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World Champions Named

World Champions Named

Briton’s Andy Murray and Germany’s Angelique Kerber have been named ITF World Champions for this year, capping excellent years for both the men’s and women’s world number ones. They will receive their awards during the French Open when the ITF holds its Champions dinner on the second Tuesday of the grand slam.

Š—“It means a lot to me to be named ITF World Champion. I have had such a memorable year,Š—

He won Wimbledon in July before becoming the first player to win two Olympic singles gold medals when he retained his crown in Rio de Janeiro last August.
The Scot also won nine titles in what has pro0ved an incredible year ending with him beating rival Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Tour Finals at the O2 and seal the worldŠ—Ès year-end rankings at the top.
Š—“It means a lot to me to be named ITF World Champion. I have had such a memorable year,Š— the 29 year-old Briton said in a statement.

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MurrayŠ—Ès elder brother Jamie was also named a world champion with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares in acknowledgement of their doubles achievements which included two grand slam titles, the Australian and US Opens.
Kerber also enjoyed an impressive season, winning the Australian and U.S. Open titles, making the Olympic final as well as the WTA ChampionshipŠ—Ès final in Singapore. She becomes the first German to win the award since Steffi Graf claimed the last of her seven in 1996.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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