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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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12/13/2006 | 01:40 AM
How wonderful, congratulations Roger!!!
Looking forward to another marvelous season in 2007.
Take care,
Selma
12/13/2006 | 12:42 AM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on being elected ITF World Champion for a third successive year and also for winning the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the year. Both of these awards, amongst many, are so well deserved. You have achieved so much this
12/12/2006 | 11:31 PM
Hi Roger,

Oh my gosh, it seems like everyday you win another prestigious sports tennis award. It's getting hard to keep up witih all the awards, but you certainly deserve them.

I remember the first time I saw you play on TV. It was at Wimbledon, th
12/12/2006 | 10:57 PM
Dear Roger,

Such a well-deserved award!! There were simply no other contenders.

Congratulations on being recognized as the dominant male tennis player this year, and for your third consecutive win.

Best wishes to you and Mirka for a happy and pe
12/12/2006 | 10:57 PM
congratulations on yet another award and best wishes to you next year . Linda Lou
12/12/2006 | 09:45 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved for all the time and effort you put in to add to your natural talent. In one of my last comments, I had mentioned I would like more dvd's of your games. Here is the place to go for your fans where there are 28 dvd's of you p
12/12/2006 | 09:11 PM
Dear Roger,

Many congratulations on winning the ITF World Champion trophy for the third consecutive year!

2007 will be even more smashing than this one and your records will enter the tennis history books!.

I wish you, Mirka and your family a ve
12/12/2006 | 08:47 PM
congrat's
of course , y'oure the champ!
it's true!
xx
12/12/2006 | 08:28 PM
Let's see, handsome, talented, smart...world champion...what the heck is left to conquer? Oh, yes...The FO! This year will be the Grand Slam, I can feel it. ;)
12/12/2006 | 08:17 PM
Che noia, che barba, che noia, la vita senza il TUO tennis!!
Non vedo l'ora che ricominci la stagione.
Buona vacanza carissimo Rogi

marina reds
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