Emilio Sanchez Vicario and Sergio Casal receive the ITF’s highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award, for their services to the game as players and coaches during the 2017 ITF World Champions Dinner on Tuesday 6 June in Paris at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines.
The Philippe Chatrier Award, named after the former ITF President, was introduced in 1996 and is awarded each year for outstanding contributions to tennis. Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, the All England Club, and 2016 Award winner Brad Parks are among the former recipients.
ITF President David Haggerty said: “We are delighted to present Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez with the Philippe Chatrier Award for their contributions to tennis as a successful doubles team and in the field of coaching. Their on-court achievements paved the way for further Spanish success, and in founding a successful coaching academy, they have shaped the careers of several prominent players and the lives of many more.”