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Federer wins Laureus Award - world's best male athlete

RogerRocks
05-16-2005, 08:10 PM
:worship: :worship: :)

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/050516/3/4fsj.html

Dirk
05-16-2005, 08:12 PM
Thank god. He sure deserved it. Now onto RG.

mitalidas
05-16-2005, 08:14 PM
That's awesome
I was convinced they'd give it to armstrong after he announced it was his last year competing on the Tour

robinhood
05-16-2005, 08:21 PM
That's awesome
I was convinced they'd give it to armstrong after he announced it was his last year competing on the Tour

He'll probably get it next year then.

Sjengster
05-16-2005, 08:37 PM
:woohoo: And speaking as a Brit, nice to see that Kelly Holmes won the women's award as well. ;)

tennischick
05-16-2005, 08:38 PM
:woohoo: awesome. well-deserved :D

onewoman74
05-16-2005, 08:43 PM
Here is a pixs of Fed and Mirka...

Deivid23
05-16-2005, 08:43 PM
Pedrosa :shrug: :rolleyes: :o

tangerine_dream
05-16-2005, 08:44 PM
Magnificent, Roger :worship:

The Boston Red Sox, who last year won baseball's World Series for the first time in 86 years, won a special Spirit of Sport Award.

:rocker: :bowdown:

El Legenda
05-16-2005, 08:49 PM
The Boston Red Sox, who last year won baseball's World Series for the first time in 86 years, won a special Spirit of Sport Award.

:rocker: :bowdown:

F*CK the red sox and the cubs...cards fan here :sad:

lunahielo
05-16-2005, 08:51 PM
Terrific!
What a great thing for tennis!

aceit
05-16-2005, 08:54 PM
The Boston Red Sox, who last year won baseball's World Series for the first time in 86 years, won a special Spirit of Sport Award.

:rocker: :bowdown:
:boxing:

Sjengster
05-16-2005, 08:54 PM
Is that Becker behind Federer and Mirka in the third pic? It certainly looks like him...

mitalidas
05-16-2005, 08:55 PM
:woohoo: And speaking as a Brit, nice to see that Kelly Holmes won the women's award as well. ;)

the lone Sjeng supporter, and he's not even dutch?

onewoman74
05-16-2005, 08:57 PM
Is that Becker behind Federer and Mirka in the third pic? It certainly looks like him...

He's there also w/ some blond chick.

Sjengster
05-16-2005, 09:00 PM
the lone Sjeng supporter, and he's not even dutch?

Appalling, isn't it? Next thing you know someone will be saying that people have a right to support foreign players! How's the weather in Switzerland, BTW?

Blaze
05-16-2005, 09:02 PM
Appalling, isn't it? You'd think players had some sort of right to be appreciated by people outside their country! How's the weather in Switzerland, BTW?

nice one

mitalidas
05-16-2005, 09:06 PM
Appalling, isn't it? Next thing you know someone will be saying that people have a right to support foreign players! How's the weather in Switzerland, BTW?
relative to the current outlook, Switz weather has both sucked more and sucked less

London weather may be bad. But when it rains there, the grossness of rain is balanced with being in cool Brittanica
When it rains in Switzerland, the grossness is magnified by being stuck in high-price-world

RogerRocks
05-16-2005, 09:09 PM
He's there also w/ some blond chick.

Franziska Van Almsick (former swimming star)

Sjengster
05-16-2005, 09:10 PM
I ain't in London, and whatever "cool Britannia" is (ie, not much more than an empty marketing tool), on a cold and rainy afternoon where I have got soaked walking down to the train station it is noticeable by its absence. And if Switzerland is a high-price world, what on earth does that make Britain?

At least the Swiss have good food.

Space Cowgirl
05-16-2005, 09:15 PM
Switzerland rocks!

Boris Becker is on the Laureus comittee which decides on the winners, hence why he was there too

lucashg
05-16-2005, 09:51 PM
:woohoo:
That's a great award for Federer and tennis in general. Beating Armstrong and Schumacher is impressive, but then almost all he did in 2004, he deserved it. Congrats!

Was any WTA player nominated in the women's category? I thought that with all the hype Sharapova would get at least a nod.

GermanBoy
05-16-2005, 09:56 PM
He's there also w/ some blond chick.

:haha: :haha: You are hilarious! I love your humor! :lol: That is Franzi van Almsick and I fear telling you she is a German swimmer... :scared: Think she has retired... :shrug: She should have chosen another dress... :o

BTW, Mirka looks like Roger`s grandmother, she couldn`t find a dress that says even more: "Hello, I am a grandmother"... :rolleyes:

nermo
05-16-2005, 10:08 PM
Bravo Federer.. :) :bigclap: .he really deserves it..hope he gets it for years to come

{ hint:Mirka looked fine to me..}

gooner88
05-16-2005, 10:12 PM
Well done Fedex, you 100% deserve it
Also well done to Kelly Holmes for winning Sportswoman of the Year!

onewoman74
05-16-2005, 10:33 PM
:haha: :haha: You are hilarious! I love your humor! :lol: That is Franzi van Almsick and I fear telling you she is a German swimmer... :scared: Think she has retired... :shrug: She should have chosen another dress... :o

BTW, Mirka looks like Roger`s grandmother, she couldn`t find a dress that says even more: "Hello, I am a grandmother"? :rolleyes:

Thanks...my knowledge of swimmers is limited...Mark Spitz and that Aussie dude "torpedo" is the only ones I know.

sorry :scratch:

tennisman.
05-16-2005, 10:38 PM
Great news,but why he has so short hair nowdays?

oneandonlyhsn
05-16-2005, 10:58 PM
Federer :worship: :worship: he definitely deserves it. Awesome for Tennis too. Congrats to Kelly Holmes, she is remarkable.

Pea
05-16-2005, 11:42 PM
Congrats Rogi!:D

How many tennis players have won this award?

Sjengster
05-16-2005, 11:49 PM
Two others, both women - Capriati in 01, Serena in 02. Couldn't really argue with any of the three tennistic awards.

avocadoe
05-16-2005, 11:57 PM
sooooooo happy for Roger :) :) :)

onewoman74
05-17-2005, 12:01 AM
more pixs...

PaulieM
05-17-2005, 12:08 AM
congrats roger!! :yippee: looking hot in the tux too :hearts:

mandoura
05-17-2005, 12:26 AM
:worship: Roger.

mandoura
05-17-2005, 12:34 AM
congrats roger!! :yippee: looking hot in the tux too :hearts:

Absolutely, doen't he? What do you think of his hair Mooya, because, honnestly, I love it any length he chooses :inlove: .

bad gambler
05-17-2005, 12:59 AM
im just happy the prick shane warne didnt win the comeback of the year, for him to even be nominated for the award was a disgrace

well deserved awards to federer and holmes :yeah:

also happy that Petitclerc won the disabled sportsperson of the year, what she does is awesome

Bilbo
05-17-2005, 01:14 AM
Fully deserved and expected by me. :yeah:

TennisLurker
05-17-2005, 01:26 AM
well deserved

Whistleway
05-17-2005, 01:59 AM
One word - Wow.
Two words - Wow Wow.

liptea
05-17-2005, 02:33 AM
Roger Federer is my hero. :bowdown:

Art&Soul
05-17-2005, 02:46 AM
:banana: ROGI :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: That's my boy :hearts:

Hoostie
05-17-2005, 03:03 AM
im just happy the prick shane warne didnt win the comeback of the year, for him to even be nominated for the award was a disgrace

I toally agree. Shane Warne is the biggest piece of shit on this planet. (Obviously I'm not a fan :devil: ) Between the drug scandal, the phone scandal, the cigarette scandal and every other scandal he's been apart of, its still suprising that any sports awards would include him in the first place!!

Ruski
05-17-2005, 03:28 AM
That's nothing more to say!!!!
Who else like Roger dominates a sport in 2004? ;)

Fully Truly deserved this award!!!! :yeah:

Roger-No.1
05-17-2005, 04:58 AM
Congrats Roger!

Go Tennis!!!!!!

Carolinita
05-17-2005, 05:09 AM
Great! :yeah:
Roger deserve it :D

MissMoJo
05-17-2005, 05:20 AM
:yeah: and looking good as always :hearts:

yanchr
05-17-2005, 05:53 AM
Roger:woohoo::woohoo: Well deserving :bounce::bounce::banana::banana:

Congratulations TENNIS to have Roger as its No1 and its representative :bounce::bounce:

Mrs. B
05-17-2005, 06:50 AM
truly truly deserving... :yeah:

Congrats, Roger!

GermanBoy
05-17-2005, 12:52 PM
Thanks...my knowledge of swimmers is limited...Mark Spitz and that Aussie dude "torpedo" is the only ones I know.

sorry :scratch:

No problem, I think Franzi van Almsick found her dress in Wilma Flinstone`s closet... :rolleyes:

PaulieM
05-17-2005, 12:57 PM
Absolutely, doen't he? What do you think of his hair Mooya, because, honnestly, I love it any length he chooses :inlove: .
:ras: you know what i think. just give me a piece of tape....

babsi
05-17-2005, 01:02 PM
He deserved it - he did win it - so sometime things turn out right :)

Congrats,Roger :)




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There´s nothing wrong with being a loser -it just depands on how good you are at it
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

RogerRocks
05-17-2005, 01:33 PM
Two others, both women - Capriati in 01, Serena in 02. Couldn't really argue with any of the three tennistic awards.

add Safin - best newcomer 2001

Capriati also won best comeback athlete the year before she won best athlete

:)

Turkeyballs Paco
05-17-2005, 02:40 PM
Wow, congrats to Roger. He really plays beautifully, and there's nothing better than watching him play his best against a challenging opponent. And, this is obviously really great for tennis, too!

Doris Loeffel
05-17-2005, 03:42 PM
Concrats Roger!! Well deserved and hard fought for it!! Beating the likes of Schumi, Lance and Phelps ain't no nothing!!!


btw - I agree Mirka looks old maybe not soo much with just the dress but that Jacket iiiiiiii (Mirka you're not Jacky Onassis!! and the years of that look are well over it does make you old!!) Sorry but this had to be said it's usually not my style to moan about what ppl are wearing but here I just couldn't resist

Auscon
05-17-2005, 03:46 PM
well deserved

when was the last time a tennis player won the award?

joeb_uk
05-17-2005, 03:47 PM
:woohoo: And speaking as a Brit, nice to see that Kelly Holmes won the women's award as well. ;)
I dont think she deserve it to be honest (but i dont really follow womens sport to know of any athletes who would deserve it more). Everyone has over reacted to holmes's win (as usual in the uk).

Seraphim
05-17-2005, 03:53 PM
YAY!

Adman
05-17-2005, 04:47 PM
So he should I think that he deserves that award!!

PaulieM
05-17-2005, 05:43 PM
Concrats Roger!! Well deserved and hard fought for it!! Beating the likes of Schumi, Lance and Phelps ain't no nothing!!!


btw - I agree Mirka looks old maybe not soo much with just the dress but that Jacket iiiiiiii (Mirka you're not Jacky Onassis!! and the years of that look are well over it does make you old!!) Sorry but this had to be said it's usually not my style to moan about what ppl are wearing but here I just couldn't resist
yikes poor jackie o. she was quite stylish in her day, she's not what came to mind when i saw that outfit :shrug:
and once again, yay rogi!!! :D :yippee:

onewoman74
05-17-2005, 05:47 PM
All Mirka needed to do was take off the jacket...her dress was fine for the occasion. The jacket make her look a little dowdy and older.

Turkeyballs Paco
05-17-2005, 06:20 PM
Is she pregnant?

NATAS81
05-17-2005, 06:29 PM
Well deserved Rogi. Benchmark for tennis greatness :cool: :bigclap:

onewoman74
05-17-2005, 07:09 PM
Is she pregnant?

I hope not...Hewit's baby is enough for 05'

Nastase
05-17-2005, 07:10 PM
He really deserve it. Congratulations RF!

Sjengster
05-17-2005, 07:28 PM
I dont think she deserve it to be honest (but i dont really follow womens sport to know of any athletes who would deserve it more). Everyone has over reacted to holmes's win (as usual in the uk).

If winning an Olympic double isn't enough to deserve the award, I don't know what is. This is one piece of overreaction I'm entirely happy with, especially considering there won't be any more media pressure on her as she's retiring soon.

alexito
05-17-2005, 10:35 PM
this award is fake, for me the best sportsmen 2004 is michael phelps 6 medal gold, or lance amstrong 6 tour france or valentino rossi multiple champion

Rogiman
05-17-2005, 10:41 PM
If winning an Olympic double isn't enough to deserve the award, I don't know what is.

So I take it your first pick would be Massu...? :tape:

Rogiman
05-17-2005, 10:41 PM
this award is fake, for me the best sportsmen 2004 is michael phelps 6 medal gold, or lance amstrong 6 tour france or valentino rossi multiple champion

Where have you been, clay troll...?

Sjengster
05-17-2005, 10:43 PM
So I take it your first pick would be Massu...? :tape:

But Grand Slams are the pinnacle of achievement in tennis, where the Olympics are the pinnacle of achievement in athletics. :p

Agent X
05-17-2005, 10:50 PM
Nicolas Massu worlds best athlete :haha: :scared:

I suppose it would give hope to us all.

PaulieM
05-17-2005, 10:56 PM
Is she pregnant?
Oh God that would be my worst nightmare :scared: :bigcry:

euroka1
05-17-2005, 11:08 PM
That's splendid news. Recognition long overdue. Looking forward to some great tennis this summer from the No. 1.

blosson
05-17-2005, 11:37 PM
Congratulations to Rogi. He looks hot in his black suit. Very James Bond.

Mirka, money don't buy dress sense...

mitalidas
05-18-2005, 01:32 AM
"Record Books will have to be rewritten" Jonathan Overend of the BBC about our Roger

When I asked Roger Federer in Houston last year why he spends so much time speaking to the media, his first response was: "You guys make me laugh."

That was, of course, followed by a careful appreciation of his responsibility (as world number one) to promote the sport.

This was illustrated earlier this season in Melbourne when he was recording an interview for Sportsweek.

He offered to walk the length of a corridor and back again so the studio could check for the best mobile phone reception.

In Hamburg recently my radio chat with him was restricted to three questions.

Not ideal but Roger, being Roger, offered three thoughtful responses lasting just under three minutes. Perfect.

In my football interviewing days, you could ask 10 questions and still not get three minutes.

It would normally be "each-game-as-it-comes" nonsense from a gum-chewing player with half an eye on the bar or half a foot on the bus.

But Federer provides a magnificent relief. Here is a champion who is genuinely interested in those who show an interest in him.
He may get bored of the "can you win the French?" question or - even worse - the inconsequential enquiry "would you beat Sampras?" But he never shows it.

The news conference is a peculiar ritual, but Federer is the model professional.

Like the other players, he's contractually obliged to speak after every match but, for this multi-lingual clever clogs, that means in English, French and Swiss-German.

Chuck him a poser in ancient Greek and he'll probably surprise you with a lucid response.

I mention all this because he's just won Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus Awards.
He fully deserves it not just for his outstanding efforts on the tennis court, but also his exemplary attitude off it.

At a time when some tennis officials appear to be taking coverage of their sport for granted, Federer realises his duty to keep it at the forefront of the public conscience - worldwide.

And what a story he is becoming.

Twenty seven titles at the age of 23, four of them Grand Slam events, he's already won six this year and, most amazingly of all, he's won the last 19 finals he's played.

That sequence dates back to October 2003.

The last final he lost was at Gstaad in Switzerland in July 2003, the tournament immediately after his debut Wimbledon victory (yes, Juliette the cow and all that).
Jiri Novak doesn't have too many claims to fame but, the way things are going, he'll be regaling friends and family for years about the day he beat Federer in that final.

If he now wins Roland Garros, to complete the set of all four majors, columnists will need to grab for even more super-superlatives and the record books will be re-written.

Federer's trophy cabinet is getting severely clogged by oddly shaped glassware, and his earnings are getting silly.

But those feet which dance so fluently around the tennis court remain, in metaphorical terms, firmly on the ground.

That's the most joyful thing about this most deserving winner of the Sportsman of the Year accolade.

Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport1/hi/tennis/4553787.stm

oneandonlyhsn
05-18-2005, 06:07 AM
this award is fake, for me the best sportsmen 2004 is michael phelps 6 medal gold, or lance amstrong 6 tour france or valentino rossi multiple champion

Yay look the troll is back

federer_roar
05-18-2005, 09:57 AM
He looks like James Bond in the black tuxedo. :hearts:

Auscon
05-18-2005, 10:31 AM
also to note, even people in other sports can't beat Federer

tennischick
05-18-2005, 01:04 PM
also to note, even people in other sports can't beat Federer
noted :D :D

mitalidas
05-18-2005, 01:17 PM
this award is fake, for me the best sportsmen 2004 is michael phelps 6 medal gold, or lance amstrong 6 tour france or valentino rossi multiple champion
Naaah.... Nadal is better than all of these
He managed to beat Federer in 2004 - That alone is an noteworthy accomplishment and deserves a Laureus awawrd

tennischick
05-18-2005, 01:49 PM
Naaah.... Nadal is better than all of these
He managed to beat Federer in 2004 - That alone is an noteworthy accomplishment and deserves a Laureus awawrd
:aplot: :secret:

mitalidas
05-18-2005, 01:52 PM
:aplot: :secret:

:)
I like the :aplot: emoticon , never noticed it before
It summed up your reaction deadon ....

euroka1
05-18-2005, 01:54 PM
I agree that Nadal is the one to watch but he's not there yet. Looking forward to some great tennis from both players.

NATAS81
05-18-2005, 02:01 PM
I agree that Nadal is the one to watch but he's not there yet. Looking forward to some great tennis from both players.
Nadal will without a doubt win his own Laureus award somewhere down the line.

mitalidas
05-18-2005, 02:03 PM
I agree that Nadal is the one to watch but he's not there yet. Looking forward to some great tennis from both players.

there was just a touch of sarcasm in the Nadal-to-win-Laureus note above.... being as it was a response to alexto

PaulieM
05-18-2005, 03:33 PM
also to note, even people in other sports can't beat Federer
:lol:

Jogy
05-18-2005, 06:19 PM
:o :o :o :o :o

deserved? maybe
most deserved of all? no :o

The achievements of Armstrong was bigger. For Federer reaching only 20 percent what Armstrong has did in any four years of his career Federer would need to play until he is 40. Federer would need to win 50 Grand Slams for only get somewhere near what Armstrong is doing when winning one Tour de France.

surfpinky
05-18-2005, 06:22 PM
Way to go Roger :worship:
And he looked good in that tux :yeah:

Dirk
05-18-2005, 06:23 PM
It took Roger all year to do what he did. Lance had to only compete in a single event. You are just a Federer hater who can't see that this is deserved and good for the sport.

Jogy
05-18-2005, 06:27 PM
It took Roger all year to do what he did. Lance had to only compete in a single event. You are just a Federer hater who can't see that this is deserved and good for the sport.
Federer would needed to play 500 five set maches IN A ROW each lasting 6 hours to only get somewhere close the physikal level what Armstrong had to do winning this "single event", the biggest of all sports, that he won the last years consecutive. A one single event that go longer than Federer ever had to played in all his Slams wins and Masters titles together.

Good for tennis, bad for the decision because the better athlete has not won.

Dirk
05-18-2005, 06:30 PM
Well in that case no sport could compete with cycling. I guess we should give it to the Tour De France winner every year. Unless one of your favorite tennis players had a Federer like 04 year. :rolleyes:

Skyward
05-18-2005, 06:33 PM
Jogy, are you competing with Alexito for the most dubious post award?

Jogy
05-18-2005, 06:37 PM
I hope Armstrong gets it one more time for his ultra career after fought back from cancer desease. Only one award for such a career and win Tour de France in a row all the last years is not good enough.

Also the disabled sportsmen/women deserve more attention. Almost nobody talk about them.

Dirk
05-18-2005, 06:37 PM
Skyward this is just a big :bigcry: from Jogy.

mitalidas
05-18-2005, 06:39 PM
Federer would needed to play 500 five set maches IN A ROW each lasting 6 hours to only get somewhere close the physikal level what Armstrong had to do winning this "single event", the biggest of all sports, that he won the last years consecutive. A one single event that go longer than Federer ever had to played in all his Slams wins and Masters titles together.

Good for tennis, bad for the decision because the better athlete has not won.

I dont think the Laureus award is given for amount of physical effort spent, or one of the marathon winners from the Olympics would have won for sheer hours spent competing and training. And if that is your idea of who should win, then the winner of the Tour de France would win the laureus every year

Lance is a great competitor and he beat out the best in a big tourney
Roger did that as well, but many more times, and consistently. He also did something not seen in his sport for 20 years

MariaV
05-18-2005, 06:50 PM
I'm sorry I didn't have time earlier to come here and congratulate Rogi and his fans on this award. He truly deserved this.
:worship: :worship: :worship:

pinky
05-18-2005, 06:58 PM
Kenteris and Thanou should have taken the awards for their great duo performance, but well, it is not bad that Roger got it.... ;)

Jogy
05-18-2005, 07:49 PM
I dont think the Laureus award is given for amount of physical effort spent, or one of the marathon winners from the Olympics would have won for sheer hours spent competing and training. And if that is your idea of who should win, then the winner of the Tour de France would win the laureus every year
OK, I see your reason and I agree with you there are many more and the sport of those people is not enough respected. Marathon is one of many.

Lance is a great competitor and he beat out the best in a big tourney
Roger did that as well, but many more times, and consistently. He also did something not seen in his sport for 20 years
Yes, so has Armstrong done.
Consistently: six times in a row, many stages, every Tour day again
Roger did something his sport has not seen for 20 years? Armstrong did something his sport has NEVER seen before, six times Tour de France Champion, and all in row!

Federer deserves it, but Armstrong deserves it more with his winning streak in Tour de France.

Space Cowgirl
05-18-2005, 07:57 PM
If Armstrong wins the Tour de France again this year, he should be a cert for the award next year

euroka1
05-18-2005, 08:26 PM
It is always difficult to decide between top people in different specialities. It generally works out that each take their turn. I think Federer is right for this one this year (he is so far ahead of number 2!) and agree that it might well be Armstrong's turn next year.

Dushenka
05-18-2005, 08:39 PM
I ain't in London, and whatever "cool Britannia" is (ie, not much more than an empty marketing tool), on a cold and rainy afternoon where I have got soaked walking down to the train station it is noticeable by its absence. And if Switzerland is a high-price world, what on earth does that make Britain?

At least the Swiss have good food.


SO very true!! And we have real bread as well!! *wink*


smiles,
Dushenka

pinky
05-18-2005, 08:42 PM
OK, I see your reason and I agree with you there are many more and the sport of those people is not enough respected. Marathon is one of many.


Yes, so has Armstrong done.
Consistently: six times in a row, many stages, every Tour day again
Roger did something his sport has not seen for 20 years? Armstrong did something his sport has NEVER seen before, six times Tour de France Champion, and all in row!

Federer deserves it, but Armstrong deserves it more with his winning streak in Tour de France.

Don't forget it is athlete of the year... Armstrong just concentrates too much on le tour to my liking...
Winning 6 Tour de France is like winning 6 Wimbledon... now if you only win Wimby, it is great but not a phenomenal year.
What Roger did is like winning Le Tour, il Giro, la Vuelta and the world championship the same year...

Corey Feldman
05-19-2005, 01:22 AM
Cant wait to see this show on Tv tonight :yippee:

onewoman74
05-19-2005, 01:30 PM
I saw a clip of Fed receiving the award from Martina N. and Cuba Gooding. I think Cuba was more excited about Fed winning than Fed himself...it was so funny. Cuba was shouting out "My man won" and pumping his fist in the air when Martina opened the envelope it was so funny...who knew that Cuba was a fan of Fed?

misyou25
05-19-2005, 06:45 PM
what a shame...there are so many other BETTER male athletes and they choose HIM

RogerRocks
05-19-2005, 06:51 PM
Don't forget it is athlete of the year... Armstrong just concentrates too much on le tour to my liking...
Winning 6 Tour de France is like winning 6 Wimbledon... now if you only win Wimby, it is great but not a phenomenal year.
What Roger did is like winning Le Tour, il Giro, la Vuelta and the world championship the same year...

completey agree :yeah:

jtipson
05-19-2005, 07:08 PM
Cant wait to see this show on Tv tonight :yippee:

Just did :) Congratulations, Roger "007" Federer.

Daniel
05-21-2005, 11:51 PM
Congrats wonderful Roger :D :D