Federer's year was one for the ages

Few people dominated their sport the way Roger Federer did in men's tennis. But there were other highs worth mentioning, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

Updated: December 19, 2006, 8:54 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

Sportsman, er, Player of the Year He's been world No. 1 since February 2004 and has won 95 percent of his matches over the past three seasons. He captured three Grand Slam events for the second time in three years. Only two men managed to beat Roger Federer this season. His dominance has cranked up all the old arguments, last trotted out when Pete Sampras was at his peak, about whether excellence is boring. Perhaps it should be viewed another way -- it's up to Federer's peers to stop losing to ...

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