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Swiss Athlete of the Year

16.12.2007 | Off Court

Roger has been named Swiss Sportsman of the Year again after having won the award in 2003, 2004 and 2006.


He is only the second athlete after cyclist Tony Rominger to have received the trophy four times. "It's always an incredible feeling to win these awards from my home country, even if people always say I'm the big favourite," he said in a live video link from his training camp in Dubai on Saturday.


Our star said he was close to tears after being congratulated in video messages from former champions Bjorn Borg, Roy Emerson and Pete Sampras. Sampras, who still holds the record of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, told Federer to "have fun" breaking that record.


"It's amazing to hear messages like that," Roger said, "and of course breaking Pete's record would be a dream for me. "Everyone says I'm just two wins away and it will happen this year. Well, that would be nice, but I'm just concentrating on staying fully fit and fully motivated."

Borg, whose record of five straight Wimbledon victories was equalled by Federer this year, said he was sure the Swiss would go on to become the sport's greatest ever player.

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12/20/2007 | 04:19 PM
My Congratulations, dear Roger!! You're the best athlete in Suisse!!!
12/18/2007 | 11:01 PM
Maestro Herr Feddy,
A well-deserved honor for you to be Swiss Athlete of the year because Didier Cuche is (almost) equally deserving. Best of health to the both of you...kind regards jc
12/18/2007 | 08:50 PM
Dear Roger,
Herzlichsten Glueckwunsch zum wiedergewaehlten Sportler des Jahres! You are simply amazing and THE Greatest Tennis Player ever! Looking forward to watching you going beyond expectations in 2008!

Yvonne C.
12/18/2007 | 03:54 PM
Dear Roger,

You fully deserve this accolade! Please enjoy yourself again next year in your quest to break Pete's record.
12/18/2007 | 03:02 PM
Hi Roger, U doing a Great Jobs that make U entitle to hv this awards for the fourth times!!!
12/18/2007 | 10:54 AM
hey Roger great to hear that you have become the Swiss athlete of the year I am very happy to see that you have won this award and it's great honour for your God, fans,family,friends and as I've already told there are more bigger achievements in your life
12/18/2007 | 08:22 AM
Congrts my superman!

You did it again and make me happy.

thank you all of your successes.

I love you ssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much =)
__Forever Roger__
12/18/2007 | 07:01 AM
Congratulations Roger!

12/18/2007 | 04:36 AM
" WOW " Again u did it....It might have been a very gr8 feeling to get a award from ur home country... " CongartS "....Hav FUN n Enjoy ur holidays n " Best Of Luck" in advance so tht u can hav all the grand slam in this coming year '2008' that will be a
12/18/2007 | 04:09 AM
Happy for you. CONGRATS!
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