Read on for some of my favourite men’s tennis moments of 2012.
This year was memorable in so many ways, and really the whole fan slam year was a highlight.
The big four kept men’s tennis interesting, creating a year when there were four different winners of the four grand slam titles; Djokovic wins Australian Open, Nadal wins the French Open, Federer wins Wimbledon and Murray wins the US Open.
Here are my top ten men’s tennis moments of the year
1. Rafael Nadal making history by becoming the first man to win seven Roland Garros titles in a match played over two days.
2. Rafael Nadal winning the Monte Carlo Masters for the eighth consecutive year
3. The epic Australian Open men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the longest final in grand slam history
4. Andy Murray winning his first grand slam title at the US Open
5. Roger Federer winning Wimbledon for the seventh time and returning to world No.1
6. The Roland Garros Men’s quarter-final between Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. This was one of the best matches that I attend live this year. Djokovic showed what a true champion he is, saving four tense match points and going on to win the match in five sets.
7. David Ferrer having his best ever season, winning seven titles
8. Juan Martin Del Potro winning the Olympic bronze medal and finishing the year ranked No.7
9. Tommy Haas moving 184 ranking places from 205 to 21
10. Kei Nishikori becoming the first Japanese player to win the Japan Open.
Watch the ATP’s 2012 Highlights Videos (part 1 and 2) which also bring back some fantastic memories from the year
View Part 1 at this link as I couldn’t get it to embed properly!
I also really loved watching the player’s practice at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. The Olympic Tennis was great too and I’m sure it made the highlights list of a lot of tennis fans but unfortunately I wasn’t able to watch much of it.
What were your men’s tennis highlights of the year?
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal