Tsitsipas Named Most Improved Player Of The Year
#NextGenATP Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas was named the 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year as part of the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon. The award was voted on by fellow ATP World Tour players.
"It's great. I didn't expect that," Tsitsipas said. "I had a fantastic year, but it was the last thing that was in my head. And when I finally saw it, I was happy that my name was there. So, yeah, really pleased holding that trophy. All the hard work, all the effort that I put into my game this year, it's part of this trophy. So yeah, it feels great."
The 20-year-old became the top-ranked Greek in ATP Rankings history after rising to a career-high No. 15 this season, and he also became the first player from Greece to win a tour-level title. The champion at the Intrum Stockholm Open, Tsitsipas dropped just one set en route to the indoor-hard court crown.
Tsitsipas rose from a season-opening ATP Ranking of No. 91 to become the youngest member of the Top 20. He also finished runner-up at the ATP World Tour 500 event in Barcelona and the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Toronto, falling to Rafael Nadal in both finals. In Toronto, Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four Top 10 opponents at a single tournament since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990.