World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has been named men’s ITF World Champion for a fourth time following a stellar 2019 during which he captured two Grand Slam titles and spearheaded Spain’s Davis Cup triumph.
I am very happy to be named ITF World Champion and receive this award from the ITF.
To finish as No. 1 on the ATP rankings for a fifth time and win two more Grand Slam titles this year has been something that, looking a few years back, we would have never thought would happen. And as a perfect end, it was particularly special to win the Davis Cup at home in Spain. Thank you also to my team who has been with me all this time.
On Thursday, Rafa was also voted by fellow players as the winner of ATP’s Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award for a second straight year and third time overall.