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Congratulations to Dmitry Tursunov on winning 2006 MTF Bandwagon Player of the Year

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Action Jackson
06-20-2006, 11:36 AM
MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month

Yes, this is the wonderful MTF tradition for a player all of a sudden gains a legion of fans or have a over a very short period of time, through either a big win or a big performance in an event. The multitude of threads about the same player and the usually over a very short period of time proclaiming greatness or future greatness, to winning Slams without losing a game.

Once they have gained them, then when the results to wane usually in a very short period of time then they go to the status overrated or disappear just as quickly. Yes, there are true fans of these players and they know who they are for the most part.

If they do well on faster surfaces then clowns like GWH have a dig at their lack of claycourt skills, then if they do well on clay, they are derided as claycourt specialists, even if they do well on other surfaces.

An example of this was when Gasquet started at 15 and he qualified for Monte Carlo and won some matches, he had a lot of hype and some fans, then he was in the wilderness due to injuries, poor form etc, then he comes back in 2005 and he defeats Federer and then he is proclaimed as a messiah who is going to save French tennis and will be a multi GS winner on the strength of a beautiful backhand and defeating Federer.

This will be a competitive contest and besides the winners there will be some honourable mentions when the award has been close. Tursunov's effort was very special indeed, he got the Bandwagon award for his blog and not his tennis.

In contrast to Gasquet the winner of though the 2005 Bandwagon Player of the Year was Nadal, hasn't had the bad results as of yet recently, but once the form declines then the usual comments will come out in force.

Before the awards are given out, there are some honourable mentions like Fabrice Santoro for Jan/Feb for his excellent run at the Australian Open. Gilles Simon during the April/May run of the season did well in this regard, but these are the winners.

Baghdatis for his Australian Open run, Acasuso for winning Viña del Mar and Davis Cup debut, Tursunov because of an entertaining blog, Almagro showing some of his potential and winning Valencia as a qualifier and became an RG contender and Berdych for pushing Federer on grass and having a good RG result.

Wimbledon should bring up a few new candidates for the July award.

The winners of the Awards so far



2006 MTF Bandwagon PLayer of the Month

Jan-Feb Marcos Baghdatis
March Jose Acasuso
April Dmitry Tursunov
May Nicolas Almagro
June Tomas Berdych
July The word rivalry
August Richard Gasquet
September Mikhail Youzhny
October Tomas Berdych
Nov/December James Blake

silverwhite
06-20-2006, 11:42 AM
Good choices :yeah:

Action Jackson
06-20-2006, 11:43 AM
The Bye is just a huge star and doesn't need a Bandwagon.

Nominations for July won't be too far away.

mandoura
06-20-2006, 12:08 PM
Nice thread. :D

mandoura
06-20-2006, 12:13 PM
The Bye is just a huge star and doesn't need a Bandwagon.

Nominations for July won't be too far away.

I assume they'll be in after Wimbledon, obviously. Any predictions?

Action Jackson
06-20-2006, 12:21 PM
I assume they'll be in after Wimbledon, obviously. Any predictions?

Yes, of course and Slams will bring them in for sure and I wouldn't know who it could be.

Mainly cause I am more interested in the football.

mandoura
06-20-2006, 01:50 PM
Yes, of course and Slams will bring them in for sure and I wouldn't know who it could be.

Mainly cause I am more interested in the football.

Same here. I so much want Ghana (has a good chance) & Tunisia ( a very slim chance) to qualify for the next 16. I think Sweden has a very decent chance to qualify too. I am worried about Italy. We'll see. :)

shotgun
06-20-2006, 01:56 PM
:lol:

R.Federer
06-20-2006, 03:30 PM
I thought Djokovic amassed a huge number this June

savesthedizzle
06-20-2006, 04:00 PM
I thought Djokovic amassed a huge number this June

Not so much really. :shrug: Less than I would have expected. The bandwagon effect was stopped a little bit by the fact than many people just love to hate him :)

Action Jackson
06-21-2006, 07:12 AM
I thought Djokovic amassed a huge number this June

Djokovic might have been a contender for one of the monthly awards from last year.

He has done well enough on limited results to get a good amount of loathing.

tripb19
06-21-2006, 07:18 AM
Haha good thread. Almagro was unbelievable bandwagonage.

Dan's Racket
06-21-2006, 07:28 AM
My predictions for July are.... PHM or James Blake.

Action Jackson
06-21-2006, 07:29 AM
Blake has already had his bandwagon parade last year mostly cause of his comeback.

Dan's Racket
06-21-2006, 07:37 AM
Blake has already had his bandwagon parade last year mostly cause of his comeback.
What time did his bandwagon peak? Was it around the USO, or before?

Action Jackson
06-21-2006, 07:40 AM
What time did his bandwagon peak? Was it around the USO, or before?

Tough question, but beating Nadal definitely did lead to an increase.

When Blake was away from the game, there were the core who were behind him during those times, but now he is established in the top 10, so there will be fits and starts now.

Some players will never have a huge increase in fans and that's a good thing.

Dan's Racket
06-21-2006, 07:47 AM
Tough question, but beating Nadal definitely did lead to an increase.

When Blake was away from the game, there were the core who were behind him during those times, but now he is established in the top 10, so there will be fits and starts now.

Some players will never have a huge increase in fans and that's a good thing.
I am just pre-rempting a good Wimbledon for Blake, which will obviously gather a few people to chase down that rawhide bandwagon of his.

Action Jackson
06-21-2006, 07:51 AM
I am just pre-rempting a good Wimbledon for Blake, which will obviously gather a few people to chase down that rawhide bandwagon of his.

It won't take long in this place for that to happen.

del Potro is a long term investment for MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month or Year even.

Dan's Racket
06-21-2006, 08:09 AM
It won't take long in this place for that to happen.

del Potro is a long term investment for MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month or Year even.
Maybe.. you could do a bandwagon wheels have come off player- being the most popular player people have ditched.
Any nominees???

savesthedizzle
06-21-2006, 08:13 AM
Maybe.. you could do a bandwagon wheels have come off player- being the most popular player people have ditched.
Any nominees???


Andy Roddick. Few people 'fess up to being a fan after the glory days of 2003.

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 01:16 PM
Ancic could get another surge if he does well here at Wimbledon, then again Berdych is still going strong for this month.

The next player to beat Federer that isn't Nadal, the bandwagon shares will rise very quickly.

Nathaliia
06-23-2006, 03:50 PM
Awesome thread :lol: Gasquet fans are slowly waking up, but he can get killed by Fed in straight sets in the first round of Wimbledon. On the other hand, I prefer not to know what if Richie won :p

Fumus
06-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Last Summer I think alot of people were on the Ginepri bandwaggon, where are all those people now?

Nathaliia
06-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Last Summer I think alot of people were on the Ginepri bandwaggon, where are all those people now?
On other bandwagons methinks.

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Last Summer I think alot of people were on the Ginepri bandwaggon, where are all those people now?

Ginepri who? That's the way it seems to be.

Fumus
06-23-2006, 03:54 PM
I think people want to get on Murray's bandwaggon but he keeps losing so, lol, there's no waggon to speak of.

Nathaliia
06-23-2006, 03:56 PM
del Potro is a long term investment for MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month or Year even.
There should be a poll if more bandwagoners has JMDP, Korolev or Cilic and we might find out JMDP is not a sure winner.

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Murray did have a slight one last year when he was winning and throwing up.

Fumus
06-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Murray did have a slight one last year when he was winning and throwing up.

Yea but I think the biggest bandwagon, I have ever seen in my life was either Ginepri last summer, Marcos this January, or Pdorn when he hit the scene in a big way in 03'....

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Yea but I think the biggest bandwagon, I have ever seen in my life was either Ginepri last summer, Marcos this January, or Pdorn when he hit the scene in a big way in 03'....

Marcos was shocking and I was lucky cause I was at the venue watching the matches and not on here, but once I got back I saw it.

I remember when Chang started to do well. That was a huge bandwagon for sure.

Roddick had one to an extent, though it was more a build up inititally then a boom and now a plateau.

Fumus
06-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Marcos was shocking and I was lucky cause I was at the venue watching the matches and not on here, but once I got back I saw it.

I remember when Chang started to do well. That was a huge bandwagon for sure.

Roddick had one to an extent, though it was more a build up inititally then a boom and now a plateau.

All successful player have bandwagons of sorts, we might even call them fans. With Roddick, it's different, sure his greatest success was in 03' but even before that he had been winning titles, and even after that he still won a masters and was in the top 5. Someone like Pdorn, Ginepri, Pim Pim, Alamgro....these people had some big success in over a short period of time, and suddenly they had a billion fans...but the results have dropped off and so have the fans. With tennis I feel like the fans are always looking for the newest, best, and freshest player to watch and root for, so tennis fans can be very fickle. If a player doesn't continue the form the had, or post the results they had, suddenly no one is a fan anymore.

Action Jackson
06-23-2006, 07:41 PM
All successful player have bandwagons of sorts, we might even call them fans. With Roddick, it's different, sure his greatest success was in 03' but even before that he had been winning titles, and even after that he still won a masters and was in the top 5. Someone like Pdorn, Ginepri, Pim Pim, Alamgro....these people had some big success in over a short period of time, and suddenly they had a billion fans...but the results have dropped off and so have the fans. With tennis I feel like the fans are always looking for the newest, best, and freshest player to watch and root for, so tennis fans can be very fickle. If a player doesn't continue the form the had, or post the results they had, suddenly no one is a fan anymore.

Yes, this is accurate and yes with Roddick it was more a gradual thing as he did have quite a few fans before 03, then the huge explosion after that. It reaches a certain point, then it cools down.

About the fickle nature of tennis fandom, there are always core fans, but there is a very fickle nature which tends to outnumber the core.

Action Jackson
06-24-2006, 02:43 PM
The Gasquet bandwagon has gathered steam again as he is going for the title of "Sheriff of Nottingham" in defending his title there.

If he wins there, then it will make some noise and now people are trying to talk him up as taking out Federer in the 1st round. If that happens, then the bandwagon will be back in overdrive.

celia
06-24-2006, 02:56 PM
this would be even funnier for the women's draw. there is a new "star" every two weeks. ;)

Action Jackson
07-03-2006, 07:58 AM
Labadze if he beats Nadal is a contender for the upcoming awards, but we could always have the MTF Bandwagon Poster for the year, but maybe at the end of the season.

stuey87
07-03-2006, 09:33 AM
I think the biggest bandwagon I've ever seen was for Barry Cowan after he came from 2 sets down against Sampras at Wimbledon to 2 sets all before losing in 5. In the fortnight or so that followed he seemed to acquire thousands more fans who strangely then went away again after the media hype died down about how taking 2 sets off Sampras was going to be a stepping stone for the rest of his career, and when unfortunately for Barry it didn't help him surge up the rankings.

RFitzpatrick
07-03-2006, 10:32 AM
ANDY MURRAY

JMG
07-03-2006, 10:51 AM
I think there's a chance of a big bandwagon for Dustin Brown, if he qualifies for some ATP tournaments. People will like his look and another reason is that his tennis is obviously entertaining. In his last few tournaments I always read that he was the crowd's favourite. Few weeks ago he had mp against Greul, so hopefully he can keep it up.

Nathaliia
07-03-2006, 11:22 AM
Yeap Dustin is a legend :) Some posts of his were on Steve's forum. He denied smoking weed, for instance. He lives in Germany now because Jamaican federation after organizing around 20 futures events one year, found out it was too much and they don't give any support to players anymore.
Once I was checking stuff on Dustin and found out his fave player is Yannick Noah :D

Jagermeister
07-03-2006, 04:23 PM
Soon to be departed Andy Murray. I plead guilty to crimes of bandwagoning :)

Kristen
07-03-2006, 04:27 PM
Dustin Brown!!! He's pretty good looking. Wish someone would get him a bottle for his juice though (not that kind).

All of a sudden I have no issues with however pimpim styles his hair!

MissPovaFan
07-03-2006, 04:32 PM
Baghdatis has to be in with a shout after his win over Murray, Tursunov would have been another cert but its looking unlikely now hes losing but for me the winner for this month will come from the Djokovic-Ancic match.

Action Jackson
07-04-2006, 10:00 AM
Dustin Brown has potential for sure.

Baghdatis might win the award again.

Washa Koroleva
07-04-2006, 10:02 AM
:lol: What an amazing thread :rolls:

MissPovaFan
07-06-2006, 01:09 AM
Well I think we all know who the winner for July will now be after today! and I don't mean Jonas :p Get ready for another couple of months of Baghmania :lol:

Corey Feldman
07-06-2006, 01:33 AM
I think people want to get on Murray's bandwaggon but he keeps losing so, lol, there's no waggon to speak of.Ooohhh that bandwaggon is up and running again, it ran over a duck on its way as well.

:drive: :drive: :drive:

Action Jackson
07-06-2006, 10:01 AM
Baghdatis is looking like the overwhelming favourite to win this months award and he looks like a strong contender for MTF Bandwagon Player of the Year.

Björki
07-06-2006, 10:03 AM
I want Jonas to win this months :bounce:
Final in Nottinham, SF in Wimbledon :)

kindablue
07-06-2006, 10:54 AM
I want Jonas to win this months :bounce:
Final in Nottinham, SF in Wimbledon :)

So do i,Marcos has already 2 months and he will win the
Bandwagon Player of the Year anyway ;)

Action Jackson
07-06-2006, 10:55 AM
So do i,Marcos has already 2 months and he will win the
Bandwagon Player of the Year anyway ;)

Seriously it will be very hard for Marcos to lose Bandwagon Player of the Year crown.

shotgun
07-06-2006, 02:00 PM
The good thing about bandwagons is that they disappear as fast as they come, so a player is able to win the Bandwagon Player of the Month contest many times a year (e.g. Baghdatis).

Fumus
07-06-2006, 03:07 PM
Ooohhh that bandwaggon is up and running again, it ran over a duck on its way as well.

:drive: :drive: :drive:

No actually my post rings true, even more so. :)

Action Jackson
07-07-2006, 03:14 AM
The good thing about bandwagons is that they disappear as fast as they come, so a player is able to win the Bandwagon Player of the Month contest many times a year (e.g. Baghdatis).

Yes, this is true.

Merton
07-07-2006, 04:32 AM
This is no contest for Marcos, but he may very soon be over-rated and a has been. The Greek sport press is hilarious, they discover him as if he emerges out of nowhere.

kindablue
07-07-2006, 09:03 AM
This is no contest for Marcos, but he may very soon be over-rated and a has been. The Greek sport press is hilarious, they discover him as if he emerges out of nowhere.

Well said Merton! For some strange reason they compared him with
the Greek football team winning the Euro in Portugal!
If he lost to either Murray or Hewitt they wouldn't even bother!

DrJules
07-07-2006, 10:24 AM
Baghdatis is looking like the overwhelming favourite to win this months award and he looks like a strong contender for MTF Bandwagon Player of the Year.

There is a strong chance that he is becoming a regular member of the top 10 in the future and not a short term event.

SloKid
07-07-2006, 01:23 PM
I want Jonas to win this months :bounce:
Final in Nottinham, SF in Wimbledon :)
Me too, me too. :bounce:

chicky841
07-08-2006, 02:13 AM
:lol: I like this thread.

MissPovaFan
07-08-2006, 04:39 AM
Well Baghdatis certainly did himself no harm today! To be fair he did play well in patches and displayed some superb touches. He also fell quite a few times, smiled and interacted with the crowd in the process, all of which will provide a further boost to the bandwagon. He will need to back it up though during the Toronto/Cincinnati Masters as if Sunday's final is a cracker his "heroics" may not be the major talking point of Wimbledon... My prediction though is that the bandwagon will be derailed come Flushing Meadows. Is he the next Bahrami? Lets watch this space!

Action Jackson
07-08-2006, 03:42 PM
Me too, me too. :bounce:

He did quite well, but if he manages a big performance in Båstad (yeah right), then he could have claims for the July award.

Action Jackson
07-10-2006, 09:42 AM
It looks likely unless Jonas pulls out a big performance in Båstad, then Baghdatis is this months winner of the award.

tennisgal_001
07-10-2006, 11:44 AM
It looks likely unless Jonas pulls out a big performance in Båstad, then Baghdatis is this months winner of the award.

Will a good doubles performance count? (w/T.J.)

Action Jackson
07-10-2006, 11:50 AM
Will a good doubles performance count? (w/T.J.)

No.

tennisgal_001
07-10-2006, 11:57 AM
No.

fine! though he deserves it more. Singles, doubles, and mixed. I'd like to see a 34 y/o Baghs pull that off.

Action Jackson
07-10-2006, 12:14 PM
fine! though he deserves it more. Singles, doubles, and mixed. I'd like to see a 34 y/o Baghs pull that off.

Has Jonas had a massive upsurge of fan support? He hasn't. We don't see Jonas troll threads or over the top expectations, though it would be good.

tennisgal_001
07-10-2006, 12:18 PM
Has Jonas had a massive upsurge of fan support? He hasn't. We don't see Jonas troll threads or over the top expectations, though it would be good.

He's 34... I don't think you'll be getting expectations any time soon.

kindablue
07-10-2006, 05:10 PM
fine! though he deserves it more. Singles, doubles, and mixed. I'd like to see a 34 y/o Baghs pull that off.

Marcos should be in the army then :rolleyes:

Kristen
07-10-2006, 05:18 PM
Has Jonas had a massive upsurge of fan support? He hasn't. We don't see Jonas troll threads or over the top expectations, though it would be good.He will have to get his ranking down to a single digit for this to happen, most likely :lol::angel:

tennisgal_001
07-10-2006, 05:20 PM
Marcos should be in the army then :rolleyes:

lol, that's not what I meant. What Jonas did was pretty phenomenal, and earned him the respect and admiration of many. Baghs is still young.

Nathaliia
07-10-2006, 05:27 PM
Tennisgal, with all respect, you might be denying the idea of a bandwagon. :p It touches singles because the true bandwagoner is the one who rather not even is mad at, but just ignores threads about doubles and the appropriate draws :) It's also a person who wants young young young and younger (but not juniors to be hardly found in draws) players... overall, anybody who hasn't been smashed several times by Federer / Nadal and somebody who's on the roll and a bandwagoner hopes the temporarily admired player will be the smashing one in future. (Sometimes when a bandwagoner calls him/herself "A Rafa Fan" or "A Rogi Fan" he/she hopes just for a contender to the competition).

I hope I explained the whole grotesque of bandwagons :p

tennisgal_001
07-10-2006, 05:32 PM
Tennisgal, with all respect, you might be denying the idea of a bandwagon. :p It touches singles because the true bandwagoner is the one who rather not even is mad at, but just ignores threads about doubles and the appropriate draws :) It's also a person who wants young young young and younger (but not juniors to be hardly found in draws) players... overall, anybody who hasn't been smashed several times by Federer / Nadal and somebody who's on the roll and a bandwagoner hopes the temporarily admired player will be the smashing one in future. (Sometimes when a bandwagoner calls him/herself "A Rafa Fan" or "A Rogi Fan" he/she hopes just for a contender to the competition).

I hope I explained the whole grotesque of bandwagons :p

Thanks, but I already had the concept in mind. I read a lot of nice things about Bjorkman, and people seemed to be "inspired" by him all of a sudden, as if it was the first time they've heard of him.

Merton
07-11-2006, 01:50 AM
Tennisgal, with all respect, you might be denying the idea of a bandwagon. :p It touches singles because the true bandwagoner is the one who rather not even is mad at, but just ignores threads about doubles and the appropriate draws :) It's also a person who wants young young young and younger (but not juniors to be hardly found in draws) players... overall, anybody who hasn't been smashed several times by Federer / Nadal and somebody who's on the roll and a bandwagoner hopes the temporarily admired player will be the smashing one in future. (Sometimes when a bandwagoner calls him/herself "A Rafa Fan" or "A Rogi Fan" he/she hopes just for a contender to the competition).

I hope I explained the whole grotesque of bandwagons :p

There is usually a defining moment when you see a rush of fans jumping in the bandwaggon. For example,

Federer-Roddick, Wimbledon 2003
Federer-Nadal, Miami 2005
Baghdatis-Roddick, AO 2006

Those are moments when people discovered Roger, Rafa and Marcos respectively. It appears as if they were born at that very day, even though all of them carried some history. In the case of Roger and Rafa, they posted remarkable results after their moment of divine creation. In that case the bandwaggon is "solidified" and expectations blow out of proportion. On the other hand, Marcos did not have similar success after the AO. Then people jump off, dismissing him as overrated. (Something similar happened with Roger after he defeated Sampras in 2001)

Case Study: The lifecycle of the Marcos bandwaggon

Note that significant events get overlooked in the process. For example, Marcos played some excellent tennis at IW against Gaudio and Berdych, but what most people remember is that he got bagelled against Nadal. Similarly, he made the mistake of going to Houston and he suffered a minor injury there that affected his preparation for the clay court season but people remember that he sucks on clay. After he lost early at RG he was promptly forgotten, nobody noticed that he made the semis on a grass event. Then Wimbledon comes, and, miracle, miracle!! Marcos is reborn when he defeats Hewitt.

Johnny Groove
07-11-2006, 01:54 AM
There is usually a defining moment when you see a rush of fans jumping in the bandwaggon. For example,

Federer-Nadal, Miami 2005


What if you are like me, and you've been a rafa fan since he beat moya in hamburg and ancic at wimbly, both in 03?

Merton
07-11-2006, 01:59 AM
What if you are like me, and you've been a rafa fan since he beat moya in hamburg and ancic at wimbly, both in 03?

If you were still a fan when he sucked in the late part of 2004 after his injury, getting crushed by Andy at the US Open and losing to Mutis on clay in Palermo, then you are a true fan i guess.

Dimitra
07-11-2006, 02:09 AM
There is usually a defining moment when you see a rush of fans jumping in the bandwaggon. For example,

Federer-Roddick, Wimbledon 2003
Federer-Nadal, Miami 2005
Baghdatis-Roddick, AO 2006

Those are moments when people discovered Roger, Rafa and Marcos respectively. It appears as if they were born at that very day, even though all of them carried some history. In the case of Roger and Rafa, they posted remarkable results after their moment of divine creation. In that case the bandwaggon is "solidified" and expectations blow out of proportion. On the other hand, Marcos did not have similar success after the AO. Then people jump off, dismissing him as overrated. (Something similar happened with Roger after he defeated Sampras in 2001)

Case Study: The lifecycle of the Marcos bandwaggon

Note that significant events get overlooked in the process. For example, Marcos played some excellent tennis at IW against Gaudio and Berdych, but what most people remember is that he got bagelled against Nadal. Similarly, he made the mistake of going to Houston and he suffered a minor injury there that affected his preparation for the clay court season but people remember that he sucks on clay. After he lost early at RG he was promptly forgotten, nobody noticed that he made the semis on a grass event. Then Wimbledon comes, and, miracle, miracle!! Marcos is reborn when he defeats Hewitt.


Excellent analysis Merton!! :) Soo.. true!

njnetswill
07-11-2006, 02:41 AM
Good idea for a thread, though would probably be more appropriate on wtaworld. :p :o

I think the ultimate bandwagon player is one who gains fans for one memorable win, and no other standout results. Doesn't happen too often on MTF I don't think.

Proud member of Tursunov bandwagon.

Johnny Groove
07-11-2006, 02:56 AM
If you were still a fan when he sucked in the late part of 2004 after his injury, getting crushed by Andy at the US Open and losing to Mutis on clay in Palermo, then you are a true fan i guess.

I was so happy when he won sopot in 04, I didnt care thar he got his ass handed to him by andy. he got revenge at Davis Cup final, and when he beat roddick in spain. That awokened the beast, he got to R16 in AO, lost to Hewitt in a 5 setter, then won a bunch on 05, and now hes #2 in the world :)

Nathaliia
07-11-2006, 07:23 AM
There is usually a defining moment when you see a rush of fans jumping in the bandwaggon. For example,

Federer-Roddick, Wimbledon 2003
Federer-Nadal, Miami 2005
Baghdatis-Roddick, AO 2006

Those are moments when people discovered Roger, Rafa and Marcos respectively. It appears as if they were born at that very day, even though all of them carried some history. In the case of Roger and Rafa, they posted remarkable results after their moment of divine creation. In that case the bandwaggon is "solidified" and expectations blow out of proportion. On the other hand, Marcos did not have similar success after the AO. Then people jump off, dismissing him as overrated. (Something similar happened with Roger after he defeated Sampras in 2001)

Case Study: The lifecycle of the Marcos bandwaggon

Note that significant events get overlooked in the process. For example, Marcos played some excellent tennis at IW against Gaudio and Berdych, but what most people remember is that he got bagelled against Nadal. Similarly, he made the mistake of going to Houston and he suffered a minor injury there that affected his preparation for the clay court season but people remember that he sucks on clay. After he lost early at RG he was promptly forgotten, nobody noticed that he made the semis on a grass event. Then Wimbledon comes, and, miracle, miracle!! Marcos is reborn when he defeats Hewitt.
Brilliant as always... Merton you're a class :worship:

Some temporary bandwagons like for Takao Suzuki or Mohammed Al-Ghareeb have their charms as well.

Nathaliia
07-11-2006, 07:28 AM
I was so happy when he won sopot in 04, I didnt care thar he got his ass handed to him by andy. he got revenge at Davis Cup final, and when he beat roddick in spain. That awokened the beast, he got to R16 in AO, lost to Hewitt in a 5 setter, then won a bunch on 05, and now hes #2 in the world :)
Sopot 2004 was a classic Mickey Mouse due to Olympics but after getting spanked by Galo Blanco at the practise session before his first match, he didn't lose any of next 5 matches :p

Nadal was so impressive in Monte Carlo 2003 and I happened to watch these matches so had a huge chance to jump on one of first wagons :p But instead I got upset there would be someone to defeat my favourites in the closest future ;)

Action Jackson
07-11-2006, 12:23 PM
There is usually a defining moment when you see a rush of fans jumping in the bandwaggon. For example,

Federer-Roddick, Wimbledon 2003
Federer-Nadal, Miami 2005
Baghdatis-Roddick, AO 2006

Those are moments when people discovered Roger, Rafa and Marcos respectively. It appears as if they were born at that very day, even though all of them carried some history. In the case of Roger and Rafa, they posted remarkable results after their moment of divine creation. In that case the bandwaggon is "solidified" and expectations blow out of proportion. On the other hand, Marcos did not have similar success after the AO. Then people jump off, dismissing him as overrated. (Something similar happened with Roger after he defeated Sampras in 2001)

Case Study: The lifecycle of the Marcos bandwaggon

Note that significant events get overlooked in the process. For example, Marcos played some excellent tennis at IW against Gaudio and Berdych, but what most people remember is that he got bagelled against Nadal. Similarly, he made the mistake of going to Houston and he suffered a minor injury there that affected his preparation for the clay court season but people remember that he sucks on clay. After he lost early at RG he was promptly forgotten, nobody noticed that he made the semis on a grass event. Then Wimbledon comes, and, miracle, miracle!! Marcos is reborn when he defeats Hewitt.

Clearly and logically explained.

Action Jackson
07-11-2006, 12:25 PM
Good idea for a thread, though would probably be more appropriate on wtaworld. :p :o

I think the ultimate bandwagon player is one who gains fans for one memorable win, and no other standout results. Doesn't happen too often on MTF I don't think.

Proud member of Tursunov bandwagon.

I see what you mean, but there is definitely enough of it around MTF, but most things are bigger and scarier at WTA land.

Action Jackson
07-12-2006, 01:13 PM
It seems we have a new nomination for bandwagon player of the month.

Thanks Mechlan for this nomination and it will be announced soon.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3788992&postcount=9

shotgun
07-12-2006, 03:10 PM
If Sam Querrey goes far in Newport, he may as well be considered a dark horse for the prize.

Bagelicious
07-12-2006, 09:33 PM
It seems we have a new nomination for bandwagon player of the month.

Thanks Mechlan for this nomination and it will be announced soon.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3788992&postcount=9


Well this new nomination came in a surprise upset over Baghdatis who looked like the clear favourite to win this month's Bandwagon player award. The very fact that it was an upset means that it's pretty much clinched the award.

uglyamerican
07-13-2006, 04:01 AM
If Sam Querrey goes far in Newport, he may as well be considered a dark horse for the prize.

Second that nomination.

Action Jackson
07-13-2006, 05:34 AM
Well this new nomination came in a surprise upset over Baghdatis who looked like the clear favourite to win this month's Bandwagon player award. The very fact that it was an upset means that it's pretty much clinched the award.

I will take into consideration, but rivalry is looking to be a strong favourite for this award.

Deivid23
07-13-2006, 10:56 PM
I´ve read in other section that ESPN will broadcast Bastad since tomorrow... if so, there´s a strong candidate to take this prize on July.

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 06:06 AM
I´ve read in other section that ESPN will broadcast Bastad since tomorrow... if so, there´s a strong candidate to take this prize on July.

Yes, that candidate got a question about whether he could be the new version of Kafelnikov?

His answer was quite funny.

Merton
07-14-2006, 06:10 AM
Korolev is a huge talent but winning against Robredo would not be enough to start a bandwaggon. If he loses, he will be dismissed as overrated.

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 06:26 AM
Korolev is a future winner of this award I have no doubt about that, unless he doesn't suffer injuries.

Deivid23
07-14-2006, 08:24 AM
Korolev is a huge talent but winning against Robredo would not be enough to start a bandwaggon. If he loses, he will be dismissed as overrated.

If he wins Robredo, he wins Bastad -> bandwagon on the move :D

Deivid23
07-14-2006, 08:25 AM
Yes, that candidate got a question about whether he could be the new version of Kafelnikov?

His answer was quite funny.

Yep I read that quote yesterday afternoon, I liked it.

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 03:02 PM
Gasquet has won 3 matches in a row again and if he wins Gstaad, the bandwagon will gather steam again.

max122
07-14-2006, 03:04 PM
Gasquet is getting better.... but not enough i dont think

Action Jackson
07-15-2006, 11:59 AM
When Gasquet starts winning, apart from SV and about 3 others, the fans come out of the woodwork like bees to honey.

Marin Cilic is in the semis and if he won Gstaad, then there will be an increase in fans and there already is a slight bandwagon effect.

Action Jackson
07-15-2006, 08:38 PM
Marcos and rivalry are looking good, though Gasquet is in the final and the fave in Gstaad and there could be a late run for this award.

bad gambler
07-15-2006, 10:40 PM
I nominate Lopez :silly:

Action Jackson
07-16-2006, 04:57 PM
Gasquet wins a tournament and the bees are out seeking the fresh honey.

vincayou
07-16-2006, 05:59 PM
bzzz

CooCooCachoo
07-16-2006, 06:03 PM
Cilic really is gaining fans rapidly. And Korolev too. But it's not weird, as these players have had relatively little media exposure and few matches at a high level so people that see them for the first time, might become fans ;) It happened with me too, with Korolev. It was at the Groningen Challenger 2004 and he just won me over in one match. Of course, hardly anyone knew him then, so there was no bandwagon effect :rolls:

Action Jackson
07-16-2006, 06:06 PM
Cilic and Korolev will be future winners of this award, they are at the simmering point at the moment.

AsianSensation
07-16-2006, 06:18 PM
I think it's safe to say Gasquet is the frontrunner now eh

MissPovaFan
07-16-2006, 06:23 PM
Gasquet definitely especially if he can get into a Q-F or S-F in a North American Masters. Korolev and Cilic may be huge contenders for September if they can get into the last 16 at the US Open.

CooCooCachoo
07-17-2006, 06:38 AM
Also, Cilic strikes me as someone who plays well on all surfaces. I definitely think that soon he will have many bandwagon fans :lol:

Action Jackson
07-17-2006, 09:27 AM
Cilic the clay loving Croat, there is huge bandwagon potential.

Action Jackson
07-19-2006, 06:14 AM
The winner of the award is rivalry, the way people are using this word has had a massive upsurge even more than usual. It seems the vast majority of people love the thought of rivalry, especially one hardly exists.

Baghdatis was looking like a strong favourite, but the talk of rivalry was even higher than the Baghdatis bandwagon. Gasquet came close and will be probably win the award soon.

Contenders for this month's award de Bakker if he does well in Amersfoort, Cilic, del Potro, Gasquet, Querrey is there in the shadows, but with this anything can happen.

silverwhite
07-19-2006, 04:07 PM
This must be one of the shortest rides ever on a bandwagon. :lol: :wavey:

Primal
08-06-2006, 12:15 PM
Tursunov for August, unless we end up with the rivalry again.

Action Jackson
08-06-2006, 03:20 PM
del Potro has a huge lead so far for this month.

ReturnWinner
08-06-2006, 03:28 PM
murray leading this month by far

MarieS
08-06-2006, 04:57 PM
And after today's match, it'll be BG.

betterthanhenman
08-06-2006, 05:01 PM
And after today's match, it'll be BG.

Not really, or at least it shouldn't be anyway. If Murray does lift the trophy, he hasn't exactly had top quality opponents in his way.

Action Jackson
08-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Brad Gilbert is getting some noise as a svengali and sage guru, though as BTH said it's not like Murray has moved down a great field.

Action Jackson
08-10-2006, 08:58 AM
Three of the former bandwagon winners are in the 3rd round of Toronto.

Brad Gilbert is being proclaimed as a svengali again and he is a strong contender for this award. If Berdych beats Nadal, there will be a surge in his stocks, then Gasquet is always thereabouts when he wins a match.

User id 7816
08-10-2006, 09:15 AM
The Bandwagon should be a strong contestant, he's been performing well throughout the year and if he gets the right draws the others wont stand a chance for a very long time.

Action Jackson
08-11-2006, 04:10 AM
Berdych has a shot at this months award.

rofe
08-11-2006, 04:13 AM
I nominate Gasquet.

Merton
08-11-2006, 04:14 AM
Whoever emerges from the bottom half as the finalist will take home the trophy for the month. Although i would have such a laugh if it turns out to be Jarkko.

Action Jackson
08-11-2006, 04:16 AM
Bizarre things happen in this event, go Jarkko.

Sutti
08-11-2006, 04:21 AM
Go Calleri:D

Action Jackson
08-11-2006, 04:23 AM
Calleri is too old to have a bandwagon.

Action Jackson
08-12-2006, 08:21 AM
Now it's a battle between Gasquet and Brad Gilbert.

BlakeorHenman
08-12-2006, 08:43 AM
It has to be Murray. Hell, he's almost converted me. You have to admit, he's playing well. And if he makes it to the final, he should be a lock.

Action Jackson
08-12-2006, 08:49 AM
It has to be Murray. Hell, he's almost converted me. You have to admit, he's playing well. And if he makes it to the final, he should be a lock.

Good for you that he has almost converted you, but it's not him receiving the praise it's Gilbert.

betterthanhenman
08-12-2006, 04:02 PM
Now it's a battle between Gasquet and Brad Gilbert.

It has to go to Gilbert, as Gasquet deserves the accolades he receives.

Action Jackson
08-12-2006, 04:05 PM
It has to go to Gilbert, as Gasquet deserves the accolades he receives.

I have bad experiences with Gasquet you see, but if Murray makes the final, then BG is odds on.

Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 04:48 AM
We have a winner for the month of August.

It was close for a while, but the winner is come on down Richard Gasquet.

Johnny Groove
08-14-2006, 05:08 AM
Theres still 2 and a half weeks left in August George, arent you a little early? Cincy and New Haven could change some minds, no?

Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 05:17 AM
It's already a sure thing, so no need to wait.

The next one will be a longer period of time cause of the US Open and that will include a 5 week period.

njnetswill
08-14-2006, 05:25 AM
I always thought The Gasquet bandwagon came around town a long time ago...or did it crash and resurrect itself this week?

Action Jackson
08-14-2006, 05:26 AM
It came back again and as for Gasquet see Baghdatis, it's a classic bandwagon.

MissPovaFan
08-15-2006, 08:05 PM
I think the Sam Querrey bandwagon has just come rolling into town! Everyone is welcome to sign up to it on General Messages :p

I won't be though. :lol:

rofe
08-15-2006, 08:26 PM
I always thought The Gasquet bandwagon came around town a long time ago...or did it crash and resurrect itself this week?

When Gasquet wins a few tough matches back to back, the bandwagon becomes full and when he loses to clowns, people jump off the bandwagon. Not surprising...

Fumus
08-15-2006, 08:46 PM
I am on the Sam Querry band waggon.

R.Federer
08-15-2006, 08:57 PM
I am on the Sam Querry band waggon.
I think it's Querrey (just so you jump on the right one)

ps. Ich liebe dich

Action Jackson
08-16-2006, 07:25 AM
Sam Querrey, well I just hope for his sake they don't go overboard, then again he could end up like Todd Martin.

Merton
08-16-2006, 07:42 AM
Sam Querrey, well I just hope for his sake they don't go overboard, then again he could end up like Todd Martin.

He looks to me like a solid kid with a good head. This is only the second time i saw him and i think that he is very raw and it is quite premature to say anything at this point. He has good ground strokes technique, he is terrible at the net and he is not that quick. He could become better than Todd Martin if he improves his net play, or he might be injurey prone and go nowhere. We just don't know yet.

On one hand, he is lucky that he is an American since such a large part of the tour goes on here. On the other hand, the expectations and the bandwagon effect might be a burden. I hope he handles it well. In a way, it is better that he lost today.

Action Jackson
08-16-2006, 07:45 AM
He looks to me like a solid kid with a good head. This is only the second time i saw him and i think that he is very raw and it is quite premature to say anything at this point. He has good ground strokes technique, he is terrible at the net and he is not that quick. He could become better than Todd Martin if he improves his net play, or he might be injurey prone and go nowhere. We just don't know yet.

On one hand, he is lucky that he is an American since such a large part of the tour goes on here. On the other hand, the expectations and the bandwagon effect might be a burden. I hope he handles it well. In a way, it is better that he lost today.

Yes, I mean since allegedly I hate everything that is American I should go around bashing big Sam saying he is a joke and the like.

Didn't see his match today, but from what I have heard from people I actually respect is that he has a good attitude and that helps, but he needs time to develop, though the bandwagon is eagerly awaiting.

Action Jackson
08-17-2006, 04:14 AM
Now Andy Murray is the greatest thing ever to grace British tennis, now he is British cause he defeated Federer and when he loses he is just a dirty Scot.

So he defeated Federer, so did Berdych and Gasquet well and they are previous winners of the bandwagon award, so it looks good for Murray then.

Argenbrit
08-17-2006, 04:18 AM
Murray for bandwagon player of the month!!! :bigclap: :lol:

gusman890
08-17-2006, 04:19 AM
Now Andy Murray is the greatest thing ever to grace British tennis, now he is British cause he defeated Federer and when he loses he is just a dirty Scot.

So he defeated Federer, so did Berdych and Gasquet well and they are previous winners of the bandwagon award, so it looks good for Murray then.

yet gasquet won august :rolleyes:

Murray just beat federer, gasquet got killed the last 3 times and put up a decent fight last week, alas, murray did something gasquet didnt do and that was win :devil:

but its all good, im sure when USO kicks into place george, there will be a new bangwaggon for you to make and us to fallow :)

Action Jackson
08-17-2006, 04:19 AM
Murray for bandwagon player of the month!!! :bigclap: :lol:

I might award to he and Gilbert if they do well at the US Open.

Action Jackson
08-17-2006, 04:22 AM
yet gasquet won august :rolleyes:

Murray just beat federer, gasquet got killed the last 3 times and put up a decent fight last week, alas, murray did something gasquet didnt do and that was win :devil:

but its all good, im sure when USO kicks into place george, there will be a new bangwaggon for you to make and us to fallow :)

August's award is for play in July, that is how the calendar works and it was already explained why this next period of time will be longer. :)

Gasquet's fan base is classic bandwagon and has been shown many times already. Gasquet has defeated Federer already and that was when it was in full bloom.

Murray's fans will more than likely just get more deluded and think he has won the GS 6x consecutively.

gusman890
08-17-2006, 04:24 AM
August's award is for play in July, that is how the calendar works and it was already explained why this next period of time will be longer. :)


ah i did not know this :), my error :worship:

Action Jackson
08-17-2006, 04:29 AM
ah i did not know this :), my error :worship:

There are some quirks in it.

I mean for the December award, it will have to be based on the play of November.

So for Sept, it will incorporate 5 weeks minimum.

Blue Orange
08-19-2006, 08:24 PM
JCF making a surge with his showing at Cincinnati.

Action Jackson
09-01-2006, 02:12 PM
This months award will be hard, it seems Baghdatis is getting more fans cause he lost.

Ferrero has had a small surge, Querrey is simmering and if he can make the 4th round, then there is a chance he could win and Gasquet is always around.

RogiFan88
09-01-2006, 02:14 PM
so was it Dima in TO, George?

I say the Collegiate Caveman since Cincy...

Action Jackson
09-01-2006, 02:16 PM
Gasquet won it last time, but the US Open is where big surges can be made.

FSRteam
09-01-2006, 02:21 PM
What about chuidinelli?!? ;)

Action Jackson
09-01-2006, 02:22 PM
Chiudinelli has had some support for quite a while from some loyal fans, it depends on how far he goes.

kindablue
09-01-2006, 04:54 PM
This months award will be hard, it seems Baghdatis is getting more fans cause he lost.

Ferrero has had a small surge, Querrey is simmering and if he can make the 4th round, then there is a chance he could win and Gasquet is always around.

You beat me to this George, about Marcos (couldn't find the thread this morning).
Has this happened before? Players getting more fans after losing!

Action Jackson
09-01-2006, 04:58 PM
You beat me to this George, about Marcos (couldn't find the thread this morning).
Has this happened before? Players getting more fans after losing!

I wasn't doing the rounds of message boards in 96, but I remember being a Corretja fan, but when lost to Sampras 7-6 in the 5th at the QFs of the US Open. He all of a sudden got a surge of fans, but it is rare.

shotgun
09-01-2006, 05:04 PM
what about Agassi?

kindablue
09-01-2006, 07:21 PM
I wasn't doing the rounds of message boards in 96, but I remember being a Corretja fan, but when lost to Sampras 7-6 in the 5th at the QFs of the US Open. He all of a sudden got a surge of fans, but it is rare.

Thanks :angel:

Fumus
09-01-2006, 08:29 PM
I am on the Sam Querry band waggon.

Corey Feldman
09-02-2006, 02:12 AM
Smokey and the Bandwagon

I'll jump on the moodie BW, always liked is big S+V game and if he takes out Rafa i'll be a member for life ;)
and Ben Becker... just for his name.

Action Jackson
09-02-2006, 06:01 AM
Go big Ben Becker.

endless summer
09-02-2006, 06:21 AM
I wasn't doing the rounds of message boards in 96, but I remember being a Corretja fan, but when lost to Sampras 7-6 in the 5th at the QFs of the US Open. He all of a sudden got a surge of fans, but it is rare.

Another case like this one was in the 2003 QF's of the Aussie Open where El Aynaoui lost to Roddick but his fan base also increased. I believe it was 21-19 in the 5th set...great match!

Action Jackson
09-02-2006, 06:53 AM
Another case like this one was in the 2003 QF's of the Aussie Open where El Aynaoui lost to Roddick but his fan base also increased. I believe it was 21-19 in the 5th set...great match!

Yes, I remember that match and yes there was a lot of Younes love after that match.

CooCooCachoo
09-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Chiudinelli has had some support for quite a while from some loyal fans, it depends on how far he goes.

Yes, Marco has had loyal fans :D Not too many people jumping on his bandwagon, as the loyal fans know who his real fans are ;) As does Marco.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 06:43 AM
Gasquet and Baghdatis doing well this month and after losing GS matches. This one isn't going to be easy to decide on for sure.

Merton
09-05-2006, 06:45 AM
Brad Gilbert is still on for this one, especially if Murray gets through PMK we will see some attention shifting towards him.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 06:48 AM
Yes, BG is around for sure and he seems to have had more attention than Murray.

MurrayFan1
09-05-2006, 12:05 PM
I'd have thought it would have been Federer (yawn), Murray or Gasquet.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 12:09 PM
Federer bandwagon was years ago.

scarecrows
09-05-2006, 12:39 PM
I guess Becker has a real chance for this month being the one to play against Agassi in his last match

oz_boz
09-05-2006, 12:49 PM
The guy ranked 104 has been doing pretty well. But his bandwagon shouldn't be allowed in the competition, it seems to maintain speed regardless of his results.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 12:51 PM
Yes, oz don't worry Safin isn't on the list of possibles, only if he wins the event, then it might happen.

oz_boz
09-05-2006, 12:58 PM
Yes, oz don't worry Safin isn't on the list of possibles, only if he wins the event, then it might happen.

Isn't a final showing good enough, considering that he has to beat The Mighty Fed? I can't imagine what will happen with MTF if he beats both Fed and Rafa. He would probably be claimed "the real GOAT", no matter how much hippo he is.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 01:01 PM
Isn't a final showing good enough, considering that he has to beat The Mighty Fed? I can't imagine what will happen with MTF if he beats both Fed and Rafa. He would probably be claimed "the real GOAT", no matter how much hippo he is.

If he beat those 2, then it would be over the top, but I am not sure of it as of yet. I mean he'd have to do a Berdych, as he is the only one to defeat the current #1 and #2 in the world within a year, when they were ranked at that.

The Berdych one is always simmering as well.

MurrayFan1
09-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Federer bandwagon was years ago.

If only.

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Basically the wagon for Fed gloryhunters has a greater population density than Belgium and the Netherlands combined. It's constant growth and no Federer is not winning this award.

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 07:56 AM
Youzhny if he manages to beat Roddick could have a late surge, but he is a bit too low profile to win it. He would need to win the US Open for it to truly happen.

Tennis Fool
09-09-2006, 11:06 PM
I nominate Youzhny. Even though he lost to Duck, he grabbed the hearts of MTFers everywhere :p

Merton
09-10-2006, 12:45 AM
Youzhny is too much low key to be a serious contender. It is a close call for this month. "American Tennis" also appears to be a contender.

World Beater
09-10-2006, 03:46 AM
its safe to say that no matter how good davydenko's slams results may become, he wont ever have a bandwagon

TenHound
09-10-2006, 04:16 AM
doesn't matter that Yuze didn't beat duck, since he only brought a fraction of himself to the match. When you're ranked #54 gotta sign up for dubs to pay the bills...If he can get a doctor & physical therapist to get his back fixed, he'll be a Top 10 guy next year & a serious contender.

TenHound
09-10-2006, 04:18 AM
p.s. You're wrong about him being too "low-key". That's part of his charm - that he doesn't scream look at me ...he lets his play do the talking then caps it off w/such a sweet smile, after uncorking that all that power packed into such a small frame, and a one-handed backhand for the ages.

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 08:35 AM
Everyone has raised all good cases here, this is going to be one of the hardest choices for sure.

Bagelicious
09-10-2006, 08:49 AM
I nominate Youzhny. Even though he lost to Duck, he grabbed the hearts of MTFers everywhere :p
:inlove:

American Tennis/Roddick's Resurgence/Jimmy Connors seem to have done pretty well too.

However, I think Agassi's Retirement (especially after THAT speech and ovation) has this in the bag. You know you sobbbed a little heartbroken sob while you watched him tear up during the applause and speech. (THAT speech!)

You know you've seen it replayed at least 3 times since the event and you still went on YouTube to watch it again.

You know you've heard the word 'legend' enough times that a picture of Agassi pops up in your mind when you hear it, even in a conversation about a 1994 movie starring Brad Pitt.

You know that you've seen enough Agassi montages to graduate with a degree in film editing, but everytime you see that last shot of him doing his final bow to the US Open crowd with tears in his eyes, you feel your emotions welling up inside you, even though you may not have cared much for him as a player.

I repeat: 'Agassi Retirement' for Bandwagon Player of the Month.

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 08:51 AM
I repeat: 'Agassi Retirement' for Bandwagon Player of the Month.

He has won enough awards and I am as cold to that show as a naked man standing in -70 degrees.

Bagelicious
09-10-2006, 08:52 AM
I still just as cold as I did before.

That's because you live in Iceland and forgot to put on your sweater.

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 08:54 AM
That's because you live in Iceland and forgot to put on your sweater.

The Agassi retirement show, isn't going to win the award for Septmeber.

Bagelicious
09-10-2006, 10:33 AM
The Agassi retirement show, isn't going to win the award for Septmeber.

Meh. I'm not sure there's one particular story that's bandwagon worthy, there seem to be a lot of half-bandwagon-y ones though.

~EMiLiTA~
09-10-2006, 12:01 PM
youzhny is definitely going to be up there this month

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 01:56 PM
Youzhny is looking strong at the moment for the award, though if Roddick wins tonight he and Jimmy Connors could be contenders.

roddickforever1
09-10-2006, 01:58 PM
roddick - every other doesnt come near

Cervantes
09-10-2006, 02:01 PM
it has to be roddick, just take a look at how many people here want roddick to win against federer tonight. that surely wasn't possible 6 months ago.

roddickforever1
09-10-2006, 02:02 PM
it has to be roddick, just take a look at how many people here want roddick to win against federer tonight. that surely wasn't possible 6 months ago.

:kiss: :hearts: :hearts: i think i love you

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 02:04 PM
it has to be roddick, just take a look at how many people here want roddick to win against federer tonight. that surely wasn't possible 6 months ago.

If Ducks win, then he is a shoo-in.

buddyholly
09-10-2006, 02:08 PM
The Agassi retirement show, isn't going to win the award for Septmeber.

As well it shouldn't. Too rehearsed.

supersexynadal
09-10-2006, 02:18 PM
Youzhny...Roddick shold have already took his turn a few times in the list already

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 02:19 PM
As well it shouldn't. Too rehearsed.

I am not lactose tolerant, but that was a cheese overload.

silverwhite
09-10-2006, 02:32 PM
I don't see why it can't be Youzhny. He reached the PYW USO Final and may very well win against Federer. :p

Action Jackson
09-10-2006, 02:35 PM
PYW is always a good indicator of bandwagon status and Youzhny is doing well there for sure.

tangerine_dream
09-13-2006, 03:09 AM
I'd have to say Youzhny is a good bet for bandwagon player of the month. Beating Nadal, USO semifinalist, doing that salute, reading books, he's got lots of new fans!

Action Jackson
09-23-2006, 10:27 AM
We salute the saluting Russian Mikhail Youzhny. With his performance in the US Open and playing a big role in Russian more than likely winning the DC tie against the Yanks.

He wins the bandwagon player of the month award.

hanabishi
09-23-2006, 10:40 AM
We salute the saluting Russian Mikhail Youzhny. With his performance in the US Open and playing a big role in Russian more than likely winning the DC tie against the Yanks.

He wins the bandwagon player of the month award.

And Misha Youzhny salutes everyone at MTF back.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i155/annie572/youzhnysalute.jpg
(Youzhny saluting the Moscow crowd after winning against James Blake)

its.like.that
09-23-2006, 10:44 AM
Youzhny?

Who is this guy?

Is this his first year on the tour?

I like him!

Vass
09-23-2006, 11:40 AM
yay!

Tennis Fool
09-23-2006, 03:06 PM
Misha :p

njorker
09-23-2006, 03:45 PM
Congrats Misha! :bigclap:

RickDaStick
09-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Youzhny?

Who is this guy?

Is this his first year on the tour?

I like him!


:retard:

Action Jackson
10-03-2006, 02:19 AM
Tursunov making another bid for bandwagon player of the month, this time he might get it for his tennis.

Merton
10-03-2006, 02:23 AM
I sense that Marat is coming back in form, but in this case we are talking about TGV, not a simple bandwagon. Berdych will also be a candidate, especially if he makes it to the top-10 these coming weeks.

Action Jackson
10-03-2006, 02:26 AM
I can see this award will be harder to judge than the others, but Safin is a unique case for sure.

Berdych well we'll see how he goes in the next weeks.

cmurray
10-03-2006, 03:19 AM
I don't think Safin can be a bandwagon player. We Safin fans like him through the good and the awful.

NYCtennisfan
10-03-2006, 03:23 AM
I can see this award will be harder to judge than the others, but Safin is a unique case for sure.

Berdych well we'll see how he goes in the next weeks.

I see Berdych and Gasquet getting a few more fans in the next month or so.

Action Jackson
10-03-2006, 03:24 AM
I see Berdych and Gasquet getting a few more fans in the next month or so.

Gasquet is always a contender for this award and Berdych has his moments.

stebs
10-03-2006, 09:43 AM
I don't think Safin can be a bandwagon player. We Safin fans like him through the good and the awful.
Everyone is a bandwagon player. Safin included.

{Annie}
10-03-2006, 09:47 AM
Misha yay!!!!!!! :woohoo: Great choice even though very undisputable :yeah:

Tursunov shud get it this month I think :p

MariaV
10-03-2006, 10:34 AM
Tursunov making another bid for bandwagon player of the month, this time he might get it for his tennis.

YES Dmitry getting it finally for his tennis!!!!!!! :banana:

Björki
10-03-2006, 12:21 PM
Dima :bounce:

Action Jackson
10-04-2006, 05:36 AM
YES Dmitry getting it finally for his tennis!!!!!!! :banana:

Well funny how he only had about 10 fans at the start of 2006. He could win it, then again he might not.

rofe
10-18-2006, 09:43 PM
I nominate Pim Pim for October. ;)

hanabishi
10-19-2006, 02:49 AM
I nominate Pim Pim for October. ;)
Me too!! Tursy could have won it after that Davis Cup win and winning his 1st title in Mumbai, but the results after that have been horrible.

So count me in on the Pim Pim bandwagon.

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 02:54 AM
I nominate Pim Pim for October. ;)

Well he looks like an absolute special to win this months award, it's almost tempting to give it to him now.

Corey Feldman
10-19-2006, 03:11 AM
a whole truckload of manky croats have jumped on the Djokovic BW for tomorrow night :p

{Annie}
10-19-2006, 09:27 AM
Pim Pim absolutely :banana: :banana: :banana:

Action Jackson
10-19-2006, 10:39 AM
a whole truckload of manky croats have jumped on the Djokovic BW for tomorrow night :p

Hahahaha, that is one of the golden rules of MTF.

supersexynadal
10-19-2006, 11:29 AM
What about Ginepri?? I know he hasnt been on fire for a long time but im still surprised no one nominated him:eek:

Action Jackson
10-21-2006, 09:00 AM
27. The number of supporters of a given player increases proportionally with the players' rate of success but the number of haters increases exponentially with the player's rate of success. Also, if a relatively low-ranked and little known player upsets [insert top-ranked player here], that player's bandwagon fills with haters of [insert top-ranked player here]

In this case the Berdych love for the day.

CooCooCachoo
10-21-2006, 09:03 AM
Berdych :rocker:

Naranoc
10-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Berdych and Pim Pim definitely seem to be favourites so far, going with the whole ; :banana: = Rafa killa motto.

~*BGT*~
10-21-2006, 02:13 PM
Berd-Man please :)

Sunset of Age
10-21-2006, 03:41 PM
Add Berdych to the list.

tangerine_dream
10-21-2006, 03:43 PM
The Fedtards have all jumped on the Berdshit bandwagon this month. :lol:

cmurray
10-21-2006, 03:48 PM
The Fedtards have all jumped on the Berdshit bandwagon this month. :lol:

hee. Until Berdych beats Roger, that is.

cmurray
10-21-2006, 03:51 PM
Add Berdych to the list.

awww....I'm so proud to see Rofa in a signature. sniff. I finally coined a phrase! :dance:

tangerine_dream
10-21-2006, 04:14 PM
hee. Until Berdych beats Roger, that is.
Well, of course. And all those "shhh" avatars they've been displaying would've been replaced immediately. :lol:

stebs
10-21-2006, 04:51 PM
Pim Pim. :)

Sparko1030
10-21-2006, 06:06 PM
I must admit that I havent' kept track of this thread but if Fernando Gonzalez's name hasn't been thrown in as a nominee then I'm doing so now!

rofe
10-21-2006, 06:08 PM
I stand by Pim Pim. He improved the most in October.

vincayou
10-21-2006, 06:10 PM
Add the Shush gesture to the list of potential bandwagon.

Sunset of Age
10-21-2006, 10:22 PM
awww....I'm so proud to see Rofa in a signature. sniff. I finally coined a phrase! :dance:

(whispers) Oh yes you did! :worship:
I'm all for the Rofa love. Too bad I've been seriously deprived of it lately... :sad: hopefully Paris will make up for that! :D :devil:

:topic: sorry people!

cmurray
10-21-2006, 10:43 PM
(whispers) Oh yes you did! :worship:
I'm all for the Rofa love. Too bad I've been seriously deprived of it lately... :sad: hopefully Paris will make up for that! :D :devil:

:topic: sorry people!

You are one of very few who like both. I like it though - way to go against the flow!

But I hafta know.....which one do you cheer for when they play? Rafi on most clay, but the Fed-man at RG? I mean if you truly love Fed, you have to cheer for him at RG, right? :)

Sunset of Age
10-22-2006, 12:34 AM
You are one of very few who like both. I like it though - way to go against the flow!

But I hafta know.....which one do you cheer for when they play? Rafi on most clay, but the Fed-man at RG? I mean if you truly love Fed, you have to cheer for him at RG, right? :)

I'll PM you, as people may probably start kicking my ass here if I told the whole story over here! ;)
But let me tell ya - you're on the right track, indeed! :D

Action Jackson
10-22-2006, 05:52 AM
Add the Shush gesture to the list of potential bandwagon.

:haha:

The shh gesture was a bit overated, I prefered the mocking of Nadal when he went match point up.

It's the old basic thing with Berdych cause he beat the enemy (Nadal) in this case a lot of Federer fans love him.

It looks like it will be between PimPim and Berdych, though if Gonzo somehow wins he could make a late surge.

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 05:00 AM
Gonzo is out of the running and it looks Berdych is making a late surge to win it again.

All the Berdych avatars at the moment and full marks to tangerinus for admitting to being on the bandwagon and even though I'd like PimPim to win it, this month's winner won't be an easy choice. For PimPim it was his results and for Berdych it's mostly for his antics.

Tennis Fool
10-23-2006, 05:09 AM
I think Pim Pim has to actually win a tournament in his comeback. A lot of bandwagoners I bet have no clue who he is.

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 05:13 AM
Well with PimPim's performances in Stockholm and Madrid, there seemed to be a new gathering of his fans come out of the woodwork.

breakingthehabit
10-23-2006, 05:27 AM
Berdych definitely

CooCooCachoo
10-23-2006, 07:03 AM
I think Pim Pim has to actually win a tournament in his comeback. A lot of bandwagoners I bet have no clue who he is.

:lol:

OMG, how much I would like to say you are wrong and that tennis fans actually know who he is, but I am too much of a realist :ignore:

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 09:07 AM
:lol:

OMG, how much I would like to say you are wrong and that tennis fans actually know who he is, but I am too much of a realist :ignore:

Come on show your fanboy self here Martijn:p

Nathaliia
10-23-2006, 09:12 AM
So true about PimPim. "How can a player ranked XXX defeat the hero unbeatable NADAL?" Berdych is better known for latest scores, though :).

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 09:16 AM
So true about PimPim. "How can a player ranked XXX defeat the hero unbeatable NADAL?" Berdych is better known for latest scores, though :).

Well I have the end of the month to decide it. As for bandwagon player of the year it's already decided.

Nathaliia
10-23-2006, 09:21 AM
And I would love to see Del Potro taking out Murray in Basel. Though I wouldn't love to read a thread on that.

Action Jackson
10-23-2006, 09:22 AM
And I would love to see Del Potro taking out Murray in Basel. Though I wouldn't love to read a thread on that.

He and Korolev will win it eventually.

silverwhite
10-23-2006, 09:45 AM
Pim Pim has been on fire in PYW, one of the indicators of bandwagon hopping, making the Madrid final. ;)