(London) Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime obtained the Arthur Ashe humanitarian distinction from the ATP on Friday.

Auger-Aliassime was honored, among other things, for his efforts to promote educational initiatives in his father’s native country, Togo.

The ATP also highlighted that this year, Auger-Aliassime became the spokesperson for the major Big Thinking campaign of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.

In September, he visited patients, families and teams at the children’s hospital.

“Philanthropy has always been a part of my life,” Auger-Aliassime said in a post on the foundation’s website on September 15. My parents taught me early on the importance of giving back. Having been born in Sainte-Justine, I am honored to come back […] to meet families and, I hope, brighten their day a little. »

The 23-year-old tennis player is ranked 29th in men’s tennis.

Jannik Sinner received the Most Improved Player honor after capturing four titles in 2023.

Sinner also helped Italy win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1976.

He finished the year ranked fourth in the ATP, a career high.

Jan-Lennard Struff was named the Most Impressive Comeback Player.

Starting the year outside the top 150, he ended it in 25th place in the ATP rankings.

19-year-old Frenchman Arthur Fils was declared Newcomer of the Year.

Starting the year outside the top 250, he was crowned in Lyon in May, working his way to 36th in the rankings by October.

World number 2, 20-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.