I mean that's on the players since they vote for that They obviously respect his berry berry good sportsmanship, no?
"The Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award is unique as it is voted by the ATP players themselves from the ones nominated by the ATP"
lol, that's true. I suppose they're used to the 'Sportsmanship Award Encouragement' paypal coming in from a certain Swiss bank account annually. What difference does it make if the paypal comes in from a Spanish bank account now?
That only works if your opponent has already struck their serve. Cilic preempted Fed's cheating by complaining to the ump before he himself was even ready to serve. Genius.He wasn't ready for Cilic' quickest move between points ever... should have raised his racquet! Wait for me, no!?
Actually, that's one of the strangest warnings I've ever seen. It was super quick, and Federer was just about to get ready at 12-13 secondsThat only works if your opponent has already struck their serve. Cilic preempted Fed's cheating by complaining to the ump before he himself was even ready to serve. Genius.
Are you kidding? Mackie was ranked #194 at the beginning of the year and dropped as low as #272 in August last year. Even with the COVID rankings, he managed to get back to #55 in the world. And to push a player who is now a resident of the top 10, that's not a bad year at all.What about Sock, Kokkinakis and McDonald?
How did McDonald make a "comeback" this year? He has never been that great to begin with. And barring the final in Washington, what has he done this year?
Sock besides his 1st set against Zverev in USO, he hasn't won anything this year.
And Kokkinakis? I vaguely remember the 5 sets against Tsitsipas in Melbourne but that's about it.
I like Frances Tiafoe a lot but the sportmanship award? That's odd.
And what differentiates Ruud and Auger-Aliassime from the rest of the field, I have no idea either.
Yeah, this is ridiculous. These guys are great sportsmen but the methodology here is "who's the first player that you can think of who doesn't break racquets?"
No offence, but did you actually look at the names of the other guys in the category?!Murray had surgery in 2019 and still not top 100 but he's nominates for comeback player somehow...
... you don't like the good tennis?
I have the receipts, queen.
It's great you mentioned that Opelka received a time violation warning! Besides, Opelka was cheating those who don't know that the tournaments use the shot clock and a player can't take more time between points than the shot clock allows.I have the receipts, queen.
I guarantee he got one in the
-Tsitsipas AO match
- Sinner match @ Rome
- Schwartzman match @ Roland Garros (literally before the first point, I'm not even making that up, lol)
and tons of complaints of holding opposing servers up on return - see the quote from Opelka...
If referees warned him every single time he commits a time violation we could have a highlights reel of time violations for every tournament he participates.
What amazes me is that Rafa bashers haven't noticed that tournaments started to use the shot clock already in 2018!If referees warned him every single time he commits a time violation we could have a highlights reel of time violations for every tournament he participates.
Djokovic doesn’t deserve it either at all, lol.ATP wouldn't even nominate Djokovic because they hate him since he came from nowhere and ruined the Rafa & Roger friendship and happines.
And because they know if they nominate him, players will pick him for Sportsman of the year as he always has nice words for his opponents no matter if he won or lost the match, with even going to their lockers and giving the encouraging words after the match (vs Shapo at Wimbledon SF, or to Matteo Berrettini at the finals of European Championship).
Sportsmanship is not only about breaking the racquets, it's much more.