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Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

Out of the top 4 players, he's the only one who seems to hold a personal grudge (against Djokovic). He makes snide comments about the hawkeye system that no one else does and has returned to his racquet breaking ways. Meanwhile, Nadal is very respectful of Federer despite his decline. IMO, Nadal should have won it the last few years. The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

The pity vote? For Federer? Really?

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Yeah, I should have clarified. If they give the award to someone else, it makes the decline even more official.
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The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.
Why would they feel sorry for him?
Even if hes losing in the semis and finals of tournaments now its just a dream for 99% of pro players to reach a single grand slam semi.
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The only reason I can think of that he keeps on winning is because the other players feel sorry for him.

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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

who else follows the rules from top 4?
a few hints from the many..

take 40 secs to serve.
ball bounce.
fall like you got shot.

justin bieber is not the best in history.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

The voting is rigged for marketing reasons. Letting the most recognisable face in men's tennis win increases the chances of mainstream media coverage of the ATP Awards from absolutely not to a mere probably not.

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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

you guys tell me who deserves it from top players so i can roast you...(maybe gilles simon? but that's about it).

justin bieber is not the best in history.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

If Gilles Simon (or anyone else) won it, people would complain asking why Federer didn't win it.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

only Gilles Simon or maybe Del Potro...Federer is not a saint but he shows honesty out there.

justin bieber is not the best in history.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

I would actually add Roddick to that aswell tbh... Guy plays 100% fairly imo.
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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

looool..have you seen how duck treats umpires and ball kids?

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Re: Why does Federer keep winning the sportsmanship award every year?

Just give it to Ancic already.

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I would actually add Roddick to that aswell tbh... Guy plays 100% fairly imo.
good joke

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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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