Casey a finalist for 2014 Newcombe Medal

Casey Dellacqua is a finalist for this year’s Newcombe Medal.

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The highest honour in Australian tennis will be presented to the most outstanding player of the season at a special awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne on Monday 24 November.

Joining Dellacqua as a 2014 finalist is Australia’s top ranked female tennis player, Sam Stosur, former world #1 Lleyton Hewitt, as well as rising star Nick Kyrgios.

Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said the event would celebrate all levels of achievement within the tennis community.

“As well as recognising Australia’s most outstanding tennis player, the awards celebrate the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of tennis communities, coaches, clubs and schools around the country,” he said.

“It’s a great honour to be nominated as one of the finalists for the Newcombe Medal,” Dellacqua said.

“It’s always a great night with all the current and past Australian players together in one room, and I’m looking forward to getting to Melbourne next month. Since the award was introduced in 2010 it has been highly regarded by the Australian players, particularly since Newk was such an icon of the game.”

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