Swiss Athlete of the Year 2012

Roger Federer has been elected Swiss Athlete of the Year 2012 at the Credit Suisse Sports Awards gala. It is already the fifth award for Roger after having won it in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

"There is nothing more wonderful than receiving standing ovations in Switzerland. I do hope I can continue to spark emotions," Roger said to a thrilled audience.

"I have to practice immediately now and that’s why I have to go right now again. I want to practice very hard over Christmas and New Year and then I’m going to Australia really soon. This year was full of emotions, especially with the Olympics. I was able to show that it isn’t over yet and that I can still play good tennis. Many Swiss people were very happy for me that it went so well during the summer with Olympic silver, Wimbledon and the World No.1. I really appreciate this a lot and am grateful for it."

It was the first time since 2005 that he was able to personally attend the gala as Switzerland was an ideal stop-over between the Gillette Federer Tour through South America and his next stop Dubai.

Photo Gallery: Swiss Athlete of the Year 2012


Date: 17th December 2012, Source: RF Official


  1. Roger you are the King of tennis , and we you and your family ...have wonderful Christmas ....from Magdalena Ridley of Boca Raton Florida

  2. From Magdalena Ridley again dream is to see you play !!!!! one day I hope my dream come thrue ( play live of course ) thank you MR