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Roger receives ATP Trophy

15.11.2005 | Tennis

Roger received the Indesit ATP Trophy on Monday for crowning the year-end number one position in men's professional world tennis after another amazing season.


Etienne de Villiers, chairman of ATP, presented the Swiss star the award, a crystal cup with an Arabic numeral "one" sitting in the middle of a circle, on the central court of the Qi Zhong Tennis Stadium.


"Thanks for everybody to share this moment with me," Roger said at the on-court awarding ceremony. "I'm very excited to again win the award, I'll try to get up for it and hope to keep it for the following years."


As part of a celebrating party for Roger's crowning of the No. 1, a cheque from Indesit was presented for the Roger Federer Foundation in Africa.


It has been the second straight year for Roger at world No. 1 as he compiled another outstanding season in 2005 with an ATP-best 11 titles, including two Grand Slam and a record four ATP Masters Series crowns. Now holding an unbeaten streak in finals of all-time best 24, he is the only fifth player in history of ATP Rankings to rank No. 1 every week during calendar year. As of start of Tennis Masters Cup, Roger has ranked No. 1 for 95 consecutive weeks since February 2, 2004, and will reach 100 week mark on the last day of this year's Christmas.

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11/15/2005 | 01:22 PM
Congratulations! Roger,
I'm so happy to learn about that you received ATP Trophy. This is a great achievement and honor. You richly deserved it.
Good luck in your next round!
11/15/2005 | 12:59 PM
Hi Roger;),

Well done, good work:).
Thanks for helping the poor children.
They would be very proud on you.

Great work and keep it going;).

Kisses and kisses to Mirka;):),

11/15/2005 | 12:49 PM
Looking good with that tropy in your hands!! Congratulations!!!!
11/15/2005 | 12:39 PM
So handsome !!! Congratulations.
11/15/2005 | 12:11 PM
Good for you Roger.Maybe next year in this time you will get one more.Dijana
11/15/2005 | 10:53 AM
Congratulations roger!!!!!also this year you was been the best and the number one!!!!I believe and hope that the next year you are again number 1 and you win many grand slam and master titles!!!!good luck!!!!
11/15/2005 | 10:49 AM
Congratulations!!! I always knew you could do it again...:)) And I know you can do it for the following years as well:)) All the best!!!
11/15/2005 | 10:23 AM
Congratulation Roger! You really deserve this trophy. :)
11/15/2005 | 09:41 AM
WOOT WOOT!! Congrats Rogi!!
11/15/2005 | 09:02 AM
Near that 1...0....0!

Congratulations Roger, almost a perfect year.
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