Novak Djokovic Clinches Fifth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award

Novak Djokovic Clinches Fifth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award

Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 in tennis, has been awarded the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the fifth time, following a remarkable season filled with record-breaking achievements. In a glamorous ceremony at the Galería De Cristal in Madrid, Djokovic was honored with the top prize while other tennis stars, including Rafael Nadal and Diede de Groot, also received awards.

The Laureus World Sports Awards 2024 took place at the Galería De Cristal in Madrid, recognizing the best athletes and teams in the world of sports. Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 in tennis, won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for the fifth time, tying Roger Federer’s record for most awards in the category.

In 2023, Djokovic solidified his position in the tennis history books by winning his 10th Australian Open, third Roland Garros, and fourth US Open titles, equalling the all-time record with 24 Grand Slam singles victories.

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Laureus World Sportsman of the YearNovak Djokovic received this award for the fifth time after an outstanding 2023 season.
Grand Slam RecordDjokovic achieved his 24th Grand Slam singles title in 2023, equalling the all-time record.
Australian Open ChampionDjokovic won his 10th Australian Open title, continuing his dominance at the event.
Roland Garros ChampionSecured his third Roland Garros title, showcasing his versatility on clay.
US Open ChampionClaimed his fourth US Open title, rounding out a successful Grand Slam season in 2023.

Upon receiving the award, Djokovic expressed gratitude for the recognition and the support from his team and rivals.

“I could not have achieved so much success without an incredible team behind me, and inspirational rivals who have always pushed me to be the best version of myself,” he said.

Djokovic’s Laureus win ties him with fellow tennis legend Roger Federer, who also has five Laureus World Sportsman of the Year awards to his name.

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The Serbian tennis star triumphed over formidable competition for the award, including soccer icons Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi, Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen, pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis, and sprinter Noah Lyles. NFL legend Tom Brady presented the award to Djokovic.

The ceremony also highlighted other exceptional athletes, with Dutch wheelchair tennis champion Diede de Groot winning the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award after achieving her third straight calendar Grand Slam in 2023. Her incredible streak of 14 consecutive major singles titles showcases her dominance in the sport.

Djokovic’s achievements in tennis and his ongoing legacy make him a fitting recipient of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, further cementing his place among the all-time greats in sports history.

The Laureus World Sports Awards are among the most prestigious accolades in sports, with winners selected by a panel of sports legends, making them highly coveted in the sporting world.

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