WTA Awards – help Tennis.Life vote!

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As with the ATP Awards, Tennis.Life has one media vote to cast for the 2017 WTA Tour awards.

They will be recognized at the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore later this month.

Whatever the results are from this polling, that’s the way we’ll cast our vote.

Some of the choices might be easier than others (think doubles team). But the rest, given the way the season has gone on the WTA Tour, require a little thought and a hot take.

Deadline is Sunday. 

Vote early and often!

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Comeback Player of the Year

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Doubles team of the year

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

Player who is ranked inside the Top 100 and showed significant improvement throughout the 2017 season

Most Improved Player

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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Player who made Top 100 debut or notable accomplishments during the 2017 season

Newcomer of the Year

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While you’re at it, don’t forget to vote for the ATP Tour Awards as well!

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Help Tennis.Life vote for the ATP Awards

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The voting for the ATP’s year-end awards is getting under way.

And Tennis.Life has a vote on the media side.

We want it to be a reflection of our readership. So please vote on the nominations below (you can choose up to four in the first category, three in the other two).

We’ll tabulate the votes and cast our according to the results.

(Note that the suggested nominations come from the ATP; if you want to vote for a player who isn’t included in the options, just type the name and category in the comments section and we’ll include it).

You have until Thursday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. EDT to weigh in. 

Go to it!

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

Goes to the player who reached a significantly higher position in the ATP World Tour Rankings and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance throughout the year.

(Worth noting that Shapovalov is about a lock to win the “Star of Tomorrow” award, given to the youngest player in the top 100).

ATP Most Improved Player

  • Denis Shapovalov (47%, 155 Votes)
  • Alexander Zverev (25%, 84 Votes)
  • Pablo Carreño Busta (10%, 32 Votes)
  • Diego Schwartzman (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Andrey Rublev (5%, 16 Votes)
  • Damir Dzumhur (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Mischa Zverev (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Yuichi Sugita (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Peter Gojowczyk (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 254

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Comeback player of the year

Goes to the player who has overcome injury/illness in reestablishing himself as one of the top players on the ATP circuit.

ATP Comeback Player

  • Kevin Anderson (56%, 288 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (38%, 197 Votes)
  • Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (3%, 13 Votes)
  • Filip Krajinovic (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Janko Tipsarevic (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 474

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Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

Goes to 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.

(Note that this is not just the “nice guy on court” award. It also includes the players’ off-court efforts to promote the game)

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

  • Juan Martin del Potro (29%, 439 Votes)
  • Kevin Anderson (24%, 355 Votes)
  • David Goffin (17%, 255 Votes)
  • Diego Schwartzman (17%, 252 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (7%, 112 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (4%, 60 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 608

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While you’re at it, don’t forget to vote for the WTA Tour Awards. Our media vote also will reflect the readership’s choices.

Deadline for that is Sunday at 9 a.m. EDT.

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