Fan favorite Federer chosen as player of the year

Updated: March 26, 2007, 6:53 PM ET
Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Roger Federer won a record four annual ATP awards Monday -- only one for his tennis.

Federer received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity and volunteer work in 2006. He received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, chosen by players, and was voted the fans' favorite award for the fourth consecutive year.

For the third year in a row, Federer was chosen player of the year. He won three Grand Slam titles in 2006 and has been ranked No. 1 the past 164 weeks.

Novak Djokovic was voted most improved player, Benjamin Becker was chosen newcomer of the year, and Mardy Fish was selected comeback player of the year.

Bob and Mike Bryan were chosen doubles team of the year and received the fans' favorite doubles award.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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