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Academy Athlete of the Year 2006

01.12.2006 | Tennis

As you know Roger won the award of the United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Year in 2005. He was presented the medal on center court at the NASDAQ 100 Open in Miami in March this year.

Well, Roger will again appear on the ballot for the Academy Athlete of the Year presented by USATODAY.com and MSNBC.com. The vote begins today and runs until December 25.


The Academy Athlete of the Year ballot is the culmination of the Academy’s yearlong Athlete of the Month program, which recognizes the accomplishments of men and women in any sport around the globe. The Academy’s Athlete of the Month is selected by an international voting committee comprised of former athletes, media, sports organizations and governing bodies.


Next to Roger, the 2006 male ballot includes South Korean speed skater Hyun-Soo Ahn, Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele, Italian soccer star Fabio Cannavaro, American NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, American golfer Phil Mickelson, American swimming star Michael Phelps, Major League Baseball All Star Albert Pujols, Heisman Trophy candidate Troy Smith, American basketball player Dwyane Wade, American golfer Tiger Woods and American football player Vince Young.



Help Roger take home the award for the second time by placing your vote!


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12/02/2006 | 04:41 AM
Roger you won this award last year. This year you did even better! So it really makes sense you win it again this year! No other athletes have achieved as impressive results as you.

Without hesitation and doubt I've voted for you. I went straight to yo
12/02/2006 | 04:04 AM
12/02/2006 | 03:57 AM
Of course I'll vote for Federer, the best player alive!!!!!
12/02/2006 | 03:51 AM
I think this year is yours. You achived most of the most glorious trophies in most of the tournaments you took part in. Noone in this world can break as records as you've done. Ofcourse I vote for you because you are siply the Best.
12/02/2006 | 03:44 AM
Roger is No.1.
Roger is the Master of Masters.
Roger is the King of Tennis.
Roger is a legend.
Roger is the triumphant.
Roger is the glory.
Roger is the best sportman in the world.
Noone can deserve more than You.
12/02/2006 | 02:48 AM
12/02/2006 | 01:36 AM
Of course i voted for you for the #1 spot. Sorry to say i didn't vote for your friend Tiger, and i had my reason. For sure he is going to be your tightest competition for the medal, so, as much as i like the guy for the #2 spot, and Phelps for the #3 spo
12/02/2006 | 01:01 AM
Roger, count with my vote...you deserve it!!!!! and for the second time the medal will be yours
12/01/2006 | 11:58 PM
I definatley #1 for you hunn!

Good Luck and I KNOW you'll win! HEHE!


12/01/2006 | 11:22 PM
Dear Roger,

I just now voted for you. You deserve the award more than anyone else, you are simply AWESOME. A genius with the racquet. Hope to see you winning many more awards and the French open next year.

Enjoy your time now with Mirka and family
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