Roger Federer was in typically gracious form as he accepted no less than three awards at the ATP World Tour Awards.
Federer, who at 36 won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017, was named Comeback Player of the Year, Fans’ Favourite and also won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
But after a year which saw his old nemesis Rafa Nadal also return from a difficult period to win the French Open and US Open, Federer said he wished he could share the award with his rivals and friends on the ATP Tour.
Here’s that quote in full:
[It’s] been a great year for sure. I had a good year on and off the court. I try to represent the game in the best possible way. But I am by far not the only guy. There are so many guys who carry themselves so well on and off the court. In some ways, I feel I could share all these trophies with everybody. But of course I am very grateful to take them.