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Roger Federer wins Overseas Sports Personality Of The Year award

Roger Federer has won the Overseas Sports Personality of The Year award following his stellar 2017.

The Swiss, who won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon – the latter without dropping a set – took the BBC gong for a record fourth time.

Federer, who returned from a six-month lay-off caused by a knee problem before winning in Melbourne, saw off competition from Tom Brady (American football), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Tatyana McFadden (Para-athletics), Sally Pearson (athletics) and Michael van Gerwen (darts).

The 36-year-old told the BBC: “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.”

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