Saturday, November 11, 2017

Roger Federer winner of Comeback, Sportsmanship & Fans Favourite at ATP World Tour Awards

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Roger Federer’s 2017 season has been recognised with three ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon. The 36-year-old takes his record tally to 36 awards since 2003.

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Federer has been selected by fans as Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a 15th straight year, and voted by fellow players as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and Comeback Player of the Year.

This marks the 13th time and seventh year in a row that he has been recognised with the Sportsmanship Award – he also won it six straight years from 2004-09 – and the first time he has won the Comeback Award.

Federer started 2017 at No. 17 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, having missed the second half of 2016 to recuperate from knee surgery, and has risen to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. He has claimed seven titles during his comeback campaign, including two Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon), three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (Indian Wells, Miami, Shanghai) and a pair of ATP World Tour 500s (Halle, Basel).

The Swiss received his trophies during the Awards ceremony at the Nitto ATP Finals Official Launch Party, presented by Moët & Chandon, held Thursday evening at the Tower of London.

Federer has also won the ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates five times (2004-07, 2009) and the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award twice (2006, 2013).

Even though I think Roger Federer is an exemplary sportsman and the epitome of sportsmanship. 

I actually thought Juan Martin Del Potro deserved the Stefan Edberg Award more this year.  I mean Roger is pretty much a good sportsman 24/7. 

It's nothing new it's just the way he is.  Del Potro really showed some fantastic sportsmanship during many of his matches where his opponents were really hurt (I think he even carried their tennis raquet bag).  

So yeah, love Rog happy for him.  But it should have gone to Delpo.

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