Federer wins 2017 BBC Overseas Sports Personality award for the fourth time

By Daily Sports on December 15, 2017

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Tennis star Roger Federer topped five other shortlisted nominees to emerge the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time after a public vote.

The 36-year-old Swiss became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles in 2017.

Boxer Muhammad Ali and athlete Usain Bolt are the only other people to have won the BBC award three times.

Federer said: "It makes me incredibly proud that the UK public have chosen me as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.

"The support that the UK crowds give me whenever I'm here is amazing, and to be recognised on the shortlist alongside some of the greatest sportspeople of all time is extremely humbling."

He was shortlisted by an expert panel this year alongside Tom Brady (American football), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Tatyana McFadden (Para-athletics), Sally Pearson (athletics) and Michael van Gerwen (darts). (BBC)

•Photo shows Rogers Federer.

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 15, 2017

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