Novak Djokovic, winner of three of this year’s grand slam tennis tournaments, won the 58th Polish Press Agency survey on the top 10 athletes of the year in Europe. He previously won it in 2011.
Journalists from 22 news agencies of the Old Continen voted. Djokovic has accumulated 199 points and 60 ahead of F1 world champion Briton Lewis Hamilton and about 120 Dutch athlete Dafne Schippers.
Atlethes in the top 10: Spanish basketball player Pau Gasol, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, the British athlete Mo Farah, the Austrian alpine skiers Anna Fenninger and Marcel Hirscher, the Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú and Norwegian Marit Bjoergen cross country ski.
Djokovic found himself on the list of all 22 participants in the poll, including as many as 15 times in the first and twice in the second and third place.
Journalists that voted are from: AGERPRES (Romania), APA (Austria), ATA (Albania), BTA (Bulgaria), CTK (Czech Republic), DPA (Germany), EFE (Spain), ELTA (Lithuania), FENA ( Bosnia and Herzegovina), HINA (Croatia), LETA (Latvia), LUSA (Portugal), MOLDPRES (Moldova), MTI (Hungary), SID (Germany), STA (Slovenia), SITA (Slovakia), TASR (Slovakia) TASS (Russia), TANJUG (Serbia), Ukrinform (Ukraine) and PAP SA
Earlier this months, World’s best tennis player Novak Djokovic and long-jumper Ivana Spanovic were named Serbia’s athletes of the year in the Olympic Committee of Serbia (OKS) vote in 2015.