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FINAL POLL FOR OUR FAVOURITE PLAYERS OF 2005!!!!!

Denaon
12-09-2005, 04:10 AM
Thanks to everyone for voting!!!! It's been really fun!!!! :wavey:

And as it was decided this FINAL POLL will be a PUBLIC MULTIPLE CHOICE!!! :bounce:

Thanks again!!!

:wavey: :worship: :kiss:

GonzoFan
12-09-2005, 04:14 AM
Gasquet :D

Denaon
12-09-2005, 04:17 AM
I decided to vote for just one this time :D

Nalbandian!!! :banana:

Phunkadelicious
12-09-2005, 04:22 AM
I voted for Gasquet and Kuerten

savesthedizzle
12-09-2005, 04:28 AM
Nadal, Ferrero and PHM

Lucas Arg
12-09-2005, 04:45 AM
David :hatoff:

prima donna
12-09-2005, 04:52 AM
Roger & Gasquet

Bj÷rki
12-09-2005, 05:40 AM
Rafa & David

gsm
12-09-2005, 05:50 AM
ljubicic!!!

bokehlicious
12-09-2005, 06:33 AM
ROGER the only one !!

Noelle
12-09-2005, 06:58 AM
:sad: Andy didn't make it. His group was tough; it had Roger. :sad:

Hola Mr. SK
12-09-2005, 08:48 AM
:worship: DAVID :worship: ROGER :worship: MARAT :worship:
no Lleyton?

CooCooCachoo
12-09-2005, 08:51 AM
Tommy didn't make it? :crying2:

Voted for Roger :worship: and James :hug:

Lynne
12-09-2005, 09:07 AM
Juanqui and Nalby!!!! :)

Art&Soul
12-09-2005, 09:09 AM
Like Nalby, Gasquet but Vote only for ROGI

juanito7
12-09-2005, 09:13 AM
richard obviously!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Silawen
12-09-2005, 10:06 AM
David, of course. :)

lau
12-09-2005, 10:10 AM
PHM, Guga, Marat, David :)

~EMiLiTA~
12-09-2005, 10:19 AM
argh i basically like all of them!

landoud
12-09-2005, 10:37 AM
Like Nalby, Gasquet but Vote only for ROGI
me too

Ome
12-09-2005, 10:47 AM
"Paulo" :kiss:

*julie*
12-09-2005, 11:13 AM
Richard & Paulo :D

mandoura
12-09-2005, 11:49 AM
Rogelio - Rafa - Marat - Moya - Guga

:) I like them all though.

Billabong
12-09-2005, 11:56 AM
Guga:bounce:

silverwhite
12-09-2005, 12:04 PM
Richie and Paulo :)

Adman
12-09-2005, 12:23 PM
I voted for Federer and Gasquet I think that they would make a great doubles team.

suus21
12-09-2005, 12:35 PM
where's Andre?

Denaon
12-09-2005, 12:37 PM
where's Andre?
Andre could not pass to the Top 20 most voted Round :shrug:

cobalt60
12-09-2005, 12:41 PM
Nalbe and Blake for me

DrJules
12-09-2005, 12:41 PM
Voted for Marat. The tennis player with a crazy personality.

Melvins
12-09-2005, 12:43 PM
What is the criteria to choice the 10 players in poll? :confused:

Where is Roddick?

Ok, I love Guga and I voted in him but player in 2005??? What the hell?

JuliC
12-09-2005, 12:49 PM
Blake, Ferrero, Safin, Kuerten and Mathieu

lau
12-09-2005, 12:50 PM
What is the criteria to choice the 10 players in poll? :confused:

Where is Roddick?

Ok, I love Guga and I voted in him but player in 2005??? What the hell?
Polls were made in the "Polls & Quizzes Forum" for a long time. They were announced here in GM. And if Roddick is not here is because he didn┤t have enough votes to the next round in one of the polls. If I`m not wrong, at least all the top 100 players were included. ;)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
12-09-2005, 12:51 PM
R O G E R
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:





Number One
DARK BLUE
Hugo Boss


:cool:

Denaon
12-09-2005, 01:05 PM
Polls were made in the "Polls & Quizzes Forum" for a long time. They were announced here in GM. And if Roddick is not here is because he didn┤t have enough votes to the next round in one of the polls. If I`m not wrong, at least all the top 100 players were included. ;)

That's correct, only that it was Top 150 Indesit Race Ranking players which were the ones included, so that's the only reason Guga is still in the poll. Well, aside that he's one of the most charismatic players ever on the tour (and one of the most voted in these polls).

Kristen
12-09-2005, 01:18 PM
Moya, Nalbandian, Federer.
Obviously David's good first impression during Davis Cup, is still working wonders for me.

Nymeria
12-09-2005, 01:23 PM
Wanted to vote for Roger only, but it's so great that one of my biggest fave ever also made it to the final. So I just had to vote for Guga too :yeah:

Iza
12-09-2005, 01:32 PM
Marat, Rafa & PHM (sorry Carlos, JC and Richie but I couldn't vote out 6 out of 10 :sad: )

mongo
12-09-2005, 02:22 PM
Favorites:
#1 Safin
#2 Haas
#3 Gonzalez
#4 Gaudio
#5 Puerta

thelma
12-09-2005, 02:51 PM
Marat :)

sports freak
12-09-2005, 03:01 PM
1.James The Good Guy Blake-Pity he didnt go further in da U.S Open!!
2.Roger Da Man Federer- Will become best ever IMO!!!
3.Andre The Machine Agassi-Gotta love the champ,like fine wine gets better wit age!!

adee-gee
12-09-2005, 03:07 PM
I can't vote for Mathieu Montcourt :crying2:

Since his name is similar, I'll vote for PHM :D

lau
12-09-2005, 03:33 PM
wow, David, Marat and Roger with 45 votes!! Good for David :yeah: :)

Fergie
12-09-2005, 03:52 PM
Rogi and James :hearts:

SwissMister1
12-09-2005, 04:01 PM
Richard, Roger, PHM and Guga - my four favourites. I like every player in the poll, though.

Sparko1030
12-09-2005, 04:44 PM
Rafa and James!

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 04:51 PM
Rafa and James!

Hi Sparko! :wavey:

I voted for Rafa too :worship: - for some reason I thought this was a single vote poll or I would have voted for James too...and Carlos, JC, Guga, and David... :lol: didn't realize until after I voted, that it was multiple. :sad:

NyGeL
12-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Roger, Nalby and Guga :)

jazz_girl
12-09-2005, 06:05 PM
David :)

Sandra
12-09-2005, 06:08 PM
Marat and PHM

Daniela_CABJ
12-09-2005, 07:04 PM
:eek: I like them all!!! (except for Roger)
But I voted for Richard, Rafa and David for what they did on 2006
:D

czech1rep
12-09-2005, 07:14 PM
Andre Agassi :angel:
and Tomas Berdych ;) .

Ayane
12-09-2005, 07:48 PM
For me, it's Richard Gasquet :worship: :D ALLEZ RICHARD

keep_er_lit!
12-09-2005, 08:33 PM
Nalbandian and Blake :yippee:

Denaon
12-09-2005, 08:38 PM
what a race for the most voted among Marat, David and Roger!!! :bounce:

Lee
12-09-2005, 08:40 PM
:worship: Guga, almost totally out of the picture in 2005, ranking 136 and still making the final 10 when the other players are ranked within top 50.

Carlita
12-09-2005, 09:20 PM
Viva Espa˝a!!!!!!!

Moya, Nadal & Ferrero....of course :angel: :angel: :angel:

Alexiana
12-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Federer and Safin :wavey:

DrJules
12-09-2005, 10:09 PM
:scratch: Mike Jones you have voted for all the players.

jazz_girl
12-09-2005, 10:14 PM
Wow, I've never thought it was gonna be so tight among Marat, Roger and David! :eek:

Cindy19
12-10-2005, 12:17 AM
Richard!

qax21
12-10-2005, 02:39 AM
Nadal, without a doubt. :worship:

Hola Mr. SK
12-10-2005, 03:53 AM
:scratch: Mike Jones you have voted for all the players.
in that case,nothing to lose :rolleyes:

Hola Mr. SK
12-10-2005, 03:55 AM
Wow, I've never thought it was gonna be so tight among Marat, Roger and David! :eek:
close...close...close...my fav guys never disappoint me!

sigmagirl91
12-10-2005, 03:57 AM
I never thought David would be in the lead in this poll.

Lucas Arg
12-10-2005, 06:08 AM
Come on David!!! :yeah: :bounce:

ragazza
12-10-2005, 12:36 PM
Maraaaaaattttttt .... :)

lau
12-10-2005, 12:41 PM
Marat :rocker2: David :rocker2:

Jimnik
12-10-2005, 12:43 PM
Marat and JC :bigclap:


Btw, well done David :yeah: I didn't know he was so popular.

richard gasquet
12-10-2005, 01:47 PM
Richard!

the same :)

:wavey:

landoud
12-10-2005, 04:52 PM
federer in the 3rd place :eek: :eek:

Sparko1030
12-10-2005, 06:03 PM
Hi Sparko! :wavey:

I voted for Rafa too :worship: - for some reason I thought this was a single vote poll or I would have voted for James too...and Carlos, JC, Guga, and David... :lol: didn't realize until after I voted, that it was multiple. :sad:


Yeah, Nicofan, I like even more than I voted for but perhaps it helps one's very favs just to vote for them. :)

musefanatic
12-10-2005, 10:16 PM
Fed and nadal, has to be!

Mara_M
12-10-2005, 11:13 PM
why only those guys?
safin:inlove:

lau
12-11-2005, 12:24 AM
why only those guys?
safin:inlove:
;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2789091&postcount=33

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2789146&postcount=35

Lestat
12-11-2005, 02:07 AM
David the man of the year !!!
Marat you rock anyways :worship:

alexa18
12-11-2005, 02:19 AM
Marat, who else?? :p

landoud
12-11-2005, 08:45 AM
roger still in the 3rd place

lau
12-11-2005, 08:49 AM
roger still in the 3rd place
Do you need a hug? :angel: :p

Hola Mr. SK
12-11-2005, 09:46 AM
Nalby's down by 5...
Someone being kindly enough to start more accounts voting for him,pls? :wavey:
:tape:

lau
12-12-2005, 12:40 AM
bump :bounce:

drf716
12-12-2005, 01:19 AM
haha marat safin is the favorite!

+alonso
12-12-2005, 01:38 AM
All in here, except Gasquet :p

Scotso
12-12-2005, 03:31 AM
Rafael, Juan Carlos, Paulo

bellascarlett
12-12-2005, 04:10 AM
I'm so happy that Marat seems to win every single damn poll around here! :clap2: And even when he was out for almost half the season, he's still on his way to being the fave of 2005... :worship:
Well, he is certainly the most interesting, charismatic, and compelling of players so nothing surprising...:lol:...

lau
12-12-2005, 07:59 AM
I knew Marat would win this one :) , but I`m thrilled David┤s second! :eek: :yeah:

Denaon
12-12-2005, 12:29 PM
Well, the poll isn't over yet, everything can still change :yeah:
However, I think we're reaching our limit in votes (I don't think there'll be a lot more).....and I have not expected 300 people voting......and for that I'm really happy :D

thanks everyone!! :wavey:

Deea
12-12-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm so happy that Marat seems to win every single damn poll around here! :clap2: And even when he was out for almost half the season, he's still on his way to being the fave of 2005... :worship:
Well, he is certainly the most interesting, charismatic, and compelling of players so nothing surprising...:lol:...

:yeah: Marat is the best even without playing! :p

PS: I voted for Marat too, of course! ;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
12-12-2005, 10:44 PM
Roger and PHM!

DrJules
12-12-2005, 11:43 PM
I'm so happy that Marat seems to win every single damn poll around here! :clap2: And even when he was out for almost half the season, he's still on his way to being the fave of 2005... :worship:
Well, he is certainly the most interesting, charismatic, and compelling of players so nothing surprising...:lol:...

Its all the females attracted to a very attractive male. Marat must spend so much time escaping from young females when he stays in hotels :lol: :lol: :lol:

bellascarlett
12-13-2005, 03:46 AM
Its all the females attracted to a very attractive male. Marat must spend so much time escaping from young females when he stays in hotels :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: i actually think he likes all the female attention...well, I just didn't expect him to be so well-liked before I joined this board. First of all, I didn't really hear much about him before I got into tennis. The first time I saw him was the first time I ever knew he existed...but right away I found him soo good looking!...:lol:...

Oh and I'm a Maria fan...so my fave winning almost every positive poll is something unusual to me...just doesn't happen for me over on WTAworld...:lol:

lau
12-13-2005, 03:19 PM
Its all the females attracted to a very attractive male. Marat must spend so much time escaping from young females when he stays in hotels :lol: :lol: :lol:
Give him some credit. The guy is not only good looking ;) :angel:

Denaon
12-13-2005, 03:41 PM
...........Oh and I'm a Maria fan...so my fave winning almost every positive poll is something unusual to me...just doesn't happen for me over on WTAworld...:lol:
As a matter of fact, I felt tempted of starting the same polls over there, but I was not sure, I posted very little there, I don't have a good knowledge of repetitive issues discussed or posted, so I didn't want to take the chance and then find out that something similar had been posted some time ago (believe me I can tell what it is :lol: ) But I'll consider to do it if people want it ;)

Lau.....you gotta give the credit to Marat's looks..., take Stepanek for instance.........Radek's popularity here (low) is proportional to his sex-appeal (and I do think he's got some) :o :lol:


Edit: just to add some words to make some sense :lol:

lau
12-13-2005, 03:50 PM
Lau.....you gotta give the credit to Marat's looks..., take Stepanek for instance.........Radek's popularity here (low) is proportional to his sex-appeal (and I do think he's got some) :o :lol:


Edit: just to add some words to make some sense :lol:
Yeah, his looks count, BUT it`s not the only or the main reason why he wins this polls ;) If this was the case F.Lo and Roddick would be in the top 10.
And, by the way, Stepanek problem is not only his looks, but his performance (which is his highest ranking and how many titles did he win??) and some of his attitudes on court. ;) :)

Denaon
12-13-2005, 04:17 PM
Yeah, his looks count, BUT it`s not the only or the main reason why he wins this polls ;) If this was the case F.Lo and Roddick would be in the top 10.
And, by the way, Stepanek problem is not only his looks, but his performance (which is his highest ranking and how many titles did he win??) and some of his attitudes on court. ;) :)
I know he's got more!!! :lol: Marat's :cool:
However as this poll was started to find our best player of the year....and Marat played so little (May or June, Halle?) this year......we gotta give almost all the credit for being in the final poll to his looks.........and of course AUS Open winner :worship: But I guess, somehow, at this time of the year, whatever happened 10 months ago, is so hard to remember :haha:

Retrospectively, why our final 10 are here:

Roger Federer, almost got the same record held by McEnroe...almost unstoppable, US Open and Wimbledon :worship:
Rafael Nadal, King of Clay 2005, Roland Garros!
David Nalbandian, TMC Champion..DC semifinal tie against Australia and particularly Nalbandian def. Hewitt :D
Marat Safin, AUS Open......and imagining him naked. :drool:
Juan Carlos Ferrero, :confused: Dunno, is he hot??
Richard Gasquet, first appearance on a TMS Final, many frenchies on MTF :lol:
James Blake, amazing comeback, US Open performance :worship:
Carlos Moya, another hottie....good guy, crappy year.
Paul Henry Mathieu, :scratch: Sincerely dunno, way too many frenchies here...no doubt :devil: :lol:
Gustavo Kuerten, He's just the most friendly player ever and we appreciate it.

lau
12-13-2005, 04:34 PM
I think the voters think in this polls is something like "your favourite player- 2005 edition". Otherwise, you can┤t understand why Guga is there :D People (including myself) voted for their favs ;)

Denaon
12-13-2005, 04:41 PM
Yeah lau, I think you're right, in fact I voted myself many players I do like a lot but had a terrible year ....

enqvistfan
12-13-2005, 05:52 PM
Carlos Moya :)

Bad Religion
12-13-2005, 06:06 PM
Superman Nadal & Juan Carlos Ferrero

Also Marat Safin

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-13-2005, 06:15 PM
PHM got my only vote! :yeah::woohoo:

MIRE
12-13-2005, 10:43 PM
Nadal

DrJules
12-13-2005, 10:51 PM
:lol: i actually think he likes all the female attention...well, I just didn't expect him to be so well-liked before I joined this board. First of all, I didn't really hear much about him before I got into tennis. The first time I saw him was the first time I ever knew he existed...but right away I found him soo good looking!...:lol:...

Oh and I'm a Maria fan...so my fave winning almost every positive poll is something unusual to me...just doesn't happen for me over on WTAworld...:lol:

WTA - Williams Tennis Association :lol: :lol: :lol:

Golfnduck
12-14-2005, 12:55 AM
JAMES BLAKE!!!!! :bigclap: :worship:

drf716
12-14-2005, 02:20 AM
marat is the obvious fave in every tournament he participates on
not exactly the person you'd think will win it
but the person you'd want to win it.

Denaon
12-14-2005, 05:10 PM
I guess the 1st spot is practically decided, but the 2nd, 3rd and 4th are not....David, Rafael and Roger have a tight race...

In any case...as it was discussed before, if you take the 4 most voted in this poll, you get all 2005 GSs champions and the 2005 TMC champion, which I don't find coincidential ;)

I hope we can get at least 400 votes total....so please keep voting!!

maqk
12-14-2005, 05:31 PM
wow

Safin hits the century MAN

bellascarlett
12-14-2005, 09:45 PM
WTA - Williams Tennis Association :lol: :lol: :lol:

:scratch: That's it!...:lol:...you also post over there dont you?

Hola Mr. SK
12-15-2005, 01:49 AM
:eek: Safin's leading by 15!!! Did he get a hair cut recently?:scratch:

Marat Safinator
12-15-2005, 06:12 PM
got to be marat!!! second, kuerten , i dotn care he's had a bad 05 but i think hes great and also moya bad 05 but still liking the moya!

lau
12-16-2005, 12:27 PM
Roger is 4║ :eek:

Bj÷rki
12-16-2005, 12:48 PM
:eek: Safin's leading by 15!!! Did he get a hair cut recently?:scratch:
:lol:

bokehlicious
12-16-2005, 12:56 PM
Roger is 4║ :eek:

Even surprising that he did this poll with all the bashers all around :o

lau
12-16-2005, 01:07 PM
Even surprising that he did this poll with all the bashers all around :o
You knew he would be in the final ;) And what┤s really, really, surprising is that David is 2║ (above Rafael and Roger) with all his bashers all around , not Roger making the final ;) :p
Players like PHM, David, Gaudio, etc, etc,etc are really bashed here :p , don┤t take that honour away from them :cool:

EDIT: and the king is Roddick :worship: I think he must be the player with most bashers around here... And Nadal has got lots of bashers and lots of fans :)

adee-gee
12-16-2005, 01:17 PM
Even surprising that he did this poll with all the bashers all around :o
He has more trolls than bashers ;)

bokehlicious
12-16-2005, 01:21 PM
He has more trolls than bashers ;)


:smooch:

Hola Mr. SK
12-16-2005, 01:28 PM
Roger is 4║ :eek:
4?! :eek:
Even surprising that he did this poll with all the bashers all around :o
Hes certainly one of my favs :) .I'd say he's as great as Pete if not more!
anyone vote for Roger please :wavey: ?

adee-gee
12-16-2005, 01:48 PM
:smooch:
:D

Truc
12-16-2005, 04:12 PM
Players like PHM, David, Gaudio, etc, etc,etc are really bashed here :p , don┤t take that honour away from them :cool:Do you really have the feeling that there is a lot of David and PHM bashing on this board?

sigmagirl91
12-16-2005, 04:14 PM
Do you really have the feeling that there is a lot of David and PHM bashing on this board?

Oh yeah.....

Truc
12-16-2005, 04:26 PM
It's interesting to know their fans feel that way, I'm honestly surprised since I rather have the opposite impression by reading on this board (I like both of them, that's not the problem).
What kind of bashing do you mean?

lau
12-16-2005, 05:28 PM
It's interesting to know their fans feel that way, I'm honestly surprised since I rather have the opposite impression by reading on this board (I like both of them, that's not the problem).
What kind of bashing do you mean?
All this players have fans too. :cool: But, :banghead: geeeez, you`re right, Truc... How could I forget Coria and Hewitt? they are much more bashed than anyone else. Close to them comes Roddick(maybe Gaudio is in the same group as Roddick :shrug: ), then comes the group of David, Gaudio, PHM, etc, etc, etc... And Nadal is somewhere near Roddick..., perhaps behind him, but as I said, he has got lots of fans too. :)
Of course, this is purely speculation, my personal opinion ;) and I`m talking about MTF only :p

Anyway, my point was that Roger is not even close to being one of the most bashed players here :)

Denaon
12-18-2005, 02:22 AM
Nadal is 2nd now :ras:

Hola Mr. SK
12-18-2005, 02:54 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Nadal's #2 :o I should've kept my votes till last minute! :(
:worship: anybody :worship: vote for Nalby pls ?:worship: :wavey:

Hola Mr. SK
12-18-2005, 11:42 AM
:bounce:bump:bounce:
17hours left...If u haven't voted, hurryyyyy,hurryyyyy!!!
I can see Marat is certain to grab the win. Surprisingly enough, Roger is only taking the 4th. Who's goin' to be the 2nd? Nalby or Rafa? Its in ur hand!!! :wavey:

Denaon
12-19-2005, 10:52 AM
Well, this poll is finally over and Marat ended as our winner!!!
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/3736086_36_1.jpg

Thanks everyone for voting!!!!!

:secret: Sorry for this crappy poll's end but I lack of imagination right now :o

Bj÷rki
12-19-2005, 11:35 AM
congrats to Marat

Lleytonisthebest
12-19-2005, 11:47 AM
he deserves it

Hola Mr. SK
12-19-2005, 12:24 PM
Congrats,Marat,Rafa,Dave!!!!:yeah: Sorry to Roger n' the rest of the players. :sad:
Best wishes to our top 10 favs(plus Lleyton ;) ) n' best of luck in 2006!!! :)

shotgun
12-19-2005, 12:28 PM
Surprise, surprise. :rolleyes:

bokehlicious
12-19-2005, 12:36 PM
No surprise at all :rolleyes: :o

lau
12-19-2005, 12:54 PM
Marat winning this poll is not surprise (Marat the king of popularity polls in MTF :rocker2: ), but David so close to the 2║ place and 3║ it is a surprise for me! :eek: and Roger 4║ too. :eek:
And I┤m very happy to see Moyß, PHM and Guga in the top 10 :) :bounce:

Shadow
12-19-2005, 01:14 PM
Yeah, his looks count, BUT it`s not the only or the main reason why he wins this polls ;) If this was the case F.Lo and Roddick would be in the top 10.
And, by the way, Stepanek problem is not only his looks, but his performance (which is his highest ranking and how many titles did he win??) and some of his attitudes on court. ;) :)

it should be... he is ALSO good looking.
the main thing is, although he has not played half of 2005, he still remains the most interesting, most colourful, complete and best character, and will always remain. thats why his popularity stays the same even when he is not playing.

Jimnik
12-19-2005, 01:23 PM
No surprise to see Marat, Rafa and Roger up there. Also, no surprise to see Carlos and Juan Carlos in the top 10.

I was surprised to see Gasquet and Nalba get so many votes. I guess, after the TMC, David really became very popular. Also, I'm surprised to see PHM make it into the top 10.

I was also surprised about Guga, I thought he would get more votes. I also thought Andy Roddick would make it into the top 10.

mandoura
12-19-2005, 02:34 PM
:hearts: Marat.

Congratulations to the top 5. :o Of course I am mentionning the top 5 to include all my favorite. Actually, I like all 10 mentionned here. I wouldn't have minded anyone winning. :)

adee-gee
12-19-2005, 02:49 PM
Rafa extends his head to head against Roger to 3-1 :D

Safin won because got the sympathy vote from the public for his injury troubles :p

Baseline
12-19-2005, 02:59 PM
No surprise to see Marat, Rafa and Roger up there. Also, no surprise to see Carlos and Juan Carlos in the top 10.

I was surprised to see Gasquet and Nalba get so many votes. I guess, after the TMC, David really became very popular. Also, I'm surprised to see PHM make it into the top 10.

I was also surprised about Guga, I thought he would get more votes. I also thought Andy Roddick would make it into the top 10.

I think it has to do with the way the poll was organized - I missed the earlier stage of the process, but earlier post said Roddick lost because he was in a v. competitive group including Federer. I don't understand the groupings, but perhaps players were eliminated by places in the ranks? e.g. choose fav or top 5 then 6-10, 11-15 ???? Reminds me a bit of how the survey people can affect the results according to how they word the questions.

Kind of confused - didn't see an explanation for it, but probably missed that post. There's another thread that asks people to rank their top ten favs and comes up with very different results including Andy very highly placed.

Deea
12-19-2005, 03:47 PM
Marat's still in the lead! :yeah: Hopefully he'll win the poll! Btw when does it end?

keep_er_lit!
12-19-2005, 03:48 PM
It's over!!

Deea
12-19-2005, 03:49 PM
Oh yeah...sorry...I forgot to check the page before this one! Congratulations Marat!

Denaon
12-19-2005, 05:09 PM
I think it has to do with the way the poll was organized - I missed the earlier stage of the process, but earlier post said Roddick lost because he was in a v. competitive group including Federer. I don't understand the groupings, but perhaps players were eliminated by places in the ranks? e.g. choose fav or top 5 then 6-10, 11-15 ???? Reminds me a bit of how the survey people can affect the results according to how they word the questions.

Kind of confused - didn't see an explanation for it, but probably missed that post. There's another thread that asks people to rank their top ten favs and comes up with very different results including Andy very highly placed.
No, polls were divided just according all players' rankings. In first round Polls (15 polls) Top 150 Indesit Race players were split onto those groups in order, giving: Group 1: Players #1, #16, #31 and so on...
Players from every group who had the highest amount of votes continued to the following round. If groups were tough or not was not the issue, of course votes might have been affected by having lots of popular players inside the same poll but the truth is, in this particular case, Roddick just did not have enough votes to continue ;)

zimzim
12-19-2005, 06:03 PM
Gasquet was 5th!! Great!!

Rafa = Fed Killa
12-19-2005, 06:26 PM
Nadal is 2nd. :aparty:

Fee
12-19-2005, 08:24 PM
Marat wins EVERY poll on this forum :lol: .

mallorn
12-19-2005, 08:48 PM
Marat wins EVERY poll on this forum :lol: .
Good, at least he wins something ;)
Rafa is the second favourite player? I could never tell by reading the GM! :p

thelma
12-19-2005, 10:44 PM
it should be... he is ALSO good looking.
the main thing is, although he has not played half of 2005, he still remains the most interesting, most colourful, complete and best character, and will always remain. thats why his popularity stays the same even when he is not playing.


:yeah:

Baseline
12-20-2005, 12:17 AM
No, polls were divided just according all players' rankings. In first round Polls (15 polls) Top 150 Indesit Race players were split onto those groups in order, giving: Group 1: Players #1, #16, #31 and so on...
Players from every group who had the highest amount of votes continued to the following round. If groups were tough or not was not the issue, of course votes might have been affected by having lots of popular players inside the same poll but the truth is, in this particular case, Roddick just did not have enough votes to continue ;)

Why 1-15? Why not 1-5 or 1-10 or 1-25 or whatever? And what determined the cut-off? Did 2 of the 15 made it, or a certain number of votes required to make the cut-off? It's all arbitrary.

Wouldn't you expect the most popular players to be in the top 15?
Is Mathieu e.g. (no offense to him intended, I like him, just surprised to see him in the poll of top players at all) more popular than any of the top 15?

You can run the poll anyway you want to. I'm just having trouble seeing too much value in the results when designed this way, that's all. The design of the poll or the wording of the question in a survey can be v. determinative.

savesthedizzle
12-20-2005, 01:06 AM
Why 1-15? Why not 1-5 or 1-10 or 1-25 or whatever? And what determined the cut-off? Did 2 of the 15 made it, or a certain number of votes required to make the cut-off? It's all arbitrary.

Wouldn't you expect the most popular players to be in the top 15?
Is Mathieu e.g. (no offense to him intended, I like him, just surprised to see him in the poll of top players at all) more popular than any of the top 15?

You can run the poll anyway you want to. I'm just having trouble seeing too much value in the results when designed this way, that's all. The design of the poll or the wording of the question in a survey can be v. determinative.


I think you are misunderstanding how it was run. I'm sure the polls are still in the poll section.

It was done like this:

Group A had the #1 player, #16 player #31 player etc... not 1-16.

then Grou B had #2, #17, #32

So that a sampling of high ranked players and low ranked players were all in the same groups.

Then in order to move on there was a system of not only how the players did in their own group but also compared to other groups based on the number of votes they got and the percentage of votes they got.

Before you criticize you should maybe actually go look at the polls.

I think it was well run.

Mathieu made it to the top 15 because people here voted for him. Simple as that. Ranking doesn't always equal popularity.

Denaon
12-20-2005, 01:37 AM
I think you are misunderstanding how it was run. I'm sure the polls are still in the poll section.

It was done like this:

Group A had the #1 player, #16 player #31 player etc... not 1-16.

then Grou B had #2, #17, #32

So that a sampling of high ranked players and low ranked players were all in the same groups.

Then in order to move on there was a system of not only how the players did in their own group but also compared to other groups based on the number of votes they got and the percentage of votes they got.

Before you criticize you should maybe actually go look at the polls.

I think it was well run.

Mathieu made it to the top 15 because people here voted for him. Simple as that. Ranking doesn't always equate popularity.

Thanks :worship: This is all correct :yeah:
It seems I cannot make myself clear lately :o :lol:

Baseline
12-20-2005, 03:43 AM
I think you are misunderstanding how it was run. I'm sure the polls are still in the poll section.

It was done like this:

Group A had the #1 player, #16 player #31 player etc... not 1-16.

then Grou B had #2, #17, #32

So that a sampling of high ranked players and low ranked players were all in the same groups.

Then in order to move on there was a system of not only how the players did in their own group but also compared to other groups based on the number of votes they got and the percentage of votes they got.

Before you criticize you should maybe actually go look at the polls.

I think it was well run.

Mathieu made it to the top 15 because people here voted for him. Simple as that. Ranking doesn't always equal popularity.

I'm fairly new around here, so I didn't know where to find the historical polls - sorry for that. I checked through this thread, but it didn't explain the methodology. As for why I misunderstood, it's because someone posted that Roddick and Federer were in the same group - based on the description of rank spacing between the groups I wouldn't have expected two closely & highly ranked to be put together. BTW, I'm quite happy that popularity is not directly related to rank and glad to see recognition to players not typically recognized. IMO there is too much focus on a select few players when high quality tennis can be found throughout the tour. Even players on the Challenger level have great days on which they can outperform top ATP players - probably why some ATP players still participate in Challenger events. Regardless, I still can't help thinking that some of the results could be a bit of a fluke, being influenced by who else the player was competing against, rather than genuine overall popularity. I'm going to drop this now as explaining makes it seem like I'm unhappy with your poll and I'm not. I support any polls people want to create as they are all interesting, and this poll definitely has merit. Thanks for taking the time to create and administer it.

savesthedizzle
12-20-2005, 03:46 AM
I'm fairly new around here, so I didn't know where to find the historical polls - sorry for that. I checked through this thread, but it didn't explain the methodology. As for why I misunderstood, it's because someone posted that Roddick and Federer were in the same group - based on the description of rank spacing between the groups I wouldn't have expected two closely & highly ranked to be put together. BTW, I'm quite happy that popularity is not directly related to rank and glad to see recognition to players not typically recognized. IMO there is too much focus on a select few players when high quality tennis can be found throughout the tour. Even players on the Challenger level have great days on which they can outperform top ATP players - probably why some ATP players still participate in Challenger events. Regardless, I still can't help thinking that some of the results could be a bit of a fluke, being influenced by who else the player was competing against, rather than genuine overall popularity. I'm going to drop this now as explaining makes it seem like I'm unhappy with your poll and I'm not. I support any polls people want to create as they are all interesting, and this poll definitely has merit. Thanks for taking the time to create and administer it.

Roddick lost in the semifinal.. there were 3 rounds before that I believe. Groupings were done methodically not predetermining who the "popular" players were and keeping them away from eachother.

Denaon
12-20-2005, 03:52 AM
I'm fairly new around here, so I didn't know where to find the historical polls - sorry for that. I checked through this thread, but it didn't explain the methodology. As for why I misunderstood, it's because someone posted that Roddick and Federer were in the same group - based on the description of rank spacing between the groups I wouldn't have expected two closely & highly ranked to be put together. BTW, I'm quite happy that popularity is not directly related to rank and glad to see recognition to players not typically recognized. IMO there is too much focus on a select few players when high quality tennis can be found throughout the tour. Even players on the Challenger level have great days on which they can outperform top ATP players - probably why some ATP players still participate in Challenger events. Regardless, I still can't help thinking that some of the results could be a bit of a fluke, being influenced by who else the player was competing against, rather than genuine overall popularity. I'm going to drop this now as explaining makes it seem like I'm unhappy with your poll and I'm not. I support any polls people want to create as they are all interesting, and this poll definitely has merit. Thanks for taking the time to create and administer it.

I started the polls :wavey: and that's ok...it was not meant to be serious.
I agree with you that the results might have been different if all polls were arranged some other way...but you cannot blame chance..... this time it turned out this way...some other time might have another end...I dunno. ;)

Denaon
12-20-2005, 03:54 AM
Roddick lost in the semifinal.. there were 3 rounds before that I believe. Groupings were done methodically not predetermining who the "popular" players were and keeping them away from eachother.

Yeap....;)
To be fair..Roddick just did not get enough votes :lol:

lau
12-20-2005, 08:20 AM
I'm fairly new around here, so I didn't know where to find the historical polls - sorry for that. I checked through this thread, but it didn't explain the methodology. As for why I misunderstood, it's because someone posted that Roddick and Federer were in the same group - based on the description of rank spa......
Sorry if I`m repeating someone here, but every round was announced in GM and each time, links to the poll threads were given :)

Denaon
09-21-2006, 05:41 PM
It's not my intention to "bump" this thread (I actually thought it was posted in the Non-Tennis/Polls forum).....since there's a huge contest (arse clown) running atm, I wondered if there could be a good reception to this Poll for faves players re-done by the end of this year...:o ( I admit I've loved it)
Now taking a look at some of those picked as Top 10 :eek: I've absolutely forgotten who they were. :lol:

stebs
09-21-2006, 05:47 PM
I think it would be nice :)

savesthedizzle
09-21-2006, 07:07 PM
It's not my intention to "bump" this thread (I actually thought it was posted in the Non-Tennis/Polls forum).....since there's a huge contest (arse clown) running atm, I wondered if there could be a good reception to this Poll for faves players re-done by the end of this year...:o ( I admit I've loved it)
Now taking a look at some of those picked as Top 10 :eek: I've absolutely forgotten who they were. :lol:

Sure :) I think that would be great :)

drf716
09-22-2006, 01:28 AM
marat

Radek Stepanek
09-22-2006, 01:49 AM
Safin always wins this type of stuff.

njorker
09-22-2006, 06:17 AM
Yeah, you should do one for 2006. I'm sure a lot of new players will be on that poll.

Sparko1030
09-22-2006, 06:29 PM
:yeah: a 2006 poll would be fun!