Magnus Norman Receives Inaugural ATP Coach of the Year Award
The Swedish former World No. 2 coaches Stan Wawrinka
Magnus Norman, Stan Wawrinka’s coach, has been chosen by his peers as the winner of the first ATP Coach of the Year Award in the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, which honours the coach who helped guide his player to a higher level of performance during the season.
“It’s an honour to receive this award because it’s voted [on] by my fellow coaches who are there on a day-to-day basis,” said Norman. “I was surprised, for sure.”
Wawrinka’s coach since 2013, the 40-year-old Swede won in this new category over fellow nominees Gunter Bresnik (Dominic Thiem), Ivan Lendl (Andy Murray), Emmanuel Planque (Lucas Pouille) and Mikael Tillstrom (Gael Monfils).
Norman, a former World No. 2 and winner of 12 ATP World Tour titles, guided the Swiss back to a No. 3 Emirates ATP Ranking and four titles, including his third Grand Slam title at the US Open.