Fans decided that Nole deserved the honor above of David Beckham, Patrick Chan, Kirani James,Ryan Lochte, Rory McIlroy, Geoffrey Mutai, Dirk Nowitzki, Manny Pacquiao, Aaron Rodgers, Kohei Uchimura, gymnastics and Justin Verlander.
Djokovic's season was impressive, having won three Grand Slam tournaments as well as five ATP World Tour Masters 1000, becoming the first one to accomplish the feat; he also grabbed a Masters 500 and a Masters 250. Furthermore, he defeated Nadal in all the finals they faced off (6-0).
Meanwhile, Tseng defeated Miki Ando, Seimone Augustus, Tatyana Chernova, Kim Clijsters, English Gardner, Carmelita Jeter, Li Na, Federica Pellegrini, Lindsey Vonn, Jordyn Wieber and Chrissie Wellington.
Yani won more tournaments than any other golfer, male or female, with 12 titles, including two major championships. She also became the youngest to win five Grand Slam titles in history. Tseng is the only Taiwanese golfer who has been named Player of the Year (2010-11) and Rookie of the Year (2008).
The two more dominant players of their sport were voted September Athletes of the Month.