The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is the organization responsible for organizing the worldwide tennis tour for men and linked the title of the tour with the organization’s name. Since 2009 known as the ATP World Tour.
The ATP World Tour comprises ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 series, ATP World Tour 250 series and ATP Challenger Tour. The ATP tour also oversees the ATP Champions Tour for seniors. Grand Slams (as well as the Olympic Tennis Tournament) do not fall under the auspices of the ATP. In these events, however, ranking points are awarded.
Players and doubles teams with most ranking points (collected during the calendar year) play in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.
Besides ranking points award as Player of the Year, See…The Last Man Standing 2013, ATP actually also give other awards are no less prestigious.
And for season 2013, Roger Federer pick up three awards presented by Moët & Chandon on Wednesday, in an on-court ceremony at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals :
1.”Vote by Players” Federer was selected by his peers as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a ninth time.
2.”Vote by Fans” By fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for an 11th straight year. And
3.”Vote by ATP” It was the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time (also 2006) in recognition of his foundation’s support of children in Africa and Switzerland.
So 2013 were not only about Rafa and Nole, Federer was still standing there. Fans and tennis peers are standing to honour him.
Believe or Not, Since 2003, with 5 times award as Player of the Year, Federer has won a record total of 27 ATP World Tour Awards. See…Wikipedia