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Federer named comeback player of the year

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:12

The top eight players of 2017 are in London for the ATP World Tour Finals with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal the favourites to win the title.

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (ATP MEDIA HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 1. GERMAN TENNIS PLAYER, ALEXANDER ZVEREV HOLDING HIS PHONE AND TAKING A SELFIE WITH ROGER FEDERER, DAVID GOFFIN, JACK SOCK, GRIGOR DIMITROV, MARIN CILIC AND RAFAEL NADAL IN FRONT OF THE TOWER BRIDGE 2. THE ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS TROPHY ON DISPLAY OUTSIDE THE TOWER OF LONDON 3. TOWER OF LONDON LIT UP WITH ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS LOGO 4. PLAYERS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE TROPHY 5. FEDERER STANDING OUTSIDE THE TOWER OF LONDON 6. FEDERER STANDING NEXT TO TROPHY WITH PLAYERS BEHIND HIM 7. VARIOUS OF FEDERER AND NADAL STANDING NEXT TO THE TROPHY WITH OTHER PLAYERS BEHIND HIM 8. VARIOUS OF FORMER BRITISH TENNIS PLAYER AND NOW BROADCASTER, ANDREW CASTLE PRESENTING THE ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS OFFICIAL LAUNCH 9. SPONSORS WATCHING ON 10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROGER FEDERER, TALKING ABOUT BEING NAMED COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR, SAYING: (SOUNDBITE CONTINUES OVER SHOT OF NADAL) "This one (Comeback Player of the Year award) is very special but this one it just feels like I share it with Rafa and all the other guys who were also nominated for this award because we all worked incredibly hard to come back and we're all happy just to be back so to get this award I don't feel I have it on my own. I feel like we share it altogether." 11. CASTLE ACKNOWLEDGING FEDERER 12. PEOPLE APPLAUDING STORY: Roger Federer was named the ATP Comeback Player of the Year on Thursday (November 9) at a ceremony in London. The 36-year-old, who has won two grand slams in 2017 after missing most of last year due to injury, said he felt he shared the award with Rafa Nadal who has also won two grand slams after a spell on the sidelines. Federer and Nadal are the top two players in the ATP World Tour Finals that start in London on Sunday (November 12). Federer, who has won the tournament six times, is in the same group as German debutant Alexander Zverev, Croatian Marin Cilic and American Jack Sock. World number one Nadal, who is hoping to recover from a knee injury to play in the season-ending showpiece, heads the other group and will face Belgian David Goffin, Bulgarian debutant Grigor Dimitrov and Austrian Dominic Thiem. Several big names are missing this year through injury including 2016 winner Andy Murray, four-times London winner Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka. The draw (world ranking in parentheses): Pete Sampras Group Roger Federer - Switzerland (2) Alexander Zverev - Germany (3) Marin Cilic - Croatia (5) Jack Sock - U.S. (9) Boris Becker Group Rafael Nadal - Spain (1) Dominic Thiem - Austria (4) Grigor Dimitrov - Bulgaria (6) David Goffin - Belgium (8)

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Federer named comeback player of the year

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:12