With the curtain closing on the 2011 tennis season, it is time to start looking forward to next year.
This year, we saw a lot of change in the rankings. Novak Djokovic made the unexpected leap to No. 1 and there was a shuffling at the end of the top 10, with players such as Gilles Simon, Mardy Fish, Janko Tipsarevic, Nicolas Almagro and Jo-WIlly Tsonga all trying to remain among the tennis elite.
In the following slides, I break down my predictions for the top 10 finishers of 2012. These include mainstays, comeback players and on-the-rise youngsters.