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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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12/12/2006 | 08:15 PM
Roger, I don't think I voted for you; I think average people were not allowed to? Anyway, I would have (voted for you) if I had the opportunity. Just how many honors, awards, and titles (not to mention dollars) have you received for 2006? A complete re
12/12/2006 | 08:10 PM
Congratulations Roger - you deserve it.

Cheers
Siggi
12/12/2006 | 08:06 PM
Dear Roger,

Congrats! You set the bar higher for any new comers. They will have to be champion on and off the court. No one can really pick on you for your tennis skills, your sportsmen-like behavior and your natural looks. The prior winners may be goo
12/12/2006 | 08:05 PM
wow roger, it's another title to keep.. =) you're simply the best!!!
have fun on the ITF dinner party!!!

-shelly-
12/12/2006 | 07:59 PM
Congratulations Roger!
With your fabulous season 2006, it was obivious that there is only one man who will win the award again. this is just a confirmation of it. Keep it up! Bes OF Luck!
12/12/2006 | 07:38 PM
Congratulations champion
We are soooo proud of you and proud to be your fan....
kisses.
12/12/2006 | 06:27 PM
Hola Roger, no podría ser para otro este premio, muy merecido para ti, sin duda eres el mejor. Feliz Navidad para ti y Mirka junto a toda tu familia. Por cierto, estáis muy guapos en la foto de la web, con mucho colorcito de playa....Un fuerte abrazo desd
12/12/2006 | 06:22 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on the award you deserve it my friend every year if i had my way, the is no other champion out there that inspires us every day in our lifes with what you do on the court and off your truly a remarkable person roger i just w
12/12/2006 | 06:09 PM
Roger you are the greatest.What else can i say?


ALMICA
12/12/2006 | 06:03 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!
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