Thus continues our review of the top 50 singles players on the ATP and WTA Tours. We resume with the men ranked Nos. 11 -20.
11. Nicolas Almagro
Despite ending the year in heartbreaking fashion with a loss to Radek Stepanek in the fifth rubber of the Davis Cup final, the enigmatic Spaniard had one of his best years, picking up a couple more small clay court titles, competing much better on outdoor hard courts and not shying away from an important role of the Davis Cup team. He finished the year with a solid 59-24 record and while he has yet to reach a final off of clay, his big first serve and willingness to play further inside the baseline has made him a respectable fast court player. But the 27-year-old does not have a Slam in him unless a slew of elite players become injured at a major.
12. Juan Monaco