Originally Posted by Action Jackson
Disgraceful what this award has become.
the display of what gladiatorial sportsmanship the game of pro tennis has the ability to produce was found inside one match between mahut and isner... i believe this one show, such an example of a fair yet tough-as-nails battle, was enough to secure a joint winner for 2010... their ongoing friendship beyond the event is testament to the respect gained and new friendship forged in the heat of battle... in 2010 there was nothing even remotely close to this in terms of the widespread promotion of sportsmanship...
but, like you say, it is a disgrace what this award has become... so much goes overlooked...
it could even be a tool used to discourage unsportsmanlike conduct and gamesmanship by the current top 2 in the sport... so how irrelevant has this award become then when it so blatantly encourages such a blight on the game...?