L’Equipe names Rafael Nadal ‘Champion of Champions’ in 2013

Another one for the collection. The prestigious daily newspaper L’Equipe awarded the best athlete of the year award to Rafael Nadal.

Rafa is the newest ‘Champions des Champions’ (Champion of Champions), and figures amongst other athletic greats such as Carl Lewis, Ayrton Senna, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Zinedine Zidane or Usain Bolt who have also won the award. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and the Formula 1 pilot Sebastian Vettel finished second and third, respectively. Rafa said Paris has been the “most important city” of his sporting career. He described 2013, in which he returned to the ATP Tour after a months-long injury hiatus to have one of his best years, as “full of emotions.” Our champion also was named the L’Equipe Champion of Champions in 2010. Congratulations Rafa!


  1. Congratulations Rafa, well deserved! Us Rafans are SOOO PROUD of u!!! VAAAMOOOSSS CAMPEOOONNN for a super 2014!!!

  2. Hasta con traje, en la toma superior derecha, cómo de niño hasta con cara de pillin, ¿Oh No? Me alegro por la nueva publicación, en la que ponen de manifiesto el valor y tesón de ser Rafa un Gran Deportista. Desde Canarias se te sigue, aprecia y se te da con afecto un fuerte abrazo extensible a tu querida Familia. C. Javier

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