On Sunday, December 9th, the Swiss Sports Awards will award the sportsman and sportswoman of the 2018 year for Switzerland. Six women and six men will compete to succeed Wendy Holdener and Roger Federer. Both Holdener and Federer will have the change to retain their title.
The 12 nominees come from eight different sports. Alongside the 20-time Grand Slam winner, who won this award for seven times, there is the Olympic champion Dario Cologna, the World Champion Nino Schurter, Andy Schmid and Beat Feuz, Ramon Zenhäusern.
On the female side, Wendy Holdener faces Michelle Gisin, Daniela Ryf, two European champions Jeannine Gmelin and Lea Sprunger and Mujinga Kambundji. This year Federer won four titles - Australian Open, Rotterdam, Stuttgart and Basel - and became world No.
1 in February again. Meanwhile, the chief operating officer of AEG Europe Alex Hill spoke about the possibility to move the ATP Finals from London to another place: 'It’s a great tournament. We want to keep it here in London and we will do everything we can to keep it here.
we move it to different regions and markets or do we establish it in one place?' 40 cities have shared their interest to host the men's tennis year-end event, and only one will be picked within March. Speaking about the several candidates, Hill added: That’s something for the ATP to decide.
It’s not for me to say what other people can and can’t deliver, but the O2 has proved it can deliver year on year. It’s one of the best venues in one of the best capital cities in the world and gives the ATP a real showcase for tennis.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title