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ATP European Player of the Year

23.12.2004 | Tennis

Monte Carlo, Monaco Roger has won the ATP European Player of The Year Award for 2004 as voted by the European ATP tournament directors. Roger claimed the honour for the second consecutive year after a stellar season that included winning the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race, three Grand Slam titles, the Tennis Masters Cup and three ATP Masters Series crowns. Rogers 11-title haul in 2004 - the most since Thomas Muster won 12 in 1995 included ATP Masters Series Hamburg, Halle, Wimbledon and Gstaad on European soil.




The ATP European Player of the Year Award is based on diverse criteria such as the final INDESIT ATP Race position, attitude towards media and sponsors, cooperation with, and support of, the European events. Spain's Carlos Moya won the inaugural award in 2002.


Roger said: It has been an incredible year and receiving all this recognition makes me realise even more what I have achieved. This is my second consecutive European player award and I would like to thank all for their support."


Roger has collected several awards after his banner season. Recently he was named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, Switzerlands Athlete of the Year and Swiss of the Year as voted by viewers of Switzerlands equivalent of the Oscars.


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