It's a feast for the eyes: a jaw-dropping selection of the best shots in singles in the 2010s.

Whether these cagey points and exquisite shots make you stand up, shriek, or groan—and there are even more response options, to be sure—they're inarguably some of the most engaging and entertaining of the decade we're about to close.


Come for the Serena Williams splits and the type A defense of Rafael Nadal. Stay for the no-look passing shots and return-of-blistering-return winners (Gael Monfils, Pablo Cuevas, Grigor Dimitrov) and all the brilliance we'll miss in the decade ahead (next to everything off the racquet of Agnieszka Radwanska, but especially this one).

Leave it to the likes of Radwanska and Barbora Strycova to both basically end up laid out on a clay court and yet keep a scintillating point going.

And it's amazing to see Jack Sock taken aback not once but twice—in consecutive points—by the same wink-inducing clapback off the racquet of Grigor Dimitrov.

Likewise amazing to see how both Novak Djokovic and Ryan Harrison thought they had Nadal precisely where they wanted him—only to be fooled by of-the-moment, inventive shotmaking.

May we all trade this well-worn decade for a shiny new one with this in mind: It's often possible to turn what seems a dire situation into an overt winner.