Nadal, Federer Named ‘Co-Ambassadors’
Melbourne, 13 January 2018 – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been honoured in the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s annual “Ambassador of the Year” Awards.
The awards are usually given to one man and one woman, but ITWA’s 120 members voted overwhelmingly in favour of making the men’s award a joint presentation to Federer and Nadal. The winner of the women’s award will be announced next week.
ITWA represents the world’s leading tennis journalists. Its awards recognise a combination of achievements on the court, conduct that shows tennis in the best possible light and co-operation with the media.
Isabelle Musy, co-President of ITWA, said: “The only other occasion when we have made a joint award was when we recognised the Bryan brothers in 2013. As Roger and Rafa played doubles together at the Laver Cup last year, our members thought this joint award was justified.” READ MORE
Greg Sharko Receives 2017 Bud Collins Award
Greg Sharko, from the Association of Tennis Professionals, has won the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s Bud Collins Award for 2017.
Sharko, the director of Media Relations and Information for the Association of Tennis Professionals, was presented with the award at ITWA’s annual cocktails and canapes party on the eve of the US Open in New York. He is pictured with his wife, Karen, on right.The award is voted for by members of ITWA, which represents more than 120 of the world’s leading tennis journalists. The award recognises people working within the tennis industry who have been particularly helpful to journalists. It is named after the late Bud Collins, who was a celebrated journalist and long-standing member of ITWA. READ MORE, SEE PHOTOS FROM COCKTAIL PARTY AT US OPEN