2016 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest — Enter Now!
by Staff | December 21st, 2015, 11:16 am
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Tell us your order the men’s Top 10 will finish in on the ATP World Tour Rankings for 2016 and win a fabulous Tennis-X prize package! Easy peasy!

Only one entrant picked nine of the Top 10 correctly last year, so be wary of those who can squeak in the Top 10 or have a breakout year — in 2015 NO ENTRANT PICKED RICHARD GASQUET in their Top 10, and Jo-Willy Tsonga also threw entrants for a loop by finishing among the elite 10.

Is Grigor Dimitrov handsome enough to finish in the Top 10? Is Milos Raonic tall enough? Do you gamble on old David Ferrer and the mercurial Kei Nishikori being able to keep their top spots?

What about a healthy Marin Cilic, or John Isner who was barely denied a Top 10 year-end spot in 2015, finishing at No. 11? What about young guns Bernard “The Tank Engine” Tomic or Dominic “The Dream” Thiem? Or Gael “Force” Monfils driving his clown car into the Top 10?

It’s easy, just list your Top 10 in the comments section below, such as:

1. The guy who looks like Gumby
2. The muscle-ly guy who used to win titles
3. That old guy who keeps having twins
4. That British kid whose really Scottish
5. That Scottish kid whose really British
6. The lefty Spaniard who can’t pass a mirror
7. One of those tall guys who are always injured
8. The other guy from the chocolate country
9. Lendl’s son
10. The Belgian wood sprite

Except use real names. If we can’t recognize your entry, it will be your loss. And list 10 names. Seriously. Last year a couple people thought they didn’t need to number them, and only entered nine. And feel free to break down your picks with some comments, like “Grigor and Milos are going to kick ass!” and “Stop hating on Rafa!”

Post your Top 10 IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW before the first ball is hit in the 2016 season, and you’re in! No entry fee required! Good luck and happy holidays!

NOTE: Only your first entry will be accepted.

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87 Comments for 2016 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest — Enter Now!

armelwani Says:

1. Novak “you shall not pass!!” Djokovic
2. Roger “Father Time lost a bet to me” Federer
3. Andy “stop comparing me to Fred Perry” Murray
4. Rafa “I have the confidence again, no?” Nadal
5. Kei “I’m not that special” Nishikori
6. Stan “the man” Wawrinka
7. Tomas “Czech mate” Berdych
8. Marin “I might win a slam again” Cilic
9. John “there’s more to tennis than serving?” Isner
10. Milos “Donald Trump wants my hair” Raonic


Beer Me Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Cilic
7. Berdych
8. Tsonga
9. Raonic
10. Ferrer

winner chicken dinner


tb Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Federer
5. Nishikori
6. Wawrinka
7. Cilic
8. Raonic
9. Dimitrov
10. Kyrgios


elina Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Wawrinka
5. Nadal
6. Berdych
7. Ferrer
8. Nishikori
9. Gasquet
10. Raonic

You guys, meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


J-Kath Says:

1 Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Wawrinka
5. Nishikori
6 Federer
7. Gasquet
8. Ferrer
9. Berdych
10 Coric


Aarontennis Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Wawrinka
3. Murray
4. Nadal
5. Federer
6. Gasquet
7. Isner
8. Berdych
9. Cilic
10. Tsonga

AO – Djokovic d. Wawrinka
FO – Wawrinka d. Nadal
W – Djokovic d. Murray
UO – Djokovic d. Federer


Patson Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Berdych
7. Nishikori
8. Tsonga
9. Raonic
10. Ferrer


Hamza Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Nadal
5. Wawrinka
6. Berdych
7. Tsonga
8. Cilic
9. Gasquet
10. Ferrer


NOSCA Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Wawrinka
5. Nadal
6. Berdych
7. Ferrer
8. Nishikori
9. Gasquet
10. Tsonga


Wog Boy Says:

1. Djokovic
2. …
……….
11. …
12.Nadal
13.Murray
14.Nishikori
15.Federer
16.Berdych
17.Wawrinka
18.Kyrgios
19.Anderson
20.Tomic


emm-jee Says:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Roger Federer
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Andy Murray
5. Stan Wawrinka
6. Kei Nishikori
7. Tomas Berdych
8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
9. David Ferrer
10. Milos Raonic


tennismonger Says:

LOL @ Wog Boy -

Boris once said that if he had Goran’s talent, he would be ranked 1, 2 & 3…thanks for helping us to visualize that concept in the present day!


Kimberly Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Wawrinka
4. Nadal
5. Federer
6. Berdych
7. Raonic
8. Tsonga
9. Anderson
10.Ferrer

AO Murray d. Djokovic
FO Nadal d. Murray
Wim Djokovic d. Federer
USO Djokovic d. Murray


Chrisford1 Says:

1. Djokovic – what person on the planet believes otherwise, barring accident or injury??

[the gap between Novak and my other choices is intetional]

2. Andy Murray – Novaks most formidable, consistent rival, not Stan or Fed.

3. Rafa Nadal (Comeback time! Fine as long as the sucker stays clear of winning the Gold or the majors.)

4. Stan Wawrinka.

5. Federer, who by his reduced scheduling, isn’t a part of the contenders for #1 in 2016, but he is a great in a glorious twilight – and cannot be lumped in with the distant chase pack.

The chase pack, so far behind they aren’t chasers of the super Serb or Andy anymore. Very similar to the “chase pack” in racing sports – so far behind they have no shot at Top 3 – but politely called the chase pack rather than the pack of obvious also rans trailing the leaders.

6. Berdych (I so want to drop him – but even though he chokes and is worthless on the biggest matches..he beats the lower ranked players consistently. And so gets yet another year plateau-ing in the mid-Top 10 rankings)
7. Ferrer (Who I respect more than Berdych because he is an overachiever who exceeded all expectations of early coaches and Spanish tennis sponsors).
8. Milos Raonic.
9. Juan Martin del Potro
10. Kei NIshikori

Yes, 2 fine Frenchies drop out – Gasquet and Jo Tsonga. Sad! And my picks for 7-10 could be swapped out individually or even all 4 not make the final list and I wouldn’t be surprised at all. Not surprised if Kevin Anderson, Isner (please! no!!), Kyrgios, the Human Tank Machine Tomic, Gasquet surprises us again, Paire, Cilic, even free falling Grigor gets in the 7-10 spots.
But I will go and likely fail with – Ferrer, Raonic, dark horse Delpo, and Kei.


Wog Boy Says:

@tennismonger,

My pleasure:)


Wog Boy Says:

Kimberly,
Can you do me a favor and swap those GS, instead of last two, Nole for the first two, if that’s not a big trouble?


Chrisford1 Says:

Wog Boy – careful! Remember the creation of the Fedtards was from days when fans, writers, and even Fed hiself was awash in hubris. Roger, the religious experience…..
I think Novak himself is careful not to be afflicted with a severely swollen head from unchecked ego. Humble like Rafa, but with more of a temptation, I think, to want to be seen and loved as bigger than life. He works hard to resist it, and his family and inner circle helps keep him grounded in reality. His fans justly relish the blossoming of his highest level talent into becoming an All-time Great in the past 5 years – but don’t go the Fedtard route!! Don’t think NOle a God, or that all life is subsumed on the biggest issue humanity deals with – “Is Fed (NOLE) the real GOAT??”

As a long-time Djokovic fan, a non-Serb, I just want him to play great for many more years, have many more classic matches with players that can truly test him. Even with some noble defeats that show the quality of his character..
But all too soon, his time as a pro at the top of his game will end. But when it is over – to finish his (long!) career arc happy and fully satisfied with his achievements in tennis. And then have a very meaningful, good life after tennis ends as a husband, father, and doer of noteworthy work and deeds off the tennis court.


Nithish Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Nishikori
7. Berdych
8. Raonic
9. Ferrer
10. Anderson


kjb Says:

1 Novak
2 Andy
3 Stan
4 Rafa
5 Roger
6 Kei
7 Tomas
8 Milos
9 Daveed
10 Marin

I put Fed #5 due too reduced schedule

AO Djokovic d. Murray
FO Nadal d. Wawrinka
WI Federer d. Djokovic
US Djokovic d. Federer


lakie Says:

1)Djokovic,2) Murray, 3)Nadal,4) Federer, 5)Wawrinka, 6) Berdych, 7)Ferrer, 8)Nishikori, 9) Cilic, 10) Kyrgios


Dave Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Tsonga
7. Nishikori
8. Berdych
9. Ferrer
10. Dimitrov


Okiegal Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Federer
3. Murray
4. Nadal
5. Wawrinka
6. Ferrer
7. Berdych
8. Nishikori
9. Gasquet
10. Anderson


Gypsy Gal Says:

My picks….
1.Novak Djokovic.
2.Rafael Nadal.
3.Andy Murray.
4.Stan Wawarinka.
5.Roger Federer.
6.Tomas Berdych.
7.Daveed Ferrer.
8.Kie Nishikori.
9.Richard Gasquet.
10.Marin Cilic….

Swopping Tsonga for Cilic,depends who remains the most consistent….


steven spence Says:

1.Djokovic
2.Murray
3.Federer
4.Nadal
5.Nishikori
6.Wawrinka
7.Berdych
8.Tsonga
9.Raonic
10. Anderson


montecarlo Says:

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Murray
5. Nishikori
6. Tsonga
7. Anderson
8. Ferrer
9. Raonic
10. Gasquet


Giles Says:

1. Faker ( here’s hoping for many a slip twixt the cup and the lip)!!!
2. Rafael Nadal Parera
3. Muzza
4. Wawa
5. Fed
6. Kei
7. Gasquet
8. Berdych
9. Anderson
10. Goffin


dryeagle Says:

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Nishikori
7. Tsonga
8. Berdych
9. Isner
10. Goffin


Armend Kosova Says:

1. Djokovic
3. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Cilic
7. Nishikori
8. Berdych
9. Thiem
10. Paire

This is a realistic top 10 prediction! I may have just gotten the position of Cilic wrong, not by much though. Oh, and yes Thiem and Paire are there to tell you that change does come, but it will take a while for it to take a toll in the upper echelons of our game.

Happy holidays to you all, let’s hope that we get a great year of Tennis in 2016!


Armend Kosova Says:

Correction on No. 2 and 3:
1. Djokovic
2. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Cilic
7. Nishikori
8. Berdych
9. Thiem
10. Paire

This is a realistic top 10 prediction! I may have just gotten the position of Cilic wrong, not by much though. Oh, and yes Thiem and Paire are there to tell you that change does come, but it will take a while for it to take a toll in the upper echelons of our game.

Happy holidays to you all, let’s hope that we get a great year of Tennis in 2016!


calmdownplease Says:

Novak’s unbeaten run at the top shall END next year
He will leave and reenter the number one spot from the summer onwards to begin with.
But won’t make it to the YENO spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yes, you heard it here first.

Okay, there might be a teensy bit of wishful thinking mixed in there

But we’ll see won’t we?!

Merry XMAS bi**es!


Ann Ny Says:

1. Djokovic
3. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Wawrinka
6. Cilic
7. Nishikori
8. Berdych
9. Thiem
10. Paire

https://www.facebook.com/etennisleague/posts/709118045855937


Giles Says:

Merry Christmas to Tennis X staff and to all the posters, even the annoying ones. 😳 Here’s hoping my fave beats all your faves ( well, at least most of the time).
And a happy 2016.
😜😝😝😝


jalep Says:

Armend Kosovo – Your list with Paire in it — makes me smile. Would love to see him in the top ten!

1.Djokovic
2.Nadal (maybe having too much confidence in Rafa but feel he has a couple more GS winning years)
3.Murray – (not sure of baby effect)
4.Federer
5.Wawrinka
6.Ferrer
7.Berdych
8.Nishikori
9.Cilic
10.Tsonga

Last 3 spots — I just don’t have a clue.

TENNIS-X STAFF, can we have a TOP TEN WTA 2016 list? PLEASE?


Margot Says:

1:Nole
2:Andy
3:Stan
4:Rafa
5:Fed
6:Kei
7:Cilic
8:Berdych
9:Anderson
10:Raonic

And…as everyone’s got their crystal balls out here are my Mystic Meg predictions:
AO Andy defeats Nole
RG Andy defeats Rafa
Wimbles Andy defeats Fed
USO Andy defeats Stan
So nerneenahnah! ;)


Vami Says:

#1 should be either Novak or Andy. Since Novak is far more consistent (read a better player) I’ll go with him.
Roger even with his reduced schedule should still be around 4-5. Nadal should move into #3 spot, he’s too good for the rest of the field. Everybody else, that’s just a crap shot.
1. Novak
2. Andy
3. Rafael
4. Roger
5. Kei
6. Stan
7. Tomas
8. David
9. Jo
10. Marin


jane Says:

margot check your maths. if andy wins the calendar slam methinks he’ll be #1, the big kahuna daddy! ;)

jalep i’d like to see paire up higher too. i keep wondering if dimitrov will rise next year, due to post-sharpie mode?


jalep Says:

Go Mystic Meg! Calendar Grand Salami!! And beating the bleating GOATS and Stanimal along the way. Cheers, Margot…


jalep Says:

jane, it’s tempting to get hopes up for Benoit, Grigor, Bernie, Nick the kid, ect…

It may take Grigor longer than expected to find himself…hope so but…have seen too many cases like him. Geez, I still have hope for Gulbis!


Giles Says:

Mystic Meg is unfortunately too long in the tooth now. πŸ˜³πŸ€’


RZ Says:

I’m sure I will be completely wrong as I have been off my prediction game for most of this year, but here goes:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Andy Murray
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Roger Federer
5. Stan Wawrinka
6. Kei Nishikori
7. David Ferrer
8. Tomas Berdych
9. Milos Raonic
10. David Goffin


Chrisford1 Says:

Too late now, but some “prediction” lists award points not just for the top players or teams list, but points (or bookie money)for predicting their proper placement.
It might make it even more fun for a tennis Top 10 list prediction.
You get 5 points for each player you guess right will make the list. But you also get 4 points for getting the #1 Right, 3 for places 2-5, and 2 for getting the right final place of pros 6-10. Like predicting Stan as #5 will get you 3 points if he does place #5, but zero if he finishes #6. You could miss a player on the list but still win if you have the finishing order of the other 9 right and win over someone 10 for 10, but who has the placement wrong for several players.

As an aside, I like the 2 Rafa fans picking him as #1 vs. the rest of us placing Nole as #1. Even though Nole is with 16.6K vs Nadal’s 2015 end of 5.2K – 11,355 points ahead of Rafa at present. Stay with your guy Rafa, but be real that Rafa will have a long uphill slog and have to take away titles from Nole, Andy, and Stan..


Francisco Says:

1. Andy Murray
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Roger Federer
5. Stan Wawrinka
6. Tomas Berdych
7. Milos Raonic
8. Grigor Dimitrov
9. David Ferrer
10. Kei Nishikori


lakie Says:

Chrisford1
Actually the 2016 year end #1 will depend on how many points the player wins in 2016. All the points won in 2015 will drop off by next year end. So the huge points difference of 11000+ in 2015 is irrelevant for calculating next year’s #1.


Jatt Says:

Here are my top 10:

1) djoker
2) Rafa
3) muzza
4) wawa
5) fed
6) Nishikkori
7) bird
8) tssongga
9) Canadian raonic
10) spaniard ferrrer


Wog Boy Says:

Tell him lakie, tell him..


Okiegal Says:

I was with my 10th place spot….Anderson or Goffin….went with Kevin……


Chrisford1 Says:

lakie may not be aware he is stating the obvious. Except for the WTF, its a rolling 365.
But being #1 with a huge lead allows Djoker many advantages. 1st round byes forever, night games in Australia, the luxury of looking waaaay behind him and seeing who might be making a move and have the leisure to retool if needed before that rising player even gets close to Nole’s point total. And the seedings matter in the quality of player you face in the earlier rounds.
All factors making 2015 rankings relevant to success in 2016. For the same reason, Andy’s #2 ranking is a big plus – he now cannot meet Nole in an earlier round than the Finals of any event for a long time in 2016, in all likelihood. (Unless Fed wins Brisbabe, the AO, IW…before skipping 4 Masters.)


Wog Boy Says:

Good points CF1.
Roger is defending Brisbane so he can’t gain any points there, but will most likely gain fair bit of points at AO due too early departure last year as foe IW he is defending final. By the time FO comes he might drop few places.
I believe Andy is pretty safe at #2 for the time being.


lakie Says:

Chrisford1
Obviously when you claimed the huge points diferential would make it difficult for Nadal to be #1, you were confused and making a wrong statement.
Previous year’s WTF points drop off too although the 52 weeks does not apply.
“The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, is dropped on the Monday following the last regular-season ATP event of the following year”
Also it is 52 weeks and not 365 days for the other ranking points.


Wog Boy Says:

Tell him lakie, tell him…


lakie Says:

The huge points differential of 2015 impacts only the 2016 rolling ranking,not the 2016 year end #1.


Chrisford1 Says:

lakie – The points renew on a rolling 365, or 52 weeks if you wish to go by the official ATP weekly ranking list.
Of course you are right that the points from Dec 2015 drop in Dec 2016. Like Jan 2015 go away with Jan 2016. And in July? Same story. But week in and week out in 2016, it is a race with a guy 8,000+ points ahead of the other players. Djokovic is in his prime, he is so far, a true ironman showing week in and week out excellence. The most consistent player on Tour.
As his longtime friend and countryman Janko Tipsarevic said: “I know Novak very well. He wants to hold #1 a long, long time.”
As 2016 starts soon, his point cushion allows him to strategize. He can focus on the big events and maybe not strive so hard at the Masters for a bit, because no one is going to get close to him for some time. Even if he drops points and skips Madrid again and tosses out going to one of the two Masters that bracket the Olympics.
His job to remain #1 is made easier by Fed playing a reduced schedule and foregoing many points, Rafa still not at a level he was when he and Nole would split wins. And Andy is likely to lose points to be with his wife when the baby comes.
Djokovic is also focused. He ended 2015 highly stoked to continue to improve his game, win big in 2016. Guy is in perfect health, and only took a 1 week holiday in Dec so he could do some hard training and conditioning work. If he somehow gets the AO and the FO, as Wog Boy and I agree are the two most important to win together for a Grand Slam (non-calendar)year end #1 is all but sealed provided he just plays consistent as usual and makes the Masters, the WTF, and other 2 Slam semis at least.


lakie Says:

Thanks Chrisford1.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


JD Says:

My Top 10:

1. Nadal
2. Murray
3. Djokovic
4. Federer
5. Kei
6. Wawrinka
7. Berdych
8. Gasquet
9. Raonic
10 . Tsonga


jalep Says:

CF1, Very good post about the seeding aspect of 52 week Ranking. Well explained as to the 52 week ranking providing a lush cushion of points for Nole. It’s not an irrelevant ranking system at all.

lakie, the 52 week ranking is there to determine who will be seeded where for upcoming tournaments, as you know, and those seeds have earned their spot based upon results from 2015. However if a player fails to defend his 2015 wins in 2016, points will drop off and eventually will alter his seed placement for upcoming tournaments in 2016. In Nole’s and Serena’s cases their point leads are ridiculously huge! That in itself would carry them a long way through 2016 seeded at #1. In Serena’s case, well, I’m not sure how motivated and in shape she’ll come out. In Nole’s case, I’m certain he’ll take full advantage as front-runner. The ball is in both Serena’s and Nole’s court, so to speak.

Rafa’s ranking points are over 3 times less than Nole’s. But if Rafa wins AO, well, that’s exactly what he needs to do. He’d be #1 in the race to London. AO win could move him ahead of Stan and seeded 4th not 5th in the 52 week rankings, depending on how well Stan does at AO. The goal for Rafa would be getting to 4th seed, if not by February, at least soon enough for FO, I should think. I predict he’ll be seeded #4 or maybe #3 by FO. But that prediction is based on Stan having a slower start to the new year than Rafa, and Federer’s reduced schedule.


Patrice from Ostend Says:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Andy Murray
3. Roger Federer
4. Stan Wawrinka
5. Kei Nishikori
6. Rafael Nadal
7. Richard Gasquet
8. Tomas Berdych
9. Grigor Dimitrov
10. David Goffin


madmax Says:

1. Djokovic (Elastic fantastic)
2. Murray (Greatest of Brits)
3. Federer (Best of all time)
4. Wawrinka (Second best in Switzerland)
5. Rafa (Catching up with rest of the best)
6. Berdych (I should be a model)
7. Ferrer (Best Terrier of all time)
8. Nishkori (I am gonna keep trying to be top 3)
9. Isner(I WILL be known as Best American Ever)
10.Gasquet (My time isn’t up yet)

This was tricky, but I think that Novak continues the quest and remains ahead of the rest.


Rahul Karodia Says:

1.> Novak Djokovic
2.> Rafael Nadal
3.> Andy Murray
4.> Kei Nishikori
5.> Roger Federer
6.> Stan Wawrinka
7.> Tomas Berdych
8.> David Ferrer
9.> Milos Raonic
10.> Richard Gasquet


lapinroyal Says:

CF1 (December 22nd, 2015 at 6:13 pm)
Should we get more point for guest right the #10 than #1 and or #2?

5 points for #9-10 right order, 4 for #6-8 right, and 3 for #3-5 right, 2 for #2 right and 1 for # 1 right…

Happy Holidays to y’all!
Peace!


nits Says:

Djokovic
Murray
Nadal
Federer
Wawranika
Nishikori
Berdych
Raonic
Ferrer
B tomic


Wog Boy Says:

@lapinroyal,

Sorry for Nole being so stingy, I owe you three now.

Happy Christmas and New Year


Gallant Says:

My top 10 picks are:

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Andy Murray
3. Stan Wawrinka
4. Rafael Nadal
5. Roger Federer
6. Tomas Berdych
7. Kei Nishikori
8. David Ferrer
9. Richard Gasquet
10. Kevin Anderson


Thangs Says:

1. Nadal
2. Murray
3. Djokovic
4. Federer
5. Nishikori
6. Wawrinka
7. Berdych
8 Raonic
9. Dimitrov
10.Coric


RSP Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Wawrinka
5. Federer
6. Berdych
7. Cilic
8. Nishikori
9. Gasquet
10. Ferrer


Michael Says:

My pick would be :

1. Novak
2. Andy Murray
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Roger Federer
5. Stan Wawarinka
6. Kei Nishikori
7. David Ferrer
8. Tomas Berdych
9. Marin Cilic
10.Miloslov Raonic


EnoMary Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Federer
5. Nishikori
6. Berdych
7. Wawrinka
8. Anderson
9. Ferrer
10. Dimitrov


Daniel Says:

I’ll go with the usual suspects and give Bercy and Ferrer one last hurrah in top 10,at the bottom and give Raonic and Dimitrov a leap of faith, bold move.

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Nadal
5. Wawrinka
6. Kei Nishikori
7. Milos Raonic
8. Dimitrov
9. Ferrer
10. Berdych


funches Says:

1) Djokovic
2) Federer
3) Murray
4) Nadal
5) Nishikori
6) Wawrinka
7) Ferrer
8) Tsonga
9) Raonic
10) Berdych

The most overhyped news of December was Federer not listing any clay court tournaments before Roland Garros. If he’s playing well, he will enter at least one Masters Series event on clay. Doesn’t matter what he lists in December.

Nadal looked pretty good after the U.S. Open, but there’s still something missing.

Hard to see anyone who’s never finished in the top 10 doing it this year. The only player I considered but did not pick was Cilic. Fognini has top 10 talent but will never be consistent enough or motivated enough.


Jatin Says:

Rankings & Points

ATP – Dec 14- 2016
1 Roger Federer
2 Novak Djokovic
3 Andy Murray
4 Rafael Nadal
5 Kei Nishikori
6 David Ferrer
7 Richard Gasquet
8 Stan Wawarinka
9 Kevin Anderson
10 John Isner


Gaston Says:

1) Djokovic
2) Murray
3) Federer
4) Nadal
5) Wawrinka
6) Nishikori
7) Ferrer
8) Berdych
9) Cilic
10) Raonic


Chrisford1 Says:

lapinroyal – Your reply is absolutely well taken. If a difficulty factor weighed in for 2016, deciding who would be #8, #9 and #10 is absolutely harder than selecting 1,2,3 in order in assigning points for placement.
All I can say is in a normal year, choosing who would be #1 and who is #2 is a lot harder thing to do than it will be in 2016.
You also have to weigh interest.
Who will finish in the Top 4 or so obvviously outweighs interest in the placement of the places 7-10 pros.
And it emulates other sports betting like American NCAA Basketball, horse racing, where the order the top 3-4 finish in is obviously more a focus than correctly predicting what horse finishes 6th or what university in what conference has their illiterate athletes make it to the round of 32.


Marko Says:

Sean, I have to correct your grammar. I just can’t let it go.

For #4 and 5 where you say whose, you really should say who’s, as that is short for “who is”.

Whose refers to ownership, as in:
“Whose trophy is that?”
“Novak Djokovic’s of course!”


Raj Says:

1. Nadal
2. Murray
3. Djokovic
4. Federer
5. Nishikori
6. Wawrinka
7. Berdych
8 Tsonga
9. Raonic
10.Goffin


Dio Says:

1- Djokovic;
2-Murray;
3-Nadal;
4-Federer;
5-Stan Wawrinka;
6-Kei Nishikori;
7-Berdych;
8-Ferrer;
9-Cilic;
10-Gasquet


lapinroyal Says:

@WB
Don’t just “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New-Year” me! Just give me back those three in 2016!!! LOL
(Just to be a good sport, Nole can have the RG2016 and silver at Rio. Happy holidays to the whole family!!!)

@CF1
Just to be complete!
;-)


Wog Boy Says:

@lapinroyal,

Since you are a good man and I like you, even you are Roger fan, I promise that I’ll have a word with Nole about 2016 and letting Roger retire with dignity..


wilfried Says:

1. Novak ĐokoviΔ‡
2. Andy Murray
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Roger Federer
5. Stanislas Wawrinka
6. Kei Nishikori
7. Tomas Berdych
8. David Ferrer
9. Nick Kyrgios
10.David Goffin


Colin10 Says:

Here I am defend the title of colino9 but now I am 10

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Wawrinka
5. Nadal
6. Nishikori
7. Berdych
8. Gasquet
9. Cilic
10. Isner


Kei O Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Nadal
5. Nishikori
6. Berdych
7. Wawrinka
8. Ferrer
9. Raonic
10. Tsonga


Nikola Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Nadal
4. Federer
5. Nishikori
6. Raonic
7. Berdych
8. Wawrinka
9. Coric
10.Goffin


PRASHANT KAPOOR Says:

1.Novak
2.Roger Fedrer
3.Rafal Nadal
4.Andy Murray
5.Stan Wawrinka
6.Kei Nishikori
7.Raonic
8.David Ferrer
9.Tomas Berdych
10.M.Cilic


FlyingDoctor Says:

1 Djokovic
2 Nadal
3 Federer
4 Murray
5 Stan
6 nishikori
7 berdych
8 Ferrer
9 Gasquet
10 Tsonga


Vinod Says:

1. Djokovic
2. Murray
3. Federer
4. Nadal
5. Nishikori
6. Berdych
7. Wawrinka
8. Ferrer
9. Raonic
10. Tsonga


dari Says:

1.Rafael
2.Roger
3.Novak
4.Kei
5.Murray
6.Stan
7.Milos
8.Grigor
9.Berdych
10.Tomic


Jaq Shivam Says:

1 Novak Djokovic
2 Rafael Nadal
3 Roger Federer
4 Stan Wawrinka
5 Andy Murrey
6 Milos Raonic
7 Kei Nishikori
8 Thomas Berdych
9 Marin Cilic
10 Keven Anderson

Australiyan O F Novak Vs Rafael
French O F Rafael Vs Wawrinka
Wimblen F Roger Vs Andy
USO F Novak Vs Rafael


chico Says:

1. Andy Murray
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Kei Nishikori
5. Stan Wawrinka
6. Roger Federer
7. Milos Raonic
8. Grigor Dimitrov
9. Nick Kyrgios
10. David Goffin


Tennis Vagabond Says:

1. Novak
2. Rafa
3. Fed
4. Murray
5. Wawrinka
6. Berdych
7. Ferrer
8. Raonic
9. Nishikori
10. Kyrgios

Big Four Reunion. Too many people dropping Ferrer! He’s not going to disappear that fast.

I’d like to pick Coric and Thiem, but I think this is the year they’ll break into the seeds, another year to crack top ten.

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