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Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and Bob and Mike Bryan have been honoured in the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards. While the ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates award is still to be decided in singles between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic and in doubles between Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut and Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares, the other award winners have been announced today.

Federer has been selected by fellow players as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a 12th time and by fans as the Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a 14th straight year. Since 2003, Federer has won a record total of 33 ATP World Tour Awards.

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Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic retained top spot with 12,900 points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday. Scotland's Andy Murray is at second spot with 10,985 points while Japanese Kei Nishikori climbed to fourth place, pushing Canadian Milos Raonic down to fifth. Swiss great Roger Federer fell to ninth place, while French Gael Monfils rose to seventh place.

Germany's Angelique Kerber meanwhile continued to top the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings with 9,080 points. Serena Williams of the US is at second spot with 7,050 points, while Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova jumped from the eighth place to the fifth place after her recent WTA Finals win.

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federer and nadalSpanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has opened an academy bearing his name in his hometown on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, with his friend and long-time rival Roger Federer as the guest of honour.

The Rafa Nadal Academy is built across 24,000 square meters (258,000 sq. ft.) and is to combine tennis lessons with academics.

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Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic retained the top spot with 12,900 points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday. Djokovic lost 640 points after he was defeated by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the Shanghai Masters' semi-finals as he had won the tournament the previous year, and was defending 1000 points.

Scotland's Andy Murray garnered 640 points after winning Shanghai Masters on Sunday to be at second spot with 10,485 points and continues to close in on Djokovic. Should results continue to go the Briton's way, the two-time Olympic Gold medalist could well find himself finishing the year as the world no.1.

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Two of the greatest European players of all time have thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the world by committing to play in the inaugural Laver Cup.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will represent Europe as part of a six-man team to be captained by 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg, competing against The World team led by seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe. 

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Defending champion Andy Murray of Britain struggled for a long stretch, but found his game midway through the third set to beat his Italian opponent Fabio Fognini 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to advance men's singles quarter-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Murray won gold at the 2012 London Olympics, defeating Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer in the semifinals and final, respectively, to claim what was then the biggest title of his career.

The second-seeded Scotsman, the gold medal favourite after Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic's stunning first-round defeat at the hands of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, lost nine of 11 games to drop the second set and go down 3-0 in the decider at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday.

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Switzerland's 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer has decided to call an end to the current season as he announced on Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the 2016 season including the upcoming Olympic Games to be held here next month.

"I'm extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season," said the 34-year-old in a Facebook post.

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