STARNBERG, December 12, 2017
Roger Federer has been named Swiss Sports Personality of the Year a record seven times in Zurich on Sunday. Federer’s 2017 season marked a return to excellence for him. The current World No. 2 had the most number of grand slams since 2009, most titles since 2007, and highest win percentage since 2006. Statistically, this season was his best since 2007.
@rogerfederer in 2017 👏👑
Comeback Player Of The Year🎖
Swiss Sports Personality Of The Year🎖
The University of Basel award Federer the honourary doctorate
— Dalinda_RF (@Dalinda_RF) 11. Dezember 2017
Federer clearly prevailed over the world champions Nino Schurter (mountain bike) and Beat Feuz (alpine ski racer). The 36-year-old succeeds Fabian Cancellara, who won the trophy a year ago.
The winners of the award are chosen by Swiss journalists and TV viewers. Their results count for 50% each. Federer won in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014 and 2017.
Federer couldn’t pick up the award in person as he was practicing in Dubai, but he appeared on a giant screen. “It’s been a massive year – perhaps my favourite! If 2018 is half as successful, then I’ll be happy,” he said.
So honored to have won this award. Sharing this with my entire team.. I wouldn’t be where I am and who I am without them. Thank you. https://t.co/Cyoz9kq77T
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 10. Dezember 2017