'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations] - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
JustJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol, England
Age: 27
Posts: 2,765
                     
'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

In response to the popularity of the 'Challenger Player of the Year' thread it seems totally necessary to even the balance and hold a 'Futures Player of the Year' award thread.

I'm going to throw the thread open to ideas and nominations to begin with and then hopefully narrow it down to a final 10 from which people can vote for via a poll system. [This won't appear until all 2008 Futures are completed and people have sufficient time to cast their vote based on any upcoming success stories..]

So, try and jog your memories of the previous year and pick out those players that have scored consistently at Future's level; whilst not overly venturing onto the Challenger circuit or higher [although a few appearances at this level are allowed].

Also don't forget that the player with the most titles doesn't necessarily warrant the title automatically, it's justifiable to look at players who have improved their ranking dramatically in 2008 [such as young up and coming players], those that have made comebacks at a later stage in their career, or those that have impressed upon returning from an injury/personal set-back.

I'm going to begin by nominating Leonardo Kirche, a Brazilian claycourter whose results I have followed for the last 6 months and who has risen up the rankings due to countless good performances in many of his home Futures.

Suggest away...

Players with 5+ Futures Titles during 2008:

- Jose De Armas [VEN] - 7 titles ITF Profile
- Juan-Pablo Amado [ARG] - 6 titles ITF Profile
- Nicolas Coutelot [FRA] - 6 titles ITF Profile
- Victor Ionita [ROU] - 6 titles ITF Profile
- Rui Machado [POR] - 6 titles ITF Profile
- Tomas Tenconi [ITA] - 6 titles ITF Profile
- André Begemann [GER] - 5 titles ITF Profile
- Dacian Craciun [ROU] - 5 titles ITF Profile
- Marcel Felder [URU] - 5 titles ITF Profile
- Peter Gojowczyk [GER] - 5 titles ITF Tennis
- Gabriel Moraru [ROU] - 5 titles ITF Profile
- Yuichi Sugita [JPN]- 5 titles ITF Profile

Note: Thanks goes to CooCooCachoo for all of these stats. Full list can be found HERE



Current Nominees:

- Leonardo Kirche [BRA] ITF Profile x2
- Andre Begemann [GER] ITF Profile
- Alexander Satschko [GER] ITF Profile
- Ricardo Hocevar [BRA] ITF Profile
- Jose De Armas [VEN] ITF Profile x2
- Rui Machado [POR] ITF Profile x2
- Alexander Jakupovic [GRE] ITF Profile
- Juan-Pablo Amado [ARG] ITF Profile x2
- Stephen Bass [USA] ITF Profile
- Todd Paul [USA] ITF Profile x2
- Tigran Martirosyan [ARM] ITF Profile
- Yuichi Sugita [JPN] ITF Profile
- Gabriel Moraru [ROU] ITF Profile
- Nicolas Coutelot [FRA] ITF Profile
- Tomas Tenconi [ITA] ITF Profile
- André Miele [BRA] ITF Profile
- Rogério Dutra da Silva [BRA] ITF Profile
- Robin Vik [CZE] ITF Profile
- Pavol Cervenak [SVK] ITF Profile
- Attila Balazs [HUN]ITF Profile
- Robin Roshardt [SUI]ITF Profile
- David Goffin [BEL] ITF Profile
- Marinko Matosevic [AUS] ITF Profile
- Andrei Gorban [MDA] ITF Profile
- Yannick Mertens [BEL] ITF Profile
- Marcus Fugate [USA] ITF Profile

Last edited by JustJames; 12-27-2008 at 12:20 PM.
JustJames is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 07:04 PM
country flag JMG
Registered User
 
JMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 24,913
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

I didn't follow all of the tournaments good enough this year to make the right nominations, but from the German players I would say that Satschko and Begemann deserve a nomination.
JMG is online now  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 08:40 PM
Registered User
 
ZackBusner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,586
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

I didn't really follow the futures, too. But I just noticed that Ricardo Hocevar won four futures and was runner up in two between february and june. In the second half of the year he went to the challengers though.
ZackBusner is offline  
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 09:04 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 23,392
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Kirche is a good choice, he really raised his game this year

De Armas and Machado seem like obvius choices because of the number of titles.
Caio_Brasil is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 09:32 PM
Registered User
 
Baghdatis#1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GREECE
Posts: 7,363
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Alexander Jakupovic. He didn't win any I don't think, but he played almost every week and would reach QF/SF/F most of the time, and won a lot in doubles.

Marcos Baghdatis Forever!

Through the good and the bad, always my #1, no matter what the rankings say


Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzo79 View Post
He will be fine, Greek boys are taught how to deal with drunk Brit women from an early age, its like a mandatory summer course here.
Baghdatis#1 is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 09:46 PM
Tênis Mambembe
 
Zirconek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Posts: 36,804
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

you can find useful info at the futures overview thread

2008 Futures Overview

I am going to post my nominations later

also, if you are interested, you can discuss young guns (promissing young players born in 1989 or later) at stevegtennis site

http://stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6791

I'm EddieV there

Zirconek is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 10:17 PM
Tênis Mambembe
 
Zirconek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Posts: 36,804
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

last year's thread

Player of the Year 2007 - Winner: Predrag Rusevski

Zirconek is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
JustJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol, England
Age: 27
Posts: 2,765
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Ok, what I'll do is, when it comes to compiling a final compilation of names I will include a mix of those that have done the best statistically along side some WC's - those that have been nominated in this thread.

Caio Brasil: Does that mean that I can list Kirche as having two nominations?
JustJames is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 12:02 AM
Registered User
 
Baghdatis#1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GREECE
Posts: 7,363
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Alexander Jakupovic(mentioned above) reached 12 finalss this year. 2 futures singles titles, 9 futures doubles finals and 1 challenger doubles final.

Marcos Baghdatis Forever!

Through the good and the bad, always my #1, no matter what the rankings say


Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzo79 View Post
He will be fine, Greek boys are taught how to deal with drunk Brit women from an early age, its like a mandatory summer course here.
Baghdatis#1 is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 10:53 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 90
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Rui Machado should win, because he didn´t stop at futures tournaments. He kept winning, including challenger and ATP level, finishing the ear in the top 150.
Luso is offline  
post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 11:32 AM
Registered User
 
diego36arg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Age: 47
Posts: 13,004
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Juan Pablo Amado

NEW HAVEN 08 ZAGREB 09 MONTECARLO 09 BUENOS AIRES 10 HOUSTON 11 KUALA LUMPUR 11 GUANGZHOU CH 15 IRVING CH 15 SINGLES CHAMPION

@diego36arg

http://s1.skijumpmania.com/r3565
diego36arg is offline  
post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 01:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 23,392
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Quote:
Originally Posted by James'tod View Post
Ok, what I'll do is, when it comes to compiling a final compilation of names I will include a mix of those that have done the best statistically along side some WC's - those that have been nominated in this thread.

Caio Brasil: Does that mean that I can list Kirche as having two nominations?
Sure

I don't know if you have seen him playing, so if you want to check it I posted some videos that I made, here's the link: Leonardo kirche [BRA]
Caio_Brasil is offline  
post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Registered User
 
Ozone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,218
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

Todd Paul- consistent results, moved from 1484 to 483 over 1 year.
Tigran Martiroysan(Sp?)
Stephen Bass

TT 2015 w/chowdahead25: Estoril, Bucharest, and Auckland Champions
Miami Finals
COLLEGE TENNIS SUB-FORUM

BAGHDATIS | FEDERER | DANCEVIC | GASQUET | DOCTOR IVO

JOHN | KRAJICEK | RUSSELL | BAKES | GINEPRI | SAM | STEVO |MARDY | SMEE

JBlock and Kendo Forever
Ozone is offline  
post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 02:28 PM
country flag JMG
Registered User
 
JMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 24,913
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

The task is to nominate players, who were among the 10-15 most successful futures players of the year. Players like Paul or Jakupovic are ridiculous choices.
JMG is online now  
post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 05:11 PM
MONSOON season.
 
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Age: 30
Posts: 77,238
                     
Re: 'Futures Player of the Year 2008' Thread [Accepting Nominations]

My nominations go to:

Yuichi Sugita
Gabriel Moraru
Nicolas Coutelot
Tomas Tenconi

De Armas won too many weak tournaments. Machado is a sure pick of course, but he'll make it even if I don't nominate him.

BEMELMANS | CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI
CIPOLLA| ROGER-VASSELIN | MCGEE




Bachinger|Basilashvili|Brands|Broady|Clezar|Cuevas |Eysseric|Giannessi|Gombos
Granollers|Grigelis|Huta Galung|Ilhan|Kudla|Al. Kuznetsov|Mannarino
Menendez|Mitchell|Naso|Paire|Peliwo|Polansky|Rober t|Rubin|Smyczek|J. Sousa|Weintraub

CooCooCachoo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome