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by Press Release | 05.11.2012

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and the No. 1 duo of Bob and Mike Bryan each take home a pair of honours in the 2012 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon.

Djokovic, who receives the ATP World Tour No. 1 award for a second straight year, has also been selected as the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for his contributions through the Novak Djokovic Foundation, his role as a UNICEF ambassador and other charitable ventures.

Defending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals champion Federer continues his domination in two categories respectively selected by his peers and fans, taking his total to 24 ATP World Tour Awards since 2003. The 31-year-old Swiss collects the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the eighth time, and extends his reign as the Fans’ Favourite presented by RICOH to a record 10th straight year.

The Bryans have also been named repeat recipients of two doubles awards: ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team and Fans’ Favourite. The 34-year-old twins have now won each award a record eight times.

The trio will be presented with their trophies in on-court ceremonies this week at The O2. The Ron Bookman Media Award and ATP Tournament of the Year Awards will be announced at a later date.


Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (voted by ATP players)

Roger Federer : Fellow players voted the Swiss as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the eighth time and second year in a row. He had won the award six straight years from 2004-09 before Rafael Nadal broke the streak in 2011. Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer were also nominated in this category.

(Singles) Roger Federer: The 31-year-old Swiss has been voted Fans’ Favourite presented by RICOH for a record 10th straight year, receiving 57 per cent of all votes cast. British No. 1 Andy Murray finished second, just ahead of Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
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