Originally Posted by aceit
What did Andy win then? I remember watched it and I know he won something.
He won the tennis player award last year for finishing #1 in 2003.
The nominations for Male Tennis Player this year are Roger, Andy, Rafa, and Marat.
Look you can call the Tour de France "one event" but it lasts for a whole month, Lance won it SIX times in a row and he is a CANCER SURVIVOR. I'm not saying Roger didn't deserve to be nominated but I don't know who you'd take off that list. I checked, and Bode Miller is the first American to win the World Cup in skiing in 22 years and only the 2nd person ever to win a whole bunch of events in one season. Sounds like a pretty similar accomplishment to Roger's, plus he's cute and charismatic and American. The ESPYs are an American show, they're always going to favor Americans. Football is a worshipped sport here and will ALWAYS go over tennis - Peyton Manning is a HUGE Star, whether he won the Super Bowl or not. I hate football so I'd much rather see a tennis player - any tennis player - on the list instead of a football player, but that's not the way it is here, unfortunately. And Michael Phelps is also a HUGE star who gets TONS of attention and he put in a fantastic effort at the Olympics.
But like I said in my first post, the ESPYs don't mean anything anyway - they're allegedly fan-voted, etc. The Laureus awards are far far more important. It's like comparing the Oscars to the Peoples Choice Awards. I really doubt that Roger feels slighted by this.