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Old 03-26-2007, 11:59 PM   #1
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ATP Awards Video: Roger Federer - Different Class: Part 1 of 2

ATP Awards Video: Roger Federer - Different Class: Part 2 of 2

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I'm sure everyone has heard this tremendous news by now:

Roger has scooped a record four awards at the ATP 2006 Awards handed out in Miami!
  • ATP Player of the Year: for the third year running after claiming the US Open, Wimbledon and Australian crowns.

  • Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award: voted by his peers as the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship winner for the third consecutive year.

  • ATP Fan Favourite: Roger's fourth! More than 40,000 fans voted online, with Federer receiving 10,772 votes to finish ahead of Chilean Fernando Gonzalez (8,064) and Rafael Nadal (6,347). Way to go Us!

  • Arthur Ashe Foundation Award: His first and, I'm sure, means more to him than any of the other awards. This is for his charity's work in South Africa. Federer has been providing schooling and housing assistance for children in South Africa since 2004 and is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

Other winners:
  • Doubles Team of the Year: Bob and Mike Bryan

  • Fans' Favourite Doubles Team: Bob and Mike Bryan

  • Most Improved Player: Novak Djokovic

  • Newcomer of the Year: Benjamin Becker

  • Comeback of the Year: Mardy Fish

Note that this is almost a sweep of the singles awards! The only other award he could have possibly won is the Most Improved Player. But, that's just silly.

Let us share our thoughts and wishes.
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The Announcents on the ATP site. Has videos and the description of each award.

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Fan favorite Federer chosen as player of the year

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Roger Federer won a record four annual ATP awards Monday -- only one for his tennis.

Federer received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity and volunteer work in 2006. He received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, chosen by players, and was voted the fans' favorite award for the fourth consecutive year.

For the third year in a row, Federer was chosen player of the year. He won three Grand Slam titles in 2006 and has been ranked No. 1 the past 164 weeks.

Novak Djokovic was voted most improved player, Benjamin Becker was chosen newcomer of the year, and Mardy Fish was selected comeback player of the year.

Bob and Mike Bryan were chosen doubles team of the year and received the fans' favorite doubles award.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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Federer scoops record four awards
Roger Federer was honoured with a record four awards as the ATP 2006 awards were handed out in Miami.
The world number one was named ATP Player of the Year for the third year running after claiming the US Open, Wimbledon and Australian crowns.

He was also voted by his peers to receive the Sportsmanship award, and by the fans to win the Fans Favourite.

The Swiss 25-year-old also earned the Arthur Ashe Foundation Award for his charity's work in South Africa.

Federer has been providing schooling and housing assistance for children in South Africa since 2004 and is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

Other winners:
Doubles Team of the Year: Bob and Mike Bryan
Fans' Favourite Doubles Team: Bob and Mike Bryan
Most Improved Player: Novak Djokovic
Newcomer of the Year: Benjamin Becker
Comeback of the Year: Mardy Fish

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/spo...is/6497835.stm
Published: 2007/03/26 22:13:48 GMT
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Federer Hauls in Record Four Awards for 2006

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.— World No. 1 Roger Federer collected a record four awards for his outstanding performance last season as the 2006 ATP Award Winners were announced here on Monday.

A web vignette of all winners is available on ATPtennis.com at 3 p.m. EST Monday. Each winner received their Waterford Crystal award on-site during the Sony Ericsson Open.

Off court, Federer earned the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award. The Roger Federer Foundation has been supporting children in South Africa since 2004, providing school and housing assistance and two meals a day for 30 children in the impoverished township of New Brighton, near Port Elizabeth. Federer is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and late last year visited tsunami survivors in southern India on the two-year anniversary of the south Asia tsunami that claimed more than 200,000 lives.

The Swiss finished No. 1 for the third straight year, highlighted by an ATP-best 12 titles (most in a season since Thomas Muster in 1995). Federer's haul included three Grand Slam crowns for the second time in three years and four ATP Masters Series shields for the second straight season. He became the first player in the Open Era (since 196 to win at least 10 titles for three consecutive years and became only the fifth player since 1973 to end the year at No. 1 for at least three consecutive years. He was the first player to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a year since Rod Laver in 1969. Federer competed in 16 finals in 17 tournaments played and won a career-high 92 matches. He became the first player in history to surpass $8 million in a season. He won his third Tennis Masters Cup title.

For the third straight year, Federer was named ATP Player of the Year and he was voted by his peers as the recipient of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, presented by Stanford, for the third consecutive season. Just two others players - Edberg (1988-90) and Patrick Rafter (1999-2001) - have won the award three consecutive years. (Edberg also won the award in 1992 and '95; Rafter won the first of his four awards in 1997). For the fourth consecutive year Federer also won the ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite Award presented by Ricoh.

Bob and Mike Bryan finished as the No. 1 team in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race and are the ATP Doubles Team of the Year presented by Stanford for the third time in four seasons, winning 66 matches and an ATP-high and personal-best seven titles in 10 finals. The Bryans claimed at least five titles for a fifth consecutive year. They won the Australian Open and then completed a career Grand Slam by winning Wimbledon (in their seventh consecutive Grand Slam final appearance). They went on a 21-match win streak beginning at Wimbledon until reaching the Cincinnati final, taking in titles at Wimbledon, Los Angeles, Washington and Toronto. The Bryans were also winners of the ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite Doubles Award.

Serbian teenager Novak Djokovic, who climbed from 83 to No. 16 in the ATP Rankings and was the youngest player in the year-end Top 20, was voted ATP Most Improved Player of the Year. He compiled his best season by capturing two ATP titles (Amersfoort, Metz) in three finals and also made a breakthrough in Grand Slam play with a quarterfinal showing at Roland Garros. Djokovic led the ATP circuit with a 19-5 tie-break record.

For the second time in three years a German was named ATP Newcomer of the Year. Benjamin Becker, in his first season at the ATP level, made the biggest jump of any player in the Top 100 from the previous year, climbing 419 ranking positions to end the year at No. 58. The 25-year-old won nine ATP-level matches (despite not making his debut until Halle in June). In his second Grand Slam appearance he reached the fourth round of the US Open, ending Andre Agassi's career in the third round. German Florian Mayer earned the honor two years ago.

American Mardy Fish earned ATP Comeback Player of the Year after undergoing two left wrist operations in 2005, which saw his ranking drop to as low as No. 341 in February 2006 before climbing up the ATP Rankings to finish in the Top 50 at No. 47. Fish finished with a 22-18 record at ATP level - which included his second ATP title in Houston - and also won Challenger titles in Tallahassee and Surbiton.

For the fifth consecutive time, the Sony Ericsson Open was named the ATP Masters Series tournament of the year, while the Dubai Tennis Championships was voted the best International Series Gold Tournament for the fourth straight year. The Catella Swedish Open in Bastad shared or earned top billing for the fifth consecutive season as the best International Series tournaments, as voted by players.
The ATP’s Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award was presented to long-time British TV commentator and journalist John Barrett, who has written and broadcast tennis over 40 years. Barrett was part of BBC's Wimbledon team since 1971 until retiring after last year's Championships.

2006 ATP Awards Winners

Player of the Year: Roger Federer

Doubles Team of the Year presented by Stanford: Bob and Mike Bryan

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship presented by Stanford: Roger Federer

Most Improved Player of the Year: Novak Djokovic

Newcomer of the Year: Benjamin Becker

Comeback Player of the Year: Mardy Fish

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year: Roger Federer

ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite Player presented by Ricoh: Roger Federer

ATPtennis.com Fans' Favorite Doubles Team: Bob and Mike Bryan

ATP Masters Series Tourn. of the Year: Sony Ericsson Open - Miami

ATP International Series Gold Tourn. of the Year: Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai

ATP International Series Tourn. of the Year: Catella Swedish Open - Bastad

Ron Bookman Media Excellence: John Barrett [I agree on this one, too. Always enjoyed his commentary.]
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He could have won most improved.

2006 results better than 2005.
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Did they have a big ceremony like last year??


I'm very happy for Roger's awards. He deserves them.

Was this Benjamin Becker's first year on the tour?? I noted he got the newcomer award.
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He could have won most improved.

2006 results better than 2005.
He can be his own worst enemy sometimes. A 92 - 5, 3 slam, 4 TMS, 12 tourny year doesn't seem that much of an improvement stacked against an 80 - 4, 2 slam, 4 TMS, 11 tourny year. "Sure you won one slam more, Roger, but... tsk tsk.... FIVE losses? Disappointing."
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He can be his own worst enemy sometimes. A 92 - 5, 3 slam, 4 TMS, 12 tourny year doesn't seem that much of an improvement stacked against an 80 - 4, 2 slam, 4 TMS, 11 tourny year. "Sure you won one slam more, Roger, but... tsk tsk.... FIVE losses? Disappointing."
I certainly didn't look at it that way!!!
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Yet another award he won just a little while back...



Roger Federer receives his medal for being named the Outstanding Athlete of the Year by the United States Sports Academy (based on a world-wide internet election hosted by USATODAY.com)
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Congrat Roger!!!


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From the Canadian Press:

Federer wins a record four ATP awards


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Roger Federer won a record four annual ATP awards Monday - only one for his tennis.

Federer received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity and volunteer work in 2006. He received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, chosen by players, and was voted the fans' favourite award for the fourth consecutive year.

For the third year in a row, Federer was chosen player of the year. He won three Grand Slam titles in 2006 and has been ranked No. 1 the past 164 weeks.

Novak Djokovic was voted most improved player, Benjamin Becker was chosen newcomer of the year, and Mardy Fish was selected comeback player of the year.

Bob and Mike Bryan were chosen doubles team of the year and received the fans' favourite doubles award.
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Tennis champion Federer sweeps ATP 2006 awards

World No. 1 Roger Federer lifted four ATP awards for 2006 including a humanitarian honour for United Nations work.
The laundry list of accolades was announced by the ATP, with winners receiving their public congratulations at an on-court ceremony at the Miami Masters.
Like everything else in his game, Federer's four awards were a record.
The Swiss was voted as Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for his UN work as a goodwill ambassador in the tsunami relief effort.
Federer also has a personal foundation that has been supporting children in South Africa since 2004. It provides educational and housing assistance and two meals a day for 30 children in the impoverished township of New Brighton, near Port Elizabeth.
The Swiss finished No. 1 in the rankings for the third straight year, lifting a dozen titles including three of the four Grand Slams.
He became the first player in the post-1968 Open era to win at least 10 titles for three consecutive years and became only the fifth player since 1973 to end the year at No. 1 for at least three consecutive years.
He was the first player to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a year since Rod Laver in 1969, losing only the French Open to Rafael Nadal.
Federer competed in 16 finals in 17 tournaments played and won a career-high 92 matches. He became the first player in history to surpass $8 million in a season.
Federer was also named ATP Player of the Year for a third consecutive year and was voted by fellow players to receive the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
For the fourth consecutive year Federer also won the ATPtennis.com Fans' Favourite Award.

Bob and Mike Bryan lifted Doubles Team of the Year. Serbian teenager Novak Djokovic, who climbed from 83rd to 16th, was voted Most Improved Player of the Year.
Benjamin Becker, in his first season at the ATP level, made the biggest jump of any player in the Top 100 from the previous year, climbing 419 ranking positions to end the year at No. 5 and claim Newcomer of the Year.
American Mardy Fish earned Comeback Player of the Year honours.
The Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award was presented to long-time British television commentator and journalist John Barrett, who has written about the sport and broadcast tennis for over 40 years.
Barrett was part of BBC's Wimbledon team from 1971 until retiring after last year's championships.

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Federer hailed by ATP

World number one Roger Federer is guaranteed to leave Miami with an addition to his impressive trophy cabinet after winning a record four awards as the ATP 2006 accolades were handed out on Monday.
Federer, who is looking to become the first player since Andre Agassi to win three consecutive titles in Miami, was named ATP Player of the Year for the third year running after claiming the US Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open titles last year.
The 25-year-old Swiss ace was also honoured with the Sportsmanship award, voted for his his peers, and the Fans Favourite award.
Federer also received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award for his charity work supporting children in South Africa.

Novak Djokovic was named Most Improved Player, Benjamin Becker Newcomer of the Year and American Mardy Fish was hailed for his comeback from wrist surgery.
Fish slipped to as low as number 341 in the world rankings before climbing into the top 50 at number 47 with a second ATP title in Houston and Challenger titles in Tallahassee and Surbiton.
Serbian Djokovic compiled his best season by capturing two ATP titles at Amersfoort and Metz in three finals, while also finishing as the youngest player in year-end top 20.
Becker, in his first season at ATP level, climbed 419 ranking positions to end the year as world number 58 despite not making his debut until June.
The German, in his second Grand Slam appearance, also ended Agassi's career in the third round of the US Open

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