Alcaraz Takes Two Honors, Nadal Finally Wins Fan Favorite; 2022 ATP Awards

by Staff | December 16th, 2022, 10:27 pm

The Spanish dup of Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal won big this awards season. The ATP released the full list of winners today. Carlos Alcaraz won two awards taking year-end No. 1 and Most Improved Player.

“I’m really happy to receive this award, and I want to say thank you to all my colleagues who voted me as the Most Improved Player of the Year,” said Alcaraz. “For me it’s an amazing achievement. This year has been a really good year for me, a dream year for me.”

Alcaraz’s coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, won Coach of the Year.

Earlier in the week, countryman Rafael Nadal won big as well, finally taking home the Fan Favorite Award which had belonged to Roger Federer from 2003 until this year!

“I am super happy to receive the Fans’ Favorite Award 2022. It makes me feel great. I can’t thank you enough everyone for the support not only for this award, but at the same time for all the support that I receive in every single city and event around the world,” Nadal said. “That means everything to me, so I am very looking forward to 2023 to share a lot of positive things again. See you soon.”

After his strong finish, Holger Rune won Newcomer and Cincinnati champion Borna Coric was named Comeback player.

ATP No. 1, Most Improved Player of the Year: Carlos Alcaraz
ATP Doubles No. 1: Wesley Koolhof & Neal Skupski
Comeback Player of the Year: Borna Coric
Newcomer of the Year: Holger Rune
Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: Casper Ruud
Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award: Andy Murray
Fans’ Favourite Award (Singles): Rafael Nadal
Fans’ Favourite Award (Doubles): Thanasi Kokkinakis & Nick Kyrgios
Coach of the Year: Juan Carlos Ferrero
ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year: BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
ATP 500 Tournament of the Year: cinch Championships (London)
ATP 250 Tournament of the Year: Qatar ExxonMobil Open (Doha)
Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award: Sebastian Torok

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14 Comments for Alcaraz Takes Two Honors, Nadal Finally Wins Fan Favorite; 2022 ATP Awards

skeezer Says:

Congrats Rafa on the prestigious fan fav award. 👏

chrisford1 Says:

Congrats to Croatia. 3.9 million people, no money like some teams that didn’t even get into the Round of 16 got, no “Former African Empire” to get black athletes from like France, no soccer from cradle to grave soccer madhouse like Argentina.
Had it been Croatia-Serbia-Bosnia team playing together, FIFA World Championship!
I’m picking Argentina, the underdog, in a penalty shot shootout and I hope that is the impetus for FIFA to tweak the game to promote more offensive play and less “just defend and go for the 0-0 tie”. And I hate diving. But as an American, part of the last nation in the world most other nations want to listen to for a sport only the gays embraced for a long while.

fred stone Says:

If Fed were on the list he would still win fan favorite.

Alison hodge Says:

Lol Skeezer nice post, took a long time, but he got there in the end…

Giles Says:

I think Rafa has won this award previously? Anyhow well done Champ. Also many congratulations to the young lad. He is a breath of fresh air. Vamos!

Okiegal Says:

Congratulations to Rafa! I’m shocked he is just now winning this award. The young Spaniard is my new favorite young gun. He’s fun to watch. Kudos to Carlos on year end #1
ranking! AWESOME and VAMOS!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the TX posters! May 2023 be prosperous for all!

Wog Boy Says:

Big congratulations to Argentina, couldn’t be happier for them winning it, instead of “European” France!
Sorry Mat4, but Argentina is way more European than France, wouldn’t you agree?!

Wog Boy Says:

“If Fed were on the list he would still win fan favorite.”
Alo komšija, poradi malo na tvom engleskom jeziku, pozdrav😉

skeezer Says:

mele kalikimaka

lylenubbins Says:

Next season is shaping up to be one for the ages. Djokovic without any bans, same for Medvedev (hopefully), Rafa back healthy for maybe his last season (hopefully), Carlos still improving (hopefully), Zverev back with something to prove, Tsitsi/Rublev/Felix trying to get their first Slam, Ruune gunning for everyone, Fritz and Tiafoe the same, then there’s Casper . . .c’mon!!

zed Says:

Lyle, I especially agree about Rune. As far as the next Gen players go I think he will surpass Carlos over the coming years.

Tennis is in good hands, so many great players coming up.

I also expect this will be Rafa’s final year but he may push himself to compete in 2024, hard to see it though. Maybe restrict himself to the clay season.

Novak will dominate in 2023 and then perhaps to a lesser extent in 2024 but still winning a slam or two in that year.

When Novak finally retires the new era can truly begin.

Alison hodge Says:

Yeah that world Cup final was an amazing match, from a neutral point of view, but oh my god, penalties are so stressful lol

Anyway Seasons Greetings TX posters, and Happy Solstice, looking forward to more daylight, and Happy Christmas and New year, love, hugs, and Goddess blessings to you all XX

Dave Says:

Did anyone see the Zverev vs Djokovic match yesterday? He pulled out of todays match not being fit for it. Did anyone notice an injury during th Zverev match?

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