PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal awarded at the Premio Los Leones 2017

Rafael Nadal has been awarded at the Premio Los Leones 2017, presented by the publication El Español, for his sporting career.

Rafa picked up the prize at an event which took place at the Teatro Real in Madrid, which was also attended by Real Madrid’s superstars Zinedine Zidane, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.

Florentino Pérez was recognized for his management of Real Madrid and Ignacio Echeverría received a posthumous award for solidarity.

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13 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal awarded at the Premio Los Leones 2017

  1. ps: r fed is playing an easy Basel draw…now playing MANNARINO…. and from the little I saw, r fed pretends he is playing real competition by returning crazy out bh ….way out….so that it appears to look like Mannarino can hold serve and give the appearance it is a real competitive match. I hope CILIC will not be too tired after this amazing 3 hours of REAL GENUINE COMPETITIVE TENNIS MATCH. That is the way r fed gets easy path to titles…..when indeed all his threatening opponents must face REAL, IN FULL SHAPE, strong, out of the blue surprises, outstanding players no one hears about. Playing against them often leaves players fighting for the title tired…..and that give r fed an advantage in finals or semis. THE QUESTION REMAINS: WHY WE DO NOT SEE never ever ever r fed a draw where HE gets to play against these unknown strong players????? Actually, today, I doubt very much r fed could win a match against the Hungarian the way CILIC DID.

    VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  2. CILIC AT BASEL JUST WON A GREAT MATCH AGAINST ONE OF ATP “HIDDEN SURPRISES STRONG PLAYER” , THE HUNGARIAN GIFTED PLAYER FUCSOVIC…..AFTER 3 HOURS CLOSE FIGHTING MATCH……WITH TWO TIE BREAKS….. HAPPY TO SAY CILIC PREVAILED!!!!!!! SO r fed WILL HAVE NO EASY RIDE…..
    CILIC STANDS A GREAT CHANCE TO WIN BASEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

    VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE MISS YOU SWEETHEART BUT HAPPY TO KNOW YOU WILL BE BACK SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE JUST SAW YOUR NEWEST AD PLAYED ON LIVESTREAM TENNIS….. YOUR FUN AD FOR MOVISTR….. (hope I am spelling right) YOU LOOK GREAT & THE AD IS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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  3. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 Just read this about you breaking records coming back from 15/40 …..GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) We love you and hope you are having a nice break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Lots of love & happiness!!!!! XOXOXOXO

    I copied and paste the article here:

    Rafa Is The Only Top 100 Player Who Does This…
    Oct182017
    Craig O’Shannessy
    This article contains:

    Beyond The Numbers
    Infosys
    Rafael Nadal
    2017

    Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers shows how the Spaniard’s grit and tenacity have helped him battle back on serve this season

    One out of a hundred.

    Ninety-nine players out of the Top 100 have a losing record holding serve in 2017 when falling behind 15/40. Only one player has won more than 50 per cent of his service games from this perilous point score.

    An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of the Top 100 players this week reveals that one player is World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. It’s an amazing achievement, considering the Spaniard does not possess a flame-thrower of a serve, or routinely ace his way out trouble. Nadal is ranked 33rd on tour this season in total aces hit at 278 from 75 matches – averaging 3.7 aces per match.

    You May Also Like: Federer Leads The Way Serving Under Pressure

    He is not the fastest server, and he does not enjoy as many free points on serve as other players. But Nadal has been mentally and strategically the best this season at dealing with the adversity and pressure of overcoming 15/40.

    The Spaniard holds serve 50.7 per cent (37/73) of the time from that scoreline. Second place goes to Grigor Dimitrov, who is back to his career-high Emirates ATP Ranking of No. 8 this week and has a 40-17 record in 2017. Dimitrov has held serve 47.9 per cent (35/73) of the time from 15/40, just two service games back from Nadal.

    2017: Top 10 of the Top 100 at Holding Serve from 15/40

    Emirates ATP Ranking

    Player

    Games Held From 15/40

    Total Games Down 15/40

    Hold Percentage From 15/40

    1

    Rafael Nadal

    37

    73

    50.7%

    8

    Grigor Dimitrov

    35

    73

    47.9%

    51

    Ivo Karlovic

    14

    30

    46.7%

    6

    Dominic Thiem

    47

    110

    42.7%

    9

    Stan Wawrinka

    25

    59

    42.4%

    13

    John Isner

    16

    38

    42.1%

    16

    Kevin Anderson

    18

    45

    40.0%

    56

    Borna Coric

    21

    53

    39.6%

    30

    Mischa Zverev

    35

    89

    39.3%

    66

    Florian Mayer

    16

    42

    38.1%

    Infosys Nia Data found correlation with where a player is ranked in the Top 100 and how well he holds serve from 15/40.

    Four Top 100 Groups: Holding Serve from 15/40

    Players Ranked 1-25 = Held 33%

    Players Ranked 26-50 = Held 28%

    Players Ranked 51-75 = Held 27%

    Players Ranked 76-100 = Held 24%

    On average, the Top 100 have held serve from 15/40 28 per cent of the time this year. That immediately creates a drill for the practice court, where the server starts 10 service games from 15/40. If you can win three of them, then that’s right at the Top 100 average. If you can win half, then you know what it feels like to be the No. 1 player in the world.

    Diego Schwartzman has faced 15/40 115 times this season, which is more than anyone else in the Top 100. He has held 24 times (20.9 per cent), which puts him in the bottom quarter of the Top 100.

    Dominic Thiem has come back from 15/40 more than anyone else in the Top 100 so far in 2017, winning 47 out of 110 games. That places the Austrian at fourth best in the Top 100 at holding from 15/40.

    The point score of 15/40 is all about overcoming adversity. Staying positive, being aggressive, and looking for a Serve +1 forehand to hit right after the serve are all hallmarks of Nadal’s prowess in this precarious position.

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  4. Silvana Scremin

    Rafael,
    Because of my injury and not able to playing tennis no more I truly love to follow every game that you play with sportmAnship and bravery.
    If I could have another grandson it would be like you!,
    God bless you,

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  5. Elizabeth Howard

    Always lovely to see Rafa honoured and appropriate that it also marked the anniversary of the opening of his Academy and Sports Centre.I understand that his acceptance speech was not about himself or tennis achievements but about the bravery of a Spanish man who tried to fight off the terrorists on London Bridge. That is so Rafa, always recognising others.
    Bravo Rafa.

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