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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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12/31/2006 | 05:50 PM
hi roger!happy u receive this interesting award.
It's new year now here in China hope u will have a perfect year in 2007!!!
Best wishes!
12/31/2006 | 05:40 PM
it's 40 mins past 12 here in the Philippines. Happy New Year Roger!! And may 2007 bring you more blessings and happiness!!

happy new year too to your family, Mirka, Tony, and the rest of the gang!
12/31/2006 | 02:44 PM
Congratulationes Rogy!!!U are the best...kiss sweetie!!!
12/31/2006 | 02:13 PM
congratulations roger!
another great award..this proved your dominance this year!..may you receive many more awards..
stay healthy!..luv ya..mwah!..n_n
12/31/2006 | 08:04 AM
roger is not only great, but he's also very generous. bagels for either lunch or dinner, right? :) too bad, no tennis game is on for breakfast.
12/31/2006 | 07:42 AM
Can't agree more with fellow fan "kuetschuek" who has described exactly my feelings!

Love and best wishes
from Rainbow YH of Hong Kong
12/31/2006 | 03:29 AM
Hi Roger,

You are very deserving of all the awards you have been bestowed on. I congratulate you on a great 2006. I am praying for more great years for you. Thank you for being such a great tennis player and treat human being. I really appreciate a
12/31/2006 | 02:18 AM
WoOoOoOoOoOoW!!!! Federer... congratulations for more one victory!!!! 18 in 2006??????????? You're really the best, there's nobody better than you!!! More once, congratulations!!! 2007 is coming, it's very close and I'm sure your star will shine even more
12/31/2006 | 02:05 AM
Congratulations, Roggi, you are the best....
12/31/2006 | 02:04 AM
Congratulations, Roggi, you are the best....
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