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September 2023 Player of the Month Nominations Thread


Was there ever an alternative reality in which I wasn't going to nominate Harry Wendelken as he rises to WR476 in the live rankings.

1. Mika Stojsavljevic (born 2008) - for qualifying for the US Open Juniors at age 14 and beating the top qualifying seed on the way, and then winning a round in the main draw.

2. Mimi Xu (born 2007) - for doing the double, at the J300 in Canada. Singles and doubles title winner.

3. Josh Paris - for winning his first Challenger level title in Mallorca, winning the doubles unseeded.

4. Jack Draper - For his US Open breakthrough reaching the last 16 and showing he is ready for the next big step up.

5. Hannah Klugman (born 2009) - doubles winner and singles RU at the J300 in Canada. Then at the US Open Juniors she reached the QF of both singles ( beat the JWR 5 in R3 ) and doubles ( with Mimi Xu ) but then had to retire from the singles and withdraw from the doubles due to illness.

6. Jeremy Gschwendtner - Getting a singles world ranking for the 1st time after an MD win in Romania having come through 3 rounds of qualies

7. Andy Lapthorne - causing three upsets in total in reaching singles semis and doubles final of quad wheelchair events at US Open - and still in both events!

8. Joe Salisbury - for winning the US Open with Rajeev Ram for the third consecutive year.

9. Dahnon Ward - won the US Open Junior Wheelchair title, beating the top seed in the final. Edit: He did the double as he won the doubles with Joshua Johns!!

10. Alfie Hewett - for winning the US Open mens singles wheelchair title, his 9th career slam singles title and second slam singles title this season.

11. Katie Dyson - completely unranked and unheralded, Katie is age 26, never had any WTA ranking of any kind, and yet has just won the doubles title in the 15k in Monastir. One for the 'They also serve.....' category

12. Harry Wendelken - for winning the M25 singles title in Portugal and breaking into the Top 500 in the live rankings. Should be confirmed next Monday.

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Its a veritable feast this month - Id better start planning some groups in a few weeks time !

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Halfway through the month now, this months nominations period will close October 1st.

Im away the weekend of sept 29/oct 1, so this months vote (s) will go up Monday 2nd and the votes will close Wednesday 4th, regardless of whether it is one round or two.

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Just following protocol.

1. Mika Stojsavljevic (born 2008) - for qualifying for the US Open Juniors at age 14 and beating the top qualifying seed on the way, and then winning a round in the main draw.

2. Mimi Xu (born 2007) - for doing the double, at the J300 in Canada. Singles and doubles title winner.

3. Josh Paris - for winning his first Challenger level title in Mallorca, winning the doubles unseeded.

4. Jack Draper - For his US Open breakthrough reaching the last 16 and showing he is ready for the next big step up.

5. Hannah Klugman (born 2009) - doubles winner and singles RU at the J300 in Canada. Then at the US Open Juniors she reached the QF of both singles ( beat the JWR 5 in R3 ) and doubles ( with Mimi Xu ) but then had to retire from the singles and withdraw from the doubles due to illness.

6. Jeremy Gschwendtner - Getting a singles world ranking for the 1st time after an MD win in Romania having come through 3 rounds of qualies

7. Andy Lapthorne - causing three upsets in total in reaching singles semis and doubles final of quad wheelchair events at US Open - and still in both events!

8. Joe Salisbury - for winning the US Open with Rajeev Ram for the third consecutive year.

9. Dahnon Ward - won the US Open Junior Wheelchair title, beating the top seed in the final. Edit: He did the double as he won the doubles with Joshua Johns!!

10. Alfie Hewett - for winning the US Open mens singles wheelchair title, his 9th career slam singles title and second slam singles title this season.

11. Katie Dyson - completely unranked and unheralded, Katie is age 26, never had any WTA ranking of any kind, and yet has just won the doubles title in the 15k in Monastir. One for the 'They also serve.....' category

12. Harry Wendelken - for winning the M25 singles title in Portugal and breaking into the Top 500 in the live rankings. Should be confirmed next Monday.

13. Felix Mischker - for gaining his first ATP ranking point have come through 3 rounds of qualies without dropping a set and following up with another straight sets win in R1 of an M25 in Tunisia

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1. Mika Stojsavljevic (born 2008) - for qualifying for the US Open Juniors at age 14 and beating the top qualifying seed on the way, and then winning a round in the main draw.

2. Mimi Xu (born 2007) - for doing the double, at the J300 in Canada. Singles and doubles title winner.

3. Josh Paris - for winning his first Challenger level title in Mallorca, winning the doubles unseeded.

4. Jack Draper - For his US Open breakthrough reaching the last 16 and showing he is ready for the next big step up.

5. Hannah Klugman (born 2009) - doubles winner and singles RU at the J300 in Canada. Then at the US Open Juniors she reached the QF of both singles ( beat the JWR 5 in R3 ) and doubles ( with Mimi Xu ) but then had to retire from the singles and withdraw from the doubles due to illness.

6. Jeremy Gschwendtner - Getting a singles world ranking for the 1st time after an MD win in Romania having come through 3 rounds of qualies

7. Andy Lapthorne - causing three upsets in total in reaching singles semis and doubles final of quad wheelchair events at US Open

8. Joe Salisbury - for winning the US Open with Rajeev Ram for the third consecutive year.

9. Dahnon Ward - won the US Open Junior Wheelchair title, beating the top seed in the final and he did the double as he won the doubles with Joshua Johns!!

10. Alfie Hewett - for winning the US Open mens singles wheelchair title, his 9th career slam singles title and second slam singles title this season.

11. Katie Dyson - completely unranked and unheralded, Katie is age 26, never had any WTA ranking of any kind, and yet has just won the doubles title in the 15k in Monastir. One for the 'They also serve.....' category

12. Harry Wendelken - for winning the M25 singles title in Portugal and breaking into the Top 500 in the live rankings. Should be confirmed next Monday.

13. Felix Mischker - for gaining his first ATP ranking point have come through 3 rounds of qualies without dropping a set and following up with another straight sets win in R1 of an M25 in Tunisia


Updated a couple of narratives that had in play comments. Anyone else seeing a narrative needing updating eg Jack Draper later this week , perhaps, or Harry W when his ranking is or isnt confirmed, please go ahead and edit the last posted list.  



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Thursday 14th of September 2023 06:47:24 AM

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And true to form ...

1. Mika Stojsavljevic (born 2008) - for qualifying for the US Open Juniors at age 14 and beating the top qualifying seed on the way, and then winning a round in the main draw.

2. Mimi Xu (born 2007) - for doing the double, at the J300 in Canada. Singles and doubles title winner.

3. Josh Paris - for winning his first Challenger level title in Mallorca, winning the doubles unseeded.

4. Jack Draper - For his US Open breakthrough reaching the last 16 and showing he is ready for the next big step up.

5. Hannah Klugman (born 2009) - doubles winner and singles RU at the J300 in Canada. Then at the US Open Juniors she reached the QF of both singles ( beat the JWR 5 in R3 ) and doubles ( with Mimi Xu ) but then had to retire from the singles and withdraw from the doubles due to illness.

6. Jeremy Gschwendtner - Getting a singles world ranking for the 1st time after an MD win in Romania having come through 3 rounds of qualies

7. Andy Lapthorne - causing three upsets in total in reaching singles semis and doubles final of quad wheelchair events at US Open

8. Joe Salisbury - for winning the US Open with Rajeev Ram for the third consecutive year.

9. Dahnon Ward - won the US Open Junior Wheelchair title, beating the top seed in the final and he did the double as he won the doubles with Joshua Johns!!

10. Alfie Hewett - for winning the US Open mens singles wheelchair title, his 9th career slam singles title and second slam singles title this season.

11. Katie Dyson - completely unranked and unheralded, Katie is age 26, never had any WTA ranking of any kind, and yet has just won the doubles title in the 15k in Monastir. One for the 'They also serve.....' category

12. Harry Wendelken - for winning the M25 singles title in Portugal and breaking into the Top 500 in the live rankings. Should be confirmed next Monday.

13. Felix Mischker - for gaining his first ATP ranking point have come through 3 rounds of qualies without dropping a set and following up with another straight sets win in R1 of an M25 in Tunisia

14. Oliver Okonkwo - for also gaining his first ever World Ranking point with a 1st round win as a WC in Champaign USA

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Bobs on a roll! Causing me potential headaches here, Bob!

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Just kidding !

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JonH comes home wrote:

Bobs on a roll! Causing me potential headaches here, Bob!


Blame the players wink



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Bob in Spain wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Bobs on a roll! Causing me potential headaches here, Bob!


Blame the players wink


 I do, without players tennis would be so much simpler. 

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I like your nominations, Bob

It's a big deal when one of the young players gets their first point, especially as these are not the high-flying names.

And I particulalry like it when it's someone you know.

I don't know Jeremy at all. But I've seen Felix play. And I'm very fond of the Okonkwo family - have had great chats with the dad, and watched Oliver, and Alex, on several occasions.

Pleased for all the newly ranked ones !

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I like your nominations, Bob

It's a big deal when one of the young players gets their first point, especially as these are not the high-flying names.

And I particulalry like it when it's someone you know.

I don't know Jeremy at all. But I've seen Felix play. And I'm very fond of the Okonkwo family - have had great chats with the dad, and watched Oliver, and Alex, on several occasions.

Pleased for all the newly ranked ones !


 Definitely, more the merrier and the nominations do a great job of calling out significant achievements, whatever the level. 



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Coup Droit wrote:

I like your nominations, Bob

It's a big deal when one of the young players gets their first point, especially as these are not the high-flying names.

And I particulalry like it when it's someone you know.

I don't know Jeremy at all. But I've seen Felix play. And I'm very fond of the Okonkwo family - have had great chats with the dad, and watched Oliver, and Alex, on several occasions.

Pleased for all the newly ranked ones !


I just think that the first point is such a huge step for a young player.  I don't know them at all myself other than seeing Felix play some doubles last year.



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And true to form ...

1. Mika Stojsavljevic (born 2008) - for qualifying for the US Open Juniors at age 14 and beating the top qualifying seed on the way, and then winning a round in the main draw.

2. Mimi Xu (born 2007) - for doing the double, at the J300 in Canada. Singles and doubles title winner.

3. Josh Paris - for winning his first Challenger level title in Mallorca, winning the doubles unseeded.

4. Jack Draper - For his US Open breakthrough reaching the last 16 and showing he is ready for the next big step up.

5. Hannah Klugman (born 2009) - doubles winner and singles RU at the J300 in Canada. Then at the US Open Juniors she reached the QF of both singles ( beat the JWR 5 in R3 ) and doubles ( with Mimi Xu ) but then had to retire from the singles and withdraw from the doubles due to illness.

6. Jeremy Gschwendtner - Getting a singles world ranking for the 1st time after an MD win in Romania having come through 3 rounds of qualies

7. Andy Lapthorne - causing three upsets in total in reaching singles semis and doubles final of quad wheelchair events at US Open

8. Joe Salisbury - for winning the US Open with Rajeev Ram for the third consecutive year.

9. Dahnon Ward - won the US Open Junior Wheelchair title, beating the top seed in the final and he did the double as he won the doubles with Joshua Johns!!

10. Alfie Hewett - for winning the US Open mens singles wheelchair title, his 9th career slam singles title and second slam singles title this season.

11. Katie Dyson - completely unranked and unheralded, Katie is age 26, never had any WTA ranking of any kind, and yet has just won the doubles title in the 15k in Monastir. One for the 'They also serve.....' category

12. Harry Wendelken - for winning the M25 singles title in Portugal and breaking into the Top 500 in the live rankings. Should be confirmed next Monday.

13. Felix Mischker - for gaining his first ATP ranking point have come through 3 rounds of qualies without dropping a set and following up with another straight sets win in R1 of an M25 in Tunisia

14. Oliver Okonkwo - for also gaining his first ever World Ranking point with a 1st round win as a WC in Champaign USA


 2 weeks left in this months nominations period, will close Sunday 1st October with the vote (s) going up Monday 2nd this time 



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Got to be done !

 

1. Mika Stojsavljevic (born 2008) - for qualifying for the US Open Juniors at age 14 and beating the top qualifying seed on the way, and then winning a round in the main draw.


2. Mimi Xu (born 2007) - for doing the double, at the J300 in Canada. Singles and doubles title winner.

3. Josh Paris - for winning his first Challenger level title in Mallorca, winning the doubles unseeded.

4. Jack Draper - For his US Open breakthrough reaching the last 16 and showing he is ready for the next big step up.

5. Hannah Klugman (born 2009) - doubles winner and singles RU at the J300 in Canada. Then at the US Open Juniors she reached the QF of both singles ( beat the JWR 5 in R3 ) and doubles ( with Mimi Xu ) but then had to retire from the singles and withdraw from the doubles due to illness.

6. Jeremy Gschwendtner - Getting a singles world ranking for the 1st time after an MD win in Romania having come through 3 rounds of qualies

7. Andy Lapthorne - causing three upsets in total in reaching singles semis and doubles final of quad wheelchair events at US Open

8. Joe Salisbury - for winning the US Open with Rajeev Ram for the third consecutive year.

9. Dahnon Ward - won the US Open Junior Wheelchair title, beating the top seed in the final and he did the double as he won the doubles with Joshua Johns!!

10. Alfie Hewett - for winning the US Open mens singles wheelchair title, his 9th career slam singles title and second slam singles title this season.

11. Katie Dyson - completely unranked and unheralded, Katie is age 26, never had any WTA ranking of any kind, and yet has just won the doubles title in the 15k in Monastir. One for the 'They also serve.....' category

12. Harry Wendelken - for winning the M25 singles title in Portugal and breaking into the Top 500 in the live rankings. Should be confirmed next Monday.

13. Felix Mischker - for gaining his first ATP ranking point have come through 3 rounds of qualies without dropping a set and following up with another straight sets win in R1 of an M25 in Tunisia

14. Oliver Okonkwo - for also gaining his first ever World Ranking point with a 1st round win as a WC in Champaign USA

15. Dan Evans : Reached the L32 at the US Open, losing to Carlos Alcaraz in 4 sets. Then in the Davis Cup Finals group.stage in Manchester won his 2 singles matches and 2 out of 3 doubles matches ( with Neal Skupski ), saving 4 MPs in an ultimate third set TB decider vs Mahut & Roger- V of France, with some amazing play by both. Dan on court for nearly 5 hours on that final day.

 



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