Also this year, the ATP awards are out and Roger Federer has been named for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award that will be voted by the players.
The other nominations for this award are Rafael Nadal, Diego Schwartzman, and Dominic Thiem.
Federer won this specific award on 13 occasions, while Rafael Nadal was a vote in 2010 and 2018. When the nominations were announced on social media, Rafa tweeted: “Can I win it this year?”
Stefanos replied: “I feel like it’s going to be @rogerfederer for the 68th time in a row.”
Can I win it this year? 😉🙏 pic.twitter.com/0jBe0aBg8v
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) November 27, 2019
I feel like it’s going to be @rogerfederer for the 68th time in a row 🤪
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@StefTsitsipas) November 27, 2019
Many fans endorsed Rafa’s whish.
— Melissa Φιλοραφαία1️⃣9️⃣♥️🇪🇸🐂 (@athena1949) November 27, 2019
This award is not about results it is about respecting opponents & the game, + sporting behaviour. Rafa is one of the greats in the game & of course is a sporting player. We will have to wait & see who the payers vote for.
— C100mwell💯🏆🏆🏆 🐐🎾🇨🇭👑#RF102 (@Cromwell_MM) November 27, 2019
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) November 28, 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 17th of November when he overcame Dominic Thiem 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London to win his 4th career title.
This year Stefanos has a 53-25 win-loss record. Stefanos clinched 3 titles in 2019 in Marseille, in Estoril and in London. Stefanos was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Nadal in London, ranking, and results in 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal played each other 6 times. The head to head is 5-1 for Nadal.
The last time that they fought against each other, Rafael Nadal won 6-74 6-4 7-5 in the R in London on the 15th November 2019.
Here the highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal
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