Jack Draper nominated in two categories at the 2022 ATP Awards
• 3 MINUTE READ
20-year-old Jack Draper has been recognised for his breakthrough 2022 season with nominations in two categories at the annual ATP Awards.
The young Brit has been nominated alongside some of the biggest stars in the game for the ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ and ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the season-ending ATP Awards.
Players will vote for the winners, who will be announced during the ATP’s awards week starting on 12 December at 11:59pm GMT.
The ‘Most improved Player of the Year’ award, recognises the players who reached a significantly higher ATP ranking by year’s end and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance through the year.
Draper – who has risen from world No.265 to a career-high world No.41 this season – is up against world No.1 Carlos Alcaraz, Paris Masters champion Holger Rune, and American star Maxime Cressey for the 2022 award.
‘Newcomer of the Year’ on the other hand, is awarded to the Next Gen ATP player who broke into the top 100 for the first time in 2022 and has made the biggest impact on tour this season.
Draper is nominated for the award alongside Jiri Lehecka, Ben Shelton, Chun-Hsin Tseng and Holger Rune.
Having started the season with four ATP Challenger titles in quick succession, Draper’s season saw him reach the semi-finals at the Rothesay International Eastbourne and the Next Gen Finals, as well as a quarter-final at the ATP 1000 in Canada.
Fans will also have the chance to vote for their favourite singles and doubles stars this season, with eight British players nominated.
Be quick though – voting closes on Friday 2 December.
- Neal Skupski & Wesley Koolhof
- Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram
- Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara
- Dan Evans & John Peers