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Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

overture2
05-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Out of the top 4 players, he's the only one who seems to hold a personal grudge (against Djokovic). He makes snide comments about the hawkeye system that no one else does and has returned to his racquet breaking ways. Meanwhile, Nadal is very respectful of Federer despite his decline. IMO, Nadal should have won it the last few years. The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.

Chloe le Bopper
05-02-2009, 06:42 PM
The pity vote? For Federer? Really?

overture2
05-02-2009, 06:44 PM
Yeah, I should have clarified. If they give the award to someone else, it makes the decline even more official.

Xavier7
05-02-2009, 06:45 PM
The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.

Why would they feel sorry for him?
Even if hes losing in the semis and finals of tournaments now its just a dream for 99% of pro players to reach a single grand slam semi.

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 06:48 PM
The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.

:worship:

superslam77
05-02-2009, 06:56 PM
who else follows the rules from top 4?
a few hints from the many..

take 40 secs to serve.
ball bounce.
fall like you got shot.

Jōris
05-02-2009, 06:58 PM
The voting is rigged for marketing reasons. Letting the most recognisable face in men's tennis win increases the chances of mainstream media coverage of the ATP Awards from absolutely not to a mere probably not.

Sunset of Age
05-02-2009, 07:04 PM
Yet another exquisite troll thread. :worship:

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:04 PM
you guys tell me who deserves it from top players so i can roast you...(maybe gilles simon? but that's about it).

Certinfy
05-02-2009, 07:10 PM
If Gilles Simon (or anyone else) won it, people would complain asking why Federer didn't win it.

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:12 PM
only Gilles Simon or maybe Del Potro...Federer is not a saint but he shows honesty out there.

Certinfy
05-02-2009, 07:14 PM
I would actually add Roddick to that aswell tbh... Guy plays 100% fairly imo.

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:15 PM
looool..have you seen how duck treats umpires and ball kids?

asmazif
05-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Just give it to Ancic already.

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 07:17 PM
I would actually add Roddick to that aswell tbh... Guy plays 100% fairly imo.

good joke

Certinfy
05-02-2009, 07:17 PM
Yh i've seen it a few times, but then in some matches he's like the nicest guy ever. lol.

But i guess Simon FTW, not rly sure of Del Potro, as that incident last year with Murray or wateva.

morningglory
05-02-2009, 07:18 PM
looool..have you seen how duck treats umpires and ball kids?

:lol: Miami SF 2009 anyone?
Someone oughta post the videos of Fed chucking empty water bottles over his shoulder, sending the poor kids scrambling to pick them up

Ozone
05-02-2009, 07:19 PM
How about stop making these stupid threads. Federer is one of the toughest compeitors on the tour(though he does not show it) and he is displays this by being a great sport and not banging his chest and saying ugly things and being extremely arrogant. Nadal and Federer are the ones that most deserve it, and I think Federer does show more compassion and care for other players. Djokovic is way to immature to win something like this yet.

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff6_UTPDO9s
:eek:

he is a ballbasher american jerk but to his defence duck doesn't cheat and isn't a fake person..

Ozone
05-02-2009, 07:22 PM
Also, Roddick is probably the most immature and spoiled guy on tour. Against Marco Chiudinelli in the DC, Marco was grunting and Andy won the point and Andy looked right at him and grunted at him mockingly. Andy is like the X man without the temper.

Certinfy
05-02-2009, 07:26 PM
Fine Roddick's an idiot :P... But still he's as funny as hell.

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:27 PM
no Nadal doesn't deserve it!!! he is maybe humble when he talks and is politically correct offcourt but when the game is on he doesn't have any respect for rules,manners or style.

Ozone
05-02-2009, 07:29 PM
I remember watching that at the AO. And people are in love with Roddick:lol: Perfect example of his character right there.

Jōris
05-02-2009, 07:37 PM
I do think Fed deserves to win if you take his tax-deductible charity work into equation.

finishingmove
05-02-2009, 07:41 PM
he's a real sport for marrying mirka..

Jōris
05-02-2009, 07:42 PM
he's a real sport for marrying mirka..

Damn, that's cold.

Castafiore
05-02-2009, 07:49 PM
I do think Fed deserves to win if you take his tax-deductible charity work into equation.
Lots of players do tax-deductible charity work so that's hardly a deciding point.

superslam77
05-02-2009, 07:51 PM
he's a real sport for marrying mirka..

mirka's got some nice hooters :lol: unlike dull's toothpick flatchested supposed gf.. but everyone knows the truth. carlitos moya, pau gasol, the gay calendar...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yspItMwx_bU

PiggyGotRoasted
05-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Oscar Hernandez should win it.
He is the king.

Jōris
05-02-2009, 08:09 PM
Lots of players do tax-deductible charity work so that's hardly a deciding point.

Yes, for instance I know Nadal does charity work too when the cameras are rolling to distract from his ugly tennis to enhance his PR to make himself feel better because he's a lovely person.

Matt01
05-02-2009, 09:02 PM
Federer got some new respect for me today after overruling that one ball in the 3rd set in Djoker's favour :worship:

I guess sometimes he still can be nice.

Vida
05-02-2009, 09:03 PM
cause its the nike sponsored event.

Commander Data
05-02-2009, 09:07 PM
who else follows the rules from top 4?
a few hints from the many..

take 40 secs to serve.
ball bounce.
fall like you got shot.

or....

coaching from the stands
faking injuries for time outs
cursing
retiring when losing
making fun of opponents




It is very simply. Fed wins because he is a really gentlemen and deserves it.

Erica86
05-02-2009, 09:11 PM
I don't mind if Roger keeps winning this stuff, and Rafa keeps winning the other stuff.

FedFan
05-02-2009, 09:16 PM
I don't mind if Roger keeps winning this stuff, and Rafa keeps winning the other stuff.

But Roger has proven for years you can win both stuff - in contrast to Nadal. ;)

Johnny Groove
05-02-2009, 09:21 PM
The sportsmanship award in the only thing Fed wins these days. Let him have it.

Erica86
05-02-2009, 09:25 PM
But Roger has proven for years you can win both stuff - in contrast to Nadal. ;)

Do you mean that Nadal is not a gentleman? You obviously do not know Nadal.

groundstroke
05-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Nadal holds a huge grudge against Soderling, Berdych and who remembers the match against Gaudio?

Andy Murray is rude to everyone - one famous example is Del Potro.

Djokovic doesn't like Roddick, who made a claim about Djokovic's time-outs and injuries, which are quite ridiculous really.

While Federer doesn't like someone who is arrogant, unfit and hasn't won anything big for quite a while now, hmm one could say he doesn't like Djokovic and himself.

heya
05-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Djokovic doesn't like Roddick, who made a claim about Djokovic's time-outs and injuries, which are quite ridiculous really. Roddick only copied his nice sweetheart FEDERERRRR. He wants some SSEXXXXAAYYY timeeee with FIENDERER.:eek::mad::worship:

Federer is a gentlemen (adjective AND plural noun because he's so SEXYYYYYY) man.:devil:

heya
05-02-2009, 10:09 PM
I don't mind if Roger keeps winning this stuff, and Rafa keeps winning the other stuff.

Doesn't Rafa want those urine-colored golden shoes that the gorgeous, flawless, elegant champ FEDDDDERERRRRR owns?!

heya
05-02-2009, 10:18 PM
mirka's got some nice hooters :lol: unlike dull's toothpick flatchested supposed gf.. but everyone knows the truth. carlitos moya, pau gasol, the gay calendar...Rogii is so manly like Tiger Woods, Sampras, Agassi and McEnroe.
Deeply touching, handsome, truthful, intellectual, humble refreshing men!!


OH yes, they are!!!!:angel:

tennizen
05-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Follow the money.

guptaji
05-02-2009, 10:22 PM
It is very simply. Fed wins because he is a really gentlemen and deserves it.

It's not that simple. Being a gentleman and "deserving to win" (what the heck does that mean anyway?) does not actually enable the act of winning.

AND your general Fed-worship comments have nothing to do with this thread. The question is - should he get the sportsmanship award? Well, if it is decided by votes from all the players, then why not? But if it is decided by a few judges, then I have to agree with OP.. he doesn't seem to deserve this award with all the gloating he used to do, crying that has lately become his habit and Djokovic trash-talking that he did after AO. I actually agree with Fed about Djokovic, but still, show some fucking restraint when talking to media.

Sunset of Age
05-02-2009, 10:24 PM
^^ The Sportsmanship award is indeed decided by votes from the players, and I have no doubts that THEY know Federer a lot better than any of us over here.

habibko
05-02-2009, 10:30 PM
maybe because unlike your sorry asses players actually know the guy very well and acknowledge his sportsmanship by their votes every year?

maybe because he is the most popular player around the world among fans and other players?

maybe because, believe it or not, he is the most deserving of the award every year?

heya
05-02-2009, 10:33 PM
Yeah, I should have clarified. If they give the award to someone else, it makes the decline even more official.

:worship: Federer loved telling the umpire to pay attention, in a kind-hearted Santa Claus gift-giving way. No wonder Roddick loves to please his lovely media by sucking Federer's cheeks. You can't blame him. He plays tennis for his old mom, who won't live very much longer, and the new marriage (to a young girl who shared his mom's wedding age) won't last either.

superslam77
05-03-2009, 02:02 AM
or....

coaching from the stands
faking injuries for time outs
cursing
retiring when losing
making fun of opponents




It is very simply. Fed wins because he is a really gentlemen and deserves it.

you forgot my favorite thing to remind ppl:

arrogant vamosing with gay shorts when opponent makes an error :lol:
and many more

superslam77
05-03-2009, 02:06 AM
Rogii is so manly like Tiger Woods, Sampras, Agassi and McEnroe.
Deeply touching, handsome, truthful, intellectual, humble refreshing men!!


OH yes, they are!!!!:angel:

someone has seen the light!!!:bounce:


:clap2: another soul to be saved by cheesus :aparty:

star
05-03-2009, 02:08 AM
Yet another exquisite troll thread. :worship:

Absolutely. The poster has 17 posts since 2005 and has started five threads. :rolleyes:

BaselineSmash
05-03-2009, 02:43 AM
Sportsmanship award goes to the guy who's best at hiding his ignoble sporting heart.

Let's not pretend that modesty, humbleness, or generosity of spirit take you to the top. Yes, athletes may host these qualities in life overall, but the best check their magnanimity in at the door when it comes to competition.

Lourdes
05-03-2009, 04:25 AM
He's (still) the face associated with the sport.

Hunny
05-03-2009, 04:31 AM
Out of the top 4 players, he's the only one who seems to hold a personal grudge (against Djokovic). He makes snide comments about the hawkeye system that no one else does and has returned to his racquet breaking ways. Meanwhile, Nadal is very respectful of Federer despite his decline. IMO, Nadal should have won it the last few years. The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.


Stupid post. You needed to do your reseach. Roger has been winning this award for years - since 2005. i doubt anyone was feeling sorry for him then. Dumbo.

Doggy
05-03-2009, 05:27 AM
I :hearts: Gilles Simon!!

Guy Haines
05-03-2009, 05:37 AM
I :hearts: Gilles Simon!!

:lol: Now we're talking!

marvin0211
05-03-2009, 06:07 AM
For me sportmanship and favorite fan awards are still subjective(if you have a good public relation team you an win this its all about that). Have a question though fan favorite is open to all fans right? and do they restrict fan to vote only once?because normally online polls you can vote how many times as as you want.

Art&Soul
05-03-2009, 06:56 AM
One simple reason: Roger is so likeable and respected among his fellow players but Nadull is not that's why players keep voting for him even though he have beaten them all and give them no chance winning big titles for several years. And he is also the most popular player in the world by winning atp fan's favorite for 6 consecutive years from 2003, even in MTF he also comes top in MTF's favorite for 3 years while Nadull is top in MTF the most dislike :o.
So Nadulltards stop whining and accept the fact that Nadull is never likeable than Roger. Maybe he can win it one day but no way for many consecutive years like Roger, same as he can't dominate the field like the way Roger did for several years :)

Castafiore
05-03-2009, 07:50 AM
One simple reason: Roger is so likeable and respected among his fellow players but Nadull is not
You're confusing MTF with ATP. :hug:

Benny_Maths
05-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Question: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

Answer: Because people who don't spend their lives on internet message boards actually judge him on what he has actually done, and not on the basis of some deluded inferences about his so called arrogance*.

*As if anyone in his position wouldn't be just as arrogant.

marvin0211
05-03-2009, 09:04 AM
So Nadulltards stop whining and accept the fact that Nadull is never likeable than Roger. Maybe he can win it one day but no way for many consecutive years like Roger, same as he can't dominate the field like the way Roger did for several years :)

and you are one of fedtards who sits in their computer and vote 10000 times so roger wins the award......what is sportmaship really do you know the meaning of that? I know good sportsmanship should be gracious loser not whiner or crybaby:)he is a good sportsman as long as he wins but when he lost he doesn't show it:o

Mateya
05-03-2009, 09:10 AM
One more demolished racquet and he won't win it again. :)

It's easy to be kind, fair and such a nice sportsman when you are winning everything easily.
But the times have changed bigtime, no?

Doomach777
05-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Just give it to Ancic already.

or Ljubo ?

CescAndyKimi
05-03-2009, 09:17 AM
It's quite easy to be sportsman like when you're on the gravy train. When the wheels start coming off, the racquet heads starting coming off as well.

marvin0211
05-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Federer Smashes a racquet

Umpire says: Warning or it says penalty for unsportmnship conduct

Zaba
05-03-2009, 12:30 PM
^^ The Sportsmanship award is indeed decided by votes from the players, and I have no doubts that THEY know Federer a lot better than any of us over here.

Yep, the players do vote, but who comes up with the list of nominees? With the other awards voted on by players - Most Improved, Comeback Player and Newcomer of the Year, the nominees are decided by changes in ranking points, but "sportsmanship" has nothing to do with the rankings, so who comes up with the nominees? Do the players vote twice just for this award, or are the nominees decided on by some sort of committee? Does anyone know? :confused: For some reason I can't find any information about this, and it would be interesting to know who is putting Federer's name forward every single year.

andylovesaustin
05-03-2009, 01:59 PM
Maybe it's because he's friendly?

I've read that Sampras wasn't really friendly off-court? He sort of distanced himself from the players. I don't think Andre was particularly friendly either. He had this sort of entourage, right?

From what I've read, players seem to think Roger is pretty friendly in spite of what he says in press conferences or his throwing of water bottles around on court. I don't think smashing a racket is all that bad, but I do think not shaking the umpire's hand post-match after receiving a valid warning is a bit much.

Maybe they should let ballboys, ballgirls, and umpires vote? That would be interesting.

heya
05-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Maybe it's because he's friendly?

I've read that Sampras wasn't really friendly off-court? He sort of distanced himself from the players. I don't think Andre was particularly friendly either. He had this sort of entourage, right?

From what I've read, players seem to think Roger is pretty friendly in spite of what he says in press conferences or his throwing of water bottles around on court. I don't think smashing a racket is all that bad, but I do think not shaking the umpire's hand post-match after receiving a valid warning is a bit much.

Maybe they should let ballboys, ballgirls, and umpires vote? That would be interesting.Because the media humiliates his tough opponents
when they're honest about Federer. They didn't realize that the Church of FedererSuryaBonaly insults everyone, no matter how great and charismatic you are.

Fed Express
05-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Why on earth would Nadal win it? He irritates the hell out of some fellow players.

* He keeps them waiting at the net for a few minutes at the beginning of a match because he has to put his bottles in the right spot, tie his shoelaces (don't really know the english words for it, hope its right) and eat something....

* He takes way to long between points.

* The fistpumps are not enjoyed by every player.

Just a few things why fellow players won't pick him.