For the third time in his career, Rafael Nadal has cinched the Year End No. 1 title, with a Round Robin win over Stanislas Wawrinka at the World Tour Finals in London. The win caps off a stellar year that saw Rafa excel on clay and on hard courts, winning two Grand Slams, five Masters 1000s and two ATP 500 tournaments, despite missing the Australian Open and exiting in the first round of Wimbledon. Voted the Comeback Player of the Year by fellow players, Rafa is on track to finish the year with a 3rd best W-L record (after 82W-11L in 2008, 79-10 in 2005). Rafa is one of only three players to finish #1 after losing it (the other two being Ivan Lendl and Roger Federer), and the first one to do so 3 years after his last Year End No. 1 ranking, in 2010.
What a monumental year it has been for King Rafa! Here is a look back at some of his photos from his winning season.
Congratulations Rafael Nadal, World Number 1 for 2013! This is your year!
Rafa estamos muy orgullosos de que seas el N° 1 del mundo !felicitaciones !!!yo soy del peru ya tengo mi entrada para verte jugar en persona el 17 de Nov
Yey Rafa, I know you could do it, VAMOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSS RAFAEL NADAL, Year End 2013 #1 Player in the World!!!!!, Congratulations my man!!! Just win the tournament from whoever and get that trophy!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!!! Our number 1 forever!!!!
Congratulations. Vamos Rafa
fantastic year, the best ever vamos rafa world no.1
I do love the picture of him in yellow-all the other photos are super as well!!
CONGRATULAZIONI RAFAEL……THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Rafa,,,,you are still the best!!!!!!