Federer gets double nominations for Laureus World Sports Awards

ANI | Updated: Jan 17, 2018 18:43 IST

Monaco [Monaco], January 17 (ANI): 19-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer's impressive return to form after a knee injury, which saw him win his fifth Australian Open and eighth Wimbledon titles, sees him nominated in the 2018 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and Laureus World Comeback of the Year categories.

Federer, currently a four-time Laureus World Sports Awards winner could become the most decorated player here, at the 2018 ceremony in Monaco on February 27.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is also up for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year with his team nominated for team of the Year.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is in contention for breakthrough of the year and FC Barcelona and Chapecoense nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the year award.

Joining Federer and Ronaldo in the sportsman of the Year category is athletics world championships 10,000m gold and 5,000m silver medal-winning athlete Mo Farah, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and French and US Open champion Rafael Nadal.

For the sportswoman of the Year category, Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza and three-time 800m world champion Caster Semenya join an all-American quartet of Australian Open champion Serena Williams, 16-time world athletics championship medalist Allyson Felix, 19-year-old swimming sensation Katie Ledecky, Overall World Cup champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin.

An array of sports compile the six Nominees in the Laureus World Team of the Year category; tennis' France Davis Cup Team, NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, Formula One World Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Super Bowl champions New England Patriots, sailing's New Zealand America's Cup Team, and Champions League winners Real Madrid.