Nadal, Federer Among 2017 Awards Nominees
Welcome to the 2017 ATP World Tour Awards Presented by Moët & Chandon, where we recognise outstanding players and tournaments. View the nominees for the player-voted categories and cast your votes now for ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer are both up for two player-voted categories: the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and Comeback Player of the Year. Federer has won the Sportsmanship award every year since 2004, with the exception of 2010, when the honours went to Nadal. Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro round out the nominees in this category.
This year’s Comeback Player of the Year category features a total of six nominees. In addition to Nadal and Federer, who have combined to win the four Grand Slams and five Masters 1000 titles this season, the nominees include Kevin Anderson, Filip Krajinovic, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Janko Tipsarevic. Nadal claimed Comeback Player of the Year honours in 2013, and is the only player to have won each of the player-voted categories (2005 Most Improved, 2003 Newcomer of the Year).
Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who broke into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings this past September, and three #NextGenATP players – Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Denis Shapovalov – are the candidates in the running for Most Improved Player of the Year. Zverev, a winner of two Masters 1000 titles this season, and Umag titlist Rublev were the first two players to qualify for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held from 7-11 November in Milan.
The 18-year-old Shapovalov is a leading contender for ATP Star Of Tomorrow Presented by Emirates, which is awarded to the youngest player to finish in the Top 100.* The World No. 50 made his big breakthrough this summer, when he reached the Coupe Rogers semi-finals on home soil, and followed with a US Open fourth-round run as a qualifier. His fellow Canadian, 17-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, also has a chance, but would need to lift his current No. 153 Emirates ATP Ranking into the Top 100 to edge Shapovalov.
Winners for the 2017 ATP World Tour Awards Presented by Moët & Chandon will be announced ahead of the Nitto ATP Finals.
Voted By Fans
ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon (Singles, Doubles): The singles player and doubles team receiving the highest number of votes from ATPWorldTour.com fans from now through 6 November.
Note: Fans' Favourite candidates are the Top 25 players in the Emirates ATP Race To London and Top 15 teams in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London as of 11 September 2017.
Determined By Emirates ATP Rankings
ATP World Tour No. 1 Presented by Emirates: The player who ends the year as World No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team Presented by Emirates: The team that ends the year as World No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings.
ATP Star Of Tomorrow Presented by Emirates: The youngest player in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings as of 6 November 2017. *If two or more players in the Top 100 share the youngest birth year, the higher-ranked player wins the award.
Voted By Players
Comeback Player of the Year: The player who has overcome serious injury in re-establishing himself as one of the top players on the ATP World Tour.
Most Improved Player of the Year: The player who reached a significantly higher Emirates ATP Ranking by year’s end and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance through the year.
Pablo Carreno Busta
Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: 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.
Juan Martin del Potro
Tournaments of the Year: The tournament in its category that operated at the highest level of professionalism and integrity and which provided the best conditions and atmosphere for participating players.
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500
ATP World Tour 250
Voted By Coaches
ATP Coach of the Year: Nominated and voted on by fellow ATP coach members, this award goes to the ATP coach who helped guide his players to a higher level of performance during the year.
Chosen By ATP
Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award: The person who has made outstanding humanitarian contributions. Previous winners include former South African President Nelson Mandela, Arthur Ashe, Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and 2016 recipient Cilic.
Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award: The journalist who has made significant contributions to the game of tennis.