Nadal voted Sportsman of the Year

Rafael Nadal has been voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year after his remarkable 2010 season, where he won Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open and finished as ATP World Tour No. 1 for second time in three years.

The Laureus World Sports Awards are among the most prestigious honours on the international sporting calendar with the winners chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, comprising 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time. The awards were announced at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on 7 February, hosted by double Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and attended by guests from the worlds of sport and entertainment.

Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation which supports almost 80 community projects around the world which have helped to improve the lives of more than one million young people through the use of sport.

This was the second time that Nadal had earned recognition from the jury, having been named Laureus World Newcomer of the Year Award in 2006. He was also nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in 2009. This year’s honour was in recognition of an outstanding campaign in 2010 where apart from the three Grand Slams, he also won consecutive ATP Masters 1000 titles at Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid and became the seventh man in history to complete a career Grand Slam, the youngest in the open era to win all four majors and the first player to win three consecutive Slams in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969.

The evening was made even more special for Nadal when his friends on the Spanish football team were given the Laureus World Team of the Year Award following their victory at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

8 Comments

  1. Posted 14 February, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    He really deserve it, about time!!

  2. Myles
    Posted 23 February, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Nice website, well done chaps.

  3. Posted 17 March, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    He is one of the best tennis players of our time. I greatly admire him and it is fitting that he gets this accolade.

  4. Posted 17 March, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    partnertship and mutual recognition between tennis Nadal success and Spanish national football team it is something the spanish people like a lot

  5. Posted 17 March, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Nadal it is a young tennis match player and he is always improving, so we will be able to see better and better tennis with him in the next 5-7 years. He has not still reached his top

  6. Posted 17 March, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    One of the reasons that Nadal can hold different championships it is his broad field of abilities.

    He is able to work near and far from the nest with differents strikes, so he manages to work both in fast and slow tennis ground

  7. Posted 18 March, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Strengnt and velocity as well as precision ball, are three strong poitpoints of Nadal.

    I think he deserve this title

  8. Posted 18 March, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    His in execellent physic training, he can hold long macthes. So I thinck he deserves the title


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