As he prepares for his 21st Australian Open, Roger Federer was presented with the 2019 ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite Award. The six-time champion in Melbourne, who is one of the most popular players in tennis history, won the award for the 17th straight year.
The 38-year-old Swiss has been honoured with a record 38 ATP Awards starting with his first Fans’ Favourite Award in 2003. Federer has also been selected by fellow players as the recipient of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (2004-09, 2011-17) and Comeback Player of the Year (2017); received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award (2006, 2013); and is a five-time ATP Tour No. 1 (2004-07, ’09).
Federer begins his quest for a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title on Monday against American Steve Johnson.