Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner lead nominees for Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award at 2023 ATP Awards

Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 01:00
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Carlos Alcaraz leads the nominees for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award as voted by his fellow ATP Tour players.
As the season concludes, the ATP Awards are approaching, where outstanding tennis players are recognized in various categories for their performances in 2023. In addition to acknowledging athletes for their results or titles achieved during the year, the ATP presents the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
This award is given to "The player who, throughout the year, conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, who competed with his fellow players with the utmost spirit of fairness and who promoted the game through his off-court activities."
The award is particularly chosen by the players themselves, and this year there are four nominees selected by the ATP: Carlos Alcaraz (world No. 2), Jannik Sinner (No.4), Hubert Hurkacz (9th), and Grigor Dimitrov (14th). This is the second nomination for the 2-times Grand Slam champion Carlos Alcaraz.
The sensational year-end hero, Jannik Sinner, has also been nominated for the Most Improved Player of the Year award. Furthermore, the outstanding year that Sinner has had resulted in his coaches, Darren Cahill and Simone Vagnozzi, being nominated for Coach of the Year. A similar situation arises with Craig Boynton, who works with the Polish player Hurkacz, as he is also among the nominees for Coach of the Year.
The award is set to have a new recipient this time, as the last winner, Casper Ruud from Norway, is not among the current nominees. The Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award had a clear dominance from 2004 to 2017 when Roger Federer won the distinction 13 times, only interrupted in 2010 by Rafael Nadal. Nadal also claimed the award four more times between 2018 and 2021, making this year's recipient the fourth winner in the last 20 years.

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