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Marin Čilić Wins ATP World Tour Humanitarian of the Year Award

Ivan Ljubičić, Marin Čilić and Goran Ivanišević in London at the launch

Ivan Ljubičić, Marin Čilić and Goran Ivanišević in London at the launch of his foundation

Croatia’s number one tennis player has been honoured at the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon.

Marin Čilić (28) won his first ATP World Tour Award when he was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, ATP announced on Thursday.

Čilić won the award for off-court philanthropy through his foundation, which supports educational projects and aspires to give young people improved access to education.

With a goal of supporting educational projects around the world, the foundation has a special emphasis on giving youth in Croatia improved access to school and university education.

“The main focus is to try to help kids as much as we can,” Cilic said upon the Foundation’s formal launch in June in London. “I want to give something back and also give some opportunities for some people and some kids that don’t have as many possibilities to pursue their dreams.”

Marin Čilić (photo credit: Davis Cup Official)

Marin Čilić (photo credit: Davis Cup Official)

Other award winners included Roger Federer (Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award), Juan Martin del Potro (Comeback Player of the Year) and Bob Bryan (Fan’s favourite)

The trophy ceremonies for the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon will take place during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Official Launch on Thursday night.

See all the 2016 ATP World Tour award winners here.

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