At the end of the 2021 season, the ATP, the highest governing body of tennis, made public the winners of these prestigious awards, highlighting the performance of the native of Belgrade, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, who won for the seventh time the FedEx ATP Ranking, by finishing the year as number one in the world, with this award, Djokovic, has surpassed the performances of the legendary Pete Sampras, the No. 1 ATP presented by FedEx. 1 ATP presented by FedEx, and lengthened the record he holds as the longest-tenured player to finish the season at the top of the ATP rankings.
Novak was also awarded the fifteenth edition of the AS Award, presented this December in the city of Madrid.
Among other tennis awards that have stood out is the one obtained by the Swiss Roger Federer, who won an award that has the peculiarity of being chosen by the fans. This stellar tennis player has achieved this distinction for the last 19 years in a row, which speaks of the affection, admiration, and respect that the tennis world has for him.
To complete the awarding of the big three of the white sport, could not miss the Spanish Rafa Nadal, called the master of Rolland Garros, who took the Stefan Edberg Award, which is given to sportsmanship, and which is characterized by being selected among all the players participating in ATP tournaments, Nadal has managed to get this award on five occasions, four of them consecutively since 2018.
Other ATP award winners include the pair of Nikola Metkic and Mate Pavic of Croatia who won the ATP No. 1 doubles ranking, American Jackson Brooksby, as rookie of the year, Russian Aslan Karatsev, as most improved player, and Argentine Facundo Lugones, as coach of the year.