Godwin Named 2017 Coach Of The Year

South African recognised after guiding Anderson to first major final

Neville Godwin, Kevin Anderson’s coach for four years, has been chosen by his peers as the winner of Coach of the Year in the 2017 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon. The award, which was introduced in 2016, honours the coach who helped guide their player to a higher level of performance during the season.

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“I’m honoured to receive this award, especially since it was voted for by only my fellow coaches,” Godwin said in an acceptance speech shown Thursday night at the Nitto ATP Finals Official Launch on Thursday evening at the Tower of London.

“There were so many amazing stories on the tour this year, and I’m privileged to have been a part of it.”

The 42-year-old South African, a former World No. 90 and winner of one ATP World Tour title (2001 Newport), guided his compatriot back into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings and to his first Grand Slam final at this year’s US Open.

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