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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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12/25/2009 | 12:39 PM
Fully deserved :)
12/25/2009 | 09:36 AM
many congrats roger on yet another recognition that u so rightly deserve !
u always make ur fans proud !!
keep smiling :)
love
stuti
12/25/2009 | 12:59 AM
Wonderful and well deserved!! I got a tennis ball with your autograph on it for a Christmas gift..my favorite gift of this year!! you and the family look terrific..made me so happy to see.Merry Christmas and a SUPER 2010!! Tons of love,martha B.
12/24/2009 | 10:38 PM
Hi Rog!
You deserve it with no doubt.
Conratulations our dear champ. Enjoy it & enjoy your vaccation too. Merry Christmas.
12/24/2009 | 09:59 PM
WAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, YOU ARE THE BEST, I ALWAY KNOW THAT AND ALWAYS I ESTATE MY OPINION OF YOU, YOU DONT HAVE COMPETICION YOU HAVE SIMPLY THE BEST TENNIS PLAYER I HAVE SEEN. I LOVE ROGI FOR YOU VERETHING THA YOU NEED. MY HEART IS WITH YOU AND OBVIU
12/24/2009 | 08:32 PM
The best deserve the best things. I think I speak for everyone when I say I am proud to be your fan, because you are as incredible on court as you are off court. You are a true champion and a man with soul. Your modesty and cool behaviour are a true inspi
12/24/2009 | 08:05 PM
Congratulations Roger!!

You thoroughly deserve this award as you are the world champion, the best tennis player and gentleman to ever walk this earth!!

May you enjoy this triumph that you have definately earned!!

Can't wait to see you play next s
12/24/2009 | 06:15 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations! Thank you for a wonderful year. You deserve everything good in life.
Much love,
M.
12/24/2009 | 05:35 PM
oh ......no
really therer are no words describe what you are roger..

you are incredible man .....

you are the legend of all times

congrats.........
12/24/2009 | 05:00 PM
Congratulations, Roger!