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Shortlist for the LTA Player of the Year Award - Emma Raducanu, Cam Norrie, Joe Salisbury and Alfie Hewett
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Raducanu, Norrie, Salisbury and Hewett shortlisted for LTA Tennis Awards ‘Player of the Year’

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One of Emma Raducanu, Cam Norrie, Joe Salisbury or Alfie Hewett will be named ‘Player of the Year’ at the 2022 LTA Tennis Awards after the announcement of this year’s shortlist.

To make the overall Player of the Year shortlist, the quartet each won their respective category following a vote by tennis fans (LTA Advantage members), Colour Holders, Coaches and LTA Colleagues based on their performances in the 2021 calendar year:

  • Women’s Singles Player of the Year – Emma Raducanu
  • Men’s Singles Player of the Year – Cam Norrie
  • Doubles Player of the Year – Joe Salisbury
  • Wheelchair Player of the Year – Alfie Hewett

Alongside the senior Player of the Year award, three of Britain’s up and coming players are also in contention for the Junior Player of the Year accolade:

  • Junior Girl's Player of the Year – Matilda Mutavdzic
  • Junior Boy's Player of the Year – Jack Pinnington Jones
  • Junior Wheelchair Player of the Year – Ben Bartram

The LTA Tennis Awards 2022, which celebrate the achievements of outstanding tennis volunteers, coaches, officials, venues and players in Britain in 2021, connect the grassroots of tennis to the elite level of the game.

The winners will be chosen by a selected panel and announced at the virtual 2022 LTA Tennis Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live on the LTA website on Thursday 19 May. 

Player of the year nominees

Women’s Singles Player of the Year – Emma Raducanu

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Highlights:

  • US Open women’s singles champion
  • First British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title for 44 years
  • First qualifier to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era
  • Youngest British woman to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon in the Open Era
  • Finalist at the WTA Chicago 125
  • Jumped 324 places in the rankings to a career high World No.18
  • Named BBC Sports Personality of the Year and awarded an MBE

Emma Raducanu Women’s Singles Player of the year, said: “Last year was an incredible experience for me. I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard on my game and see what 2022 has in store.  I would like to thank everyone who voted, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play in front of the British fans this summer.”

Men’s Singles Player of the Year – Cam Norrie

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Highlights:

  • Won his first ATP title at Los Cabos
  • Became the first Brit to win the ATP Masters Indian Wells
  • Reached six ATP finals in 2021
  • Finalist at the cinch Championships – losing narrowly to Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini
  • Career best performances at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon
  • Rose 62 places in the ATP rankings to a career high World No.12

Cam Norrie – Men’s Singles Player of the Year, said:  “Breaking into the top twenty and winning Indian Wells were huge landmarks in my career to date and I’m hoping to build on those performances as we move into 2022. I would like to thank the fans for all their support.”

Doubles Player of the Year – Joe Salisbury

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Highlights:

  • US Open men’s doubles champion with American partner, Rajeev Ram
  • French Open and US Open mixed doubles champion with Desirae Krawczyk
  • Won his first ATP Masters title at the Canadian Open
  • Finalist at the Nitto ATP Finals
  • Represented Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics with Andy Murray
  • Reached the quarter-finals at the Davis Cup with Great Britain
  • Finished the season as World No.3

Commenting on being named as ‘Doubles Player of the Year’ Joe said: “There were so many great moments for British tennis players last year, so to be recognised by the fans is a great feeling. To win another men’s and two mixed grand slam titles was amazing but I will continue to work hard and push for more success this year.”

Wheelchair  Player of the Year – Alfie Hewett

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Highlights:

  • Completed the calendar Grand Slam in the men’s doubles with Gordon Reid
  • Together with Reid, became Britain’s most successful doubles team in history
  • Won the French Open singles title
  • Claimed his second Paralympic silver medal for men’s doubles at the Tokyo games
  • Reached the singles final at the Australian Open and US Open
  • Won his second NEC Wheelchair Singles Masters title and partnered Reid to win their second UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters
  • Finished the year World No.2 in singles and No.1 in doubles

Wheelchair Tennis Player of the Year, Alfie Hewett said: “Thanks to everyone who voted for me for this award. Last year was a special year with so many great moments, winning the French Open was amazing and then playing alongside Gordon and winning all four grand slam doubles titles was incredible. Hopefully we can enjoy more success together in 2022 following our Australian Open title win.”

Junior player of the year nominees

Junior Girl’s Player of the Year – Matilda Mutavdzic

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Highlights:

  • Finished runner-up in the Girls’ Juniors Doubles event at the Australian Open.
  • Reached the second round in Paris and the third round at Junior Wimbledon, losing to the eventual runner-up.

Matilda receives support through the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme and is coached by her father Freddie Mutavdzic.

Junior Boy’s Player of the Year– Jack Pinnington Jones

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Highlights:

  • A winner at the M15 Heraklion ITF Tour event.
  • A winner at the M15 Antalya ITF Tour event.
  • A winner in the Dominican Republic on the ITF world junior tour.
  • Defeated world no.10 to claim the ITF Junior International at Roehampton in July, before going on to reach the quarter-finals of the Junior Boys event at Wimbledon, losing to the eventual runner-up.

Jack receives support through the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme and is coached by Morgan Phillips.

Junior Wheelchair Player of the Year – Ben Bartram

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Highlights:

  • Ben started off 2021 as the new world junior no.1 in the ITF world rankings.
  • Won three gold medals at the School Games National Finals, and the singles and doubles at the prestigious British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships ITF Junior Series in July
  • Led the junior Great Britain team to a brilliant silver medal in the World Team Cup in Sardinia.

Ben, who is coached by Neil Plaskett, is supported by the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme for Britain’s most promising junior wheelchair tennis players.

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