Roger Federer Becomes BBC Overseas Sports Personality: Roger Federer who didn’t had a good start earlier this year with his knee injury, had come back after 6 months and went on winning the Wimbledon Open for record 8th time. Now, Roger Federer has been voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for a record fourth time who had two more grand slam titles after his return from injury.
Roger Federer, 35 who hails from Swiss ended the season with a 52-5 record, ranked world number two behind his great rival Rafael Nadal. Federer previously won the award, which is voted for by the public, in 2004, 2006 and 2007. Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt have each won it three times. Roger Federer is the only sports person who achieved this feat to win this award four times.
Roger Federer Becomes BBC Overseas Sports Personality:
“It makes me incredibly proud that the UK public have chosen me as the BBC overseas sports personality of the year for 2017,” said Federer. “The support that the UK crowds give me whenever I’m here is amazing and to be recognised on the shortlist alongside some of the greatest sports people of all time is extremely humbling,” he added.
There were many other big names in the list which include American football quarterback Tom Brady, swimmer Katie Ledecky, para-athlete Tatyana McFadden, athlete Sally Pearson, and darts player Michael van Gerwen. He overcame all those in the list and became the person to break this record.
Federer and the other award winners will be honoured during Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Liverpool.
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