Re: was 2010 a bad tennis year?
Poor year, particularly the 2nd half was awful. Berdy, Verdasco, Tsonga, Cilic, Ljubo, Querrey, Davy, Gulbis, Ferrero - all awol either from form or injury (in Cilic's case pretty much the entire year after Australia). In the case of Berdy/Verdy/Cilic form was utterly catastrophic, they could barely win a match at times.
At the top Djokovic was crap until about the US, ditto Monfils. Murray only appeared at Australia, Canada and Shanghai, and sporadically at Wimbledon and WTF, might as well have just gone on holiday the rest. DelPot of course missed the entire year (he wasn't even fit in Australia).
This is all quite a major letdown when you consider what appeared to be on the horizon in January: the usual top4, DelPot making a top5, and Davydenko on career best form. Soderling had kept his level after Roland Garros 2009. Cilic had his Aus Open breakthrough. Seemed like this could be a legendary year, instead the exact opposite happened.