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Roger lauded by peers & fans

25.03.2009 | Off Court

Roger continues to shine as the fairest and most popular player on the ATP World Tour after the 2008 ATP World Tour Awards were announced in Miami today. Fellow players voted Roger the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a record fifth consecutive year. Only Edberg himself won the award five times (over eight years). And in a poll of fans, Roger for the sixth consecutive year was voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite.

 

Of his dual honours, Roger said: “It is great to receive two more awards. It is always important for me to be a good sportsman on the court and give the right example for others to follow and hopefully inspire the next generation. It also means the world to me to be the fans’ favorite player for the sixth year in a row. The support I receive from the fans around the world is so motivating and it is humbling to receive this award once again."

 

 

The full list of 2008 ATP Awards winners:

 

Player Of The Year: Rafael Nadal

Doubles Team Of The Year: Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year: James Blake

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: Roger Federer (Fellow players voted the four-time ATP World Tour Champion the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a record fifth consecutive year. Edberg is the only other player to have won the award five times (over eight years))

Most Improved: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Newcomer of the Year: Kei Nishikori

Comeback Player of the Year: Rainer Schuettler

ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favourite (Singles): Roger Federer (Admired for his work on and off the court, Roger Federer continues to be admired by millions of fans around the world, who have voted the four-time ATP World Tour Champion the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite for a record sixth consecutive year. Federer received 26.6 percent of all votes, followed by Rafael Nadal (22.8%), Novak Djokovic (7.8%) and Fernando Gonzalez (6.2%))

ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favourite (Doubles): Mike & Bob Bryan

Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award: Alan Trengove

 

 

With kind permission by the ATP

 
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10/26/2009 | 06:54 AM
The world loves u Roger...
04/13/2009 | 09:10 PM
Keep racking up the awards bro!
04/13/2009 | 10:47 AM
Congratulatios....hopping that more awards will be given to you....
04/13/2009 | 03:05 AM
You are a great sportsman. And you are deservedly the most popular. Also good luck with your marriage to Mirka.
04/12/2009 | 03:16 PM
Way to go, Roger!

You truly are a great role model not only for aspiring young athletes but to everyone. To be voted by your fellow tennis players and fans as a great sport and an excellent example just indicates that you are truly in a league of your
04/12/2009 | 02:50 AM
congratulations rog!
you're the best..
just peRFect
i love u
04/10/2009 | 11:52 AM
i am so pleased for you - breaking a racquet just means you are human after all - all love
04/10/2009 | 02:06 AM
Wow!
Congratulations for your awards!
You're amazing!
No words for it!
04/09/2009 | 11:10 PM
only you deserve it!
04/09/2009 | 04:40 PM
Congrats Rog! Play well...
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