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Together Again, Bryans Win ATPTour.com Fans' Favourite Award In 2019

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Together Again, Bryans Win ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite Award In 2019

American win fan-voted award for 14th time

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan rejoined forces in 2019, and are back to being the ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite doubles team. The 41-year-old American twins won the popular vote from fans in the 2019 ATP Awards to claim this honour together for a 14th time.

This season, the Bryans captured titles at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com and the Miami Open presented by Itau. They announced in November that they would finish their career at the 2020 US Open.

Mike Bryan said: “We are currently extremely motivated and excited going into our last season. We will enjoy and appreciate each moment we have while saying our goodbyes and giving thanks to the fans who have given us so much joy.”

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In 2018, Mike had won in this category alongside fellow American Jack Sock, whom he partnered to two Grand Slam trophies and the Nitto ATP Finals title while Bob was sidelined following hip surgery.

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Federer Wins ATPTour.com Fans' Favourite In 2019 ATP Awards

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Federer Wins ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite In 2019 ATP Awards

Swiss wins fan-voted award for 17th straight year

Fans have selected Roger Federer as the ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite in the 2019 ATP Awards, extending the Swiss’ reign in this singles category to a 17th straight year.

The 38-year-old Swiss has been honoured with a record 38 ATP Awards starting with his first Fans’ Favourite Award in 2003. Federer has also been selected by fellow players as the recipient of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (2004-09, 2011-17) and Comeback Player of the Year (2017); received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award (2006, 2013); and is a five-time ATP Tour No. 1 (2004-07, ’09).

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In 2019, Federer became just the second man to win 100 tour-level titles with his triumph at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. He added three more titles at the Miami Open presented by Itau, Grass Court Open Halle and Swiss Indoors Basel, and was also a finalist at the BNP Paribas Open and at Wimbledon.

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Murray Named 2019 Comeback Player Of The Year

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Murray Named 2019 Comeback Player Of The Year

Former World No. 1 returns from hip surgery to win first title since 2017

Andy Murray has been named the Comeback Player of the Year in the 2019 ATP Awards. As voted by fellow players, this honour goes to the individual who has overcome injury in re-establishing himself as one of the top players on the ATP Tour.

“Thanks so much to all the players who voted! 🍻🍻” Murray posted on Instagram. “Was a tricky couple of years and I appreciate all of your support.. See you in the new year 👊”

The former World No. 1 had missed the second half of the 2017 season and been limited to six tournaments in 2018 due to chronic hip problems. By the Australian Open, an emotional Murray questioned retirement.

“I’ve been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months now… I told [my team] I can’t keep doing this. That I needed to have an end point because I was just playing with no idea of when the pain was going to stop,” said Murray. He hoped to make it through to Wimbledon, but said following a memorable fight-back against Roberto Bautista Agut in Melbourne, “If today was my last match, look, it was a brilliant way to finish.”

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Two weeks later, Murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery. Five months following the procedure, he was back in tour-level action and teamed up with Feliciano Lopez to clinch the doubles title at the Fever-Tree Championships. He made another step forward in his comeback as he made his singles return in August at the Western & Southern Open (l. to Gasquet), and continued to gain confidence by winning matches at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Mallorca and at each of his three stops during the Asian swing, including a quarter-final run at the China Open (l. to Thiem).

To cap off his 2019 ATP Tour campaign, the 32-year-old Brit triumphed over Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the European Open in Antwerp to win his first singles title since 2017 in Dubai. “It means a lot. The past few years have been extremely difficult… I think it was a great match,” Murray said on court after his victory. “I didn’t expect to be in this position at all, so I’m very happy.”

Andrey Rublev, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Wawrinka were the other nominees for Comeback Player of the Year.

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Berrettini Honoured As 2019 Most Improved Player Of The Year

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Berrettini Honoured As 2019 Most Improved Player Of The Year

Italian rose from outside the Top 50 in April to year-end No. 8

Italian Matteo Berrettini has been selected by his peers as the Most Improved Player of the Year in the 2019 ATP Awards. This honour goes to the player who reached a significantly higher ATP Ranking by year’s end and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance through the season.

“So honored to receive the ATP Players Award as Most Improved Player of the Year 2019!” Berrettini shared on Instagram. “🙏 Thank you so much for all your support! #blessed #proud #atpawards
@atptour”

In 2018, Berrettini’s first full year on the ATP Tour, he compiled a 19-19 record, reached a high of No. 52 and won the Gstaad title. In 2019, the 23-year-old finished with 43 match wins, a career-high No. 8 ATP Ranking and two more titles.

Berrettini started making his move in April, when he reached back-to-back clay-court finals at the Hungarian Open (d. Krajinovic) and BMW Open by FWU (l. to Garin). He continued his climb, rising into the Top 20 with a strong grass-court campaign that included the MercedesCup title in Stuttgart, the Grass Court Open Halle semi-finals and Wimbledon Round of 16 (l. to Federer).

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A trio of semi-final runs – his first at a Grand Slam (US Open), first at an ATP Masters 1000 (Rolex Shanghai Masters) and at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna – led him into the Top 10. Berrettini clinched the final qualification spot at the Nitto ATP Finals. “Being here wasn’t a goal at the beginning of the year. Also before the US Open, I didn’t expect that. I wasn’t thinking about that,” he said. “I knew that I was playing good in springtime, like [during the] clay season. It’s just crazy that it happened.”

Felix Auger-Aliassime, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas were also nominated for Most Improved Player of the Year.

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Nadal Repeats As Stefan Edberg Sportmanship Award Winner

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Nadal Repeats As Stefan Edberg Sportmanship Award Winner

Spaniard honoured with award for the third time

Fellow players have chosen World No. 1 Rafael Nadal as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award in the 2019 ATP Awards. The Spaniard receives this honour for a second straight year and third time overall (2010) for his fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the court.

Nadal has won an ATP Award in each of the player-voted categories: Newcomer (2003), Most Improved (2005), Comeback (2013) and Sportsmanship (2010, 2018). He was also named Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year in 2011, and this year was awarded the ATP Tour No. 1 trophy for a fifth time (2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019).

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Nadal Honoured With ATP Tour No. 1 Trophy

At 33, Nadal is the oldest player to finish as the year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings. The Mallorcan captured four trophies this season, including a historic 12th title at Roland Garros and a fourth at the US Open. He won a ninth Internazionali BNL d’Italia crown in Rome and a record-extending 35th ATP Masters 1000 trophy at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal.

Roger Federer, Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem were also nominated for this year’s sportsmanship award.

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Sinner Honoured With Newcomer Of The Year Award

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Sinner Honoured With Newcomer Of The Year Award

18-year-old Italian jumped 475 spots this year in the ATP Rankings

Jannik Sinner’s peers on the ATP Tour have recognised his breakout season by choosing the #NextGenATP Italian as Newcomer of the Year in the 2019 ATP Awards.

One year after watching the Next Gen ATP Finals as a spectator, the 18-year-old clinched the title in Milan. He climbed from No. 553 at the start of the season to a year-end No. 78, becoming the youngest player to finish in Top 80 since 17-year-old Rafael Nadal (No. 47) in 2003. Sinner made a winning ATP Tour debut at the Hungarian Open in April. The following month, he saved one match point to win on his ATP Masters 1000 debut at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (d. Johnson).

Sinner became the youngest ATP Tour semi-finalist in five years with his run at the European Open in Antwerp, and afterward broke into the Top 100. He also became the second-youngest player to win three ATP Challenger Tour titles in a season, behind Richard Gasquet in 2003.

Seven other #NextGenATP stars – Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Miomir Kecmanovic, Corentin Moutet, Alexei Popyrin, Casper Ruud and Mikael Ymer – were also candidates for Newcomer of the Year after breaking into the Top 100 for the first time in 2019.

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ATP Awards Honour Roll

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

ATP Awards Honour Roll

We recognise all the winners of the ATP Awards

Below is the complete honour roll of the ATP Awards, dating back to the creation of the Association of Tennis Professionals in the early 1970s.

In addition to honouring a cavalcade of singles and doubles World No. 1s, the awards also pay tribute to the qualities of great sportsmanship (Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award), altruism (Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award) and to players who have captured the hearts of fans (ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite).

ATP Tour No. 1
2019 Rafael Nadal
2018 Novak Djokovic
2017 Rafael Nadal
2016 Andy Murray
2014-15 Novak Djokovic
2013 Rafael Nadal 
2011-12 Novak Djokovic
2010 Rafael Nadal
2009 Roger Federer
2008 Rafael Nadal
2004-07 Roger Federer
2003 Andy Roddick
2001-02 Lleyton Hewitt 
2000 Gustavo Kuerten
1999 Andre Agassi
1993-98 Pete Sampras
1992 Jim Courier
1990-91 Stefan Edberg
1989 Boris Becker
1988 Mats Wilander
1985-87 Ivan Lendl
1983-84 John McEnroe
1982 Jimmy Connors
1981 John McEnroe
1976-80 Bjorn Borg
1975 Arthur Ashe


ATP Tour No. 1 Doubles Team
2019 Juan Sebastian Cabal and Rober Farah
2018 Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic
2017 Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo
2016 Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares
2015 Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau
2009-14 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
2008 Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic
2005-07 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
2004 Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor 
2003 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
2002 Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor 
2001 Jonas Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge
2000 Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde
1999 Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes
1998 Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis
1995-97 Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde
1994 Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis
1993 Grant Connell and Patrick Galbraith
1992 Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde
1991 John Fitzgerald and Anders Jarryd
1990 Pieter Aldrich and Danie Visser
1988-89 Rick Leach and Jim Pugh
1987 Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd
1986 Hans Gildemeister and Andres Gomez
1985 Ken Flach and Robert Seguso
1983-84 Peter Fleming and John McEnroe
1982 Sherwood Stewart and Ferdi Taygan
1981 Peter Fleming and John McEnroe
1980 Bob Lutz and Stan Smith
1979 Peter Fleming and John McEnroe
1977-78 Bob Hewitt and Frew McMillan
1975-76 Brian Gottfried and Raul Ramirez


Most Improved Player of the Year
2019 Matteo Berrettini
2018 Stefanos Tsitsipas
2017 Denis Shapovalov
2016 Lucas Pouille
2015 Hyeon Chung
2014 Roberto Bautista Agut
2013 Pablo Carreno Busta
2012 Marinko Matosevic
2011 Alex Bogomolov Jr.
2010 Andrey Golubev
2009 John Isner
2008 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2006-07 Novak Djokovic
2005 Rafael Nadal
2004 Joachim Johansson
2003 Rainer Schuettler
2002 Paradorn Srichaphan 
2001 Goran Ivanisevic
2000 Marat Safin
1999 Nicolas Lapentti
1998 Andre Agassi
1997 Patrick Rafter
1996 Tim Henman
1995 Thomas Enqvist
1994 Yevgeny Kafelnikov
1993 Todd Martin
1992 Henrik Holm
1991 Jim Courier
1990 Pete Sampras
1989 Michael Chang
1988 Andre Agassi
1987 Peter Lundgren
1986 Mikael Pernfors
1985 Boris Becker
1984 Not given
1983 Jimmy Arias
1982 Peter McNamara
1981 Ivan Lendl
1980 Not given
1979 Victor Pecci
1978 John McEnroe
1977 Brian Gottfried
1976 Wojtek Fibak
1975 Vitas Gerulaitis
1974 Guillermo Vilas
1973 Vijay Amritraj

Newcomer of the Year
2019 Jannik Sinner
2018 Alex de Minaur
(ATP Star Of Tomorrow presented by Emirates from 2013-17)
2017 Denis Shapovalov
2016 Taylor Fritz
2015 Alexander Zverev
2014 Borna Coric
2013 Jiri Vesely
(formerly Newcomer of the Year)
2012 Martin Klizan
2011 Milos Raonic
2010 Tobias Kamke
2009 Horacio Zeballos
2008 Kei Nishikori
2007 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2006 Benjamin Becker
2005 Gael Monfils
2004 Florian Mayer
2003 Rafael Nadal
2002 Paul-Henri Mathieu
2001 Andy Roddick
2000 Olivier Rochus
1999 Juan Carlos Ferrero 
1998 Marat Safin
1997 Julian Alonso
1996 Dominik Hrbaty
1995 Mark Philippoussis
1994 Albert Costa
1993 Patrick Rafter
1992 Andrei Medvedev
1991 Byron Black
1990 Fabrice Santoro
1989 Sergi Bruguera
1988 Michael Chang
1987 Richey Reneberg
1986 Ulf Stenlund
1985 Jaime Yzaga
1984 Bob Green
1983 Scott Davis
1982 Chip Hooper
1981 Tim Mayotte
1980 Mel Purcell
1979 Vincent Van Patten
1978 John McEnroe
1977 Tim Gullikson
1976 Wojtek Fibak
1975 Vitas Gerulaitis


Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 

(renamed in 1996)
2019 Rafael Nadal
2018 Rafael Nadal
2011-17 Roger Federer
2010 Rafael Nadal
2004-09 Roger Federer
2002-03 Paradorn Srichaphan
1999-01 Patrick Rafter
1998 Alex Corretja
1997 Patrick Rafter
1996 Alex Corretja
1995 Stefan Edberg
1993-94 Todd Martin
1992 Stefan Edberg
1991 John Fitzgerald
1988-90 Stefan Edberg
1987 Miloslav Mecir
1986 Yannick Noah
1985 Mats Wilander
1984 Brian Gottfried
1983 Jose Higueras
1982 Steve Denton
1981 Jose-Luis Clerc
1980 Jaime Fillol
1979 Stan Smith
1978 Not given
1977 Arthur Ashe


Comeback Player of the Year
2019 Andy Murray
2018 Novak Djokovic
2017 Roger Federer
2016 Juan Martin del Potro
2015 Benoit Paire
2014 David Goffin
2013 Rafael Nadal
2012 Tommy Haas
2011 Juan Martin del Potro
2010 Robin Haase
2009 Marco Chiudinelli
2008 Rainer Schuettler
2007 Igor Andreev
2006 Mardy Fish
2005 James Blake
2004 Tommy Haas
2003 Mark Philippoussis
2002 Richard Krajicek
2001 Guillermo Canas
2000 Sergi Bruguera
1999 Chris Woodruff
1998 Younes El Aynaoui
1997 Sergi Bruguera
1996 Stephane Simian
1995 Derrick Rostagno
1994 Guy Forget
1993 Mikael Pernfors
1992 Henri Leconte
1991 Jimmy Connors
1990 Thomas Muster
1989 Goran Prpic
1984-88 Not given
1983 Butch Walts
1982 Jeff Borowiak
1981 Bob Lutz
1980 Not given
1979 Arthur Ashe


Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award

(renamed in 1999)
2019 Kevin Anderson
2018 Tommy Robredo
2017 Horia Tecau
2016 Marin Cilic
2015 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
2014 Andy Murray
2013 Roger Federer
2012 Novak Djokovic
2011 Rafael Nadal
2010 Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
2009 MaliVai Washington
2008 James Blake
2007 Ivan Ljubicic
2006 Roger Federer
2005 Carlos Moya
2004 Andy Roddick
2003 Gustavo Kuerten
2002 Amir Hadad and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 
2001 Andre Agassi
2000 Richard Krajicek
1999 Mac Winker
1998 Patrick Rafter
1997 Nelson Mandela
1996 Paul Flory
1995 Andre Agassi
1994 Paul McNamee
1993 Orville Brown
1992 Arthur Ashe
1991 John O’Shea
1990 Marie-Claire Noah
1988-89 Not given
1987 Rob Finkelstein
1986 Kay McEnroe
1985 Stan & Margie Smith
1984 Alan King
1983 John McEnroe


Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award 

(renamed in 1990)
2019 Courtney Walsh
2018 Sue Barker
2017 Guillermo Salatino
2016 Mike Dickson
2015 Linda Pearce
2014 Douglas Robson
2013 Bendou Zhang
2012 Paul Newman
2011 Juan Jose Mateo
2010 L’Equipe
2009 Vincenzo Martucci
2008 Alan Trengove
2007 Bud Collins
2006 John Barrett
2005 Neil Harman
2004 The Tennis Channel
2003 John Parsons
2002 Pedro Hernandez
2001 Christopher Clarey
2000 Iain Carter
1999 L’Equipe
1998 Gerd Szepanski
1997 John Parsons
1996 Brett Haber
1995 Gianni Ciaccia
1994 European Tennis Press
1993 Rino Tommasi
1992 Dan Maskell
1991 Russ Adams
1990 Philippe Bouin
1987-89 Not given
1986 Richard Evans
1985 Robert Briner
1984 Russ Adams


ATP 1000 Tournament of the Year

2014-19: Indian Wells
2009-13 Shanghai
2008 Miami
2007 Monte-Carlo
2002-06 Miami
2001 Monte-Carlo


ATP 500 Tournament of the Year
2019 Acapulco
2018 Queen’s Club
2017 Acapulco
2015-16 Queen’s Club
2008-14 Dubai
2007 Acapulco
2003-06 Dubai
2002 Kitzbühel
2001 Indianapolis
1998-00 Miami
1988-97 Indianapolis
1987 Stratton Mountain
1986 Cincinnati


ATP 250 Tournament of the Year
2019 Doha
2018 Stockholm
2017 Doha
2016 Stockholm/Winston-Salem
2015 Doha/St. Petersburg
2013-14 Queen’s Club
2005-12 Båstad
2003-04 Båstad/Houston
2002 Båstad
2001 Shanghai
2000 Halle
1999 Lyon/Scottsdale
1998 Dubai
1997 Kitzbühel
1996 Gstaad
1995 Tel Aviv
1994 Sun City
1992-93 Scottsdale
1991 Gstaad
1990 Memphis
1986-89 Stuttgart


ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite (Singles)

2003-19 Roger Federer
2001-02 Marat Safin
2000 Gustavo Kuerten


ATPTour.com Fans’ Favourite (Doubles)
2019 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
2018 Mike Bryan and Jack Sock
2005-17 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

ATP Coach Of The Year
2019 Gilles Cervara
2018 Marian Vajda
2017 Neville Godwin
2016 Magnus Norman

Tim Gullikson Career Coach Award
2019 Tony Roche

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Laura Robson: Former British number one has second hip operation

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Former British number one Laura Robson has had hip surgery for a second time “after months of struggling”.

The 25-year-old, who first had hip surgery in June 2018, returned to action in February but has not played since retiring during a match in April.

“A decision was made this week to have another hip surgery & try fix the pain for good,” Robson posted on Instagram.

“Very much hope to be back on court soon but in the meantime I can’t wait to walk my dog without limping.”

Her injury issues echo those of former world number one Andy Murray, who in October won his first singles title since having career-saving hip surgery in January.

Robson reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2013 and was ranked world number 27 in the same year, but her career has subsequently been plagued by injury.

She had surgery on her wrist in 2014, which kept her out for 17 months, and has suffered with a hip problem in recent years.

Robson has not revealed whether she has undergone the same procedure again, or how long she is expected to be out of action.

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Boxing with Tyson and giving it 100% at karaoke – the best pre-season camp ever?

  • Posted: Dec 19, 2019

Hitting the pads with Mike Tyson, DJs, dance choreography and karaoke – it’s not your standard pre-season for American tennis stars Serena Williams and Coco Gauff.

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has taken his charges for a training camp with a difference in preparation for the Australian Open in January.

“I wanted to renew with the tradition of organising a team-building camp to prepare for the Australian Open,” he said.

“Along with Serena, we brought in a new, crazy-talented generation of players, and even some DJs and fitness gurus.”

Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Williams, 15-year-old Gauff and 6ft 7in American Christopher Eubanks are among those being put through their paces in Boca Raton, Florida.

Williams, 38, got the chance to box with former heavyweight champion Tyson, while the group have had choreographed dance lessons and a visit from French DJ Bob Sinclair.

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka even stopped by to join in the karaoke.

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Anderson Helps Raise Money For Charities At Courtside Cause

  • Posted: Dec 18, 2019

Anderson Helps Raise Money For Charities At Courtside Cause

South African hosts successful charity event in Florida

Former World No. 5 Kevin Anderson hosted Courtside Cause — his third charity event — on Saturday at the Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club. The event benefitted First Serve, Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue and Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance.

“For our third charity event, it was great to be able to expand it even further and help more worthy causes this year. I know how much the money we raise helps these organisations, so the more we can raise and help, the better,” Anderson said. “We were really lucky this year that the tennis didn’t get rained out. Last year, we had to move it to the next day, so everyone was able to enjoy all the action, participate in some fun on-court challenges and then go next door for the silent auction, music and dinner. Everyone has a lot of fun.

“It’s really laid back and relaxed for the players and fans to mingle and enjoy themselves. I’m really looking forward to continuing the momentum of what we’ve built for this event each December and do more good for organisations that need.”

The event raised more than $90,000. Anderson played a singles match against former World No. 69 Jesse Levine and Coco Gauff competed against Shelby Rogers, before Anderson and Gauff faced Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan. Comedian Michael Kosta, a former college tennis player at the University of Illinois, served as emcee. 

Anderson Courtside Cause 2019

There were various on-court challenges, and after the tennis, Anderson and the Bryan Brothers held a question-and-answer session with attendees. There was also a silent auction.

Working towards putting on such a successful event also helped put things in perspective for Anderson, who has dropped to No. 91 in the ATP Rankings due to elbow and knee surgeries that limited him to five tournaments in 2019.

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“I think planning this event and being able to give back or bring awareness to needy causes is one of the biggest perks of being a tennis player. Especially this year being away from the court so much with my injuries, having my focus on what we were going to do at the end of the year kept me busy while I was rehabbing and made me really excited for what we would accomplish,” Anderson said. “I feel very lucky tennis has allowed me to do these sorts of things and use my platform to hopefully do a bit of good.

“In September, I did a visit to an after school program that First Serve hosts to see how their organisation benefits local youth, and seeing how great the program was for kids that needed a place to be and keeping them off the streets and doing fun activities, I knew it was an organisation I wanted to partner with. This year again, we wanted to support Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue, which is where we rescued Lady Kady from. I know how much good the money will do for them in helping rescue dogs from kill shelters and bringing them back to great health. And lastly, I’ve been very passionate about the elimination of single-use plastics and trying to promote this change within the tennis tour, so Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance is not only a great organisation and program to support, but also bring more awareness to what we could all be doing in our daily lives to help our environment.”

Last December, Anderson raised more than $100,000 at his Grand Slam Cause for the Paws. The 2018 Nitto ATP Finals qualifier will return to the ATP Tour for the first time since Wimbledon at the ATP Cup, where he will lead Team South Africa.

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