Federer Wins Three ATP Awards, Nadal Claims Comeback Player Of Year
by Staff | November 4th, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Despite a down season, Roger Federer received three honours in the 2013 ATP World Tour Awards while Rafael Nadal wins Comeback Player of the Year and can clinch the ATP World Tour No. 1 at this week’s ATP World Tour Finals.

Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a ninth time and by fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite for an 11th straight year. In addition, the 32-year-old Swiss has been named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time in recognition of his foundation’s support of children in Africa and Switzerland. Since 2003, Federer has won a record total of 27 ATP World Tour Awards.

As winner of Comeback Player of the Year, Nadal becomes the first to clinch awards in all the player-voted categories. The 27-year-old Spaniard won Newcomer in 2003, Most Improved in 2005 and Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship in 2010. He was also awarded as the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian in 2011 and can claim ATP World Tour No. 1 for a third time (2008, 2010) this week in London. Novak Djokovic kept his hopes alive in the battle for the year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking with his triumph at the BNP Paribas Masters title on Sunday.

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan sweep the doubles awards for a fifth straight year, taking home ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team presented by Emirates and ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite for a record ninth time each.

Players will receive their awards, crafted by Tipperary Crystal, in on-court ceremonies at The O2 throughout the week. The ATP Tournament of the Year awards will be announced in 2014.

2013 ATP WORLD TOUR AWARDS presented by Moët & Chandon

ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates
(determined by Emirates ATP Rankings)
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will battle for the year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking at this week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Both players are two-time winners of ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates, with Nadal claiming the honours in 2008 and 2010 and Djokovic in 2011-12.

ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team presented by Emirates
(determined by Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings)
Bob and Mike Bryan: The Americans will finish as the No. 1 duo in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings for a fifth successive year and record ninth time overall (2003, ’05-07, ’09-13). The 35-year-old twins guaranteed their year-end No. 1 ranking on 19 August, the earliest clinch by a doubles team. The Bryans won their 11th title of the season on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Masters, their fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy of 2013. They won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon – making them the first team to hold all four majors and the Olympic gold medal at the same time – and ended up just shy of completing the calendar-year Grand Slam with a loss in the US Open semi-finals.

ATP Star of Tomorrow Award presented by Emirates
(determined by Emirates ATP Rankings)
Jiri Vesely: This new category, replacing the player-voted Newcomer of the Year, is awarded to the youngest player who finished in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings (as of 28 October). Vesely, who began the season ranked outside the Top 250, broke into the Top 100 on 8 July – two days before his 20th birthday – and reached a career-high No. 78 by August. The Czech made his tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at Roland Garros and also won three ATP Challenger Tour titles from five finals.

Most Improved Player of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Pablo Carreno Busta: The Spaniard climbed from a year-end No. 715 Emirates ATP Ranking last season to a career-high No. 66 in 2013, beginning with an impressive effort on the Futures circuit that saw him win 35 straight matches and seven titles from eight finals. As a qualifier on the ATP World Tour, he recorded his first tour-level win in Casablanca, reached the Oeiras semi-finals and made his Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros. The 22 year old also excelled on the ATP Challenger Tour, going 4-0 in finals.

Comeback Player of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Rafael Nadal: After being sidelined for seven months with a left knee injury, the Spaniard made his return this past February and advanced to nine straight finals to start the season – reaching 13 total from 16 tournament appearances in 2013. Among his 10 titles, Nadal claimed his eighth Roland Garros crown, his second US Open championship, and a record-tying five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies in a single season. He also went undefeated on hard courts (26-0) through the Beijing final, when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic. Despite the loss, Nadal – who began the season at No. 4 in the Emirates ATP Rankings – overtook the Serbian at the top on 7 October.

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
(voted by ATP players)
Roger Federer: Fellow players voted the Swiss as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the ninth time and third year in a row. He also won the award six straight years from 2004-09. Juan Martin del Potro, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal were also nominated in this category.

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
(awarded by ATP)
Roger Federer: The 32 year old becomes just the third person to be named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time, joining Andre Agassi and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Federer, who previously received the award in 2006, supports children in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa and Ethiopia and his native Switzerland through the Roger Federer Foundation, established in 2003. This past February, Federer visited the Hlukani and Govhu crèches in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, which have been supported by Foundation partner READ Educational Trust since 2010.

ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ presented by Moët & Chandon (Singles)
(voted by fans)
Roger Federer: The Swiss has been voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record 11th straight year, receiving 56 per cent of all votes cast. Rafael Nadal finished second, followed by Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro.

ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon (Doubles)
(voted by fans)
Bob and Mike Bryan: The Bryan twins received 43 per cent of votes to be named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record ninth time. Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek came in as the second most popular duo, followed by Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjic.

Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award
(awarded by ATP)
Bendou Zhang: Shanghai-based Zhang is the tennis writer for TITAN Sports, China’s most successful sports newspaper. A journalist for more than 20 years, two years ago he became the first person from his country to join the International Tennis Writers’ Association.


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33 Comments for Federer Wins Three ATP Awards, Nadal Claims Comeback Player Of Year

Steve 27 Says:

ATP is like FIFA, the results are so obvious. I expect Ribery aka Scarface can win the Golden Ball. Another for Messi would be hilarious and Cristiano with the performances of Real Madrid, he doesnt deserve, either. Allez!


Humble Rafa Says:

The 27-year-old Spaniard won Newcomer in 2003,

I take care of myself well during injury. I rest and spend time playing playstation. I am not sure why I wasn’t nominated for the Humanitarian award. I treat myself fairly well.


madmax Says:

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
(voted by ATP players)
Roger Federer: Fellow players voted the Swiss as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the ninth time and third year in a row. He also won the award six straight years from 2004-09. Juan Martin del Potro, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal were also nominated in this category.

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
(awarded by ATP)
Roger Federer: The 32 year old becomes just the third person to be named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time, joining Andre Agassi and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Federer, who previously received the award in 2006, supports children in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa and Ethiopia and his native Switzerland through the Roger Federer Foundation, established in 2003. This past February, Federer visited the Hlukani and Govhu crèches in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, which have been supported by Foundation partner READ Educational Trust since 2010.

ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ presented by Moët & Chandon (Singles)
(voted by fans)
Roger Federer: The Swiss has been voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record 11th straight year, receiving 56 per cent of all votes cast. Rafael Nadal finished second, followed by Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro.

Roger Federer superstar.


roy Says:

i want to thank federer for all the humanitarian work he does in asia too. his millions in sponsorship money is generously funded by countless cheap labour sweatshops. those third-worlders just want to say thank you, roger, for greedily capitalising on the globalist exploitation system!

the Andre Agassi Hypocrite of the Year once again goes to:

SAINT ROGER FEDERER!


WTF Says:

“ATP is like FIFA, the results are so obvious. I expect Ribery aka Scarface can win the Golden Ball. Another for Messi would be hilarious”

Messi has the Ballon’dor locked up for the rest of his career.


Gordo Says:

Roy – really? Who should they have given it to you? Or when they award you the Uninformed Moron of the Year award does that preclude you from winning anything else?

Some people’s children…


skeezer Says:

9:03 post
What a crock post! Bury it in the usual “roy” dumpster. Got any facts to back thatup? NOT! Shhhhhhllllp. Heard that? The toilet was flushing a roy post again.

@madmax
Way to post FACTS to back it all up. Case closed.
Rafafanatics; Read. Study. Learn. Accept. Repeat.

Fed a Saint? Nah, just GOAT!

Allez Fed!


James Says:

I’m afraid, these awards are just another popularity contest.

Guys like Juan Martin Del Potro and David Ferrer deserve the sportsmanship of the year award more than Roger Federer IMO.

Roger deserves it more than Rafa and Novak but not more Daveed or Delpo.

One of the reasons why I don’t think Fed deserved the SOTY award:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uaxGY772CpI&guid=&client=mv-google&gl=IN&hl=en


James Says:

*not more than Daveed or Delpo


Emily Says:

Got to agree with you there James


Michael Says:

Congrats to both Roger and Rafa for bagging those Awards. When they are awarded to these players, the award gains respect.


Giles Says:

@ James. Wow, that looked quite deliberate. And he gets the SPOTY??
I still maintain – “RIGGED”. If he thinks he deserves the Award after that well, what can I say??


Giles Says:

^ SOTY not SPOTY


Giles Says:

@madmax. Have you seen the last two links @James was kind enough to post? What do you think?
Vamos Rafa!


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Agree with Michael congrats to both Roger and Rafa on their own individual awards,whatever catagory they fit in.


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Yeah congrats to Rafa/Roger on their awards blahdy blah,but i keep coming back to the whole charity humanitarium foundation thingy,why do celebrities and sports personalities have to be given an award for giving to charity,many of us mere mortals give to charities everyday but certainly dont expect awards or acolades,all gets rather irritating IMO,do it by all means but why the need for all the back scratching and feet kissing appeciation,all rather OTT.


I Love Tennis Says:

And i agree with Michael too … Congratulations to both Rafa and Roger, just be happy with your favorite’s accomplishements, awards or whatever recognitions came they’re way, stop complaining .. it won’t change a thing.


Giles Says:

Vamos Rafa! You worked very hard and thoroughly deserve your award!


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

He has worked very hard for his award im delighted for him well done Rafa,you,ve had a fantastic year,and good look today against Daveed,lets get some revenge.


hawkeye Says:

Skeezer Says:

Nah, just GOAT!

Who? TMF? No. However TMF himself and his faithful legion of fans shares your opinion:

“The French Open is always going to be hard as long as Rafa Nadal is around,” says the 32-year-old Swiss. “But on the other surfaces, if I am playing well, it’s more in my racquet than in anybody else’s racquet.”

This obviously implies he thinks hs’s the GOAT. Interesting but self-serving. Nothing new there.

Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe, Courier, Djokovic, Blake and Murray are on record as saying this is no longer the case.

I’ll side with those knowledgeable players.

Rafa is the Greatest of All Time. Vamos Rafa!


skeezer Says:

*scroll*


skeezer Says:

Jealous much?


hawkeye Says:

Your two posts are contradictory.

Too funny!!!

You’re welcome My fan. Humb1e.


Giles Says:

That statement from fed sure proves how lucky he was to bag the FO in 2009. Rafa out – fed in. Wonder if he sent Sod a thank you gift!


skeezer Says:

No, you know they were both directed at you.

Dis you kiss this?

“Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a ninth time and by fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite for an 11th straight year. ”

Read it, digest it, accept it. The fans, the peers.


hawkeye Says:

You either scrolled or you didn’t. Keep back pedalling. it’s quite funny.

Hmmm, I wonder who Murray (after Fed swore at him) and Stakhovsky (who Fed tried to drill with the ball out of frustration) voted for.

Who “counted” the votes, Moet or Chandon?


Giles Says:

The only one who voted was Stefan Edberg himself!


Leo Says:

Go Roger! 9th time?

More proof that he is the classiest tennis player of all.

Your peers know you a lot better than some dumb tennis fans with too much time on their hands. And they think you display the greatest sportsmanship. How wonderful is that!


hawkeye Says:

Leo, which one are you? Peer or “some dumb tennis fan”.

Curious.

Nadal Says:

“I am 100 percent sure that I missed you more than you missed me.” — Nadal to the London crowd.

Humb1e.


Patson Says:

I think it’s safe to say Federer will keep getting the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award as long as he’s playing, irrespective of his ranking.

No award for Nole ? What a joke.


madmax Says:

James Says:
I’m afraid, these awards are just another popularity contest.

JAMES! HIS PEERS. HIS PEERS. HIS PEERS. HIS PEERS. HIS PEERS. HIS PEERS. VOTED FOR HIM FOR ONE OF THE AWARDS! LISTEN CAREFULLY WILL YOU!

Guys like Juan Martin Del Potro and David Ferrer deserve the sportsmanship of the year award more than Roger Federer IMO.

Roger deserves it more than Rafa and Novak but not more Daveed or Delpo.

One of the reasons why I don’t think Fed deserved the SOTY award:

Emily Says:
Got to agree with you there James

November 5th, 2013 at 5:15 am

November 5th, 2013 at 4:59 am

Oh Dear, James and Emily. Really now?

May be you should have a look at this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnBi__R4Fs

Tell you what Giles, when you have answered my post about WHY RAFA COULDN’T CLOSE IT OUT, then perhaps we can have a discussion?

Hey Giles, what do you think about this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnBi__R4Fs

Oh Giles, James and Emily, what about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi370UlGfJU

So sure, Rafa is so sportsmanlike – not.

We could go on and on, but seriously guys. Don’t live in a vacuum pringle tube.

Oh ,here’s another one!

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2007/07/04/uk-tennis-wimbledon-nadal-accusations-idUKL043974920070704

There are so many to choose from, at least Federer doesnt take like 40 seconds to serve between service pts.


Emily Says:

just giving James a shout out on behalf of delpo, no rafa situation here


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Emily just to say Delpo played an awesome match yesterday against Gasquet,it was a real treat,absolute beautiful tennis,and lovely to see you still posting,please stick around.

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