Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz do battle for tennis end-of-season awards - vote now

Voting is now open for Express Sport's end-of-season tennis awards as Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz do battle with Iga Swiatek leading the pack.

Novak Djokovic celebrating

Novak Djokovic is battling Carlos Alcaraz and his other young rivals to be named Player of the Year (Image: Getty)

The ATP and WTA seasons have officially finished for the year, with world No 1s and Iga Swiatek both picking up trophies at the year-end championships. The multi-Grand Slam champions lead the Player of the Year nominations in Express Sport’s end-of-season awards.

You can cast your vote below for the ATP and WTA player of the year and match of the year, as well as the breakout star and best comeback story in Express Sport’s end-of-season tennis awards.

Djokovic won three of the four Majors this year, picking up four other titles and losing just six matches but will try to battle him for the honour. The 20-year-old won his second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this year, becoming the first man in a decade to beat the Serb on Centre Court.

On the women’s side, Swiatek successfully defended her French Open crown and picked up five other titles, including her first WTA Finals trophy. But Aryna Sabalenka has a strong case to try and outdo Swiatek after winning her first Major title in Australia and reaching No 1 in the world for the first time.

All four feature heavily in some of the matches of the year while and  are also among the other stars who could be crowned this year’s standout player. Some new names and some familiar faces also made waves on the circuit this year.

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Day Fourteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2023

Carlos Alcaraz handed Novak Djokovic his first loss at Wimbledon in five years to lift the title (Image: Getty)

Teenage wonderkid Mirra Andreeva announced herself when she turned up to the Madrid Open as a 15-year-old wildcard and stormed into the fourth round. She followed it up by qualifying for both the French Open and Wimbledon, reaching the third round in Paris and the second week at SW19.

Ben Shelton had never left the country before this year and his first trip was successful, reaching the Australian Open quarter-final. He then stormed to the semi-final of the US Open and won his first title in Tokyo, ending the year inside the top 20.

Marketa Vondrousova enjoyed one of the best turnarounds in tennis this summer. 12 months after turning up to SW19 post-op to cheer on a friend and enjoy the city as a tourist, she returned to Wimbledon to compete this year and ended the tournament as the champion.

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Mutua Madrid Open - Day Thirteen

Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek both won Majors and sat at No 1 in the world this year (Image: Getty)

Former world No 3 Elina Svitolina dropped outside of the top 1300 after taking a break from tennis to give birth. She made a successful return from pregnancy, winning the Strasbourg title before appearances in the French Open quarter-final and the Wimbledon semi-final, upsetting world No 1 Swiatek at the latter tournament.

Meanwhile, Svitolina’s husband Monfils returned from a four-month hiatus in March but got injured again after an epic comeback in the French Open first-round when he came back from 0-4 in the final set to beat Sebastian Baez. He took another break before a successful comeback that saw him win the recent Stockholm Open, his first title in almost two years.

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