Novak Djokovic was honored after extending his record with his eighth finish as ATP No. 1 presented by Pepperstone, while Jannik Sinner appeared in three categories at the 2023 ATP Awards.

Sinner was named Most Improved Player of the Year and received the Fans’ Favorite Award, rounding out a season in which he won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Toronto, competed for the title at the Nitto ATP Finals and led Italy to its first Davis Cup crown in nearly five decades. In addition, his mentors Darren Cahill and Simone Vagnozzi shared the Coach of the Year award after voting by their counterparts. His protégé reached a career-high No. 4 in 2023, equaling legend Adriano Pannata as the highest-ranked Italian in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

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Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, great friends and champions of the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid, received the Fans’ Favorite Award in the doubles category.

The 2023 ATP Awards also recognized the merits of Novak Djokovic and the pairing of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, who secured No. 1 at the end of the year during the Nitto ATP Finals. Djokovic led the tour with seven singles trophies this year, including his 24th career Grand Slam title. Dodig and Krajicek collected five doubles trophies, achieving the highest honor on the clay of Roland-Garros.

Jan-Lennard Struff was named Comeback Player of the Year after overcoming an injury and climbing from No. 167 to his best all-time position of No. 21. For his part, 19-year-old Frenchman Arthur Fils, champion of his first ATP Tour title in Lyon and youngest member of the Top 50 at the end of the season, is the Breakthrough of the Year.

One year after becoming the youngest No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, Carlos Alcaraz was chosen by his peers as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, an award that recognizes fair play, professionalism and integrity. on and off the track. He is the fourth Spaniard to receive this recognition, joining José Higueras (1983), Àlex Corretja (1996, 1998) and Rafael Nadal (2010, 2018-21).

Higueras, who worked alongside legends such as Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Roger Federer and Michael Chang, later serving as director of player development at the Unites States Tennis Association (USTA), has been awarded the Tim Gullikson Career Award as Coach.

Felix Auger-Aliassime has received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in recognition of his efforts to support educational initiatives in Togo, his father’s home nation. The 23-year-old Canadian partnered with BNP Paribas in 2020 to create the #FAAPointsForChange program. Since then, $20 has been donated to EduChange for every point you have earned.

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (ATP Masters 1000), the cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club in London (ATP 500), the Nordea Open in Bastad (ATP 250) and the Mextenis León Open (ATP Challenger Tour) have been voted by players as Tournament of the Year in their respective categories. For its part, L’Équipe has received the Ron Bookman Award for Journalistic Excellence.

ATP Awards Winners 2023

ATP No. 1 presented by Pepperstone
(determined by the Pepperstone ATP Rankings)
Novak Djokovic: Djokovic became the oldest year-end No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, setting a record of eight finishes. For the fourth time in his career, he won three of the four majors it’s from the season. Only Carlos Alcaraz prevented him from consummating the Grand Slam – lifting all four big ones in the same year – with a comeback in the Wimbledon final. Djokovic’s 24th Grand Slam title came at the US Open, a record unmatched in the Open Era. The 36-year-old Serbian also triumphed in Cincinnati and Paris, bringing his Masters 1000 collection to 40 trophies, and set another record with his seventh Nitto ATP Finals title.

ATP Doubles No. 1 presented by Pepperstone
(determined by the Pepperstone ATP Rankings)
Ivan Dodig y Austin Krajicek: American and Croatian, established as a couple since last year, achieved the ATP Doubles No. 1 presented by Pepperstone for the first time. Dodig and Krajicek won five tournaments together in 2023, including Roland Garros, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and ATP 500 events in Rotterdam, London (Queen’s Club) and Beijing. With a record of 39-15, they also reached the finals in Miami, Eastbourne and Adelaide, reaching the semifinals of the US Open.

Comeback of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Jan-Lennard Struff: The German started the season outside the Top 150, but climbed thanks to great results at the ATP Masters 1000. He reached the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo before becoming the first lucky loser of history capable of reaching a Masters 1000 final at the Mutua Madrid Open. The German kept his momentum going by playing in the Stuttgart final in June before a hip injury caused him to miss three months of the season, leaving him without touching a racket for seven weeks. Struff returned in September with a victory in Zhuhai before reaching his third semi-final of the season in Sofia in November. He closed the year at No. 25. Dominik Koepfer, Gael Monfils and Alexander Zverev were also nominated in this category.

Greatest Progress of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Fan Favorite (Individual)
(voted by fans)
Jannik Sinner: The Italian won four ATP Tour titles in 2023, including his first ATP Masters 1000 trophy in Toronto. Additionally, he reached the title match at the Nitto ATP Finals, his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, and guided Italy to its first Davis Cup crown since 1976. Sinner, who compiled a 64-15 record in 2023, closed season in the best position of his career as No. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, becoming the first Italian man to finish a year in the Top 5. Sinner was named Breakthrough of the Year at the 2019 ATP Awards. Matteo Arnaldi, Christopher Eubanks and Ben Shelton were also nominated for Breakthrough of the Year.

Breakout of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Arthur Son: The Frenchman began the season outside the Top 250 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, but posted a career-best No. 36 after reaching the final in Antwerp. At 19, he became the youngest ATP Tour champion in 2023, lifting his first tour-level crown in Lyon. The Frenchman made the most of his opportunities to compete at home, also reaching the semi-finals in Montpellier and Marseille. Fils closed the season by playing the title match at the Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM. #NextGenATP players such as Flavio Cobolli, Alex Michelsen, Dominic Stricker and Luca van Assche were also nominated for Breakthrough of the Year.

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
(voted by ATP players)
Carlos Alcaraz: The Spaniard has been recognized by his teammates thanks to his fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the court. Sending messages of encouragement to injured rivals or sharing an umbrella with ball boys during rain breaks, the two-time Grand Slam champion has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most stylish players on the tour. When Fabio Fognini fell on the court this year in Rio de Janeiro, Alcaraz crossed the net to help the Italian up. At 20 years old, the Spaniard has won three player-voted ATP Awards, receiving Breakthrough of the Year in 2022 and Greatest Progress in 2022. Grigor Dimitrov, Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner were also nominated in this category.

Premio Humanitarian Arthur Ashe
(delivered by ATP)
Very happy Auger: Following in the wake of figures such as John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer, the Canadian saw his efforts recognized beyond the courts. Joining forces with BNP Paribas to create the #FAAPointsForChange program, Auger-Aliassime has managed to develop educational initiatives in Togo, the homeland of his father. This year, Felix became a spokesperson for the campaign Grow Beyond de la Sainte-Justine Foundation of Montreal, the charitable section of the hospital where she was born.

Fan Favorite (Doubles)
(voted by fans)
Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev: These great friends joined forces to lift their first title as a couple at the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid, where they survived the Match Ti-break in four of their five matches on the way to the trophy. Khachanov and Rublev also reached the semifinals at the ATP 500 in Beijing.

Coach of the Year
(voted by ATP coaches)
Darren Cahill y Simone Vagnozzi: The Australian and the Italian guided Jannik Sinner to the best season of his career. Vagnozzi has worked with Sinner since February 2022, while Cahill joined the team in June 2022 tasked with developing mental work. The results have been immediate: Sinner reached three Masters 1000 and Grand Slam quarterfinals that first year. Afterwards, he sealed his first Masters 1000 title (Toronto) and semi-final grande (Wimbledon) in 2023. Cahill and Vagnozzi shared a nomination for Coach of the Year along with Craig Boynton (Hubert Hurkacz), Juan Carlos Ferrero (Carlos Alcaraz), Goran Ivanisevic (Novak Djokovic) and Bryan Shelton (Ben Shelton).

Tim Gullikson Coaching Career Award
(voted by ATP coaches)
Jose Higueras: A former world No. 6 who made his name as a coach guiding future Hall of Famers such as Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Roger Federer, Michael Chang, Jennifer Capriati and Mary Joe Fernández, the Spaniard exemplifies excellence, leadership, respect and a true love for the art of coaching. Created in honor of Tim Gullikson, this award honors someone who has inspired generations of young players and other coaches toward the growth of the sport.

ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells): The BNP Paribas Open extended its record in the ATP Masters 1000 category with a ninth award – all in a row. Set in the natural beauty of the desert, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden offers state-of-the-art facilities, countless training courts that put stars close to fans, and unparalleled dining options.

ATP 500 Tournament of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
cinch Championships (Londres): The cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club took honors in the ATP 500 category, achieving the distinction for the fifth time. Also honored at the ATP Awards in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2022, the tournament shines on the prestigious West Kensington stage attracting many of the best singles and doubles players on the ATP Tour.

ATP 250 Tournament of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Nordea Open (Bastad): The Nordea Open won the award in the ATP 250 category for the 12th time. He was recognized as Tournament of the Year from 2002-12, sharing honors with Houston in two of those years (2003-04). The Nordea Open celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2023.

ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year
(voted by ATP players)
Mextenis León Open (León): In 2023, a comprehensive evaluation system was established on the ATP Challenger Tour circuit, giving players the opportunity to rate each tournament they participated in based on different criteria. After a successful inaugural edition, the Mextenis León Open received the highest ratings among the 196 Challenger tournaments. Located in the heart of Mexico, it is the fourth prize-winning tournament in the country since 2015.

Ron Bookman Award for Journalistic Excellence
(delivered by ATP)
The Team: The French media outlet receives the Ron Bookman Award for Journalistic Excellence for the third time, having previously been awarded in 1999 and 2010. Recognized for excellent coverage of tennis on all its platforms (newspaper, magazine, digital, TV), LÉquipe is proud to be present on the circuit throughout the year, dedicating a team of editors exclusively to tennis: Lucile Alard, Vincent Cognet, Bertrand Lagacherie, Romain Lefebvre, David Loriot, Quentin Moynet, Franck Ramella and Julien Reboullet. Journalists Anne-Sophie Bourdet and Bruno Garay also play a key role for the magazine.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/atp-awards-2023-all-winners

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