We wrote Monday that the Big Four of men’s tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — dominate the sport despite the seemingly seismic upsets at the U.S. Open on Saturday. Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic upset Djokovic and Federer, respectively, in semifinals and will play the final Monday. But Djokovic, Nadal and Federer remain far ahead of those two upstarts and other younger challengers in the rankings.Murray, though, is a different story. He hasn’t reached a final in 14 months. He’ll fall out of the Top 10 if Cilic wins Monday.Murray has always been a bit of a different story — an awkward fit in the Big Four. It’s often seemed like a Big Three and Murray. The other three each have at least seven Grand Slam titles and have been ranked No. 1 for more than 100 weeks each. Murray has two Grand Slam titles and peaked at No. 2.Murray’s overall record at the biggest tournaments makes him mostly worthy of his Big Four status, but it also establishes how far behind the other members he is. Despite repeatedly and unfortunately having to face them, Murray trails only those three players in career success, among anyone whose Grand Slam career began in the past quarter-century.We compiled annual results for 19 players at the four Grand Slams and the nine Masters tournaments, the 13 events where nearly all the top players compete, pulling data from Tennis Abstract. Then we calculated the number of ranking points each player earned at those tournaments — using the current point distributions — and divided by the maximum number of points each could have earned. So, for example, to earn 100 percent of possible points, a player would have to sweep all 13 tournaments. We prorated this year’s numbers and split the 800 additional points Monday’s winner will earn between Cilic and Nishikori.Our 19 players are the Big Four, the second line of five players mentioned in the companion article — Cilic, Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov, Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic — and their contemporary Juan Martin del Potro, and the nine non-Big Four male players who reached the No. 1 ranking and started playing Grand Slam tournaments in 1990 or later (1990 is when the Masters events began, under a different name): Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Carlos Moya, Marcelo Rios and Patrick Rafter.What’s striking about Murray is how much his curve is dwarfed by those of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic — and yet how much his curve towers over almost everyone else’s. His peak season, in 2011, is better than the best season of each of the non-Big Four players we studied. Even Murray’s fifth-best season, in 2010, is better than the best season of four former top-ranked players: Roddick, Moya, Rafter and Kafelnikov. Or, if “better” isn’t appropriate for a season that doesn’t include a Grand Slam title, then Murray’s season in which he had the fifth-highest weighted average level at big tournaments was more consistently good than the career best years for four players who reached the No. 1 ranking.We concluded our earlier piece by saying the second line and del Potro should aspire to match Murray. That’s no small achievement — and it could be big enough to reach the No. 1 ranking he’ll probably never attain, because these younger players are less likely to have to contend with the likes of Federer and Nadal for the entirety of their careers.
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Ghanaian BBC journalist, Ibrahim Sannie Daara has along with his two colleagues Gavin Lee and Edward Main, won the Best Sports Story of the Year award at the prestigious Foreign Press Association Media Awards (FPA Media Awards) in Britain.The scooping of the award on Tuesday night is massive accomplishment for Sannie as winning a FPA Media Award is justly seen as the crowning achievement of any journalist’s career.Their investigation exposing conmen masquerading as agents in African football edged out stiff competition from the UK’s Observer Newspaper and Bloomberg TV of the United States to win the award at the event presided by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.The investigation received worldwide acclaim as fake agents in Nigeria were exposed for exploiting many poor young African footballers who were conned out of thousands of dollars in the sophisticated scam.Many of the world’s major broadcasters, newspapers and news magazines were among the large number of entries for the eleven awards but the BBC dominated the event.This year’s ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in central London marked the 120th anniversary of the FPA, which was founded in 1888 to help journalists from across the globe report on events. Ibrahim Sannie joined the BBC in 2004 after working with Choice FM in Accra and also as the Ghana correspondent for South African broadcaster SABC TV Africa.He has secured exclusive interviews with leaders in world football from FIFA president Sepp Blatter, CAF boss Issa Hayatou and UEFA president Michel Platini as well as German legends Franz Benkenbauer and Lothar Matthaus.The Ghanaian has also interviewed almost all of Africa’s top players of the present and past generations including George Weah, Abedi Pele, Samuel Eto’o, Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, Emmanuel Adebayor and Amr Zaki.Sannie gained international prominence in 2001 when his personal appeal to FIFA earned Ghanaian goalkeeper Sumaila Abdallah the FIFA Fair Play Award for saving an opponent’s life during a game through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.His tremendous reporting and humanity at the Accra Sports Stadium on 9th May, 2001 when 126 fans perished during a local league game was also highly praised. While reporters and fans rushed home to watch a UEFA Champions League game on television immediately after the infamous match between arch-rivals Hearts of Oak and Kotoko, Sannie stayed behind to discover the gory sight.He broke the news on radio with a brief report before joining the few fans at the stadium to give first aid to the injured and helped to evacuate the dead as the emergency services delayed in arriving.Sannie graduated from Cardiff University with an MA in International Journalism where he wrote a thesis was on: ‘The exploitation of African footballers in Europe’.Source: Ghanasoccernet
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