Roger Federer is in the running to take his fifth sportsman of the year title after being included on the shortlist for the Laureus Sports Awards.
Nominated with Federer were: sprinter Usain Bolt, distance runner Kenesisa Bekele, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi.
Serena Williams is the only former winner among the six women's nominees. Alpine skiier Lindsey Vonn, sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser, US athlete Sanya Richards and swimmers Federica Pellegrini and Britta Steffen complete the shortlist.
The winners will be named in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on March 10.