Monica Puig, Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Roger Federer among ESPY Award nominees

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A report by Gatto Luigi for Tennis World.

As every year ESPY Awards have been announced. The ceremony will take place on July 12th with the two-time Super Bowl champion, Peyton Manning, attending the event. There are several tennis players among the nominees: for the Best Male tennis player category, there are Roger FedererRafael NadalAndy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.

Novak Djokovic is not included. Best female tennis player will be contended beween the World No. 1 Angelique Kerber, Olympic Gold medalist Monica Puig, Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko and Serena Williams. Best come back athlete category includes Roger Federer, who won his first Grand Slam title last January for the first time in four years and a half at the Australian Open after a six month break.

Roger’s “rivals” will be Matt Bush (MLB), Jordy Nelson (NFL), Candace Parker (WNBA). Best upset includes Denis Istomin defeating Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, Clemson beating Alamba in the CFB National Championship, Mississippi State defeating Connecticut (Women’s NCAA Basketball final).

Finally, the best female athlete award will be contended between Serena Williams, Simone Biles (Gymnastics), Katie Ledecky (Swimming), Candace Parker (WNBA).

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