Serbian Davis Cup player Nenad Zimonjic has been honored with Davis Cup' Award of Excellence, during an on-court presentation at the 2013 Davis Cup final between Serbia and Czech Republic in Belgrade on Sunday. According to Tennis Panorama, this annual award is given jointly by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and it recognizes a Davis Cup player, past or present, who demonstrates a strong commitment to the spirit of the competition.
"Nenad has been a key component of Serbia’s Davis Cup team for 19 years and an inspirational team member," said Francesco Ricci Bitti, the ITF President. "We are pleased to recognize Nenad’s contributions to the competition here in front of his hometown fans by honoring him with the 2013 Davis Cup Award of Excellence." The Davis Cup Award of Excellence was developed to recognize and honor an individual who best represents the ideals of the competition’s founder, Dwight Davis, the report added.