#1: Stan Wawrinka:
Beautiful and deadly strokes and serve, I just love his game.
#2: Fernando Verdasco:
When he's not f#ng up his game is so alpha
. Some pleasing results this year.
#3: Tomas Berdych:
Still great to watch, just not against the top guys
. Seems lovely too
#4: Ernests Gulbis
: One of the most attractive BHs and serves (to make up for the FH
) in the game. Just needs to stop getting injured
#5: Lucas Pouille
: I need to update my sig some time. My personal next-gen pick. Progress has been slow but steady (a little frustrating at times this year but I have faith). Nice game all-round, he can do everything.
#6: Grigor Dimitrov:
Despite his improved results this year, he's been dropping off my interest radar a little for a while. Still support him though.
#7: Benoit Paire
: This guy could move around my top 10 a lot depending on his current 'state'. Right now he warrants a lot of criticism though. I think he should get help for his issues whatever they are. Still very pretty and underrated backhand.
#8: Vasek Pospisil
: Out of top 100, losing in Challenger 2Rs but he's so darn likeable (his recently-starting Youtube channel only helps that) you just wish for him to turn it around. I like the intent of his game too though it's not clicking at the moment.
#9: Nikoloz Basilashvili
: Oh boy, he's entertaining sometimes. I think despite being able to be labelled a 'ballbasher' his game is kind of unique too. A little like a roided (not an accusation!) Nishikori.
#10: Roger Fed
: Don't think he's ever made my list but there ya go. As he gets older I realize what a hole he'll leave when he hangs it up.
#1: Robin Soderling
#2: James Blake