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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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12/29/2006 | 08:45 PM
Bravo! The Roger Bakery Cooks it again!!!
12/29/2006 | 08:35 PM
Go Roger go Roger....
you will always be the best.
Love you,
Lana -oxxo-
12/29/2006 | 07:45 PM
Why am I not surprised? Just one more stat to add to the magic that is ROGER. What will they come up with next? Whatever it is, I'm sure Roger will win it.
12/29/2006 | 07:22 PM
To The Bagel King Roger,

Congrats roger i know this is a bit of fun but it's worth saying you are fantastic when it comes to handing out the bagel as they say and against top 10 players you are the best at everything that you do well done babe,

12/29/2006 | 07:09 PM
you bagel machine!
12/29/2006 | 06:51 PM
Congratulations my Champ
May your Reign continue
May you come out of the gate in 2007
At Kooyang on Fire!
May you successfully defend your title
At the Aussie Open!
Where I shall see you There . . . .
A fan para siempre!
Oaktown Anna.
12/29/2006 | 06:34 PM
hahahahahh this is funny!!!!
12/29/2006 | 06:27 PM
Hi Roger,
I realize this award is just for fun but it really does point out how you are head and shoulders above the rest of the group!
Congratulations! I can't wait for the 2007 season to begin so I can see you play again. I have several dvd's of your
12/29/2006 | 06:25 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulation on another award. Even though this one is just for fun, it still shows how dominate you are in the tennis courts. The sweetest bagel thie year is the one that you gave Nadal at the Winbledon final. I will never forget that
12/29/2006 | 06:05 PM
All this talk about bagels is making me hungry. It's not good for my hips, Roger! :/

It was nice to see you hand one out in person, though. :)

Happy New Year!

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