Novak Djokovic Named ‘Sportsman of The Year’ at Laureus Awards

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Djokovic celebrates after winning the award (Credit: ATP Tour)

Novak Djokovic has once again proven his dominance in sports by clinching his fifth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, matching a remarkable record. This prestigious accolade comes as no surprise, given Djokovic’s exceptional performance throughout the year.

The tennis maestro capped off 2023 with an impressive trio of Grand Slam victories, triumphing at the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open.

Despite facing defeat in the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz, Djokovic’s unparalleled achievements on the court have solidified his status as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

With a total of 24 Grand Slam titles under his belt, Djokovic’s fifth Laureus award further cements his legacy in the annals of sporting history.

Reflecting on his journey, the 36-year-old expressed his gratitude for the recognition, acknowledging the pivotal role played by his dedicated team and formidable competitors.

Djokovic after winning his award (Credit: India Today)

In a statement, Djokovic remarked, “Winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award for the fifth time is an immense honor. From my first win in 2012 to this moment, it’s been an incredible journey filled with excitement and success.

Returning to Australia and securing my 10th title last January was particularly special and set the tone for a remarkable year.”

He continued, “I owe much of my success to my team and the inspiring rivals who have always pushed me to strive for greatness.

The Laureus Awards hold a special place in my heart because they are bestowed upon me by my esteemed peers, the 69 world-class athletes of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Their recognition is what makes these awards so cherished in the world of sports.”

In addition to Djokovic’s triumph, Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati was honored as the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, while Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham clinched the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony, attended by sporting legends, took place in Madrid, where the deserving recipients were celebrated for their outstanding contributions to the world of sports.


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