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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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12/30/2006 | 08:18 PM
Rogi you are the best!!!!!!!!
XXXX
12/30/2006 | 04:13 PM
I love bagels and fries, but the best ones are cooked by you, Mr Federer.
Encore bon appétit en 2007!!!!!!
12/30/2006 | 02:34 PM
CONGRATS MAAAN!!
UR MA ROCKER!!!!
shh..genuis at work...
JUMANA

swiss freams everyone
12/30/2006 | 11:56 AM
hy
congratulation Roger!!!
gogogogog
:):(L)
12/30/2006 | 11:34 AM
Fantastic Roger!!!
What a great year for you,

So I wish you a happy new year... and become the bestest best in the world!!!
12/30/2006 | 11:33 AM
Congratulations Roger on the prestigious Bagel award! I will eat a bagel tomorrow and think of you.
Good luck for the Aussie Open! I will be there cheering you on.
12/30/2006 | 11:27 AM
Congratulations Roger
i miss you
XXX

12/30/2006 | 11:10 AM
THE OUTSTANDING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR!!!!! WOW!!! GO AHEAD, CHAMPION....MAY GOD OFFERS U A 2007 AMAZING SEASON.......UR BIG FAN, ANA-MARIA
12/30/2006 | 10:32 AM
Congrats Roger,

I am huge fan of you ..i collect all colums and editorials posted on you in most of the indian papers....

one more fentastic year has passed you ...and ..i wish you all the best for 2007...

may this
12/30/2006 | 10:04 AM
hi rogi,
congrats!!!!! good idea of rogi's bakery.


bonu
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