The Voters' Thoughts
👉 Ten voters from the TENNIS.com editorial team each selected five players for our 2023 ATP Player of the Year vote. Each voters' first-place selection was worth 5 points, second-place vote 4 points, and so forth. Selected commentary from voters will be included in each 2023 ATP Player of the Year write-up.
The greatest player ever had his greatest season ever, taking the GOAT crown from Nadal with Slams 22, 23, and 24 all while staving off guys aged 20, 21, and 22. He is single-handedly keeping the next generations—all of them—at bay.—Megan Fernandez
While his career has been defined by rivalries, this year Djokovic stood alone at the pinnacle—and he only added to his greatness in the face of newer, younger challengers. He left little room for doubt after racking up seven titles, including three Grand Slams, two ATP Masters 1000s in Cincinnati and Paris, the ATP Finals, and finishing the year back on the top of the rankings.—Stephanie Livaudais
This guy is simply competing against himself, and something tells me he won’t be calling it quits—he’s either going to die on Centre Court, or be forcefully removed.—Liya Davidov
It’s broken record time, folks. If you thought this was the year Djokovic would slow down, think again.—Peter Bodo
There were times in 2023 when Djokovic appeared vulnerable to an encroaching next generation of talented young stars, but almost never when it mattered most. Three more major victories and eighth year-end No. 1? The stats speak for themselves.—David Kane