Serbian tennis players Novak Djokovic has passed many names such as Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric (football), Lewis Hamilton (Motor Racing F1), LeBron James (basketball), Eliud Kipchoge (athletics) to win the title male athlete of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards held in Monaco.
Despite the back injury, but Djokovic has played impressively to win 5 titles in the ATP in the year 2018, including two Grand Slam Championship that are Wimbledon and the US Open. At the same time he also regained the world no. 1 star from the hands of Spanish rival Rafael Nadal.
Share with the press, Djokovic said: “Laureus award is always the dream of every athlete. This is truly a great honor and at the same time as a special reward for me. The year 2018 is an unbelievable season and I will remember forever about it”.
This is the fourth time Djokovic won this noble titles, rivaling that of the former Athletics star Usain Bolt. Meanwhile in award categories for women, fitness American athletes were honored with Biles Simone the brilliant success in the year 2018. Coach Arsene Wenger also received a lifetime achievement award for what he has devoted to football.
Also the year’s team award was awarded to the French team with impressive achievements brought the world football Golden Cup to the Light Capital. In addition, Laureus 2019 also some other impressive awards categories such as Japanese players Naomi Osaka awarded “the breakthrough of the year”; the title “the return of the year” in the hands of golf Tiger Woods; Henrieta Farkasova (skiing) was honored as “disabled athlete of the year” …
Sports awards annual Laureus World are two Daimler AG and Richemont co-founded in 1999, which aims to glorify the female, male athletes and teams for their competition in all sports.
The process of selection of the Laureus Awards employer consists of two stages. First, a selection board consists of the editor, reporter and sports broadcaster from 120 countries choose 6 candidates personally, or the national team and clubs for each category.
After that, the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy (including legendary athlete 46 world) secret ballot to pick out the winner. Also by the process chosen and carefully selected, so often as the Laureus Award is considered as the “Oscar of the sports world”.