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View Poll Results: Who was the best player of 2012? Please, be objective
Djokovic 16 84.21%
Federer 1 5.26%
Murray 0 0%
Nadal 0 0%
Ferrer 0 0%
Berdych 0 0%
Del Potro 0 0%
Tsonga 0 0%
Tipsarevic 1 5.26%
Other 1 5.26%
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post #1 of 181 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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2012 Player of the Year – Who was the best player?

Who was the player of the year 2012? This is the thread for voting the best player of the season, the thread for voting which player had the most memorable season is here. So try to be objective.

Main candidates (updated November 12th):

Novak Djokovic
  • Australian Open champion
  • French Open and US Open runner-up
  • Wimbledon semifinalist
  • World Tour Finals finalist
  • Olympics semifinalist, lost bronze match
  • 3 Masters 1000 titles, 3-time runner-up
  • 1 500 title
  • Year-end World No. 1

Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon champion
  • Australian Open and French Open semifinalist
  • World Tour Finals finalist
  • Olympic Silver medalist
  • 3 Masters 1000 titles
  • 2 500 titles

Andy Murray
  • US Open champion
  • Wimbledon runner-up
  • Australian Open semifinalist
  • Olympic Gold medalist
  • 2-time Masters 1000 runner-up
  • 1 250 title

Rafael Nadal
  • French Open champion
  • Australian Open runner-up
  • 2 Masters 1000 titles
  • 1 500 title

Stan Wawrinka
2014 Australian Open Champion | 2014 Monte Carlo Masters Champion | 2015 French Open Champion | 2016 US Open Champion

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2008 Paris Masters Champion | 2014 Toronto Masters Champion

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post #2 of 181 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

LOL clueless. It's between Olderer and No2e, whoever is no.1 at the end of the year. Murray must win all the remaining big tournaments to have any chance.
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

The battle is between Murray and Djokovic in my opinion. If i had to choose i wouldn't really know. And there is Federer as well, but he has less titles than the other two, so...
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The battle is between Murray and Djokovic in my opinion. If i had to choose i wouldn't really know. And there is Federer as well, but he has less titles than the other two, so...


Titles won so far:

Olderer 6
Djokovic 3
Murray 3


Year-end no.1 will be the POY.
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

I'm still going on with Federer, but it is SOOOO CLOOOOSE, Novak has 2 finals, and the results in slams is way better.
But Novak only won 3 titles, so I'd give Fed a little edge over him.

We still have 2 masters and the WTF. I think there we should know.
Even Andy has chances of being the best, if he wins all those things.

I actually think Bernard Tomic will easily win career-year mixed doubles slam in 2020.

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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

I think also it's between Roger and Nole. They both performed consistently during the year, while Murray was completely gone during clay season. Probably WTF decides it, unless someone sweeps the autumn masters.

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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

Well who won the most titles? There you go
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

The highlander.
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

31 years old Federer is way way way off his best year 2006

Hole and Murray both suck at all

If 2006 Federer back, those two has zero% change

GO Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, Vasek Pospisil, Kei Nishikori, , Milos Raonic, Jerzy Janowicz, Grigor Dimitrov, Dennis Novikov and Bernard Tomic and Mikael Ymer

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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

Murray.

Federer and Djokovic would give everything bar their Grand Slam this year for Olympic Gold.
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

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Well who won the most titles? There you go
not a good guide, I remember in the mid 90s one year Muster won a crazy number, 15 or something, but wasn't that close to no.1

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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

You can make good arguments for all three.. Fed has by far most titles plus consistency on all surfaces, Djokovic reached 3 slam finals winning one, Murray won two of the 5 biggest events. I'm going to say numbers don't lie and go Djokovic > Federer > Murray so far.

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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

If this PotY is about titles and finals and runner-ups and all that jazz than let the GS+MS+OLY points in the Race standings decide the player of the year. I'm thinking this is a bit different than a results draw-of-the-line. A combination of quality tennis played + popularity/fans raised + sportsmanship + results should do nicely.

QUALITY OF TENNIS:
Djokovic and Federer each share their contribution in the first part of the year, with beautiful matches and very well organized games. Of course Nadal takes the second semester showing off his best part of the year. Federer and Murray take the third semester (great matches both in Wimbledon and the Olympics), while US Open showed Murray and Djokovic not with their best tennis, but pragmatic nonetheless, Federer also pragmatic and not at his best, but a bad day was enough to cast him out. I choose Federer as the player with the best quality tennis so far this year (although things may change).

POPULARITY/FANS RAISED:
It's clear to me that Murray has the best contribution here. He improved a lot this year and many people have come to admire this, although I can say that the opposite also took place for a few other people, which is normal in such cases. Federer's scores second due to records being broken, which is attractive, yet, due to the quantity of records already broken, the impact is not as high as Murray. Djokovic and Nadal didn't score much here.

SPORTSMANSHIP:
I wouldn't say that any of the big 4 score big time here. I'll let this undecided for now.

RESULTS:
Djokovic should be the better player here with the most constant good results in Grand Slams. Murray's Gold Medal vs Federer's 3 Masters is probably the most disputed argument for second place, but we're looking for the best player.

So, it's a tie. 1 category for each of Djokovic/Federer/Murray, with Sportsmanship being the decisive point. I shall ponder this.

That's my POV for now.
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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

If Murray wins YE championship he will have the year both Federer and Djokovic would probably swap to have i.e. Player of the Year based on key events.

However, almost certain Murray will end year ranked 3.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 19 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 26 Master Series.
Nadal 15 GS, 30 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 12 GS, 5 Year End Masters, 30 Master Series.


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Re: 2012 Player of the Year

Gold breaks the tie in Murray's favour.
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