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There's this thread in WTAWorld, so I'd like to see your picks on the men's side:D! Here are my players of the year:

-2000: Kuerten/Safin
-2001: Kuerten/Agassi/Hewitt
-2002: Hewitt
-2003: Federer/Roddick/Ferrero
-2004: Federer
-2005: Federer (so far)
 

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2000: Kuerten
2001: Kuerten/Hewitt
2002: Hewitt
2003: Federer/Roddick
2004: Federer
2005: Federer
 

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2000: Kuerten
2001: Agassi
2002: Hewitt
2003: Roddick
2004: Federer
2005: Nadal
 

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00-Kuerten
01-Agassi/Hewitt
02-Hewitt
03-Roddick/Ferrero/Agassi (for much of the year)
04-Federer
05-Federer
 

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Rafa = Fed Killa said:
2005: Nadal
um, no!! yea he won a bunch this year, but fed is supreme in majors and record. rafa can't even reach year-end no.1 the rest of the year fed is so far out in front.
 

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-2001: Safin
-2002: Hewitt
-2003: Safin
-2004: Federer
-2005: Federer
 

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Posting it depending on expectations to results.
Fed was expected to win 3-4 grandslams. He won 2.
No way Nadal was expected to win 10 tournaments as a teenager.
Also Nadal broke a record this year while Fed has not broken a record this year.
I am not the only one to put Nadal as the player of the year for 2005.
 

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Rafa = Fed Killa said:
Posting it depending on expectations to results.
Fed was expected to win 3-4 grandslams. He won 2.
No way Nadal was expected to win 10 tournaments as a teenager.
Also Nadal broke a record this year while Fed has not broken a record this year.
I am not the only one to put Nadal as the player of the year for 2005.
Yeah, one other person who put Pete as player of the year in 2002.
 

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2000- Kuerten
2001- Kuerten/Hewitt
2002- Hewitt
2003- Ferrero
2004- Federer
2005- Federer/Nadal
 

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Rafa = Fed Killa said:
Posting it depending on expectations to results.
Fed was expected to win 3-4 grandslams. He won 2.
No way Nadal was expected to win 10 tournaments as a teenager.
Also Nadal broke a record this year while Fed has not broken a record this year.
I am not the only one to put Nadal as the player of the year for 2005.
your not bias at all, why not say that Federer was expected every tourny that he plays.
 

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I don't think Fed was expected to win RG by analysts but he was predicted to win the Aussi Open.
I guess I am biased, but Nadal broke the record for most tournaments won by a teenager and won RG on his first try.
 

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Rafa = Fed Killa said:
Fed was expected to win 3-4 grandslams. He won 2.

Some people have unrealistic expectations. Or may be stupid is the right world. Reasonable people knew it would be very hard to repeat 2004.
Besides, player of the year should be determined by actual results, not expectations. End of the discussion.
 

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I'm going to start from 2003, since I only ever started really following tennis since then
2003-Ferrero
2004-Federer
2005-Federer
That was easy
 

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Rafa = Fed Killa said:
Posting it depending on expectations to results.
Fed was expected to win 3-4 grandslams. He won 2.
No way Nadal was expected to win 10 tournaments as a teenager.
Also Nadal broke a record this year while Fed has not broken a record this year.
I am not the only one to put Nadal as the player of the year for 2005.
fed has not broken a record this year? c'mon!

1. what about the 4 masters series eh?
2. beating pete's record on hard court streaks
3. being the only person to win both halle and wimby 3 times straight

also, he's on the verge of beating jmac's 82-3 record. if not 82-3, have the highest winning % in a season.
 

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The question is about 'YOUR' player of the year. Why would you reply with a 'no' to somebody else's choice?

Federer would be a logical choice for player of the year but mentionning Nadal is not such an odd choice either.
- He is the first player to claim the Roland Garros title in his main draw debut since Mats Wilander in 1982 and became just the seventh player to win a Grand Slam in his first appearance at the event, and the first since Andre Agassi at the 1995 Australian Open.
- The Roland Garros title match was Nadal’s 24th consecutive match win, setting an ATP record for teenage winning streaks, surpassing Agassi’s 1988 streak of 23 straight wins.
- The French Open was his sixth title of 2005, tying him with Agassi (1988) and Becker (1986) for the third-most titles for a teenager in a season. He then trailed only Borg’s seven (1974) and Wilander’s nine (1983) titles, a record which he broke with the China Open win.

I mean...just look at this and answer me why you would think that mentionning Nadal as the player of the year is so odd.
 

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Because Federer has clearly had a much better year than Nadal.

Come on, players of the year go by what people accomplish, not by exceding expectations.

So, using that logic, James Blake or Robby Ginepri should also be a reasonable choice for player of the year because they "exceeded expectations"
 
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