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Jannik Sinner nominated for Most Improved and Sportsmanship awards

November 29, 2023
By ATP Staff

Jannik Sinner and his coaches, Darren Cahill and Simone Vagnozzi, have been honoured with nominations in the 2023 ATP Awards, with nominees revealed today for the four player-voted categories and for Coach of the Year.

Sinner has been nominated for Most Improved Player of the Year, following a season in which he rose to a career-high No. 4 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings and won four titles from seven finals. He is up against Italian Davis Cup teammate Matteo Arnaldi and Americans Christopher Eubanks and Ben Shelton in this category. The 22-year-old Sinner also receives a nod for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award, which will feature a first-time winner with Carlos Alcaraz, Grigor Dimitrov and Hubert Hurkacz among the other nominees.   

Meanwhile, Cahill and Vagnozzi have been nominated in the Coach category alongside Craig Boynton (Hubert Hurkacz), 2022 winner Juan Carlos Ferrero (Carlos Alcaraz), Goran Ivanisevic (Novak Djokovic) and Bryan Shelton (Ben Shelton). Ivanisevic guided Novak Djokovic to a record eighth finish as ATP Year-End No. 1 presented by Pepperstone this season. 

Arthur Fils, the top seed at this week’s Next Gen ATP Finals presented by NEOM, is one of five nominees for Newcomer of the Year, which includes #NextGenATP players who broke into the Top 100 for the first time in 2023.

Nominees for Comeback Player of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year and the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award are determined by an International Tennis Writers' Association (ITWA) vote. Coach of the Year nominees are selected through first-round voting by ATP coaches.

ATP Awards winners, including Fans' Favourite, will be revealed during Awards week, starting 11 December. Fans can vote for their favourite singles player and doubles team through Friday, 1 December.

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View the complete list of 2023 ATP Awards nominees:


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 Tour.

Dominik Koepfer
Gael Monfils
Jan-Lennard Struff
Alexander Zverev

Most Improved Player of the Year: The player who reached a significantly higher Pepperstone ATP Ranking by year’s end and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance through the year.

Matteo Arnaldi
Christopher Eubanks
Ben Shelton
Jannik Sinner

Newcomer of the Year: The #NextGenATP player who broke into the Top 100 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time in 2023 and made the biggest impact on the ATP Tour this season.

Flavio Cobolli
Arthur Fils
Alex Michelsen 
Dominic Stricker
Luca Van Assche

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.

Carlos Alcaraz
Grigor Dimitrov
Hubert Hurkacz
Jannik Sinner


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.

Craig Boynton (Hubert Hurkacz)
Darren Cahill and Simone Vagnozzi (Jannik Sinner)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (Carlos Alcaraz)
Goran Ivanisevic (Novak Djokovic)
Bryan Shelton (Ben Shelton)

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