Roger nominated for Laureus Award

Roger is in the running to take his fifth sportsman of the year title after being named on the shortlist for the Laureus Sports Awards this week.

The awards, to be held on March 10, recognize achievements in 2009 - a year in which our champion surpassed Pete Sampras for the most tennis grand slam singles titles by winning his sixth Wimbledon crown, as well as capturing his first French Open title.

Roger won the Laureus award for four straight years until Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took it out last year. Bolt is on the shortlist again for his three golds at the athletics World Championships. Ethiopian athlete Kenesisa Bekele became the first man to win the 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at that World Championships and was also shortlisted. Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, who won his second Tour de France in three years, was also among the contenders, along with Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi, who won the FIFA World Player of the Year, plus Italy’s Valentino Rossi, who claimed his seventh Moto GP title.

Link: Laureus World Sports Awards

Date: 13.02.2010, Source: RF Official


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