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European Athlete of the Year

27.12.2009 | Tennis

Roger has been elected European Athlete of the Year 2009, making it his fifth overall title. The election is coordinated by the Polish Press Association (PAP), with a total of 18 news agencies participating.


The result was very clear as Roger (135 points) had plenty of room to Formula-1 world champion Jenson Button who came second (81 points). Roger had already been awarded the title during four consecutive years from 2004 until 2007. Rafael Nadal had received the award last year.


The further 2009 ranking:  3. Ole Einar Björndalen (NOR/biathlon) 73, 4. Sebastien Loeb (FRA/rallye) 56, 5. Blanka Vlasic (CRO/athletics) 51, 6. Alberto Contador (ESP/cycling) 50, 7. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/soccer) 42, 8. Pau Gasol (ESP/basketball) 41, 9. Valentino Rossi (ITA/motorcycling) 40, 10. Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR/athletics) 36.

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12/31/2009 | 01:07 AM
I wish You and Your family a very healthy and happy New Year, although I don’t think 2010 can not be better than 2009!
I also wish You keep breaking all the records that exist in tennis!
12/30/2009 | 11:10 PM
well done champ!
i'm so happy for you:)
Happy new year Roger!!!!
12/30/2009 | 09:42 PM
Congratulations my hero! It is very well deserved. Happy new year to you and Mirka and the girls. Here's to a successful '10 season.
12/30/2009 | 09:17 PM


There's no-one more deserving. In my eyes and in the eyes of millions of sports fans worldwide, you are the Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Decade, a rare individual and a fantastic role model.
12/30/2009 | 09:07 PM
Dearest Roger,

CONGRATS to you, my Champ!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and another successful New Year 2010!
Herzlichst aus NYC
Yvonne C R
12/30/2009 | 07:18 PM
Congratulations, Champ!

I wish you, Mirka and your beautiful girls a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year, although how 2010 can be any better for you than 2009 was remains to be seen!

Roger, keep breaking those records.
12/30/2009 | 06:40 PM
Good job Roger! Best of luck in 2010!
12/30/2009 | 06:19 PM
Great Roger!

This title has been correctly awarded to the greatest athlete of the year (Europe & all continents). You deserve it fully!

Bravo to you, lovely champ!
12/30/2009 | 05:03 PM
hy Rog i hope that you will win in 2010 the second title in roland garos and 4th australian open title.you will be my number 1 forever because of you i love tennis
12/30/2009 | 04:30 PM
Congratulation federer YOU deserve it