ATP has finally announced the winners of the 2020 ATP Awards through its social profiles.
All the winners of the 2020 ATP Awards
Roger Federer has experienced one of the toughest seasons of his career, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming the fan-favorite player for the 18th year in a row.
The Swiss champion played his last match of 2020 at the Australian Open, where he reached the semi-finals and lost in three sets to Novak Djokovic, and was forced to miss the rest of this anomalous season due to a severe knee injury.
right. Federer's goal is to return to the pitch in Melbourne in 2021, but it will all depend on his physical condition. The same result, in their case in the doubles category, was achieved by Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.
For the fourth time, the third in a row, Rafael Nadal has been awarded the Sportmanship Award, the prize for fair play bearing the name of Stefan Edberg. The Mallorcan managed to win his twentieth Grand Slam at Roland Garros and therefore to reach Federer's record on 11 October.
The Most Improved Player of the Year was instead assigned to Andrey Rublev, which happens to Matteo Berrettini. The Russian won 41 of the 51 matches played, won 5 tournaments, reached the top 10 and played the ATP Finals for the first time in his career.
We can therefore speak of more than deserved recognition; recognition that also had its weight in the choice of the best coach: Fernando Vicente was in fact named Coach of the Year. Carlos Alcaraz won the title of Newcomer of the Year, the new name that most convinced the other tennis players.
The very young Spanish star showed off especially in the Challenger circuit, where she won in Trieste, Barcelona and Alicante. Vasek Pospisil on more than one occasion has overcome the physical problems that have affected his career.
Precisely during this anomalous season, the Canadian found that much desired continuity. Thanks to the finals won in Montpellier and Sofia and the excellent performances put in place, Pospisil earned the Comeback Player of the Year award.
The latest prize, the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, was finally awarded to Frances Tiafoe. Rafael Nadal, with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others greatests tennis stars on the planet will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world.