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Here's an overview about the points won in Futures 2007.



The options:
1. Matwe Middelkoop: He has won the most points of all players in Futures alone.
2. Predrag Rusevski: Most titles and best winning percentage!
3. Catalin Gard: He has the biggest number of 'matches won', and missed the chance to win his 7th title in the last tournament of the year.
4. Thomas Oger: Great winning percentage and he had the strongest opponents on average!
5. Eric Prodon
6. Victor Estrella
7. Robert Smeets: Comparable to Oger. He has a strong record, although he had good opponents, but he only played 9 tournaments.
8. Miguel Angel Lopez-Jaen: He mainly has so many points, because of his insane amount of Futures played.
9. Kyu-Tae Im:
10. other:
- Cristian Villagran: He would have deserved to be in the poll, but Oger has the advantage over him imo.
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Re: Player of the Year 2007

The median ranking of their opponents indicates that Oger had the strongest opponents, while Gard and Rusevski got many cheap wins:

 

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Matwe Middelkoop 6-2-1
W: France F1, Spain F6, Rwanda F1, Uganda F1, Sudan F1, Sudan F2
F: Netherlands F4, Bosnia&H. F5
SF: Spain F5

Predrag Rusevski 7-2-2
W: Ghana F1, Ghana F2, Bosnia&H. F2, Bosnia&H. F3, Bosnia&H. F4, Macedonia F1, Macedonia F2
F: Turkey F2, Sudan F2
SF: Italy F21, Sudan F1

Catalin Gard 6-3-4
W: Egypt F3, Romania F3, Romania F8, Romania F9, Romania F12, Romania F13
F: Bulgaria F3, Romania F7, Nigeria F4
SF: Ghana F1, Romania F1, Bulgaria F1, Romania F10

Thomas Oger 3-4-1
W: Great Britain F1, Great Britain F15, France F14
F: Great Britain F2, Great Britain F7, Great Britain F8, Kuwait F2
SF: Kuwait F1

Eric Prodon 5-3-1
W: Italy F1, Great Britain F10, Poland F3, Belarus F3, France F11
F: Algeria F3, Belarus F4, France F10
SF: Ghana F1

Victor Estrella 5-2-4
W: USA F11, Nicaragua F1, Dominican Republic F1, Dominican Republic F2, Dominican Republic F1
F: USA F5, Venezuela F5
SF: USA F10, USA F16, Venezuela F6, El Salvador F2

Robert Smeets 4-0-2
W: Australia F1, Kuwait F1, Spain F21, Great Britain F14
F: -
SF: Great Britain F13, Great Britain F7

Miguel Angel Lopez-Jaen 4-3-4
W: Spain F13, Spain F15, Spain F32, Spain F35
F: Spain F10, Spain F36, Spain 37
SF: Spain F1, Spain F2, Spain F19, Spain F38

Kyu-Tae Im 4-0-4
W: New Zealand F1, Japan F1, Japan F2, China F4
F: -
SF: India F1, New Zealand F2, Japan F4, Korea F3

Cristian Villagran 4-3-1
W: Italy F21, Italy F22, Italy F23, Italy F24
F: Uruguay F1, Portugal F4, Portugal F5
SF: Italy F28
 

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Re: Player of the Year 2007

JMG :worship:

and Felipe, João Souza played many challengers, that's why he doesn't appear here, i guess
 

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Because of the numbers, Rusevski should win this, but that opponent average ranking (wonderful statistic :yeah:) destroys him.

Then, Oger and Smeets have good percentages and opponent average ranking, but they played less than most playes, so it puts them down.

I would like to vote for Daniel Silva, but i have to be fair: Matwe Middelkoop's stats are amazing :eek: my vote goes to him.
 

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I voted Pedrag Rusevski, he alone won the all 7 titles for Makedonia, I think that 7 victorys is enough reason to be considered the best player of Future level this 2007.!!

Good luck for him and the other contenders!!:)
 

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Re: Player of the Year 2007

JMG :yeah:

Estrella :rocker2:
 

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I voted for Gard, as he really progressed this year.

Anyone who has seen Middelkoop would not vote for him.
 

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Re: Player of the Year 2007

JMG :worship:

and Felipe, João Souza played many challengers, that's why he doesn't appear here, i guess
yes, but i mean, look at his highlights of this season:
HIGHLIGHTS 2007
Singles
Challenger QF: Bogota, Manta, Bogota
Future W: Brazil F3, Brazil F24, Brazil F25 SF: Brazil F14, Brazil F20, Brazil F4 QF: Brazil F5, Argentina F8


Clearly he was better in futures than in challengers. He made 55 points in futures this year. Ops, not too much compared to the list. I'm sorry
 

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i vote other, i vote for Cristian Villagran and i think that Cristian deserves to be in the list to vote.
He did a very good year. :)
I hope that the year that comes has grand results and i hope he can appear in challengers.

:wavey:

KARO;
 

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I vote for Victor Estrella :yeah:
 

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1. He has not progressed this year compared to his previous game (he just had a horrible year in 2006, which meant he dropped quite a bit and was forced to play mostly Futures, whereas he played more Challengers before).

2. His attitude is so miserable that you would not want him to win anything positive.

3. He hasn't really shown any consistency in Futures. He started off well, then did poorly and didn't beat anyone of note after February. Rusevski, Loglo, Skugor, Rieschick and Koning (who is his bitch, it seems) seem to be his biggest victories, and these didn't exactly have a stellar 2007. In February, he actually had his best victories, all on clay, against Trujillo-Soler, Menendez, Gimeno-Traver, Miguel Angel Lopez-Jaen.
 

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If you are older than 22 and you are high in this ranking there is something wrong imo. So a guy like Middelkoop who is 24 earned lots of points mainly in africa so maybe he is the future-tournament player of the year but I rather see things happen like last year. Robin Haase who earned points in futures and then played challengers before he reached the age of 20. This is from a Dutch perspective but I guess every country has examples like this.
 
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