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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 | 12:38 PM
This is really cool! :D
12/29/2006 | 12:30 PM
Congratulations Roger!!! Youve got it again! Keep up the good work idol. Advance Happy New Year
12/29/2006 | 12:08 PM
wow!!!!! amazing roger!!!!!!!!!!!!

another achievement,not surprising!!!
lol.....all the best hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/29/2006 | 11:57 AM
Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!
Rogiiiiiiii ,1 more award!
This is just more than fantastic award!!!
you have baked much bagels this yeaar..Thanks for such delicious ones!:-D

and i am sure you have recieved countless award this year
12/29/2006 | 11:54 AM
fedtastic Rogi ! :D Congratulations! Golden Bagel Awards... great! haha we always count them!!

-for fun, but an interesting statistic- YES ! ;)

12/29/2006 | 11:45 AM
Dear Federer;
Congrats.Yet another award-"Golden Bagel"
Do you remember how many awards you got this year.If you can say correctly we will give you an award for your sharp memory .can you accept the challenge?If so be ready for the contest.Fantastic Fe
12/29/2006 | 11:35 AM
I can just say congratulations
12/29/2006 | 11:33 AM
Great Roger Congratulations to win another award

kind Regards

Haseeb Ansari
12/29/2006 | 10:45 AM
cool rogi!!! what a award :p ! fantastic! 18 bagels :p! 'congrat's'
12/29/2006 | 10:37 AM
Congrats Roger !
I didn't know that you are also the creator of new awards for tennis
You are fantastic !
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