Swiss Tennis star Roger Federer becomes Laureus Awards’ most Decorated Athlete by scooping two top gongs.Federer was crowned ‘Sportsman of The Year’ and the ‘Comeback of The Year’ Award at the glitzy world sport awards night in Monte Carlo on Tuesday.
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,said Federer.
While Federer bagged the title in the men’s category, Serena Williams won the ‘Sportswoman of the Year Award’ following her Australian Open success, her 23rd Grand Slam title.Serena is now the most decorated female Laureus Award winner with five statuettes.
Sergio Garcia , Spanish golfer received the ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ award for winning the 2017 Masters.It was his second Laureus Award, 18 years after winning the Laureus ‘Newcomer Accolade’ at the 2000 Awards.
Among other winners, Mercedes AMG Petronas beat the likes of Real Madrid and the Golden State Warriors to win the ‘Team of the Year Award’, after securing its fourth successive Constructors World Championship title.
Brazilian football team Chapecoense, whose comeback from a devastating plane crash inspired the sporting world, was honoured with the Laureus ‘Best Sporting Moment of the Year’ Award.
Italian football legend Francesco Totti received the Laureus Academy ‘Exceptional Achievement’ Award for his 22-year contribution to Roma.He also joined Wales manager Ryan Giggs as the newest members of the Laureus World Sports Academy.
American Olympic legend and Laureus Academy member Edwin Moses received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.
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