Novak & Serena My Players Of The Year In 2012!

Nov 13, 2012

The final match on the tennis calendar at the ATP World Tour Finals has concluded and world No.1 Novak Djokovic has been crowned the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Champion for the second time in his career, Novak’s feat in beating six time WTF champion Roger Federer has cemented his place at the top of the game for another year and his win over Fed has also made him my ATP Player Of The Year in 2012, on the women’s side of things it’s impossible to go past Serena Williams as my WTA Player Of The Year in 2012, Serena had a stellar season winning Wimbledon, Olympic Gold, the US Open and the season ending WTA Championships in Istanbul, although she finished the season ranked No.3, the 31 year old American was clearly the best women’s player on the tour in 2012.

Djokovic had a tremendous finish to the season winning three tournaments since the start of October, the 25 year old Serb was victorious in Beijing and the Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000 before he put some icing on his year with victory over Federer at the O2 Arena in London, Nole opened the year with that memorable five set marathon win against Rafael Nadal in Melbourne and followed that up with two Masters title runs in Miami and Toronto respectively before winning his trio of titles to end to the season, add to that his two runner-up finishes at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows respectively and you have a season most players can only dream of.

It was always going to be difficult for Novak to repeat his outstanding year from 2011, in fact many fans of Nole might even regard only one major championship win this year as a bit of a disappointment, but after relinquishing his place at the top of the rankings to Federer at Wimbledon, Djokovic once again proved that he is the undisputed No.1 player in men’s tennis, I believe he scheduled his matches far better in season 2012, particularly at the back end of the year, and this was a major factor in helping Nole regain the top spot in the rankings, Federer can be justifiably proud of another fine season and although Roger is now 31 it doesn’t seem to be slowing the Swiss Maestro down much, if at all. Spaniard David Ferrer can also be extremely proud of his career best season in 2012, he finished with seven titles this year, more than any other player on tour and was only shaded in number of match wins by Djokovic.

It has been another fantastic year of tennis on the ATP World Tour and the WTA, with only the Davis Cup final left to be played all players will soon take a well earned rest and vacation, but it won’t be too long before we are all discussing the game of tennis once again and making our predictions on who we think will taste success in 2013….can’t wait!

Written by: Tono

(1) Comment

Adunar says:
Nov 24, 2012

I agree with all your comments Tony, Novak was the best in 2012. He was the best at the Slams though he won only one of them. His schedule was much better and played well almost all year long. His 2012 is almost as good as his 2011 from my point of view.
Federer has had a season like he might not have until the end of his career. Let’s hope that his even lighter 2013 season will help him be fresh in all his tournaments.

I think Murray and Novak will battle for the number 1 spot this season. I think they will dominate de whole tour. Roger might get a few titles here and there but not much more. Rafa can still keep his clay court dominance but he will have to be even better than usual to stop Novak and Murray this time!
Can’t wait for a great 2013 season.

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