Roger Federer Reclaims His ‘Usual’ Award Despite the Long Absence From Tennis

Published 12/16/2021, 3:00 PM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his fourth round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Paul Childs


Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is one of the most famous sporting personalities in the world. Federer’s dominance and popularity has taken the sport to a wider audience across the world. Amongst the players active on the Tour, the 40-year-old is the most famous and loved by fans. 

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Recently, to cement his position as the most loved, Roger Federer has won the ATP Fan Favorite Award 2021. After securing the award this season, the 20-time Grand Slam winner has won this honor for a record 19th consecutive year.  

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Roger Federer did not feature for most of 2021

The Swiss maestro has barely competed in tournaments this season. Despite that, he has managed to win this award which is an astonishing fact. Federer competed at the French Open and then at the Wimbledon Championships as his only two Grand Slam appearances this year. 

He did compete in warm-up events prior to the build-up of the Grand Slam appearances. He played in Geneva prior to the French Open and in Halle before the appearance at the All England Club. 

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After the Wimbledon Championships, he revealed that he would be requiring another knee surgery, which would keep him out of action for many months. He recently revealed that the Australian Open is not an option for him in the coming season. The 8-time champion also cast doubts if he would be able to be fit in time to make it at the All England Club.

DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his match against Dan Evans of Great Britain on Day 3 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 10, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

At the moment, we wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him come back to competing against the top players in the game again. All eyes will be on the former World No. 1 player when he decides to step on the court.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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