World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is nominated in two categories for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards. Rafa received nominations for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and the Laureus Comeback of the Year awards.
The Laureus World Sports Awards is unique. It is the only global sports awards honouring the greatest sportsmen and women across all sports each year. The winners are selected by the ultimate sports jury – the 46 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a collection of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women. The living legends of sport honouring the great athletes of today.
The names of the winners will be announced during a televised Awards Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, on the evening of March 26, 2014.
World Sportsman of the Year:
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Athletics – won 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m World Championship gold medals
Mo Farah (UK) Athletics – won classic 5,000m and 10,000m double in World Championships
LeBron James (US) Basketball – Miami Heat star, voted NBA MVP for fourth time in five years
RAFAEL NADAL (Spain) Tennis – winner of French Open, US Open and five ATP Masters event
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Football – scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal in 2013
Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Motor Racing – won fourth straight Formula One World Championship
World Comeback of the Year: Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia), RAFAEL NADAL (Spain), Oracle Team USA, Tony Parker (France), Ronaldinho (Brazil), Tiger Woods (US)
World Sportswoman of the Year: Nadine Angerer (Germany), Missy Franklin (US), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia), Tina Maze (Slovenia), Serena Williams (US)
World Team of the Year: All Blacks (NZ), Bayern Munich (Germany), Brazil Men’s Football Team, Bob & Mike Bryan (US), Miami Heat (US), Red Bull (Austria)
World Breakthrough of the Year: Afghanistan Cricket Team, Marc Márquez (Spain), Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany), Nairo Quintana (Colombia), Justin Rose (UK), Adam Scott (Australia)
World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Marie Bochet (France), Marcel Hug (Switzerland), Tatyana McFadden (US), Sophie Pascoe (NZ), Sarah Louise Rung (Norway), Olga Sviderska (Ukraine)
World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jamie Bestwick (UK), Bob Burnquist (Brazil), Mick Fanning (Australia), John John Florence (US), Maya Gabeira (Brazil), Shaun White (US)
- 2013 – Usain Bolt (athletics)
- 2012 – Novak Djokovic (tennis)
- 2011 – Rafael Nadal (tennis)
- 2010 – Usain Bolt (athletics)
- 2009 – Usain Bolt (athletics)
Source: BBC.com, Laureus.com