This season saw many young players take the next step which is why the list of nominees for the most improved player award is quite long.
We have to start with Alcaraz who had the biggest improvement of all as he established himself as one of the best players in the world finishing number one. His goal was to make the top 15 so it's quite clear he surprised even the biggest believers in him.
Next up we have a couple of youngsters like Draper, Musetti and Nakashima. All of them made the next step with some playing better than others. Draper particularly surprised many with his play in North America showing himself a natural fit on the hard courts. For a player ranked outside the top 100 before this year, quite impressive.
Lorenzo Musetti was among the better players last year but he was able to start winning trophies this year and not only that. He did it against some good players as well. If you want to know the full list of nominees, check it out below.