Re: 2012 final top 10, how do you see it?
I agree with majority of rankings. In no order just in top 10 - Most people write Big 4 and another ,,big 4,, - Delpo, Soderling, Tsonga, Berdych - guys with big serve, attacking game, power game.
Than should be there Ferrer - has already enough ammount of points for good seeding in next season, should have his QF-part of draw, that means can´t be eliminated by better players sooner than QF and get-defend enough points to stay top 10, very consistent guy,- definetely lower, he simply is not 5 best guy when others are healthy too, but should stay in top 10 pretty comfortably. I think this 9 players were wrote by more than half of people here.
Last player to make top 10 complete:
Fish - will be again older- and just can´t see him having better season, can stay in top 10, but probably will drop outside top 10
Almagro- Most likely will be outside top 10
Tipsarevic- Most likely outside just like Almagro
Who has chance to be top 10 - Isner, Dolgopolov, Gasquet, Cilic, Monfils, others maybe
From this group of guys only Monfils i think has what it takes to be in top 10 if all are fit. He has biggest potential, can play on all surfaces, but he need finally 1 year to play without injury.
Guys like Cilic, Gasquet can be good but rather solid top 20- top 15 than top 10. Isner- Dolgopolov- can be top 15, but no way can get more points than those 9 guys plus Monfils if healthy. Isner is too reliable on serve and can´t get points on clay, Dolgo is too inconsistent and his FS% is horrible, if he wannts to climb up in ranking needs higher FS%.
And last thing Almagro is not top 10 yet- to finish year in top 10. Delpo still has 2 DC matches and has his chances. It will be very difficult to beat Nadal or Ferrer on clay in ESP, but he need only 1 win - against Ferrer probably to be 10th and replace Almagro.