Novak Djokovic Reveals He Almost Retired from Tennis

Tiger Woods wins comeback of the year at Laureus awards

Mbappe may have missed out on the main individual award but he along with his World Cup winning teammates collected the team of the year prize.

Djokovic matched Usain Bolt's record by being named world sportsman of the year for the fourth time after winning Wimbledon and the US Open. "I am sad leaving my sport but want do something in my life that is even more incredible", said Vonn, often choking with emotion. He previously earned that title in the years 2012, 2015 and 2016.

With his record seventh crown at Melbourne Park, Djokovic moved ahead of Pete Sampras into third on the men's all-time list of grand slam title winners (15), just two behind Rafael Nadal.

Tennis had a golden night as women's world No.1 Naomi Osaka - who like Djokovic added the Australian Open to her breakthrough grand alam success the US Open - became the first Japanese victor of a Laureus award, the 21-year-old taking the World Breakthrough of the Year gong.

She followed those successes with a win against Czech Petra Kvitova in January's Australian Open final and became the first Asian tennis player to reach No. 1 in the world rankings soon after. Osaka is the first Japanese to be honored since the Laureus awards began in 2000.

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The United States are Germany's most important single export destination after the bloc of European Union countries. The association also argued that the importation of motor vehicle parts is not a risk to national security.

Meanwhile, US gymnast Biles was named World Sportswoman of the Year after her record breaking performance at the world championships last year.

Tiger Woods, pictured at Riviera on Monday, has won comeback of the year at the Laureus sports awards. He believes that all four Slams consecutively came to him due to his perseverance, his hunger to attain that goal and he dwelled in that arduous journey to reach that destination.

The current world No 1 and the victor of 15 Grand Slam title said how "inner engineering" helped him comeback stronger in the last 15 months. The 21-year-old is now number one in the world after recently winning the Australian Open.

This is the second Laureus award for 21-year-old Biles, who also picked up the title last year following her fifth national championship and fourth worldwide championship wins.

Wenger who is now without a club received a Lifetime Achievement honour at the award ceremony for his contribution to the world of football.

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