Grigor Dimitrov 10. He crowns a dream week, winning the most important title of his career, and finally blossoming in all his skills. Physical, racing, concentration, shots. A winning mix that has decreed him as a true new champion, the closest to the Fab Five, today.
His victory is a breath of fresh air for the Tour, asphyxiated during the last two years by Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Nadal. Perfect! David Goffin, 9. Until the first set lost against Federer in the semifinals, we could safely talk about a horror week for the Belgian player.
Instead, David was good at pulling out all of his grit, taking advantage of Federer's gifts, and playing an incredible final. He did not do it in the end, but his talent is unquestionable. One of six tennis players able to defeat Nadal and Federer in the same tournament.
Executioner! Jack Sock, 8. Qualified at the last moment among the best 8 of the Race, the American played a good tournament, beating Zverev and Cilic in his round robin, and losing in the semifinals against a big Dimitrov.
It was the best season of his career, and in 2018 he will be able to give to the tour a new real protagonist. Rising Star! Roger Federer, 7. Nervousness characterized all of his London week.
His tennis has touched moments of inexorable beauty, and moments of black-out, as in the inexplicable defeat against Goffin. Yet he closed an incredible season, however, which lacks the icing on the cake. The elimination in semis came unexpected, like a shock! Rafael Nadal, 6.
He deservedly closed the year as world no. 1, but his love story with the Finals does not yet have a happy endind. Forced to leave after the defeat against Goffin, he will be again become the protagonist in 2018. For now, his Master remains cursed! Alexander Zverev, 4.
He came to the end of the season without energy and ideas. His tennis still shows some problems in major events such as Slams and Finals. Rightfullyeliminated by Sock, he was the real big disappointment in London. The German is still lacking in character; if he wants to become big, charisma is an indispensable weapon.
Clubbed! Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem, 3. Their tournament can be reassigned simply in one word: depressing! .