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April 28 2013

perfecttennis
perfecttennis

Federer's Awards

  • 4x Laureus Sports Award, World Sportsman of the Year (2005-2008)
  • 5x ITF Player of the Year (2004-2007, 2009)
  • 3x L’Equipe’s Champion of Champions (2005-2007)
  • 10x Fan’s Favorite, ATPWorldTour.com (2003-2012)
  • 8x Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (2004-2009, 2011, 2012)
  • 1x Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year (2006)
  • 1x Swiss of the Year (2003)
  • 5x Swiss Athlete of the Year (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012)
  • 1x Swiss Team of the Year, together with Stanislas Wawrinka (2008)
  • Special edition stamp by Swiss Post (2007, as the first person still alive)
  • Special edition stamp by Austrian Post (2010)
perfecttennis
Sometimes you're just happy playing. Some people, some media unfortunately don't understand that it's okay just to play tennis and enjoy it. They always think you have to win everything, it always needs to be a success story, and if it's not obviously what is the point. Maybe you have to go back and think, Why have I started playing tennis?  Because I just like it.  It's actually sort of a dream hobby that became somewhat of a job.  Some people just don't get that ever.
— Federer
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Federer Madness
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