ATP season 2017: who are the Flops of this year?

Tennis - And the worst players of the year are ..

Author: Lorenzo Ciotti | 2017-12-06 12:26 | 4402 reads
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Novak Djokovic, 4. Mystery continues. Where is the tennis player able to physically and mentally destroy all his opponents? Djokovic's tennis seems to have exhausted after winning the French Open in 2016. The two titles won this year are the worst result of his sports career. It will be understood whether in 2018, if with a new team, he will be able to recover physical and mental energies, and resume how they did this year Federer and Nadal. Faltered!

Andy Murray, 3. The most beloved Scotsman (?) Of England failed to repeat the amazing level of 2016. It was predictable: the energy wasted to win all the titles and become world no. 1, in 2016, have turned their season into a nightmare. Bad performances, a precarious psycho-physical condition, injuries, but above all, he never seemed a true leader, deserving of losing the throne of men's tennis, last September. Premature!

Stan Wawrinka, 5. The final at French Open was just an episode. His season was almost anonymous, passed in the shadow of Federer and Nadal. Wawrinka missed in edge, exception made for the tournament in Bois de Boulogne. However, he still has tennis in order to win something important in 2018. Vassal!

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios, 2. Unpresentable in almost all of the tournaments, they have played an almost disastrous season. Far away, light years from Zverev and Dimitrov, they're going to be overtaken by the new guys of Next Gen. Inadequates!

Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori, subscribers to the 3. Injuries affected their performance and we couldn't see much of them this year. Will 2018 bring a change in their fortunes? Anticipative!

Dominic Thiem, 4. He qualified for the ATP Finals thanks to the excellent perfromances on clay. For the rest, his was an anonymous season. He did not make the leap of quality that everyone expected. Banal!

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