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Alfie Hewett shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023

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British wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett has been shortlisted as one of six athletes up for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023.

Hewett’s nomination comes in recognition of an incredible 2023 campaign that has seen him finish the year as world No.1 in singles and doubles, win five Grand Slam titles, reach the final of all four major singles draws, lift the Masters singles and doubles trophies, and become ITF World Champion for the first time in his career.

In addition to the 26-year-old’s achievements on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour this year, Hewett also led the Lexus Great Britain team to glory at the World Team Cup, where he went undefeated across all the Brits’ ties.

Hewett has been nominated alongside cricketer Stuart Broad, jockey Frankie Dettori, footballer Mary Earps, athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and golfer Rory McIlroy for the prestigious award.

Tennis players have won the award seven times since 1954, including: Ann Jones (1969), Virginia Wade (1977), Greg Rusedski (1997), Andy Murray (2013, 2015 & 2016) and Emma Raducanu (2021).

Murray holds the record for the most awards of any athlete, winning three times in the space of four years.

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