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2006 ITF World Champion

11.12.2006 | Tennis

Roger has been elected 2006 ITF World Champion. He is only the fourth player to be named Men’s World Champion for three consecutive years, following Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras.

 

Roger said: “I am honoured to be ITF World Champion for the third year in a row. It was a great year for me, finishing again as the world No. 1, winning 12 titles including three Grand Slams and reaching my first final at Roland Garros. The ITF Dinner in Paris is always a good evening and will give me another chance to celebrate my successful 2006 with the other World Champions and my friends in the tennis family.”

 

This year, Roger reached all four Grand Slam finals, winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. He posted an overall 92-5 win-loss record, and became the first player to earn over $8 million in annual prize money. Roger also helped Switzerland retain its place in the World Group of Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “Roger Federer was again the clear choice for ITF World Champion after another extraordinary season. In an extremely close women’s contest, Justine Henin-Hardenne’s overall consistency at the year’s major events saw her emerge as champion.”

 

 

The ITF announced that Justine Hénin-Hardenne (BEL) is the female World Champion and that Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) and Lisa Raymond (USA) and Samantha Stosur (AUS) are the 2006 ITF Doubles World Champions.

 
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12/14/2006 | 06:14 PM
Hi everyone!

I'd like to invite you to please email cnn.com's program REVEALED which features personalities in different fields including creative minds in sports. i already requested that they feature Roger.

hope you can email them and request fo
12/14/2006 | 02:38 PM
You deserve, my friend!!! Next year I'm sure that you'll be Four times in a row ITF World Champion!!! Congratulations!
12/14/2006 | 02:16 PM
telll me something i dont know
12/14/2006 | 01:53 PM
congratulations Roger!
this is a wonderful season for you and for your fans,I believe you will much better than this year in 2007!
12/14/2006 | 01:51 PM
Congratulations. I hope you will continue to be healthy through out 2007! Your 2006 was amazing !

Best wishes, Pam V (Tampa, FL)
12/14/2006 | 06:34 AM
Besides these congratulations, here is a question: when will you visit some countries which tennis is not so popular there? like my country Taiwan.
12/14/2006 | 05:48 AM
Congratulations Roger :D
I wish you good luck for the coming year!
I'm sure you're going to win FO this time ;)
12/14/2006 | 04:03 AM
you are a legend... never doubt about it.... number one forever.... never forgot that when you play... make the other players respect you... specially that boy... Nadal.... you have to win him a lot the next year.... please... for your fans....love you ro
12/14/2006 | 03:59 AM
i love you roger... you are the best ever..... congratulations for all your success.... really i admire you a lot.... you are my heroe... my idol... forever roger.... kisses!!! Beatriz from Costa Rica.
12/14/2006 | 01:00 AM
Conglatulation Roger !!!!
Bravoooooo!!!!! nº1 for ever
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