Djokovic received the "Laureus" award for the best sportsman in the world in 2023, Bonmati the best sportswoman

This is the fifth time that Djokovic has won the award for the best athlete of the year, thus tying him with former Swiss champion Roger Federer.

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Djokovic, Photo: Reuters
Djokovic, Photo: Reuters
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Ažurirano: 22.04.2024. 23:27h

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic received the "Laureus" award for the best athlete in the world in 2023 tonight in Madrid.

This is the fifth time that Djokovic has won the award for the best athlete of the year, thus tying him with former Swiss champion Roger Federer.

The Serbian tennis player previously received the award in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Djokovic with his wife Jelena in Madrid
Djokovic with his wife Jelena in Madridphoto: Reuters

In addition to Djokovic, the shortlist for the best athlete in the world in 2023 included Manchester City footballer Erling Haaland, world record holder in high jump Armand Duplantis, sprinter Noah Lyles, multiple Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen and last year's winner footballer Lionel Messi.

Djokovic won seven trophies in 2023, including three Grand Slam titles - Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. In the Wimbledon final, he was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz.

The award for the best sportswoman of the year went to the Spanish soccer representative Aitana Bonmati, who won the soccer World Cup with her national team and the Champions League title with Barcelona.

Bonmati
Bonmatiphoto: Reuters

The best team was declared the women's football team of Spain, which, in addition to the title of world champion, also won the League of Nations.

The award for the "breakthrough" of the year went to England's representative and Real Madrid footballer Jude Bellingham, and the award for comeback of the year went to the American gymnast Simone Biles.

Tennis player Dida De Grot was declared the best athlete with a disability, and the Rafael Nadal Foundation received the "Good for Sport" award.

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