The 2022 ATP Awards Nominees Are…
World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and coach Juan Carlos Ferrero have received a total of three nominations in the 2022 ATP Awards, with nominees revealed today for the four player-voted categories and for Coach of the Year.
Alcaraz and Ferrero pick up nods in the Most Improved and Coach categories, respectively, for a second straight year. The 19-year-old Alcaraz, who has already been honoured as the ATP No. 1 presented by Pepperstone, is also nominated for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the first time, alongside Felix Auger-Aliassime, five-time winner Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud and Frances Tiafoe.
Alcaraz will go up against two other young stars, Jack Draper and Holger Rune, and 25-year-old American Maxime Cressy for Most Improved Player of the Year. Draper, 20, and Rune, 19, are also among the five nominees for Newcomer of the Year, which includes #NextGenATP players who broke into the Top 100 for the first time in 2022.
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 December 12th. Fans can vote for their favourite singles player and doubles team through Friday, 2 December.
View the complete list of 2022 ATP Awards nominees:
VOTED BY PLAYERS
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.
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.
Newcomer of the Year: The #NextGenATP player who broke into the Top 100 for the first time in 2022 and made the biggest impact on the ATP Tour this season.
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.
VOTED BY COACHES
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.
Juan Carlos Ferrero (Carlos Alcaraz)
Frederic Fontang (Felix Auger-Aliassime)
Goran Ivanisevic (Novak Djokovic)
Michael Russell (Taylor Fritz)
Christian Ruud (Casper Ruud)