Thiem a shoo-in for Stefan Edberg award

Baghdatis4TW

New User
The real question is how on earth NADAL won the thing twice. Nadal is literally the worst sportsman in the history of sports. He is unbelievable. Aside from his legendary gamesmanship, there's his unbelievable arrogance..."how dare you enforce the rules on me, no? I get you banned from ever doing another of my matches for enforcing the rules, no?"
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
The real question is how on earth NADAL won the thing twice. Nadal is literally the worst sportsman in the history of sports. He is unbelievable. Aside from his legendary gamesmanship, there's his unbelievable arrogance..."how dare you enforce the rules on me, no? I get you banned from ever doing another of my matches for enforcing the rules, no?"
In his case, it's pronounced 'ombeleebable'. ;)
 

Cashman

Professional
This award is basically a straw poll of which top-ranked player is most liked by the other pros. It doesn't have much to do with sportsmanship.

Pat Rafter is a classic example. He won zero of these awards for the first six years of his career (even though he was a well known player who spent lots of time in the top 30), then after he won the US Open he bagged 4 of the next 5. It's not like he suddenly became the tour's best sportsman overnight.

In some ways I am more impressed by guys like Jaime Fillol and Steve Denton winning the award just once, than top ranked guys winning it year after year.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
The real question is how on earth NADAL won the thing twice. Nadal is literally the worst sportsman in the history of sports. He is unbelievable. Aside from his legendary gamesmanship, there's his unbelievable arrogance..."how dare you enforce the rules on me, no? I get you banned from ever doing another of my matches for enforcing the rules, no?"
Love the user name.
 

DSH

Hall of Fame
This award is basically a straw poll of which top-ranked player is most liked by the other pros. It doesn't have much to do with sportsmanship.

Pat Rafter is a classic example. He won zero of these awards for the first six years of his career (even though he was a well known player who spent lots of time in the top 30), then after he won the US Open he bagged 4 of the next 5. It's not like he suddenly became the tour's best sportsman overnight.

In some ways I am more impressed by guys like Jaime Fillol and Steve Denton winning the award just once, than top ranked guys winning it year after year.
All this is a Farce!
No need to seek three legs on a cat.
 

PMChambers

Hall of Fame
Probably not valuable though it's nice to remember SE. POTY Player of the year, could probably disappear now as well. Maybe once the big 3 retire it might be required but it's becoming fringe.
 

Cashman

Professional
POTY is just the trophy for year end #1 (although previously that wasn't always the case). YE#1 is still a prestigious achievement, so I don't think it's necessarily something to get rid of.

The Fan Favourite trophy is the one they should really get rid of. Complete nonsense to have an actual award based on an internet poll.

I wouldn't be opposed to having the umpires issue the sportsmanship award.
 

PMChambers

Hall of Fame
POTY is just the trophy for year end #1 (although previously that wasn't always the case). YE#1 is still a prestigious achievement, so I don't think it's necessarily something to get rid of.

The Fan Favourite trophy is the one they should really get rid of. Complete nonsense to have an actual award based on an internet poll.

I wouldn't be opposed to having the umpires issue the sportsmanship award.
POTY and YE1 are different. Ones based on ATP ranking other is panel weighting Majors and major events higher.
 

PMChambers

Hall of Fame
Bugger, wrong button.
It's given out around FO. No one cares any more.
Last iffy was split POTY vs ATP was Nadal / Djokovic few years back. I'll see if I can find link. But food first.
 

Cashman

Professional
No, I'm referring to the award not the Tourney. POTY started in 76ish because ATP ranking was meh. It's given
Yes, that is the ITF World Champion. It is decided on by a panel of players and sometimes differs from the YE#1 (e.g. 2013 when Djokovic won it over Nadal because of Davis Cup and a few other things).

The ATP Player of the Year and the YE#1 were different back in the '80s but since then they have been two names for the same award.
 
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