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Best player of the year so far?

Who do you think has been the best player over the first two months (and a couple of days) of this year?

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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Ivan Ljubicic

Because he improved so much and has become so consistent, at least for now

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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Roger and Ivan
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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Roger and Ivan....i been following Ivan since he turned pro and the way he played vs Andy and Roger this year scares me..he's jump on different level now..not only the serve but the onehand-backhand is just scary.

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marat safin

because he has won the one tournament that counts so far this year and he was bloody awesome doing it
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Re: Best player of the year so far?

safin = he wins a GS & beat Roger
Ljubidic = 3 finals ans beat US in davisc cup, he started well the year ! he became very dangerous !!

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Re: Best player of the year so far?

FEDERER ALREADY HAS THREE AND HE HAS TAKING OVER THE POINT RACE
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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Ljubicic because he's been playing non-stop all year and has singlehandedly carried out a victory over the Americans in US. Rog and Marat would be the best players anytime of the year, so Ivan gets my vote on this thread.

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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Arnaud Di Pasquale.

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Arnaud Di Pasquale.
ah yep, he's been awesome lol
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My vote goes to Ivan Ljubicic and Marat Safin. I'm not voting for Rogerer because everyone knows he's always the best.

Ljubicic has been the big improver this year (so far) and Marat has won the one big tourny so far!
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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Roger and Ivan

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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Roger hasn't been super this year; he's not the best player of the year I think. But I would compare that to former years.

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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Tie between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

jenkins. blake. simmonds. young.
federer. baghdatis. haas.
srichaphan. grosjean. nalbandian.
monfils.

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dementieva. sharapova. jankovic.
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Re: Best player of the year so far?

Have to agree with those 'supporting' Ivan on this one - in terms of most improved player there's simply no competition, although of course Roger has beaten him on the 3 times they've played. But Federer will no doubt have his purple patch(es) later in the year and can be suitably praised then, whereas Ivan might get too knackered to sustain his stunning form and should be credited now.

The problem for Roger is that expectations are now pegged so sky-high that even though he has won 3 ATP titles and Koolong so far in 2005, missing the AO is seen as a big black mark on his record - plus we all know he can play even better. As for Marat, he is the only Slam winner and that's hugely impressive too, but until he is firmly entrenched in a winning groove it's hard to credit him on one tournament alone (and Davis Cup). Although it was non-ATP and he wasn't serious, being bagelled by Sanguinetti in the Hopman Cup is still truly embarrassing, and did happen this year ... Hewitt has had a good 2005 too, even though he lost in the AO final, as has Pim Pim with 2 ATP titles.
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Talking Re: Best player of the year so far?

Safin: winning the AO and beating Fedex!

Roger: the usual, winning despite facing some challenges!

Ivan: a gazillion finals, giving Roger problems and for playing outstanding tennis during DC!!!
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