We continue with the awards to the best athletes of the year and now we focus on the world of tennis where their International Federation (ITF) has nonbrado the ‘World Champions 2012′ or, what is the same, the best players of the season. In men this award was to Novak Djokovic while female has gone into the hands of Serena Williams.
Repeat a season like he did in 2011 was Djokovic complicated but, although it has not reached that level, the Serbian tennis year has again been very productive in terms of wins. Nole began the year by winning the Australian Open and also reached the finals of Roland Garros and U.S. Open where he lost to Nadal and Murray. Also won tournaments in Miami, Canada, Beijing, and Shanghai and finished the year winning the Masters Tournament in London and regaining the No. 1 ranking.
All these merits have earned this recognition by Serbian second year running something valued as follows:
I am proud to have been named World Champion for the second consecutive year. It was very difficult after such a successful year as 2011, but it was extremely satisfying to win another “Grand Slam”, reaching two finals and finish the season as number one
Award on the women’s circuit, he had no discussion because Serena Williams has prevailed and, at times, passed above all his rivals so it was clear that it was going to get this award for the third time in his career. The American tennis player took the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in London where he also took two gold medals, one in singles and one in doubles with her sister.
Moreover, as Djokovic finished the season winning the ‘Teachers Tournament’ demonstrating its total hegemony in the circuit:
It means a lot to me to be named world champion for the third time. It was a year with impressive games and two titles of “Grand Slam” and I’m willing to live a formidable 2013
The ITF also awarded such recognition in the doubles. In the men’s tour brothers Mike and Bob Bryan were further distinguished as occurred in 9 of the last 10 years. In the female category the award went to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, the Italian couple who won both the U.S. Open and Roland Garros.