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Post by bogbrush Yesterday at 7:43 am

Pretty much a tap in for Fed there who surpasses Ali & Bolt with a 4th BBC award.

Not exactly a big deal but it underlines how much goodwill there is towards the Maestro.

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Post by noleisthebest Yesterday at 8:31 am

Yes, there is only one Maestro.

And reading:

https://www.sport24.co.za/Tennis/ATPTour/federer-next-season-wont-be-my-last-20171214

gave this grey day a  cheerful start. smiley


“I currently intend to continue to play for a longer period, hopefully for a few more years,

Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open are cornerstones, everything which lies between we'll take it from there.
We'll only step on court if we are 100 percent fit,
....

I wonder how (Novak) Djokovic, (Andy) Murray, (Stan) Wawrinka, (Kei) Nishikori and (Milos) Raonic will come back,
That will have an impact. I'm assuming that one of those players will also tear up ropes.
I won't probably live the same emotions as 2017. But I have been able to surprise myself for all these years, so I hope to have good moments again.
It's (2017) been a massive year - perhaps my favourite! If 2018 is half as successful, then I'll be happy."


So clearly wants to keep Nadal’s pursuit of slam hauling in check.
And maybe even take part in the next olympics, wherever they are...Yikes

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Post by Tenez Yesterday at 8:46 am

Yes it is good. Though the competition (shortlisted by the BBC) was not too fierce on that occasion.

I am not surprised it is "perhaps his favorite year". Beating Nadal 4 times has a lot to do with it. I suspect had he managed to stay healtthy last summer and eneded up number 1, it certainly would have been his best year!

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Post by noleisthebest Yesterday at 8:50 am

I dunno about Federer, but that AO 2017 was certainly my facourite slam of his.
Ot was in alesgue of its own.

No wonder he took Norman to the mountain top!

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Post by bogbrush Yesterday at 10:43 am

The AO was very hard, Wimbledon in hindsight was easy (though what a tragedy it could have been had Berdych sneaked those tie-breaks!). There's no comparison in accomplishment but Wimbledon was all about #8 and so on, it was a career accomplishment rather than an annual one.

Yes, the sadness of the Cincinnatti back, without which #1 would have been more or less a shoo-in. Ah well.....

The competition for the BBC award was truly dire (though forced to some extent by the desperate need to be "diverse"). I bet Federer got something like 85% of the votes, with the remainder driven by SJW impulses. To be honest I could only have imagined Nadal being a fair competition but even then it wouldn't have been close.

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Post by legendkillar Yesterday at 2:23 pm

I did actually vote for him Cool

No way was I seeing that cheating git Brady win it!

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Post by noleisthebest Yesterday at 6:16 pm

Btw, what is the value of this “title” or award?

Do they exist in other countries?


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Post by bogbrush Yesterday at 6:29 pm

Nothing really, the BBC has done a Sports Personality for a British sportsman award for many decades and it has some respect for sure. They have done an Overseas award too and winning this Federer has become the only person to win it four times.

Djokovic and Nadal each won it once.

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Post by noleisthebest Yesterday at 8:22 pm

I suppose this is more for the UK.

The ones I remember meant something at the end of the year were “Golden boot” for best footballer and Sportsman of the year by L’Equipe.

And now I suppose Laureus Award has decent weight.

But the most globally acknowledged awards are probably winners of:

Wimbledon
World Cup in football
Olympic 100m race

The rest is more or less just padding.

p.s.

And of course, who becomes “Sir” !

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