Alexander Zverev Nominated For 2023 Comeback Player Of the Year

Alexander Zverev Nominated For 2023 Comeback Player Of the Year

by Evita Mueller

Alexander Zverev started the season after not getting to play much in 2022 but finished strong, strong enough to be nominated as ATP's Comeback Player Of the Year.

Most of those who closely followed the season probably know the story about Zverev. He missed a long time last year due to an ankle injury, which looked like a very bad injury but proved to be one that he could overcome.

He did think it certainly didn't happen overnight. The first few weeks on Tour were pretty challenging, but that was expected. It was only in March that Zverev won back-to-back matches, and by that time, he had a 3-6 win/loss record, which is far from the level you'd expect him to play at.

He worked hard and found his level on clay, after which everything went smoother despite the occasional hiccup. He would win a trophy in his native Hamburg, which was a huge confidence-boosting win for him.

He would add another one in Chengdu. While those two were his only two finals he had plenty of deep runs during the season ultimately finishing 56-27 record which is pretty close to his 2019 record of 51-15.

He also found himself at the ATP Finals as one of the best eight players of the year, which was a huge achievement considering where he started. Those efforts are certainly worthy of the ATP Comeback Player of the Year Award, for which he has been officially nominated.

There are other worthy nominees, such as Gael Monfils, who came back from multiple injuries to win a trophy in Stockholm. Dominik Koepfer made his way back to tennis with some impressive performances on the Challenger Tour, as well as Jan-Lennard Struff, who was one of the best players in the world at the start of the year.

All are worthy, but only one can win, so who should it be? Tell us below.

Who wins Comeback Player of the Year?


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