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Federer wins Swiss Athlete of Year Award for fifth time
December 18, 2012
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Basel: Tennis great Roger Federer has received the Swiss Athlete of the Year award for the fifth time.

Federer, 31, also clinched the award in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

“There is nothing more wonderful than receiving standing ovations in Switzerland,” Federer said on his website Monday.

“I do hope I can continue to spark emotions.”

Federer won his 17th Grand Slam title in 2012  and conquered new heights in breaking Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as world No.1, stopping at 302.

Federer has also won one gold medal in Olympics. He achieved the feat in Beijing Olympics in doubles with countryman Stanislas Wawrinka.

Switzerland’s Olympic triathlon champion Nicola Spirig was named the female Athlete of the Year.

Indo-Asian News Service

 

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