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Golden Bagel Award

29.12.2006 | Tennis

Roger has again snagged the Golden Bagel Award, an achievement honouring the professional tennis player who has handed out more "bagels" (sets won 6-0), than any other player on the circuit. Roger has won the award two out of the last three years.


This light-hearted award helps underscore just how dominant the World No. 1 player was in 2006. Along with three Grand Slam titles, Roger dished out 18 bagels - up from the 11 he served up in 2004 when he won this award for the first time. By contrast, World No. 2 and 2005 Golden Bagel Award winner, Rafael Nadal only delivered 2 bagels in 2006 down from his 12 bagels the previous year.


Bagel co-creator Tom Suhler says, "The award is just for fun but it is an interesting statistic. As hard as it is to win a single set 6-0 against world-class players, it is unbelievable to do it 18 times and four of those were against Top 10 players. Federer handed out 10 bagels this year in Grand Slam events alone; three at the U.S. Open, three at Wimbledon, and four at the Australian.

The idea for the award came up one day in 2004 when Niclas Kroon and I were talking about how dominant Federer had been that year," continued Suhler. "We were discussing the two bagels Roger delivered during the finals of the US Open. Then the bright idea light bulb started to dimly glow in our heads and the Golden Bagel Award was born."


The final bagel counts for 2006 are: Roger Federer 18, Nikolay Davydenko 12, David Nalbandian 6, James Blake 5, Andy Roddick 4, Rafael Nadal 2, Tommy Robredo 1, Ivan Ljubicic 1.



About Golden Bagel Award

To qualify for the Golden Bagel Award, a player must either be ranked in the Top 8 of ATP singles players or participate in the year-end Tennis Masters Cup. The winner is the pro who captures the most 6-0 sets between January 1 and the start of the Masters. Davis Cup matches and incomplete sets are not counted. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) website is used as the definitive data source. In the event of a tie, the number of "fries" (6-1 sets) will determine the winner.





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01/09/2007 | 04:39 AM
Hi Roger,
Congratulations on 18 bagels. This has to be the most incredible award ever.
Have fun playing in Koolyong. A nice warm up to the OZ Open.
01/06/2007 | 06:36 PM
Heya King Fed !!!!!!!!!!

Just one sentence to describe your superb achievement of the most number of bagels !!


Woo Hoo !!!! Move over Roddick, May way for King FED !!! LOL

01/06/2007 | 03:57 AM
woww... this award is real something.. !!!
however .. glad that Roger is the one to give more protein to his opponents!!! Healthy Life!!
01/03/2007 | 09:54 AM
roger is the man! 2007 is going to be nothing! keep it goin big dog, peace
01/01/2007 | 08:23 PM
Lol hahaha AWESOME!
I <3 this award!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations babe!
01/01/2007 | 05:00 AM
Roger,Happy New Year!
Wish you the best!
01/01/2007 | 04:13 AM
Best of best wishes to the best of best tennis player for his best of best year!

Keep healthy, enjoying tennis, awards, life and family!
01/01/2007 | 02:19 AM
Dear Roger...Mirka an family....Wishing you all a very Happy New Year...Good health...Love...happiness and of course We are looking forward to ssee you playing and winning specially Wimledom and French Open and still a lot more to come....Blessings...Love
01/01/2007 | 01:10 AM
Dear Roger

I wish you all the best for the New Year and I am confident that 2007 will be better than 2006. You did so well. Please stay healthy and safe and continue your fantastic performance in all the tournaments you have entered.

Please take c
12/31/2006 | 06:31 PM
happy happy happy new year to Roger&Mirka !!!!
Come on to play Roger !!!!!!!
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