While waiting for the new tennis season to start on the ATP and WTA tours, it is time go back on what happened during the last eleven months. Since the consecration of Wawrinka and Li Na in Melbourne until Federer's legendary comeback in the fall, many things happened, and a lot of them were pretty amazing. And here we go!
...You remember Roger Federer, with tears in his eyes when he received the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, the last major trophy missing from his great track record. What a legend....You are also fond of his friend Stan Wawrinka, surprise winner of the Australian Open early in the season and perfect teammate for the victory in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas at the end of the season. As good on the court than to tease the opponent, Stan the man...
...You shiver when you think about this amazing Wimbledon final won in 5 sets by Novak Djokovic against Roger Federer. A match that directly entered your personal hall of fame.
...A Wimbledon edition that revealed Nick Kyrgios, 18 and already quarter-finalist of a major tournament. Australian tennis seems to be back on its feet and it's pretty damn good. Any news from Swedish and American tennis?
...You also enjoyed the progress of Roberto Bautista Agut, a quiet but endearing boy, that should be a bit more highlighted.
...And what about Kei Nishikori, who flies the flag of Japan, great country of yellow ball enthusiasts.
...About Asian tennis, you also have a lot of respect for Li Na, who managed her exit by announcing her retirement shortly after one last prestigious victory at Melbourne.
...You're shocked by the longevity of Serena Williams on the WTA Tour. But damn, when will she falter?
...You know that when the great Serena will leave, there will be some beautiful people to replace her. Eugenie Bouchard is a charismatic example...
... Or even Belinda Bencic the Martina Hingis 2.0
...You enjoyed the regularity of Simona Halep this season as well as her emotional speech of unfortunate finalist at Roland Garros in the spring. "I love you," she told the Parisian public. We too love you Simona.
...You also respected the courageous comeback of Nicole Vaidisova.
... But the queen of the tour this season, the one that made the most buzz was of course Mirka, the biggest fan of her beloved Roger!
...You've been treated to your annual dose of touching farewell: Davydenko, Rochus, Llodra, Gicquel, Safini... to the grateful tennis world.
...You say thank you to Monfils the showman, always ready to bring some genius mess on the professional tour.
...And thank you Fabio Fognini, aka Mr I'm always losing it.
...A title shared with Benoit Paire, always on edge, capable of the best and the worst. Too often the worst unfortunately...
...And the competition seems strong in this department since we also have to mention the complex Ernest Gulbis, semi-finalist at Roland Garros and who spent all his earnings at the casino just after the tournament! Even if he denied it since...
...You also love Tsonga's good humour.
...But it's nothing compared to Djoko the clown, able to openly mock his mixed doubles partner Ana Ivanovic at the middle of a match.
...An affectionate Djokovic at the closing ceremony after the French Open, as the untouchable winner Rafael Nadal.
...You will also remember the mid-fun, mid-cuddly moment, when Dudi Sela went to get a plastic chair to be able to hug the giant Ivo Karlovic and congratulate him on his victory at the Bogota tournament.
...You always love the pre-tournament ATP Finalsand BNP Paribas WTA Finals ceremonies, where the top 8 of the WTA and ATP tours meet more or less comfortably in formal wear.
...A ceremony that deserved the Selfie of the year. Thank you for taking care of it Tomas Berdych!
...You've been amused by the Royal couple Kate/William looking stressed while watching Andy Murray, quarter finalist at Wimbledon and who finally lost against Grigor Dimitrov.
...You remember this story early in the season: when someone decided to cook eggs on a very hot court at the Australian Open. During your winter, it warmed you up.
...And besides, that memory gets you right back on the saddle and ready for the upcoming season: it begins in a few weeks, you can't wait for it to start!
...In the meantime, you can wait by watching a few videos, like this one