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Federer, Nadal, Bryans Honored In 2013 ATP World Tour Awards

2013 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon

From the ATP: (November 4, 2013) LONDON — Roger Federer receives three honors in the 2013 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, while Rafael Nadal wins Comeback Player of the Year and can clinch the ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates award at this week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a ninth time and by fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for an 11th straight year. In addition, the 32-year-old Swiss has been named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time in recognition of his foundation’s support of children in Africa and Switzerland. Since 2003, Federer has won a record total of 27 ATP World Tour Awards.

As winner of Comeback Player of the Year, Nadal becomes the first to clinch awards in all the player-voted categories. The 27-year-old Spaniard won Newcomer in 2003, Most Improved in 2005 and Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship in 2010. He was also awarded as the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian in 2011 and can claim ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates for a third time (2008, 2010) this week in London. Novak Djokovic kept his hopes alive in the battle for the year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking with his triumph at the BNP Paribas Masters title on Sunday.

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan sweep the doubles awards for a fifth straight year, taking home ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team presented by Emirates and ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record ninth time each.

Players will receive their awards, crafted by Tipperary Crystal, in on-court ceremonies at The O2 throughout the week. The ATP Tournament of the Year awards will be announced in 2014.


2013 ATP WORLD TOUR AWARDS presented by Moët & Chandon

ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates
(determined by Emirates ATP Rankings)
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will battle for the year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking at this week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Both players are two-time winners of ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates, with Nadal claiming the honours in 2008 and 2010 and Djokovic in 2011-12.

ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team presented by Emirates
(determined by Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings)
Bob and Mike Bryan: The Americans will finish as the No. 1 duo in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings for a fifth successive year and record ninth time overall (2003, ’05-07, ’09-13). The 35-year-old twins guaranteed their year-end No. 1 ranking on 19 August, the earliest clinch by a doubles team. The Bryans won their 11th title of the season on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Masters, their fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy of 2013. They won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon – making them the first team to hold all four majors and the Olympic gold medal at the same time – and ended up just shy of completing the calendar-year Grand Slam with a loss in the US Open semi-finals.

ATP Star of Tomorrow Award presented by Emirates
(determined by Emirates ATP Rankings)
Jiri Vesely: This new category, replacing the player-voted Newcomer of the Year, is awarded to the youngest player who finished in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings (as of 28 October). Vesely, who began the season ranked outside the Top 250, broke into the Top 100 on 8 July – two days before his 20th birthday – and reached a career-high No. 78 by August. The Czech made his tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at Roland Garros and also won three ATP Challenger Tour titles from five finals.

Most Improved Player of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Pablo Carreno Busta: The Spaniard climbed from a year-end No. 715 Emirates ATP Ranking last season to a career-high No. 66 in 2013, beginning with an impressive effort on the Futures circuit that saw him win 35 straight matches and seven titles from eight finals. As a qualifier on the ATP World Tour, he recorded his first tour-level win in Casablanca, reached the Oeiras semi-finals and made his Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros. The 22 year old also excelled on the ATP Challenger Tour, going 4-0 in finals.

Comeback Player of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Rafael Nadal: After being sidelined for seven months with a left knee injury, the Spaniard made his return this past February and advanced to nine straight finals to start the season – reaching 13 total from 16 tournament appearances in 2013. Among his 10 titles, Nadal claimed his eighth Roland Garros crown, his second US Open championship, and a record-tying five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies in a single season. He also went undefeated on hard courts (26-0) through the Beijing final, when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic. Despite the loss, Nadal – who began the season at No. 4 in the Emirates ATP Rankings – overtook the Serbian at the top on 7 October.

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
(voted by ATP players)
Roger Federer: Fellow players voted the Swiss as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the ninth time and third year in a row. He also won the award six straight years from 2004-09. Juan Martin del Potro, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal were also nominated in this category.

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
(awarded by ATP)
Roger Federer: The 32 year old becomes just the third person to be named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time, joining Andre Agassi and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Federer, who previously received the award in 2006, supports children in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa and Ethiopia and his native Switzerland through the Roger Federer Foundation, established in 2003. This past February, Federer visited the Hlukani and Govhu crèches in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, which have been supported by Foundation partner READ Educational Trust since 2010.

ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ presented by Moët & Chandon (Singles)
(voted by fans)
Roger Federer: The Swiss has been voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record 11th straight year, receiving 56 per cent of all votes cast. Rafael Nadal finished second, followed by Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro.

ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon (Doubles)
(voted by fans)
Bob and Mike Bryan: The Bryan twins received 43 per cent of votes to be named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record ninth time. Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek came in as the second most popular duo, followed by Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjic.

Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award
(awarded by ATP)
Bendou Zhang: Shanghai-based Zhang is the tennis writer for TITAN Sports, China’s most successful sports newspaper. A journalist for more than 20 years, two years ago he became the first person from his country to join the International Tennis Writers’ Association.   

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ATP World Tour Stars Go Full Swing To Raise £400,000 For Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

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(November 3, 2013) LONDON Many of the world’s Top 8 singles players and doubles teams, including the likes of Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet and Stanislas Wawrinka, hit the red carpet last night for the official Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala, at the Natural History Museum in London. The event, supported by Moët & Chandon, raised £410,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The Gala officially launched the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals – the year-end climax to the men’s professional tennis season, to be played 4-11 November at The O2 – and raised vital funds for the new respiratory ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Now in its third year, this year’s Gala brought the total raised for the charity to an incredible £1.2 million since 2011.

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The evening was hosted by John Inverdale and Olivia Wayne and guests enjoyed exclusive performances from X Factor winner Matt Cardle and the AllStars Collective.

An exclusive auction was held on the night, with lots including a chance to meet the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals champion and a rare gold-leaf Methuselah of Moët & Chandon signed by the players on the red carpet.

Leander Paes, who will be playing with Radek Stepanek, said, “It is great to be at an event like this. I would really to thank the ATP and Great Ormond Street Hospital for not only putting on a great show tonight, but for also inspiring us. Inspiring us to continue to be good role models, and to be the best that we can be for the children.”

Andre Silva, Tournament Director, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, said: “The Gala has been another terrific success, and a great way to welcome many of the world’s best players to London ahead of next week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. We’re very proud to have helped raise more than £400,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a third consecutive year, and would like to thank all those who gave so generously on the night in support of such a worthy cause. We look looking forward to another spectacular season finale at The O2 over the next eight days.”

Neal Donnelly, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We’d like to thank the ATP, Moët & Chandon and other event sponsors for their continued support and generosity.

“The money raised will go towards a much needed new respiratory ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital, providing state-of-the-art facilities to match the expertise of our medical teams and ensure that we can provide exceptional care to patients with complex respiratory disorders from across the UK.”

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Roger Federer Joins Moet et Chandon for their 270th Anniversary Celebration

 

Roger Federe & Moet et Chandon

By Josh Meiseles, Special to Tennis Panorama News

(August 21, 2013) NEW YORK -There may be no player-sponsor relationship more synonymous with tradition and excellence than the dignified Roger Federer and the refined Moët & Chandon. Federer joined the champagne producer in celebrating its 270th anniversary Tuesday evening in New York City, an event pulsating in the grandeur and elegance you would expect from such a tandem.

With champagne flowing and golden glasses glistening from the opulence of the occasion, the lights dimmed and Federer emerged in a theatrically-staged moment akin to a Michael Jackson performance.

“This is really exciting and I’m very proud to be the face of this great brand,” Federer said. “Maybe if you all drink a glass of Moët every day we’ll all get to 270 years.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be in New York City to mark Moët & Chandon’s 270th anniversary and to celebrate alongside our brand ambassador Roger Federer, with whom we introduce this stunning new campaign,” said Stéphane Baschiera, President and CEO of Moët & Chandon.

Celebrities and international fashion icons, including Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour and actors Jeffrey Wright, Josh Lucas and Katrina Bowden came to Chelsea Piers to join in the festivities. World-renowned DJ Bob Sinclar and singer Emeli Sandé provided the entertainment. Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and countryman Julien Benneteau were also on hand.

Federer, who will be vying for his sixth US Open crown next week, is the Global Brand Ambassador for Moët & Chandon. He signed a $50 million, five-year deal with the company last November.

Josh Meiseles is covering Pre-US Open special events for tennis Panorama  for Tennis Panorama News. He is a freelance writer for ATP World Tour digital media, and writes about professional tennis at his site The Sixth Set. Follow his US Open special event coverage here and on our twitter account @TennisNewsTPN. Follow him on his personal twitter at @The Sixth Set.

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Federer Named Moët & Chandon Brand Ambassador

(November 30, 2012) Moët & Chandon champagne has named Roger Federer as it’s new brand ambassador.

“It’s more than just an honor to be Moët & Chandon’s brand ambassador, it’s an invitation to be part of a very glamorous tradition,” said Federer. “Moët & Chandon has always been the champagne of international trendsetters and I’m proud to be part of a brand that is as dedicated to the pursuit of excellence as I have been throughout my career.”

Video of the photoshoot:

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