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Updated December 16th, 2023 at 11:23 IST

World No 2 Carlos Alcaraz wins significant honour, joins Rafael Nadal, Djokovic in an elite list

World number two Carlos Alcaraz win a significant ATP honour, and he joins Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in an elite list of tennis players

Pavitra Shome
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Carlos Alcaraz reacts after defeating Lorenzo Mussetti | Image:AP
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Carlos Alcaraz may have slipped into the number 2 spot after reaching the pinnacle in the sport of tennis. But the star tennis player recently received an award that has elevated his status in the realm. Alcaraz came off strong in Wimbledon and is now the recipient of a prestigious ATP award that has put up on an elite list with some of the most iconic tennis players in history. 

Three things you need to know

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  • Carlos Alcaraz won the Wimbledon, Queen's Club and other titles this year
  • Alcaraz lost to Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Masters
  • Alcaraz recently received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 2023

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Carlos Alcaraz climbs up to the likes of Nadal and Djokovic after winning a major ATP award

World number two Carlos Alcaraz won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 2023, an ATP award that is presented for good sportsmanship. Alcaraz has now become the fourth player to receive the honours and stands with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Casper Ruud on the list. Alcaraz is also the fourth Spaniard to win the award after Nadal, Jose Higuera and Alex Corretja. This is Carlos' third ATP award after receiving the Newcomer of the Year in 2020 and the Most Improved Player in 2022.

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While accepting the award, Alaraz said, "I’m so happy to win the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. I’m especially happy that it’s an award chosen by my colleagues on the circuit. It means a lot to me, so thank you all very much."

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How has Carlos Alcaraz's year been so far?

Carlos Alcaraz has been on a roll throughout the year with six ATP 500 titles and a Wimbledon title win over Novak Djokivic. He also became the World's number one and was the youngest to do so. Alcaraz had a successful year, and there is no doubt over his future in the game of tennis.

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Published December 16th, 2023 at 11:23 IST

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