The magical Tennis Player, Roger Federer has had a remarkable season this year too. He was voted as the BBC overseas sports personality of the year for the fourth time. He returned after long-time knee trouble to win the grand slam after 2012 at the Australian Open. Following it, he won for the record-breaking eighth time the Wimbledon Crown. He is on number 2 ranking in the world just behind his top rival Rafael Nadal. He has also won the best overseas personality award chosen by the public. He has earlier won this award in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Close to Federer, Usain Bolt and Muhammad Ali have won this award three times. On this moment of great honor, Federer said he is proud to be chosen by the UK public as the best overseas personality for 2017. He added on that the support provided by the UK public is just amazing and it helps celebrities like him to stay grounded and be thankful for the immense trust and encouragement showered by the public.
Federer competed with various other sports personalities for the BBC overseas personality of the year award. His competitors included the American quarterback footballer Tom Brady, para-athlete Tatyana McFadden, swimmer Katie Ledecky, dart player Michael Van Gerwe and athlete Sally Pearson. However, the votes favored the one and only Federer, and he got awarded at a beautiful ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. His winning the award for Sports Personality of the year is no new news. His caliber and significant contribution to tennis are incomparable. He is 36 years old and is still going strong! He plays each season with the zest and energy as if he is playing his very first series. He is certainly a source of inspiration for all the budding tennis enthusiasts out there.
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