Roger Federer wins prestigious ATP award for 19th consecutive year
Despite missing the second half of the season through injury, Roger Federer has still won this prestigious ATP award for a record-extending 19th time.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion played just 13 times this season after he underwent knee surgery following his heavy Wimbledon defeat to World number nine Hubert Hurkacz in early July.
As such, Federer was forced to withdraw from the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics and miss the remainder of the season.
As a result of his absence, Federer dropped out of the ATP top ten for the first time since January 2017 following results at the Indian Wells Masters back in October. He currently finds himself ranked 16th in the World.
The 40-year-old great also discussed the possibility of retirement with his coaching team during his recovery, but decided to continue competing at the highest level.
At this year’s ATP Awards, the Swiss Maestro won the ATP Fans’ Favourite Award for a record-extending 19th time. Federer has earned this title for 19 consecutive seasons, meaning he has won it every year since 2003.
This brings his total ATP Awards haul to 40. Federer has won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, an award voted for by fellow professionals, a record 13 times as well as being crowned the ATP number one five times.
Federer is also a two-time winner of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award and was named as the Comeback Player of the Year in 2017.
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