What did Spain Google about in 2019? Rafael Nadal, of course

As the year slowly comes to an end, Google released its annual trends report of 2019. This year yet again, the trends of many countries are filled with tennis.

When Spanish people sat down at their computers or looked at browsers on their smartphones, they searched for Rafael Nadal.

(Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Here is Google’s list of top trending athletes/sports events this year in Spain:

  1. Neymar
  2. Wimbledon
  3. Rafael Nadal
  4. Copa America
  5. Liga Santander

Here is Google’s list of top trending questions in 2019 – “When…”

  1. When do the clocks change?
  2. When do the discounts start?
  3. When does Nadal play?
  4. When is the carnival?
  5. When is the Holy Week celebrated?

Source: Google 


  1. Tomorrow, on Friday, Rafa will play against Khachanov at Mubadala and Djokovic will play Tsitsipas.

  2. Rafa has been voted WINNER of the 2019 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.

    I thought his coach, Carlos Moyá, would win coach of the year but that went to Medvedev’s coach.


  3. Rafa has reportedly arrived in Abu Dhabi and is aiming to win his fifth Mubadala title.

    The other players joining Rafa are Djokovic, Tsitsipas, Khachanov, Rublev and Hyeon.


  4. Rafa’s tweet today:

    Rafa Nadal
    Only a few days left for the tour in Australia… I’m still preparing for the
    and the
    where, by the way,
    will be taking me every day to the tournament with my friend Iain, who you all already know!
    #Kia #Kiatennis #AusOpen

  5. The ATP has announced nominees in some of the year-end awards categories.

    Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award:

    The player who, throughout the year, conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, who competed with his fellow players with the utmost spirit of fairness and who promoted the game through his off-court activities.

    Roger Federer
    Rafael Nadal
    Diego Schwartzman
    Dominic Thiem

    Voted By Coaches

    ATP Coach of the Year: Nominated and voted on by fellow ATP coach members, this award goes to the ATP coach who helped guide his players to a higher level of performance during the year.

    Apostolos Tsitsipas (Stefanos Tsitsipas)
    Carlos Moya (Rafael Nadal)
    Gilles Cervara (Daniil Medvedev)
    Nicolas Massu (Dominic Thiem)
    Vincenzo Santopadre (Matteo Berrettini)

  6. Former WTA world No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has announced she will retire after the 2020 AO.

    Married to David Lee this past June, she plans to keep traveling the world, start a family and use her voice to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis, which she has.

    Caroline made it clear that her condition was not a factor in her decision to retire. She wishes to do other things now and I wish her all the best. I remember cheering for her many times.

    Held og lykke Caroline Wozniacki

  7. Rafa doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon if he adheres to the following schedule.

    According to Spanish publication Marca, Rafa has completed two weeks of training at his academy and will head to Abu Dhabi next week for the Mubadala exhibition [Dec. 19-21].

    After Abu Dhabi, Rafa will return home for the Christmas holidays.

    His next stop will be Australia for the inaugural ATP Cup. Francis Roig is scheduled to captain the Spanish team comprised of Rafa, Bautista Agut, Carreño, Albert Ramos and Feliciano Lopez.

    The AO is next, Jan. 20-Feb. 2.

    The charity match, Match for Africa, in South Africa with Roger, Bill Gates, and Noah is scheduled for Feb. 7.

    Wishing Rafa all the happiness and health for the future.


  8. Along The whole Year you were Great again, without any doubt you´ar A M A Z I N G each and every time you play. From The Canaries get please anenormous sportly H U G, C. Javier

  9. Love the photo of our darling Rafa!!! I don’t know the history here but to me it all looks amazing and I’m so happy for Rafa and all of us fans!!! Best wishes to all concerned!!!

  10. Soccer remains the #1 sport but I don’t understand the obsession about Wimbledon.Let’s face it,how
    many grass courts are there in the world to play on.

  11. With all the hype in this post I thought Rafa would be number 1. I was so excited for him until I saw the list. 👎 from me to Spain. Rafa is my pick for number 1.

    Rafa’s placement on Google’s “when” list is phenomenal. Gazillion’s wanted to know when Rafa would play next. RAFAMAZING is all I can say.

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