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The Tennis Oscars 2017

As the Academy awards conclude, we look at some tennis Oscars that could be given out this year.

As we bid bye to the 2017 Academy Awards – and with the tennis awards season also a long way away, we wondered what it would be like if some of our favourite players were up as the films nominated for Best Picture this year. Notwithstanding all the drama surrounding the announcement of the last award of the ceremony earlier today, there were some remarkable movies in the hunt for the Academy's top prize in 2017.

Here's a look at which tennis stars could represent the Best Picture nominees at the 2017 Oscars:

Lion: Roger Federer

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 26:  Roger Federer of Switzerland poses for photos during a media day ahead of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship on February 26, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates  (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
Never Give Up: Roger Federer has been nothing short of leonine

The former No. 1’s intercontinental struggles, unlike those of the young Saroo Brierley, may be restricted to Grand Slams, but we give this title to Federer just based on his courage in the face of a six-month layoff, injury, and because of age not being on his side. 

Despite the presence of younger and fitter opponents, Federer powered through the first Grand Slam of the year to register what might otherwise have seemed nothing but an unrealistic dream. 

No one, perhaps, would have called Federer the favourite to win the 2017 Australian Open despite his immense skill – but he stared down every critic and proved them wrong. And the Academy Award goes to...

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