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Awards voted by players:

Most Improved Player of the Year

The player who reached a significantly higher ranking by year's end and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance through the season (2006/2007 year-end South African Airways ATP Ranking indicated for each nominee)

Juan Martin del Potro (from No. 91 to No. 44): The Argentine teenager improved his year-end ATP Ranking for the third straight year and finished as the youngest player in the Top 50 at 19 years, 2 months. He won a career-high 28 matches and opened season with his first ATP semifinal in Adelaide (l. to Guccione). In March, he advanced to his first 4th Rd. in an ATP Masters Series tournament in Miami, posting wins over Bjorkman, No. 18 Baghdatis and No. 17 Youzhny (l. to Nadal). In October at ATP Masters Series Madrid, he defeated No. 9 Robredo for first Top 10 win en route to the 3rd Rd. (l. to eventual champ Nalbandian).

Novak Djokovic (from No. 16 to No. 3): The 20-year-old Serb finished as the youngest player in the year-end Top 10 and he compiled his best season by capturing a personal-high five ATP titles while reaching his first Grand Slam final at the US Open. He also led his country into the 2008 Davis Cup World Group by defeating Australia in a playoff tie. He compiled a 19-4 record in Grand Slam play (losing to Federer and Nadal twice each) and 24-7 mark in ATP Masters Series tournaments, winning titles in Miami (d. Canas) and Montreal where he defeated the Top 3 players in the world in succession (No. 3 Roddick, No. 2 Nadal, No. 1 Federer). He also reached the final in Indian Wells (l. to Nadal).

David Ferrer (from No. 14 to No. 5): The No. 2 Spaniard (behind Nadal) compiled his best season by winning a career-high three ATP titles (Auckland, Bastad, Tokyo) and advancing to his first semifinal at a Grand Slam tournament (US Open). The 25-year-old qualified for his first Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and reached the final, winning four of five matches (l. to Federer). He won a career-best 61 matches and also only lost four times in opening round in 25 tournaments during the year. He and Nadal were the only players on the ATP circuit to post at least 20 match wins on clay and hard courts.

Ivo Karlovic (from No. 99 to No. 22): The ATP King of Aces compiled his best year with three ATP titles (Houston, Nottingham, Stockholm) on as many surfaces while finishing in the Top 25 for the first time. The 29-year-old Croat joined No. 1 Roger Federer as the only players during the year to win at least three titles on three different surfaces (clay, grass, hard). He led the ATP circuit in aces (1,318), second-most since 1991, and a 20.6 average, service games won with a record 94%, break points saved (75%) and first serve points won (84%). He played in the most tie-breaks, compiling a 37-30 mark (went 8-3 in matches decided in a third set tie-break).

Newcomer of the Year

The player, who based on his ranking move in 2007, is expected to make the biggest impact on the ATP circuit in 2008 (2006/2007 year-end South African Airways ATP Ranking indicated for each nominee).

Steve Darcis (No. 474 to No. 88): The 24-year-old Belgian native compiled successful results on all three levels of competition -- Futures, Challenger and ATP. In the first four months, played Futures tournaments, putting together a 17-6 mark with titles in France #6 and Turkey #3 in April. Then in May-June, advanced to the semifinals at San Remo and Furth Challengers...In July, qualified for his first ATP tournament of season (second of his career) in Amersfoort and posted wins over Frenchmen Marc Gicquel and Gilles Simon and Russians Igor Andreev and No. 13 Mikhail Youhzny before defeating Austrian Werner Eschauer in final. He was the lowest-ranked winner (No. 297) of the season and afterwards climbed to No. 146.

Ernests Gulbis (No. 139 to No. 61): The Latvian teenager compiled consistent ATP level and Challenger results to finish in the Top 70 for the first time in his career. He won a personal-best 10 matches in ATP play and went 23-4 in Challengers with three titles. In February, he captured Besancon (France) crown (d. Roger-Vasselin) and the following month added title in Sarajevo (d. Mertl). He turned in a Grand Slam-best 4th Rd. showing at the US Open (d. No. 8 Robredo, l. to Moya). In October, won the Mons Challenger title without dropping a set (d. Vliegen) and broke Top 50 afterwards (from No. 57 to No. 46). He closed the season with a quarterfinal in St. Petersburg (l. to Cilic).

John Isner (No. 843 to No. 107): The towering American made a breakthrough on the ATP circuit in just six months of action to finish in the Top 125. He compiled an 8-5 record in ATP level play and 12-5 in Challengers after turning pro in June ranked No. 839. In his first pro outing in Chico, Calif. at U.S. Futures #14, captured the title (d. Miranda). He made his ATP debut in Newport and lost to Norman in the 1st Rd. In July, he earned his first Challenger title in Lexington (Ky.) with three-sets win over B. Wilson and afterwards climbed from No. 745 to No. 416. The following week he took a wild card into Washington and posted a record five straight wins in a third set tie-break before losing to No. 5 Roddick 6-4, 7-6(4) in the final. He recorded wins over Henman, Becker, Odesnik, No. 12 Haas and Monfils and fired a non-Grand Slam tournament record 144 aces during the week (since 1991). He made his Grand Slam debut at the US Open and picked up wins over No. 26 Nieminen and De Voest before falling to eventual champion Federer in four sets in the 3rd Rd.

Dudi Sela (No. 240 to No. 66): The top Israeli became the first player from his country to finish in the Top 100 since Harel Levy in 2001. He compiled a 33-14 match record in Challenger player with two titles and went 10-5 (all on hard courts) in ATP level competition, highlighted by his first ATP quarterfinal showing in Tokyo. He also led his country back into the Davis Cup World Group in 2008 by winning both of his singles matches in a playoff tie vs. Chile with victories over Massu and No. 6 Gonzalez (was 5-1 during year). He played exclusively Challengers for next six months, winning Togliatti title (d. Ledovskikh) and reaching final in Cordoba (l. to Menendez) in July. He qualified for the US Open and defeated N. Lapentti before losing to Monaco in four sets in the 2nd Rd.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (No. 212 to No. 43): The young Frenchman played in three career ATP level tournaments before the '07 season, compiling a 2-3 mark. He finished in the Top 50 for the first time with consistent results in ATP and Challenger level play (14-10 mark in ATP tournaments and 24-5 in Challengers with four titles). In March, he captured the France Futures #5 title and two weeks later won Tallahassee (Fla.) Challenger title without dropping a set. In three of his next four tournaments between April-June, won titles in Mexico City, Lanzarote, Spain, and Surbiton. At Wimbledon he won in straight sets over Benneteau, Lapentti and Lopez before falling to countryman Gasquet in 4th Rd. At the US Open, beat Hernandez and Henman (in the Briton's last match), then lost to Nadal in 3rd Rd. He finished the season with solid results in his native country with quarterfinal in Metz (l. to Murray), semifinal in Lyon (d. No. 11 Gasquet, l. to Grosjean) and 2nd Rd. at AMS Paris (l. to Gasquet).

Comeback Player of the Year

The player who has overcome serious injury in reestablishing himself as one of the top players on the ATP circuit (lowest 2007/2007 year-end South African Airways ATP Ranking indicated for each nominee).

Igor Andreev (No. 235 in April '07 to No. 33): The Russian finished in the Top 50 for the third time in four years and helped Russia into the Davis Cup final. He underwent left knee surgery on Apr. 28, 2006 and missed most of the rest of the year. He achieved first of seven quarterfinal finishes in January at Vina del Mar. He reached his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. to Djokovic), including a win over No. 3 Roddick in 1st Rd. He continued summer success on clay with a semifinal in Gstaad (d. No. 7 Gasquet in QF, l. to Seppi) and quarterfinal s at Amersfoort and Sopot. He followed with New Haven quarterfinals, then advanced to consecutive QF in October at Metz and Moscow. He posted a career-best four Top 10 wins (4-7) and compiled a 26-15 record on clay, finishing third among match wins leaders on surface behind Nadal and Monaco.

Victor Hanescu (No. 759 in Jan. '07 to No. 77): The No. 2 Romanian (behind Pavel) returned to the ATP circuit after being sidelined with a stomach injury most of the 2006 season to finish in the Top 100. He advanced to his first ATP final in his hometown and captured three Challenger titles while compiling a 30-10 record. In June, reached final in Milan (l. to Ventura) and won back-to-back titles in August in Timisoara (d. Ventura), Romania, and Graz (d. L. Mayer), Austria. The following month, he reached his first ATP final in Bucharest without dropping a set, defeating Mayer, Montanes, Starace and Monfils before losing to Simon. Afterwards, he climbed from No. 151 to No. 106. Then lifted his country to a 3-2 Davis Cup victory over Japan by winning fifth and decisive match against Go Soeda to lift Romania into '08 World Group.

Nicolas Kiefer (Unranked in June '07 to No. 49): Despite playing only five months, the German came back to finish in the Top 50 after falling off the South African Airways ATP Rankings in June. He returned from a left wrist injury in mid-June that kept him out of second half of 2006 season without a ranking. In his second tournament back at Wimbledon reached 3rd Rd. (l. to Djokovic in four sets) and following month advanced to SF in Los Angeles (withdrew vs. Stepanek due to knee injury). He finished the season with an 11-5 mark, highlighted by the semifinals in Beijing (l. to Robredo) and ATP Masters Series Madrid (d. Youhzny, Karlovic, No. 6 Gonzalez, l. to Federer) and quarterfinals in Mumbai (l. to O. Rochus) and Basel (l. to Federer).

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

The player who, throughout the year, conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, who competed with his fellow players with the utmost spirit of fairness and who promoted the game through his off-court activities.

James Blake

Roger Federer

Carlos Moya

Jarkko Nieminen


2006 ATP Awards Winners

Player of the Year: Roger Federer
Doubles Team of the Year presented by Stanford: Bob and Mike Bryan
Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship presented by Stanford: Roger Federer
Most Improved Player of the Year: Novak Djokovic
Newcomer of the Year: Benjamin Becker
Comeback Player of the Year: Mardy Fish
Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year: Roger Federer
ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite Player presented by Ricoh: Roger Federer
ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite Doubles Team: Bob and Mike Bryan
ATP Masters Series Tourn. of the Year: Sony Ericsson Open - Miami
ATP International Series Gold Tourn. of the Year: Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai
ATP International Series Tourn. of the Year: Catella Swedish Open - Bastad
Ron Bookman Media Excellence: John Barrett
 

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Re: 2007 ATP Awards Nominees

Tsonga, a newcomer? He's been around for quite a while if I'm not mistaken... he suffered quite a few injuries - so he should rather be in the 'Comeback' category IMHO.
 

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Re: 2007 ATP Awards Nominees

He has received it three times already. Djokovic is not even mentioned. :wavey:
Who said something about Djokovic :retard: Falacia ad homimen.


Carlos Moya should be sportmanship by far.
Ego King is a lameass
 

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Who said something about Djokovic :retard: Falacia ad homimen.


Carlos Moya should be sportmanship by far.
Ego King is a lameass
As a Djokovic fan you have all something in common. You are lacking in humour and you are always bashing other players (usually Federer) instead of caring about your own favourite.

Fortunately there are others to decide whether to nominate someone for an award or not.
 

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Djokovic, Ferrer and Ivo all have a strong case to for the most improved. Del Potro has no place in that list, as he has done nothing significant in the tennis world, he is also an overrated donkey. I think Djokovic is the winner though, he didn't seem to show any signs of being that good and suddenly he is beating Federer and Nadal, after matches like in the AO where Fed destroyed him in one of the biggest beatdowns he ever gave out.
 

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As a Djokovic fan you have all something in common. You are lacking in humour and you are always bashing other players (usually Federer) instead of caring about your own favourite.

Fortunately there are others to decide whether to nominate someone for an award or not.
Thought I prefer Djokovic humour that Roger humour... Federer humour atractt fat cows like Miroslava, Nole has pretty womans.


And bashing Ego King is an exercise. Always the shit go to the WC;)
 

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Thought I prefer Djokovic humour that Roger humour... Federer humour atractt fat cows like Miroslava, Nole has pretty womans.


And bashing Ego King is an exercise. Always the shit go to the WC;)
Finally you have showed your true colours! Thanks for the confirmation of what I have said. :worship:
Too bad you are not even able to read and understand my post. (I know my Englisch is far from perfect, but nevertheless).

I have not compared Rogers and Djokovics humour, but only said that Djokovics fans lack in humour and are on the other side always ready to bash other players.
 

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Karlovic, Darcis, Kiefer

Eaaaasy
 

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Finally you have showed your true colours! Thanks for the confirmation of what I have said. :worship:
Too bad you are not even able to read and understand my post. (I know my Englisch is far from perfect, but nevertheless).

I have not compared Rogers and Djokovics humour, but only said that Djokovics fans lack in humour and are on the other side always ready to bash other players.
I am proud of being an Ego King basher, and I bash him a long time ago that Nole was a superstar.

Plus Nole is not in my top 10 favourite players

So being a Nole fan is not connected with Federer, the reason is: Federer personality sucks. Its simple.. you don`t have too think to much:D

PD: This guy is a master of Falacia ad Hominem.
 

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And the winners are:

Player of the Year - Roger Federer
Doubles Team of the Year Presented by Stanford - Mike and Bob Bryan
Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Presented by Stanford - Roger Federer
Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year - Ivan Ljubicic
ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite (Singles) Presented by RICOH - Roger Federer
ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite (Doubles) - Mike and Bob Bryan
Most Improved Player of the Year - Novak Djokovic
Newcomer of the Year - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Comeback Player of the Year - Igor Andreev
ATP Masters Series Tournament of the Year - Masters Series Monte-Carlo
International Series Gold Tournament of the Year - Abierto Mexicano Telcel (Acapulco)
International Series Tournament of the Year - Catella Swedish Open (Bastad)
Ron Bookman Media Excellence - Bud Collins

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/awards/winners.asp
 

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What an asshole that Fed guy is, winning all those rewards yet again - guess the whole ATP bribed him once again! :silly:

[SERIOUS MODE]Congrats to all the winners, well deserved! :worship:[/SERIOUS MODE]
 

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BUzza - the way things are going Fed will be eligible for the 2009 Comeback Player of the Year award :retard: :sad:
 

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i congratulate them all...:worship:

except, the Bud collins one has to be the most funny...:lol:
 

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Bud Collins should have won the 2007 award for most annoying dipshit tennis commentator. In fact they should retire the award in his honor.
 
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