Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and British Davis Cup team among Candidates Nominated for Laureus Award!



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Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and British Davis Cup team among Candidates Nominated for Laureus Award!

Novak Djokovic will try to win the Laureus award as the Sportsman of the Year for the third time in his career. The world no. 1 is among the nominees with Stephen Curry, Lewis Hamilton, Leo Messi, Jordan Spieth and Usain Bolt.

Last year, Djokovic won 11 titles including three Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open), and six Masters 1000 titles. He lost only six matches. Serena Williams, who's conquered two Laureus awards too, is among the candidates for Sportswoman of the Year.

She will however have to beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Katie Ledecky, Dibaba, Carli Lloyd and Anna Feninger to win. In 2015, Serena won all the Slams except the US Open, where she lost to Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals. Finally, the British Davis Cup team could win the Sports Team of the Year. Along with them, the soccer club Barcelona, the F1 team Mercedes, the Golden State Warriors, All Blacks and the US national Soccer team have been nominated for the award.

Great Britain won its first Davis Cup title in 79 years thanks to Andy Murray, who won 11 rubbers overall. Also Read: Maria Sharapova withdraws from Indian Wells due to a forearm injury!