In Pics: Djokovic & Serena Win Big at Star-Studded Laureus Awards
(Photo: Laureus)
(Photo: Laureus)

In Pics: Djokovic & Serena Win Big at Star-Studded Laureus Awards

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the Laureus awards as the top athletes in the world in 2015.
Djokovic won for the second straight year and third time overall and Williams picked up her fourth award. Williams did not attend the ceremony.

(Photo: PTI)
(Photo: PTI)
(Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)
(Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)

In his acceptance speech, Djokovic dedicated the award to the late soccer star Johan Cruyff and the former Formula One driver Niki Lauda, who were also both honored at Monday’s ceremony.

Lauda received a lifetime achievement award and Cruyff was honored for his charity work.

His son Jordi accepted the award and the crowd of many renowned athletes rose for a standing ovation in honor of his late father, who died last month.

Niki Lauda with his Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award shakes the hand of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes as actor Daniel Bruhl stands by on stage during the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)
Niki Lauda with his Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award shakes the hand of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes as actor Daniel Bruhl stands by on stage during the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)
Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda, right, poses with actor Daniel Bruehl who starred him in a movie, as he shows off a Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: AP)
Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda, right, poses with actor Daniel Bruehl who starred him in a movie, as he shows off a Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: AP)

Team of the year award went to New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup winning team, while U.S. golfer Jordan Spieth won the breakthrough of the year honor.

New Zealand captain Dan Carter got the award for the comeback of the year.

Richie McCaw, center, captain of the All Blacks, and former rugby player Sean Fitzpatrick, right, and New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen hold a Laureus Team of the Year award. (Photo: AP)<a></a>
Richie McCaw, center, captain of the All Blacks, and former rugby player Sean Fitzpatrick, right, and New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen hold a Laureus Team of the Year award. (Photo: AP)

Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias got the award for a sportsperson with a disability.
Triathlete Jan Frodeno of Germany took the action sportsman of the year award.

(L-R) Laureus World Sports Academy members Carles Puyol,Luis Figo,Raul with Laureus Ambassador Fabio Capello and Laureus World Sports Academy members Marcel Desailly and Cafu during the Football press conference prior to the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)
(L-R) Laureus World Sports Academy members Carles Puyol,Luis Figo,Raul with Laureus Ambassador Fabio Capello and Laureus World Sports Academy members Marcel Desailly and Cafu during the Football press conference prior to the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Laureus)
From left, Boris Becker, Lilly Becker and Noah Becker pose for photos as they arrive for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin. (Photo: AP)
From left, Boris Becker, Lilly Becker and Noah Becker pose for photos as they arrive for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin. (Photo: AP)

U.S. actor Bill Murray hosted the ceremony, opening the show while wearing a Bavarian folklore costume, including lederhosen.

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