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Djokovic scoops Laureus prize

2012-02-06 22:14

London -  Novak Djokovic has won the top individual honour at the 2012 Laureus Sports Awards, and Barcelona has captured the team prize.

The top-ranked Djokovic won sportsman of the year at Monday's ceremony in London, one week after the Serbian triumphed at the Australian Open to become the fifth man in the Open Era to win three Grand Slam titles in a row.

Barcelona were recognised as the best team after a stellar 2011 in which Pep Guardiola's players won the Spanish league and Champions League.

Kenyan distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot, who won the 5 000- and 10 000-meter titles at the world championships last year, took the sportswoman's award.

The winners were chosen by 47 sports stars who make up the Laureus sports academy.

AP

Comments
  • RockChick - 2012-02-07 08:31

    Novak deserves this prize. He is an absolute GREAT sportsman!

  • Pete - 2012-02-07 11:20

    not many sports can compare to tennis in terms of shear athleticism and skill required, all at once. Most sports rely, to varying degrees, on either skill (most extreme example - darts), and others on athleticism (long distance running), but hardly ever on both in a big way. The Aussie Open final demonstrated why top tennis is so awesome.

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