After getting off to a winning start at the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, Roger Federer was presented with two awards by ATP CEO Chris Kermode. Named on Wednesday and presented Sunday, the Swiss maestro is the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 11th time, as voted by the players, and the ATP Fans’ Favorite Award for a 13th consecutive time, voted by fans across the world. On court at the O2 Arena, the man whom the prestigious award is named after, and now the Swiss maestro’s coach, Stefan Edberg, presented Federer with his Sportsmanship trophy. The two achievements in 2015 brings the 17-time grand slam champion’s total to a record 31 ATP World Tour awards.
“I enjoy getting awards, especially the ones voted on by the fans and my fellow players,” said Federer. “It’s a very nice moment once again in my career. I try to do it with style and of course I play hard with everything. You guys give it the respect and it’s very nice. Many other players deserve the awards as well and I’m very much aware that there are many other good guys out there. That’s why I’m still playing the game.”
“I’d like to thank the fans for voting and cheering for me, and coming out not just for my matches. Keep doing that in the future. This is one of the greatest tournaments we have on tour and I hope you enjoy today’s matches and I hope I see you next year, and following year, and the following year, and many more years.”
Source: ATP World Tour
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