ATP Awards: Djokovic Wins Player Of Year, Federer Named Fan Favorite
by Staff | November 19th, 2011
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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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7 Comments for ATP Awards: Djokovic Wins Player Of Year, Federer Named Fan Favorite

Stella Says:

Congrats to all three players for their well deserved awards!!!

London is waiting!!!


Stella Says:

I forgot to mention the Bryan brothers…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.

Well done!!!


skeezerweezer Says:

“The Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award was Federer’s seventh. Someday the award will be named after Federer.”

Yes, it will, and it should. Ooops…forgot…don’t want to put a damper on the ones that think Feds STILL ongoing achievements are tiresome.

Congrats to Fed as Top Fan Fav also……you da man.

@Stella thanks for giving the Bryan Bros. props. Doubles is the step child of Tennis, but they have turned it into there personal Castle. They are a blast to watch imo and too bad they don’t get the coverage they deserve.

Live to see the flying chest bump!


steve-o Says:

Congratulations Roger!


Kimberly Says:

The tournaments are responsible for the demise of doubles, or ATP or whatever. People complain about women only playing best of three, doubles they playa super breaker in the third and no ad scoring in many of the tournaments. In some ways it requires more skill, tact and thought than singles but it is on its way out. Much more popular at the clubs than singles as most club players don’t really have the fitness to play a real singles match. But with those rules, it clearly shows the organization doesn’t take it seriously so why should the fans,


KOSY Says:

… CONGRATULATES DJOKOVIC FOR A WONDERFUL SEASON, NADAL FOR BEING WHOM HE IS AND MOST ESPECIALLY TO MY MAN, ROLE-MODEL AND BEST, ROGER FEDERER… UR SPLENDID PERFORMANCE WILL CONTINUE IN ATP WORLD, UR AGE NOT WITHSTANDING… HOPING TO SEE U GREATNESS ONCE AGAIN IN D WORLD OF TENNIS NEXT SEASON…
ROGER, I RESPECT U AND HOPE SOMEDAY MY SON WILL PLAY LIKE U AND MUCH BETTER THAN U…
“ALL HAIL D KING OF TENNIS WORLD, ROGER FEDERER”
CONGRATS ONCE AGAIN.


ken sherwin Says:

When will Roger actually receive the awards?Id like to see a picture of him holding the awards.Its well deserved.

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