Why so surprised? I think this was open to worldwide voters, and Fed is the face of tennis to most people.
I'm sure if you asked anyone on the street to name 3 tennis players, the first name they would say is Roger Federer.
It's just how it is.....for now.
Although it's small comfort, I see Andy was 2nd. That means he beat all the rest, and there are some very good ones.
Well if Andy was 2nd over Rafa and Nole that is amazingly good.
Indeed I think we should have it as a news item.
I fear smugfed will continue to rule ok in such votes until he hangs his racquet up. But the sportsmanship award pisses me off too. How does he get away with it year after year? He has a kind of hypnotic effect on those who decide these things.