The biggest title of the year is now on the line

junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
Hiding Medvedev's watch for all these years has paid off :D

Ruud and FAA are actually really good sportsmen, from what I've seen. Calm and gentle on and off the court. Tiafoe... well, Sinner won't vote for him, that's for sure :)
 
Without irony i never understand why Novak is never nominated.He has done and is doing far more for the other players than Fed and Nadal combine still they never choose him.For me at the moment he is doing much not only for the other players but for humanity defending their freedom and right of free choise and fighting against the fascist who want mandatory vacination.
 

NoleFam

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People questioning this (again) and asking why Djokovic isn't nominated must realize this award is about appearances and who the ATP wants as the face of tennis, and Djokovic has all but told the ATP to go f*** themselves. :eek: Plus he is quite volatile on the court although he takes losses probably better than anyone. Nadal will definitely win again and the award will continue being a farce. No offense to Federer and Nadal, but there have been so many great sportsmen who should have won this over the years including Anderson, Thiem, etc. but it continues to be the Fedal show. I don't understand why they don't see how ridiculous this looks and I refuse to believe the players are voting for them everytime.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
People questioning this (again) and asking why Djokovic isn't nominated must realize this award is about appearances and who the ATP wants as the face of tennis, and Djokovic has all but told the ATP to go f*** themselves. :eek: Plus he is quite volatile on the court although he takes losses probably better than anyone. Nadal will definitely win again and the award will continue being a farce. No offense to Federer and Nadal, but there have been so many great sportsmen who should have won this over the years including Anderson, Thiem, etc. but it continues to be the Fedal show. I don't understand why they don't see how ridiculous this looks and I refuse to believe the players are voting for them everytime.
Conspiracy theorist? Interesting. Wonder if the players dont feel the way people think they do about Djoker. Maybe he is quietly not admired?
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Conspiracy theorist? Interesting. Wonder if the players dont feel the way people think they do about Djoker. Maybe he is quietly not admired?
I believe players admire Fedal quite a lot but I don't believe it's this huge love affair like the ATP wants us to believe. If that's the case then why are these younger players all but saying Djoker is the one who is the most helpful to them of the 3. I mean even little Rune and Musetti are saying it. Not that I think Djokovic should win this year because he shouldn't after that meltdown in Tokyo. LOL.
 

TMF

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List of ATP Sportsmanship Award

1979 United States Stan Smith
1980 Chile Jaime Fillol
1981 Argentina José Luis Clerc
1982 United States Steve Denton
1983 Spain José Higueras
1984 United States Brian Gottfried
1985 Sweden Mats Wilander
1986 France Yannick Noah
1987 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
1988 Sweden Stefan Edberg
1989 Sweden Stefan Edberg (2)
1990 Sweden Stefan Edberg (3)
1991 Australia John Fitzgerald
1992 Sweden Stefan Edberg (4)
1993 United States Todd Martin
1994 United States Todd Martin (2)
1995 Sweden Stefan Edberg
1996 Spain Àlex Corretja
1997 Australia Patrick Rafter
1998 Spain Àlex Corretja (2)
1999 Australia Patrick Rafter (2)
2000 Australia Patrick Rafter (3)
2001 Australia Patrick Rafter (4)
2002 Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
2003 Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan (2)
2004 Switzerland Roger Federer
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer (2)
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer (3)
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer (4)
2008 Switzerland Roger Federer (5)
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer (6)
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal
2011 Switzerland Roger Federer (7)
2012 Switzerland Roger Federer (8)
2013 Switzerland Roger Federer (9)
2014 Switzerland Roger Federer (10)
2015 Switzerland Roger Federer (11)
2016 Switzerland Roger Federer (12)
2017 Switzerland Roger Federer (13)
2018 Spain Rafael Nadal (2)
2019 Spain Rafael Nadal (3)
2020 Spain Rafael Nadal (4)


Will Djokovic ever wins this elusive award by the time he retires? It remains to be seen
 
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junior74

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I believe players admire Fedal quite a lot but I don't believe it's this huge love affair like the ATP wants us to believe. If that's the case then why are these younger players all but saying Djoker is the one who is the most helpful to them of the 3. I mean even little Rune and Musetti are saying it. Not that I think Djokovic should win this year because he shouldn't after that meltdown in Tokyo. LOL.
There was a meltdown at RG against Berrettini, too. That was out of line - not the type of behaviour that leads to Edberg Awards.
 
List of ATP Sportsmanship Award

1979 United States Stan Smith
1980 Chile Jaime Fillol
1981 Argentina José Luis Clerc
1982 United States Steve Denton
1983 Spain José Higueras
1984 United States Brian Gottfried
1985 Sweden Mats Wilander
1986 France Yannick Noah
1987 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
1988 Sweden Stefan Edberg
1989 Sweden Stefan Edberg (2)
1990 Sweden Stefan Edberg (3)
1991 Australia John Fitzgerald
1992 Sweden Stefan Edberg (4)
1993 United States Todd Martin
1994 United States Todd Martin (2)
1995 Sweden Stefan Edberg
1996 Spain Àlex Corretja
1997 Australia Patrick Rafter
1998 Spain Àlex Corretja (2)
1999 Australia Patrick Rafter (2)
2000 Australia Patrick Rafter (3)
2001 Australia Patrick Rafter (4)
2002 Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
2003 Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan (2)
2004 Switzerland Roger Federer
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer (2)
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer (3)
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer (4)
2008 Switzerland Roger Federer (5)
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer (6)
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal
2011 Switzerland Roger Federer (7)
2012 Switzerland Roger Federer (8)
2013 Switzerland Roger Federer (9)
2014 Switzerland Roger Federer (10)
2015 Switzerland Roger Federer (11)
2016 Switzerland Roger Federer (12)
2017 Switzerland Roger Federer (13)
2018 Spain Rafael Nadal (2)
2019 Spain Rafael Nadal (3)
2020 Spain Rafael Nadal (4)


Will Djokovic ever wins this elusive award by the time he retires? It remain to be seen
Sampras, Agassi and Lendl never won this. LOL
 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
Without irony i never understand why Novak is never nominated.He has done and is doing far more for the other players than Fed and Nadal combine still they never choose him.For me at the moment he is doing much not only for the other players but for humanity defending their freedom and right of free choise and fighting against the fascist who want mandatory vacination.
(I'm a Novak fan)
Some of his on court antics aren't really "sportsmanlike", which is why he's never really considered for this award. And just to nail it in even more, he's the head of the PTPA, which is basically a "go **** yourself" to the ATP from Djokovic, so now he's REALLY not gonna be considered.
 

Rudiiii

Rookie
I agree that Djokovic shouldn't be nominated this year, but Nadal who skipped half of the season? This award is like Ballon d'Or in last 20 years. These kind of awards should never be popularity contests
 
All these ATPs awards are western centric and establishment awards. Just another mean of the Establishment for rewarding his favourite sons. Nothing to see here, really. ;)
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
There was a meltdown at RG against Berrettini, too. That was out of line - not the type of behaviour that leads to Edberg Awards.
He has volatile behavior on court as I said, and it's not about Djokovic since there are other players who are more than deserving than any of the 3, which is the point I was making.
 
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TMF

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All these ATPs awards are western centric and establishment awards. Just another mean of the Establishment for rewarding his favourite sons. Nothing to see here, really. ;)
Translation: Any sport achievement that my favorite male idol doesn't have and/or doesn't have the most is worthless:-D
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
I agree that Djokovic shouldn't be nominated this year, but Nadal who skipped half of the season? This award is like Ballon d'Or in last 20 years. These kind of awards should never be popularity contests
Sorry but nominated for sportsmanship of the year isn't base on player who play more or less. Djoko fans again making excuse simply because their idol can't win this elusive award.

Sportsmanship is an understanding of and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity, and general goodwill toward an opponent. It is an affirmation that an athlete is disciplined enough to have perspective, maintain poise and do what is best for his or her teammates.
 

Rudiiii

Rookie
Sorry but nominated for sportsmanship of the year isn't base on player who play more or less. Djoko fans again making excuse simply because their idol can't win this elusive award.

Sportsmanship is an understanding of and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity, and general goodwill toward an opponent. It is an affirmation that an athlete is disciplined enough to have perspective, maintain poise and do what is best for his or her teammates.
Well you have to play if you want to show good will, respect and fair play... You can't do that while sailing on yacht
 

onyxrose81

Hall of Fame
I don’t and have never cared about this award but the biggest tragedy is not nominating Vajda/Goran for Coaches of the Year. Guess the ATP really said “screw you” to everything regarding Novak.
 
I don’t and have never cared about this award but the biggest tragedy is not nominating Vajda/Goran for Coaches of the Year. Guess the ATP really said “screw you” to everything regarding Novak.
This. Novak's has had questionable on court behaviour, but what did the coaches do? It is pretty much because of the PTPA:D
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
I don’t and have never cared about this award but the biggest tragedy is not nominating Vajda/Goran for Coaches of the Year. Guess the ATP really said “screw you” to everything regarding Novak.
Djokovic has basically given the ATP his a** to kiss. Lol. Clearly, they are still upset over it if they can't nominate Vadja/Ivan for coaches of the year since it's the one that's most obvious to receive a nomination.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Just stating the hard truth here. If Rodge goes back to Nike he'll have a shot at this award again.
"Rodge" didn't 'leave' Nike, his contract with Nike expired in March 2018. The deal was not renewed because Nike didn't agree to continue paying him after his retirement. He got a lot of year-end awards when Moet & Chandon sponsored them.
 

TMF

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Well you have to play if you want to show good will, respect and fair play... You can't do that while sailing on yacht
I don't think you understand the meaning of fair play, let alone sportsmanship all together
 
I believe players admire Fedal quite a lot but I don't believe it's this huge love affair like the ATP wants us to believe. If that's the case then why are these younger players all but saying Djoker is the one who is the most helpful to them of the 3. I mean even little Rune and Musetti are saying it. Not that I think Djokovic should win this year because he shouldn't after that meltdown in Tokyo. LOL.
Maybe because he has been "just a bit" more active over the course of 2021; having played twelve tennis events, whereas Nadal's stats say seven and Federer's five, Djokovic being the most approachable guy only makes sense.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Maybe because he has been "just a bit" more active over the course of 2021; having played twelve tennis events, whereas Nadal's stats say seven and Federer's five, Djokovic being the most approachable guy only makes sense.
Djokovic practiced with Rune when he was 14 and gave him advice. It obviously stuck with him since he remembers the conversation and the importance of what he was telling him. He also practices with Musetti and he's been on one of his private flights. Same story we heard from Medvedev. This is outside of the tour and they have their reasons for what they said.
 
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