The 2016 tennis season is finally over so let’s see some beauties this great sport gave to us. Everyone remembers the big moments–who won Slams, major upsets, and big tournament wins. But what about all the other incredible moments that happen on court over the course of the year? Here’s a collection to refresh your memory. Enjoy!
Some Cool Stuff that Happened in the 2016 Tennis Season
Why so angry guys?
Bemelmans saves break points but still too angry at himself pic.twitter.com/OtBgChT8Mk
Es solo el 2º punto del partido entre Carlos Berlocq y Rogerio Dutra Silva en Aix en Provence y ojo a lo que pasa: pic.twitter.com/dZLdmsrBTU
WHAT THE HELL SANTI !!! pic.twitter.com/NaLAsRk3mD
Surely not the longest attempt ever!
Weird retirement 6-0 up
Double faults 21+15
Miissed this ITF beauty few days ago: playing again today as Kleinsteuber is LL, wonder how many combined dfs today? pic.twitter.com/VV81nrdwy9
What should we think about a player retired with opponent serving 6-3 5-4 40-30? pic.twitter.com/EbdYidQrfh
Believe it or not, this happened, retired on 0-5 0-40….one point away from golden set pic.twitter.com/fkJzIVEAJs
So Yakovlev had a bet on himself at void bookmaker like bet365…and retired match point down pic.twitter.com/9xeuuIXRz7
Well done to Karim Hossam, retiring 3-6 down in 3rd set tiebreak, as soon as he went mp down (very likely bet on himself at void bookie) pic.twitter.com/mIDrSo2N4B
Next question please
Epic WTA rally
Tennis after a few drinks https://t.co/7yD8kELrCE
Granoller’s insane luck during clay season
Struvay earlier today, he retired 2 minutes later pic.twitter.com/yvL1tbjZfI
Warning Mr. Matosevic pic.twitter.com/EWMOXS78Cs
It's all gone pete tong for Arguello pic.twitter.com/Oku9hEoW0A
Kudryavtsev not exactly happy after getting broken pic.twitter.com/IibGzXm1R6
Bublik served for match on 5-4, then hit double fault match point down…wasn't very happy pic.twitter.com/pvdN6TQlr7
Mager and his rage against the wind pic.twitter.com/dNFwiyKjJV
Velotii not happy at all after that point. pic.twitter.com/Zybv7k4xwi
Hindrance, oh yes it happened!
Magic shots by Dreddy
Yetişkin bir Dustin Brown her yıl Haziran ayına dek uyur ve ardından yaklaşan avlanma dönemine hazırlanmaya başlar. pic.twitter.com/e582Lu5w84
Second serves…that weren’t any good
Gaio with a fully absurd choke from *5-2 third set vs Berrer in San Luis Potosi Ch, was so tense that did also this pic.twitter.com/9H0exLG7xJ
Dear Quinzi, I have seen better second serves pic.twitter.com/fCxS2hSdl7
And…after a few seconds: clinic about how NOT to hit a second serve by Olivo pic.twitter.com/h7xvxxrsgg
Stones against players in Italy
Dear tennis fans, which version of tanking Giraldo do you prefer? The left-handed or the right-handed? pic.twitter.com/ZieaJwcBDi
One year ago Benoit Paire in San Benedetto, today a beautiful tank by Martin Klizan in Poprad-Tatry https://t.co/aPxp7TjF81
Strange that Chiudinelli lost so easy, he looked very motivated during the very first point of the match pic.twitter.com/VB0qtq4Nuk
How not to serve to stay in the match from Alexander Kudryavtsev: one the funniest tank of the year pic.twitter.com/PRYb5iZHcI
A beautiful story
You really can’t miss that, or maybe you can?
Good job Janvier here pic.twitter.com/7QLwy9jlMA
How NOT to hit an easy volley by Robin Stanek pic.twitter.com/AFVrN8lG0C
One of the funniest rallies of the year on Challenger Tour pic.twitter.com/zX32LEb38R
The perfect backhand hit by Kenny De Schepper in Manerbio Challenger pic.twitter.com/Gtbgf3rJ40
How NOT to convert a break point by Jason Jung pic.twitter.com/Cd2yQB0h6Z
Clezar with the easiest shot of his career to save a break point…oh wait pic.twitter.com/E8NWWlTRu0
Leo Mayer will play Davis Cup final next month, has to practice a bit on overheads pic.twitter.com/CO1tIPX5zb
When you decide that a decisive smash has to land on the moon instead of on your opponent's court by Guido Andreozzi pic.twitter.com/dxLDqEcxjL
For those asking why I love so much tennis pic.twitter.com/sLuxt8Kytk
Umpire denying handshake to Putintseva
One of the most absurd winners of the year on ATP Challenger Tour by Blaz Rola pic.twitter.com/IAS8kw58QW
Insane defensive skills by Fognini pic.twitter.com/7YqajJdrIJ
Ivashka is the new Dustin Brown pic.twitter.com/Wl0dU7tC5S
One of the best rallies of the year on ATP Challenger tour, Ungur shot deserved better luck pic.twitter.com/yM4xC0quHk
Filippo Volandri is the new Dustin Brown pic.twitter.com/tcaKc4aAWP
Not a bad way to convert a break point by Lacko in Brescia pic.twitter.com/6VWcfGqBnc
How to save a set point like a boss by Alexandre Sidorenko pic.twitter.com/rkHYOXYYxl
Life on ITF Pro Circuit
Just landed back from holidays to see this beauty pic.twitter.com/buIWt1I6u9
An angel coached by a beauty played today in 25k Lagos Main Draw, ITF profiles will never stop surprising me pic.twitter.com/V2Fi3dCkQt
Imanishi won 32 (thirty-two) points in second set and still got bagelled: maybe the most unfair score ever pic.twitter.com/J70U3iLzIK
Crawford brothers about to play in Tunisia, amazing choice of names by their parents pic.twitter.com/EBPSXvLiPY
Not only you are a lucky loser….but your opponent also retires when 3-0 up in round 1 pic.twitter.com/h6LKug5GIz
Another amazing "pro" level match: 65 points in the match…24 double faults pic.twitter.com/gvzuMmKFnO
IT. HAS. HAPPENED.
(ITF $10,000 in Shymkent, KAZ.) pic.twitter.com/SXDPjzdOh4
Age is just a number to play an ITF event pic.twitter.com/Kti6TNVcbI
BREAKING! If you wonder how Artem Strokan, the ITF wild cards buyer, serves…here is the answer pic.twitter.com/f0WUGKPlBf
There is just one thing worse than Jelena Jankovic's level of tennis today, her outfit is…find words please pic.twitter.com/A4dpj9D0cl
Are we sure this is a tennis T-shirt? pic.twitter.com/YG2zz3Lsdd
The beauty of outdoor tennis during spring…oh wait pic.twitter.com/ezQ1pACOpt
Also umpires can make mistakes…and terrible ones
What about ballkids?
What was your favorite? An angry racket smash, a throw, a highlight-reel shot? Or maybe you most enjoyed seeing a player retire just to deny the opponent a golden set? There are so many to choose from because so much cool stuff happened in tennis in 2016.
Any moments that you think were worthy of inclusion that I missed? Add one in the comments.