The ATP Tour announced on the 15th, “As a result of the voting, Nadal was chosen as this year’s Fan’s Favorite.”
Nadal, who ended the season early due to a problem with his left foot in August of last year, succeeded in making a comeback by winning the Australian Open and French Open this year, setting a new record for most major championships (22). In October, 2022 was the best year for Nadal, as he gave birth to a son after three years of marriage and named his son ‘Raphael’.
Although he gave away the world No. 1 to his junior Carlos Alcaras (19) from the same country, Nadal left his name as the oldest player ever to finish the year in the ‘World Top 2’ since the ATP ranking system was introduced in 1973.
Founded in 2000, this award was won 19 times in a row by Roger Federer (41, Switzerland), the “Tennis Emperor,” from 2003 to last year. When Federer retired last September, Nadal, his greatest rival, was given the honor of his first award.
“I am very happy to receive this award,” Nadal said. “Thank you for the support you always send. He expressed his feelings, saying, “I hope we can meet in good shape next year.” 스포츠토토
Meanwhile, the Comeback of the Year Award was given to Borna Choric (26, Croatia, World No. 26), who overcame a shoulder injury and returned after a year-long hiatus, and the Newcomer Award went to Holger, who won three ATP tours this season and ranked 10th in the world. Rune (19, Denmark, 11th in the world) won the award.