Roger Federer becomes most decorated Laureus winner


MONACO, February 28: Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer won his fifth and sixth Laureus statuettes, becoming the most decorated Laureus winner in history at the 2018 awards ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday.
Federer, the 2017 Australian Open and Wimbledon winner, claimed the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ and the ‘Comeback of the Year’ awards, reports Xinhua.
“This is a very special moment for me. Everyone knows how highly I value my Laureus Awards, so to win another would have been wonderful, but to win two is a truly unique honour.
“It was an unforgettable year for me, to come back after a very difficult 2016 and these Awards just make it even more memorable,” said Federer. Federer continued his hot momentum into 2018 as he defended the Australian Open title, before becoming the oldest ATP world No. 1 earlier this month.
Another tennis player, Serena Williams of the US, won the ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ award following her 23rd Grand Slam title at Australian Open. (Agencies)