Top Serves for 2023

Dec 20, 2023, 10:59:54 PM | by Craig Gabriel

Top Serves for 2023
We recently did a two-part series of the year in review and now with the tennis season at an end, Craig Gabriel has compiled a list of some of our aces. Let us know if you have different thoughts.

MEN

TOP TEN
1. Novak Djokovic
2. Carlos Alcaraz
3. Daniil Medvedev
4. Jannik Sinner
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
6. Holger Rune
7. Andrey Rublev
8. Hubert Hurkacz
9. Alexander Zverev
10. Ben Shelton

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Novak Djokovic

DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR
Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Zverev

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ben Shelton

STORY OF THE YEAR
The on-going issue of different tennis balls being used and causing issues for players and the scheduling of late-night matches.

MOMENT OF THE YEAR
Australian Open when Andy Murray defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis at 4.05am

CRYSTAL BALL PLAYER FOR 2024
Hamad Medjedovic

MATCH OF THE YEAR
3 setter: Cincinnati final – Novak Djokovic defeated Carlos Alcaraz
5 setter: Wimbledon final – Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic

UPSET OF THE YEAR
At the US Open when Zhang ZiZhen defeated Casper Ruud.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR
Tie
Stefanos Tsitsipas in Cincinnati: “There is a person imitating a bee. It’s behind me. They were buzzing.”
Nick Kyrgios on Tennis Channel: “You look at all the people that have had sex... I mean success against Medvedev …”

COACH OF THE YEAR
Goran Ivanisevic (Novak Djokovic)

HONOURABLE MENTION
L'Equipe for the amount of tennis the French newspaper covers

 

WOMEN

TOP 10
1. Aryna Sabalenka
2. Iga Swiatek
3. Coco Gauff
4. Elena Rybakina
5. Marketa Vondrousova
6. Ons Jabeur
7. Karolina Muchova
8. Jessica Pegula
9. Beatriz Haddad Maia
10. Barbora Krejcikova

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Aryna Sabalenka

DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR
Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Marketa Vondrousova

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Beatriz Haddad Maia

STORY OF THE YEAR
On-going issues with the WTA and the frustration that was the WTA Finals

CRYSTAL BALL PLAYER FOR 2024
Elizabeth Mandlik

UPSET OF THE YEAR
At Wimbledon when Elena Svitolina defeated Iga Swiatek

MATCH OF THE YEAR
United Cup – Martina Trevisan defeated Maria Sakkari

QUOTE OF THE YEAR
Paula Badosa: “I never dream about tennis players, but I dreamt about him that night, that we were both winning Australian Open. Then it was like we were having a very romantic moment, but I'm not going to explain. I'm just going to leave it there.”

COACH OF THE YEAR
Brad Gilbert (Coco Gauff)