• Double delight for Federer at Laureus Awards

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    Roger Federer

    Roger Federer won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year and Comeback of the Year awards in Monaco on Tuesday night.

    The Swiss legend won the Australian Open and Wimbledon Championships last year to take his Grand Slam tally to 19.

    ‘This is a very special moment for me,’ said Federer. ‘Everyone knows how highly I value my Laureus Awards, so to win another would have been wonderful, but to win two is a truly unique honour. And so unexpected. I am delighted and I would like to thank the Laureus Academy for all their support.

    It was an unforgettable year for me, to come back after a very difficult 2016, and these Awards just make it even more memorable. When I won my first Laureus Award back in 2005, if you had said I would have ended up winning six I would not have believed you. It’s been an amazing ride.’

    Another tennis player, Venus Williams, was named Sportswoman of the Year ahead of South African athlete Caster Semenya.

    We brought you all the Laureus award winners as they were announced:

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