Rafael Nadal: “I never had the feeling that I am the best player in the world”

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“One year ago, if you had told me I would have come back to be here… it’s been an amazing year,” said Nadal, who has won five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies and two Grand Slams. “I can just thank my family. Without their support, this wouldn’t have been possible.”

“It’s been a very emotional year and ending here with so much support at The O2. It’s fantastic after what happened last year.

“I never had the feeling that I am the best player in the world. Being No. 1 is one of the most difficult things to do in our sport. You have to play well from the beginning to the end and there are lot of fantastic players. For most of this year, I played the best tennis of my career. It was a big surprise for me and I’m very happy.”

Source: ATP World Tour


  1. Rafa, u say u never had the feeling to be the best player in the world – u better start feeling that way because U ARE THE BEST, my HERO!!!!!!! And tomorrow we ALL be behind u!!! VAAAMOOOSSS one more time!!!

  2. Rafael Nadal has the heart, the passion, defication, humility and love for his game. He is disciplined and i have a high respect for him. His comeback is truly amazing and it was indeed an inspiration of hope, strength, courage, will power, perseverance and determination. You are a history and the champion of all the hearts who believe and have faith in you. Heartiest congratulations for the well deserve victory #vamosrafa #number1

  3. Congrats to our Champion! Always no.1 in our eyes and heart in all sense of the word. This achievement is truly deserving as you put in a lot of hard work, play with emotion and heart. And ever so humble in your greatness. Vamos Rafa!

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