Tennis – Swiss Indoors Basel – Final – St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland – October 29, 2017 – Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning the match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
CAIRO – 17 December 2017: Swiss tennis star Roger Federer won Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for the fourth time in his career after a public vote.
36-year-old Federer became the first sportsman to win the Wimbledon title eight times and set a new record in the Grand Slam tournament in 2017 after raising his record to 19 titles.
World renowned boxer Mohammed Ali Clay and famous Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt have each won the title three times before.
The Swiss player was chosen by a team of experts and was up against five other prominent athletes with Tom Brady (American football), Katie Ledeky (swimming), Tatiana McFadden (para-athletics), Sally Pearson (athletics) and Michael Van Girwin (darts).
Federer is one of the best and most popular tennis players in the world. He is one of seven players to have won the big four tennis tournaments (Grand Slam) in their career.