Speaking of dull sports getting an injection of excitement, tennis had a good 2014. Since the Aussie Open in 2005 Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have won every major title except for Juan Martin del Potro's win at the 2009 US Open. This year the new batch stood up to be counted. Younger guns like Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov and current 5th ranked Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori came to the fore. The big four aren't getting any younger and obviously we'd love Murray to win Wimbledon, but realistically we think his trainer shake-up means the consistency isn't there. As for Kei Nishikori, well he's trained by Michael Chang no less, and his results recently have been mind-blowing, with his trip to the US Open finals likely to be the first of many. The bookies disagree (most have him at a lengthy 25/1 on a Wimbledon crown), but we think the tide has turned in Men's tennis and will continue to do so in 2015. You heard it here first. Now let's never talk of it again.