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Federer voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year

Federer and the other award winners will be honoured during Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Liverpool

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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne (Photo: PTI)

has been voted personality of the year for a record fourth time after an astonishing season during which he picked up two more Grand Slam titles.

The Swiss, 36, returned from six months out with knee trouble to win before picking up a record eighth crown and ended the season with a 52-5 record, ranked world number two behind his great rival

Federer previously won the award, which is voted for by the public, in 2004, 2006 and 2007. and have each won it three times.

"It makes me incredibly proud that the public have chosen me as the personality of the year for 2017," said Federer.

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

He overcame competition from American Tom Brady, Katie Ledecky, para-Tatyana McFadden, Sally Pearson, and

Federer and the other award winners will be honoured during Sunday's Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in

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First Published: Fri, December 15 2017. 16:45 IST
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