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Roger named 2009 ITF World Champion

22.12.2009 | Tennis

The ITF announced today that Roger and Serena Williams are the 2009 ITF World Champions. This is the fifth time Roger has been honoured, while Williams receives the award for the second time.


Roger Federer regained the world No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal after a record-breaking year which saw him complete a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros with victory over Robin Soderling in the final. He went on to surpass Pete Sampras by winning his 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon after a memorable final contest against Andy Roddick. Federer was also runner-up at the Australian Open and US Open, and helped his country retain its World Group status in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.


Roger Federer said: “It is an honour for me to be named ITF World Champion for a fifth time. It was an incredible year for me both on and off the court. To win my first Roland Garros title, break the all-time Grand Slam record and regain the No. 1 ranking is amazing. It means a lot to me to finish the year again at the top.”


The ITF’s selection of its senior World Champions is based on an objective system that considers not only performances in  the Grand Slam tournaments and respective tours, but also gives weight to performances in the two ITF international team competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.


ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “This has been another memorable year for tennis, with some outstanding performances by our World Champions. Roger Federer has truly earned his place in the history books, while the Williams sisters remain the strongest competitors on the women’s tour.”



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01/15/2010 | 06:57 PM
Incredibly proud as always! Well done!!
01/14/2010 | 05:50 PM
Dearest Roger,

A bit late.... absolutely aweseome - just like YOU are! Congrats.
Herzlichst von
Yvonne C R, NYC
01/14/2010 | 05:19 PM
congrats Roger!
u were awesome that year....
i hope u'll give your best even this year...
all the best honey...!
loads of love.....amy!
love u...
01/13/2010 | 11:08 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!!
Love you so much ,

Iranian princess
01/09/2010 | 11:36 PM
Congratulations Federer!!!
Only you can be named 2009 ITF World Champion, because you give more emotion for the tennis! It's not just a honour for you, but for all in the world! Keep it up in 2010, and show that you can more :p
Congrats to Williams too!
01/07/2010 | 01:40 PM
Absolutely no one deserves this award more than you do. You have shown young people. across the world, what hard work, determination and perseverance can achieve AND you have done it without losing sight of who you are and those who have helped you to ac
01/07/2010 | 12:10 PM
Congrats roger
you deserved it so much
I'm so proud of you and know you can do it again in 2010
01/07/2010 | 09:32 AM
01/07/2010 | 12:25 AM
Congratulations, again and again and again....never ends......
01/06/2010 | 05:12 PM
Roger you can do it's more
Go go gO
i love you
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