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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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12/30/2009 | 01:28 PM
There was no doubt! Way to go, champ! Love you
12/30/2009 | 01:05 PM
Happy New Year Roger all the best to you always take good care of you. Well done you and you deserve the award xx Catherine Xx
12/30/2009 | 12:49 PM
It is great Roger . I wish you a happy new year :)
12/30/2009 | 11:52 AM
Congratulations Roger :)))
12/30/2009 | 11:35 AM
Great roger! We wish you have a better season in 2010!
12/30/2009 | 11:29 AM
Congratulations for you Roger ;)
12/30/2009 | 11:21 AM
Great news. Roger deserved it. You are the champ Roger.
12/30/2009 | 10:57 AM
Congratulations!Dear Roger!!!!I wish that you could get good result in 2010!!!!Come on!!!
12/30/2009 | 10:19 AM
congratulations Roger! we are all really proud of you...:) keep up the fantastic work, and good luck for your next few tournaments coming up soon, like the australian open!
12/30/2009 | 09:46 AM
... and I voted for you here too. : )

Vote for Roger, mates!

Vote for Roger!

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