1. Federer getting back to #1 at 31 years old
2. A new star in Jerzy Janowicz
3. A new grand slam champion(Murray), and a new Masters 1000 champ(Ferrer) after so long.
4. Speaking of that...Ferrer winning a 250, 500, and a 1000 in one year, seven titles, which lead all of tennis, four semis, and getting to at least the quarters in every grand slam(and two semis there), not to mention a hair away from medaling in doubles. After the Davis Cup, he will also lead all of tennis in wins, and titles and third in win percentage. This is what hard work is all about.
5. Michael Russell, at 34 years old, getting to his first ATP semi. That's also what hard work gets you.
6. The up and coming talent of Japanese tennis. Kei Nishikori(25 to 19), Go Soeda(120 to 5
, Yuichi Sugita(235 to 122) and Tatsuma Ito(117 to 66). Love watching all four guys.
7. Tommy Haas resurgence
8. Watching Serena Williams light a firecracker up her *** and become invincible again after losing to someone with the worst serve in history, and flabby legs. When you see that kind of dominance, it's called work ethic.
9. The fun week of Michael Llodra.
10. Nadal breaking Borg's record.
1. DY having a coach and getting to 39 in the world, then for whatever damned reason, he goes back to Mommy and Daddy and goes all the way down to 190 and losing in the first down on Challengers.
2. Lukas Rosol. Not because he beat Nadal(congrats to that), but he didn't follow up and he got whacked in the next round.
3. John Isner getting to 9 in the world by actually playing something resembling an all around tennis game(including the net), then going back to being the amazing serving giraffe and nothing else. It's like he accepted the Djoker and Federer wins and got complacent.
4. Jack Sock's one year body transformation from lithe and lean to FAT!
5. The amazing amount of retirements from players that retired just because "they didn't have it that day". I'd say there's a number of those every year, but it feels like there were a lot more this year.
6. Bernard Tomic's amazing technicolor tank job at the Open.