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Roger Federer: Tennis Player Wins ATP 2015 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

Roger Federer: Tennis Player Wins ATP 2015 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award

Zverev, Chung, Djokovic, Federer, Paire & Bryans Honoured In 2015 ATP World Tour Awards

Bob and Mike Bryan, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have been honoured in the 2015 ATP World Tour Awards. While the ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team presented by Emirates Award is still to be determined between four teams, all the other prize winners have been announced today.

Federer has been chosen by his peers as victor of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for an 11th time and by supporters as the ATPWorldTour.com Buffs’ Favourite presented by Moet & Chandon for a 13th straight year.

The Bryan twins are the receivers of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for their off-court philanthropy Bryan Bros, with their non-profit foundation, raising cash for dozens of beneficiaries. In addition they take home the ATPWorldTour.com Buffs’ Favourite presented by Moet & Chandon for a record 11th time and stay in competition for the ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team presented by Emirates.

Players will receive their awards in on-court services at The O2 through the entire tournament.
Well known writer Linda Pearce of The Age (Melbourne, Australia) is the receiver of the Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award while the ATP Tournament of the Year awards will soon be declared in 2016.

2015 ATP WORLD TOUR AWARDS 

(Established by Emirates ATP Positions)

Novak Djokovic: Djokovic also lifted the Beijing decoration among 14 finals.

Team Doubles

(Established by Emirates ATP Doubles Team Standings)

The Bryans have won the award 10 times total (2003, ’05-07, ’09-14).

ATP Star of Tomorrow Award

(Established by Emirates ATP Positions)

Alexander Zverev: This class in its third year, replacing the player-voted Rookie of the Year, is given to the youngest player in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Standings as of 9 November. The 18-year old German reached the Bastad semifinals and the Washington, D.C. quarterfinals. Year-old German won one ATP Challenger Tour title at Heilbronn.

Most Improved Player of the Year

(voted by ATP players)

Hyeon Chung: Year-old German also reached the Shenzhen quarterfinals and is now at a career-high of No. 51.

Recovery Player of the Year

(voted by ATP players)

Benoit Paire: Long months of inactivity in 2014 and a knee injury, found the Frenchman drop out of the Top 150 in the Emirates ATP Standings but in 2015 he created a dramatic revival. Year-old German got his first ATP World Tour title at Bastad in July to become the first player in 2007 since Steve Darcis to win an ATP Challenger Tour, ATP World Tour and ITF Future title in the exact same season. Year-old German is now at a career-high No. 20 in the Emirates ATP Positions.

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship

Roger Federer: Fellow players voted fifth year in a row plus the Swiss as the victor of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 11th time. He also won the award six straight years from 2004 09. David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson were also nominated in this group.

(Given by ATP)

Mike and Bob Bryan: The Californian twins have revealed the same dedication to their off-court philanthropy, with Bryan Bros, their not-for-profit foundation, raising cash for tons of beneficiaries. Tennis is right at the heart of what the brothers’ foundation does, as it “encourages the ideals of sport, and tennis specifically, to highlight the worth of hard work, commitment and perseverance”.

ATPWorldTour.com Buffs’ Favourite presented by Moet & Chandon (Singles)

Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal completed in second, followed Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray and by Novak Djokovic.

ATPWorldTour.com Buffs’ Favourite presented by Moet & Chandon (Doubles)

(voted by fans)

Fabio Fognini and Australian Open winners Simone Bolelli came in as the second most popular couple, followed by Jamie Murray and John Peers in third place.

Ron Bookman Media Superiority

(Given by ATP)

Linda Pearce: The Melbourne-based sports writer. As the longtime tennis that was leader writer for The Age, she’s since covered nearly 50 majors, along with multiple Olympic Games, four Davis Cup finals. She’s won prizes as a news and feature writer to multiple media.

 

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