7. Verdasco
8. Roddick
9. Soderling
10. Gonzalez


Francisco Says:

1. Nadal (French Open + another slam)
2. Federer (Finals at least 3 GS)
3. Djokovic (Maybe 1 slam)
4. Del Potro (Maybe 1 slam)
5. Murray (0 slams)
6. Roddick
7. Davydenko
8. Tsonga
9. Soderling
10. Verdasco


Ben Pronin Says:

1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Del Potro
4. Nadal
5. Murray
6. Davydenko
7. Soderling
8. Roddick
9. Cilic
10. Tsonga


Byrd Says:

Hi, jumping in.

1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Del Potro
4. Murray
5. Davydenko
6. Nadal
7. Soderling
8. Tsonga
9. Cilic
10. Roddick


pigirl1 Says:

Official entry:
1 Federer
2 Nadal
3 Djokovic
4 Del Porto
5 Murray
6 Davydenko
7 Soderling
8 Roddick
9 Cilic
10 Verdasco

Wishful list (unofficial):
1 Federer
2 Roddick
3 Soderling
4 Nadal
5 Djokovic
6 Wawrinka
….
897 Murray


sam Says:

1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Djokovic
4.Del porto
5.Murray
6.Roddick
7.Davydenko
8.Verdasco
9.Soderling
10.Tsonga


moi Says:

1. JMDP
2. Federer
3. Murray
4. Djokovic
5. Nadal
6. Roddick
7. Davidenko
8. Söderling
9. Verdasco
10. Tsonga


Vinod Says:

1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Delpotro
4. Murray
5. Nadal
6. Soderling
7. Verdasco
8. Tsonga
9. Davydenko
10. Roddick


Voicemale1 Says:

1. Nadal
2. Del Potro
3. Djokovic
4. Federer
5. Cilic
6. Murray
7. Tsonga
8. Nalbandian
9. Roddick
10. Verdasco


Forehand_lob Says:

Going to give this a shot.

1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. del Potro
4. Nadal
5. Murray
6. Davydenko
7. Soderling
8. Tsonga
9. Gonzalez
10. Roddick


Duro Says:

The things are heating up…

Nominations for number 1:

Fed – 23
Nole – 10
Nadal – 9
JMDP – 2
Murray – 0

Nominations for spot number 2:

Fed – 9
Nole – 14!!!
Nadal – 7
JMDP – 7
Murrray – 5

Nominations for spot number 3:

Fed – 7
Nole – 14!!!
Nadal – 11
JMDP – 8
Murray – 1

Spot number 4:

Fed – 2
Nole – 5
Nadal – 9
JMDP – 16!!!
Murray – 8

Spot number 5:

Fed – 2
Nole – 1
Nadal – 3
JMDP – 6
Murray – 19!!!

Spot number 6:

Fed – 0
Nole – 0
Nadal – 2
JMDP -1
Murray – 4

Worse than that: Nadal and Murray – 1 for number 7 and Murray 3 for number 8.

All in all: Fed with 23 nominations for number 1 and 9 for number 2. Worse nominations – 2 for number 5.

Nole: 10 for number 1 and 14 for number 2 and 3 respectively! No nominations for worse than number 5 (only 1). Second best.

Nadal, 9 nominations for spot number 1. Nominated for number 6 and 7 also. Third best.

JMDP, 16 nominations for spot number 4!

Murray, 0 for number 1, 19 for number 5!

All in all, you’re just another brick in the wall!


Will Navarro Says:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Juan Martin Del Potro
3. Roger Federer
4. Rafael Nadal
5. Andy Murray
6. Gael Monfils
7. Marin Cilic
8. Andy Roddick
9. Nikolay Davydenko
10. Richard Gasguet


Flashforward Says:

1.Federer
2.Del potro
3.Djokovic
4.Murray
5.Nadal
6.Davydenko
7.Roddick
8.Cilic
9.Gusquet
10.Youzhny


dante becerra lagos Says:

1.Djokovic
2.Nadal
3.Federer
4.Del porto
5.Murray
6.Verdasco
7.Davydenko
8.Gonzalez
9.Soderling
10.Tsonga


zel Says:

1. djokovic
2. federer
3. del potro
4. davydenko
5. murray
6. soderling
7. nadal
8. cilic
9. gonzalez
10. roddick


zel Says:

lleyton hewitt could sneak n tooo


rsp Says:

1. nadal
2. federer
3. djokovic
4. murray
5. davydenko
6. potro
7. soderling
8. roddick
9. gonzalez
10. stepanek


funches Says:

1) Federer
2) Djokovic
3) Murray
4) Del Potro
5) Nadal
6) Davydenko
7) Tsonga
8) Cilic
9) Roddick
10) Soderling


eileen Says:

1. RAFA
2. Djoker
3. Federer
4. JMDP
5. Murray
6. Davydenko
7. Cilic
8. Simon
9. Verdasco
10. Monfils


Johnny R. Says:

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Del Potro
5. Murray
6. Ferrer
7. Monfils
8. Roddick
9. Cilic
10. Simon


Fumus Says:

1# Nadal- I predict a healthy and fruitful year, hopefully some smarter scheduling.
2# Del Potro- Will continue to frustrate tennis fans with his doofy game but he’ll be factor at every slam and probably win one too.
3# Murray- Will this be the breakout year? His best chance is at the US Open, maybe the Aussie. He’ll be in the qrts/16 at every other slam though.
4# Djokovic- Can this be the year Novak adds more grand slam hardware to his trophy case? Time will tell but he won’t exit early at any of the Slams.
5# Federer- The slide begins this year, that forehand will go away again and it won’t come back. See you in the commentary booth!

—-Thus begins the Maginot line of non-slam contenders in the top 10. —-

6# Davydenko- Consistent and very likable guy. He’s the underdog/giant killer of the top 10. The serve however is what is keeping him from breaking into the slam contenders.
7# Tsonga- Maybe a grand slam final this year? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, how about a healthy season first.
8# Cilic- As the serve goes Cilic will go and that serve has to get better before he’s breaking into the top 5. Marin you’re 6 foot freaking 6!!!
9# Roddick- Top 10 days soon over? Wimbledon was the last hurrah and a microcosm of a good career that could have been great if it wasn’t for a certain portant Swiss.
10# Monfils- As the PTI guys say “MONFEEEEEEE”!! Highlight reels don’t win trophies like hover boards don’t go on water McFly!


Melbourne Says:

1. Federer
2. Del Potro
3. Murray
4. Djokovic
5. Nadal
6. Davydenko
7. Nalbandian
8. Verdasco
9. Cilic
10.Roddick


Tom Fletcher Says:

1.Murray
2.Federer
3.Del Potro
4.Djokovic
5.Davydenko
6.Monfils
7.Nadal
8.Tsonga
9.Roddick
10.Cilic


Tejuz Says:

1.Federer
2.Djokovic
3.Del Potro
4.Davydenko
5.Murray
6.Nadal
7.Cilic
8.Tsonga
9.Roddick
10.Verdasco


Quience Says:

1. Federer (more of the magic)
2. Murray (1 slam plus a brace of other titles)
3. Djokovic (consistent, slam semis)
4. Del Potro (less consistent, a slam final or win)
5. Nadal (injury problems, moments of brilliance when fit)
6. Davydenko
7. Cilic
8. Roddick
9. Tsonga
10. Soderling

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