Fans' Favourite Federer's Message: ‘Thank You For Believing In Me’
Roger Federer had a special message for fans after being voted as the Fans’ Favourite for the 18th year in a row in the 2020 ATP Awards.
“I just wanted to thank you all for [helping me win] the Fans' Favourite Award this year again,” Federer said. “Thanks to the ATP and to all the tennis fans out there for voting for me, for believing in me and wanting to see me back on the Tour. I’m training hard to make that possible. I hope to play in front of all of you guys again very, very soon.”
Currently ranked World No. 5, Federer reached the 2020 Australian Open semi-finals in his first tournament of the season, but was sidelined in the subsequent months after undergoing right knee surgery.
“Happy holiday to everybody and Happy New Year,” Federer added. “Of course let’s hope it all gets better next year. Just got to be a little more patient for now and I can’t wait to see you all again very soon, so take care, and again thank you so, so much.”
The 39-year-old Swiss has now won a record 39 ATP Awards, including 18 consecutive Fans Favourite awards dating back to 2003.