Outstanding athletes such as Roger Federer are being honored with the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. The winners are selected by an academy of sports legends, including Boris Becker and Katarina Witt.
Since August 2017, Boris Becker has been head of men's tennis in Germany. With the Davis Cup quarterfinal battle with Spain on the horizon, Becker spoke to DW about the sport's rise.
Tennis dominated the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards. Roger Federer won sportsman of the year and comeback of the year, while Serena Williams was named sportswoman of the year. The Mercedes F1 team also claimed a prize.
Just over a year ago, injuries forced Roger Federer out of the French Open and a great career appeared close to the end. But a break from the sport has helped him to the verge of a second grand slam in 2017.
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