ATP Awards: Djokovic Wins Player Of Year, Federer Named Fan Favorite
The ATP announced its 2011 Award Winners and no surprise Novak Djokovic took home the Player of the Year honors.
Roger Federer collected two awards including ATP Fan Favorite and for Sportsmanship. The Swiss beat out Djokovic, who finished second, and the third-placed Rafael Nadal for this ninth straight Fan Favorite distinction.
The Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award was Federer’s seventh. Someday the award will be named after Federer.
“One of the reasons why I play this wonderful sport is for my fans so I would like to thank them once again for their continued support,” said Federer. “It really is so amazing and means the world to me. It’s also gratifying to be recognised by my fellow players for exhibiting fair play on and off the court. The award is named after Stefan Edberg, one of my childhood idols, so it is even more special.”
Nadal won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charitable efforts with the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which provides opportunities for socially disadvantaged youth.
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan also picked up a pair of awards, ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team and ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by RICOH, for a record seventh time each.
The full list of 2011 ATP Award Winners:
ATP World Tour No. 1: Novak Djokovic
ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team: Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan
Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: Roger Federer
Comeback Player of the Year: Juan Martin Del Potro
Newcomer of the Year: Milos Raonic
Most Improved Player of the Year: Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year: Rafael Nadal
ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favorite: Roger Federer
ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite Double’s Team: Bryan Brothers
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