The trends of 2014: What was in? What was out?

Friday December 19th, 2014

​​From marquee matches to feisty feuds, to major meltdowns and the tennis Twitter, and all of fashion faux-pas and sexy, skillful shots in between, SI Tennis' Year-End Awards have the entire span of the 2014 tennis season covered. Check back throughout the month of December to see the best and worst of the season.  

What's IN? What's OUT?
The ATP "Second Line" (h/t Marin Cilic) The ATP Big Four.
Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal
Rafa's injury woes. Rafa's dominance.
Claypova. Any reference, even in passing, to a "Cow on Ice."
Eugenie Bouchard. Sloane Stephens.
Umpires make a decision on whether to replay a point after a Hawkeye challenge, players get angry. Umpires issue time violations, players get angry.
Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco. Victoria Azarenka and Redfoo.
"That Tomas Berdych is hilarious!" "Tomas Berdych has zero personality."
Swiss Davis Cup team. Spanish Davis Cup team.
Wrist injuries. Back injuries.
One Direction. Bob Sinclar.
WTA Stability. ATP Stability.
Armies, Genie or otherwise. Blocks, J or otherwise.
Crybabies. Babies crying.
Li Na, ubiquitous recently-retired reigning Slam champion. Marion Bartoli, ubiquitous recently-retired non-reigning Slam champion.
Jack Sock. Ryan Harrison.
Dating football (or futbol) players. Dating golfers.
Simona Halep. Victoria Azarenka.
Kei Nishikori. David Ferrer.
Andy Murray, Scottish rebel-rouser. Andy Murray, British hero.
"Son of a biscuit!" "I will take this f****** ball and shove it down your f****** throat, I swear to God."
Ana Ivanovic was right. It was a process. Enough about the process already!
Bees. Squirrels.
Andrea Petkovic, 2014 French Open semifinalist. Andrea Petkovic, 2013 French Open second round qualifying loser.
Demanding the ATP heavily fine Fabio Fognini for his on-court antics. Celebrating Fognini's outbursts
Letting Gael Monfils be Gael Monfils. Trying to change him.
Debating prize money increases at all levels of the tours. Debating equal prize money,
Nick Kyrgios. Bernard Tomic.
"Grigor Dimitrov" "Maria Sharapova's boyfriend"
Paul Annacone, top notch television analyst. Paul Annacone, top notch coach.
Andy Murray, champion of women. Andy Murray, champion of Wimbledon
Djokosmash. Shankerer. Even his shanks were landing in this year.
Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams. Genie Bouchard and Laura Robson.
Belinda Bencic, Ana Konjuh, Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, Madison Keys, Dominic Thiem, Jack Sock, CiCi Bellis, Noah Rubin, Stefan Kozlov, Francis Tiafoe. Li Na, Nikolai Davydenko, Dinara Safina, Olivier Rochus, Andy Ram, Mallory Burdette, Ashleigh Barty.



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