I’m not a huge fan of Djokovic, but how in the world could anyone make a case for anyone else being the 2011 SI Sportsman of the Year??? He dominated the sport even against two living legends, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. After winning a record number of Masters 1000 titles, three grand slams, going 70-6 (10-1 against Federer and Nadal), what more could he have possibly had to do win this award?
Just goes to show that tennis still gets no respect. No tennis player has won this award since the 70’s, which means all-time greats like Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe, Federer, and Nadal have been snubbed. I guess it’s no surprise that Nole got snubbed even after having possibly the best year ever in sports history. *sigh*