World no.1 Novak Djokovic is among the nominees for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award.

After winning the prestigious award for achievements in 2011, 2014 and 2015, the 14-time Grand Slam champion is once again among the world’s greatest sports stars.

Novak leads the men’s nominations along with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, NBA great LeBron James, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric, FIFA best young player Kylian Mbappé and world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

The Laureus World Sports Awards, which are given annually since 2000, recognise outstanding sporting achievements during the previous calendar year.

2018 was another exceptional season for the Serbian star. Djokovic made a tremendous rise in the second half of 2018 and impressive return to world no.1. He underwent an elbow surgery in January and was ranked no.22 in June. In 2018 Nole won four titles – two Grand Slam trophies (Wimbledon and the US Open) and two ATP Masters 1000 crowns (Cincinnati and Shanghai). He became the first singles player to achieve Career Golden Masters.

The winners, as voted for by the 66 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be unveiled at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 18.

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