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Old 01-05-2007, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month September (Joăo Sousa)

MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month

After the 2006 edition was successful, I have decided that the monthly award will continue and then we will announce the winner at the end of the season.

Dmitry Tursunov was the inaguaral winner of the MTF Bandwagon Player of the year. Tomas Berdych won 2 monthly awards as well, but there will be plenty of bandwagons built and just as many crash over a period of time.
How it works.

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.

There are numerous examples of this Berdych anytime he beats Nadal, Gasquet with his flashy game gets them just as quickly as they leave, Baghdatis after the AO, Tursunov with the blog etc etc

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 yearly 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 winner.

Basically if someone new does well at the AO, then they will get the legion of fans.


History of the winners.


Code:
2006 MTF Bandwagon Player of the Month

2006 Bandwagon Player of the Year: Dmitry Tursunov

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

Code:
 2007 Monthly Winners

2007 Bandwagon Player of the Year   David Nalbandian

January		Fernando Gonzalez
February	Mikhail Youzhny
March		Guillermo Cańas	
April		Rafael Nadal
May		Lleyton Hewitt	
June		Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
July		Steve Darcis
August 		John Isner
September	David Ferrer
October 	David Nalbandian
November  	Pete Sampras a wonderfully new low for MTF

2008 Bandwagon Player of the Year Gilles Simon

2008 Monthly Winners
Code:
January		Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
February	Kei Nishikori
March		The decline of Roger Federer
April		The return of Rafael Nadal	
May		Captain Robby Ginepri and the resurgance of American clay tennis
June		Ernests Gulbis
July		Rafael Nadal aka now the Goat
August 		Juan Martin del Potro
September	Juan Martin del Potro
October/NovemberGilles Simon
2009 Bandwagon Player of the Year Robin Söderling

2009 Monthly Winners
Code:
January		Fernando Verdasco
February	Grigor Dimitrov
March		The wind
April		Andy Murray Clay Master			
May		Robin Söderling		
June		Tommy Haas
July		The Who Was Better Threads
August 		Wayne Carlos Ferrero
September	Juan Martin del Potro	
October/November Nikolai Davydenko

2010 Bandwagon Player of the Year Rafael Nadal GOAT

Code:
2010 Winners



January		Nadal's knee problems
February	Juan "Wayne" Carlos Ferrero
March		Serious Thread (Insert whatever topic)
April		Ernests Gulbis			
May		Ernests Gulbis	
June		Tomas Berdych
July		Andrey Golubev
August		David Nalbandian
September	Rafael Nadal (GOAT)
October/November Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
2011 Bandwagon Player of the Year Novak Djokovic (GOAT, Nole Tennis Forums)

Code:
2011
January		(ATP bright future, Dolgo, Tomic etc)
February	Milos Raonic
March		Novak Djokovic (GOAT, best ever player, best ever start to season though John McEnroe lost only 3 matches in the year first one at Roland Garros
April		Novak Djokovic, GOAT, NTF
May		Fabio "The Fog" Fognini
June		Bernard Tomic
July		Ernests Gulbis
August		Donald Young
September	Donald Young
Oct/Nov		Kei Nishikori

2012 Bandwagon Player of the Year Lukáš Rosol[/b]

Code:
January		Bernard Tomic
February	Albano Olivetti
March		John Isner
April		John Isner (claygoat)
May		Brian Baker
June		Lukáš Rosol
July		Vulturing
August		Andy Roddick Retirement
September	Martin Kližan
October		Kei Nishikori
Nov/Dec		Jerzy Janowicz
2013 Bandwagon Player of the Month
Code:
January		Bernard Tomic
February	Horacio Zeballos	
March		Ernests Gulbis		
April		Grigor Dimitrov	
May		Ernests Gulbis
June		Steve Darcis	
July		Fabio "the Fog" Fognini
August		Daniel Evans
September 	Joăo Sousa	
October		
Nov/Dec
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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I logged onto MTF just now and there are 3 Guccione threads on the first page. When he won the 5th match to defeat Bastl in the 2006 DC, there wasn't as much Gooch love.

He won't win it for January more than likely, but good to see things don't change.
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Way too early....
Some one will do a Marcos at the AO and will win Jan.
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Del Potro is in line.
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Of course it's way too early, and the AO will be the deciding factor more than likely in the Jan section.

Gooch is an early contender that is all.
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Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Of course it's way too early, and the AO will be the deciding factor more than likely in the Jan section.

Gooch is an early contender that is all.
Agree 100%
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I logged onto MTF just now and there are 3 Guccione threads on the first page. When he won the 5th match to defeat Lammer in the 2006 DC, there wasn't as much Gooch love.

He won't win it for January more than likely, but good to see things don't change.
It was bastl he defeated!
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It was bastl he defeated!
Bastl always loses vital 5th matches and there will never be a Bastl bandwagon.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Del Potro is going to romp the yearly award
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Well that isn't exactly a brave call Adam, but he will definitely win one of the monthly awards at some point of the year.
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Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Del Potro is going to romp the yearly award
And who has the 08 award?
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And who has the 08 award?
I think we all know the answer to that

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When The Gooch beats Nadal in Sydney he shall claim this award
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The Gooch will be taking Nadal in Sydney, then again it wouldn't surprise if Nadal withdrew.
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