Roger Federer received three honors in the 2013 ATP World Tour Awards, presented by Moët & Chandon, while Rafael Nadal won the Comeback Player of the Year and can clinch the ATP World Tour Number One presented by Emirates Award at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a ninth time and by fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favorite presented by Moët & Chandon for an 11th straight year. In addition, the 32-year-old Swiss has been named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time in recognition of his foundation’s support of children in Africa and Switzerland. Since 2003, Federer has won a record total of 27 ATP World Tour Awards.
As winner of Comeback Player of the Year, Nadal becomes the first to clinch awards in all the player-voted categories. The 27-year-old Spaniard won Newcomer in 2003, Most Improved in 2005 and Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship in 2010. He was also awarded as the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian in 2011 and can claim ATP World Tour No. 1 presented by Emirates for a third time (2008, 2010) this week in London. Novak Djokovic kept his hopes alive in the battle for the year-end number one Emirates ATP Ranking with his triumph at the BNP Paribas Masters title on Sunday.
Americans Bob & Mike Bryan swept the doubles awards for a fifth consecutive year, taking home ATP World Tour Number One Doubles Team presented by Emirates and ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favorite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record ninth time each.
Determined by Emirates ATP Rankings
►ATP World Tour Number One Presented by Emirates
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will battle for the year-end number one Emirates ATP Ranking at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Both players are two-time winners of ATP World Tour Number One presented by Emirates, with Nadal claiming the honours in 2008 and 2010 and Djokovic in 2011-12.
►ATP World Tour Number One Doubles Team Presented by Emirates
Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan: The Americans will finish as the number one duo in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings for a fifth successive year and record ninth time overall (2003, '05-07, '09-13). The 35-year-old twins guaranteed their year-end number one ranking on Aug. 19th, the earliest clinch by a doubles team. The Bryans won their 11th title of the season on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Masters, their fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy of 2013. They won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon–making them the first team to hold all four majors and the Olympic gold medal at the same time–and ended up just shy of completing the calendar-year Grand Slam with a loss in the US Open semifinals.
►ATP Star Of Tomorrow Presented by Emirates
Jiri Vesely: This new category, replacing the player-voted Newcomer of the Year, is awarded to the youngest player who finished in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings (as of Oct. 28). Vesely, who began the season ranked outside the Top 250, broke into the Top 100 on 8 July–two days before his 20th birthday–and reached a career-high 78th by August. The Czech made his tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at Roland Garros and also won three ATP Challenger Tour titles from five finals.
Voted by the players
►Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
Roger Federer: Fellow players voted the Swiss as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the ninth time and third year in a row. He also won the award six straight years from 2004-09. Juan Martin del Potro, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal were also nominated in this category.
►Most Improved Player of the Year
Pablo Carreno Busta: The Spaniard climbed from a year-end number 715 Emirates ATP Ranking last season to a career-high 66th in 2013, beginning with an impressive effort on the Futures circuit that saw him win 35 straight matches and seven titles from eight finals. As a qualifier on the ATP World Tour, he recorded his first tour-level win in Casablanca, reached the Oeiras semi-finals and made his Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros. The 22-year-old also excelled on the ATP Challenger Tour, going 4-0 in finals.
►Comeback Player of the Year
Rafael Nadal: After being sidelined for seven months with a left knee injury, the Spaniard made his return this past February and advanced to nine straight finals to start the season–reaching 13 total from 16 tournament appearances in 2013. Among his 10 titles, Nadal claimed his eighth Roland Garros crown, his second U.S. Open championship, and a record-tying five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies in a single season. He also went undefeated on hard courts (26-0) through the Beijing final, when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic. Despite the loss, Nadal–who began the season at number four in the Emirates ATP Rankings–overtook the Serbian at the top on 7 October.
Voted by the fans
►ATPWorldTour.com Fans' presented by Moët & Chandon (Singles)
Roger Federer: The Swiss has been voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record 11th straight year, receiving 56 percent of all votes cast. Rafael Nadal finished second, followed by Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro.
►ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite presented by Moët & Chandon (Doubles)
Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan: The Bryan Brothers received 43 percent of votes to be named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favorite presented by Moët & Chandon for a record ninth time. Leander Paes & Radek Stepanek came in as the second most popular duo, followed by Julien Benneteau & Nenad Zimonjic.
Chosen by ATP
►Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award
Roger Federer: The 32-year-old becomes just the third person to be named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for a second time, joining Andre Agassi and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Federer, who previously received the award in 2006, supports children in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa and Ethiopia and his native Switzerland through the Roger Federer Foundation, established in 2003. This past February, Federer visited the Hlukani and Govhu crèches in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, which have been supported by Foundation partner READ Educational Trust since 2010.
►Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award
Bendou Zhang: Shanghai-based Zhang is the tennis writer for TITAN Sports, China’s most successful sports newspaper. A journalist for more than 20 years, two years ago became the first person from his country to join International Tennis Writers Association.