LA NACION journalist Sebastian Torok has been recognised with the Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award in the 2022 ATP Awards.
“Receiving this award really honours me and fills me with happiness and enthusiasm to continue telling stories in the future,” Torok said. “I lived intense moments during more than 15 years of coverage of the international tennis circuit and it is a privilege to have known new countries and cultures.”
Torok has been a journalist for the Argentine newspaper LA NACION since 2000. He has covered football, rugby, boxing and handball but specialises in tennis, reporting on Argentina’s Davis Cup Finals title run in 2016.
Torok has been a radio columnist and, since 2018, has been a commentator on ESPN Latin America. He also wrote biographies on Juan Martin del Potro (‘El milagro Del Potro’ and ‘The Gentle Giant’) and Gustavo Fernandez, a leading figure in wheelchair tennis (‘Hambre de Lobo’).
The Argentine received international recognition at the AIPS Sport Media Awards for various investigations and one of his career highlights as a journalist was interviewing Roger Federer in Basel in 2019.
“It was a pleasure to be able to interview Federer in his privacy in Basel,” Torok said. “I enjoyed the reports on other great emblems such as Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro, and I was very grateful to be able to interview Alcaraz and Swiatek this year.”
Winners in the 2022 ATP Awards will be announced throughout this coming week.