French Newspaper Names Rafael Nadal “Champion of Champions”

Photo: L’Equipe

The French sports newspaper “L’Equipe” named Rafael Nadal as a “Champion of Champions” for 2019.

The editors of the prestigious sports daily newspaper already awarded Rafa with the title four times.

“A great honor, I am very grateful for this. Also because this prize comes from France, after Spain the most important country in my career,” said the Spanish tennis player, who won Roland Garros for the twelfth time this year and also triumphed at the US Open. Rafa ends the year as number 1 in the world. The tennis player was also named Champion of Champions in 2010, 2013 and 2017 (together with Roger Federer). Only Usain Bolt received the prize more often (five times). “It will be difficult to match Bolt. But I am also very happy that I won four times.”

Congratulations, Rafa!


  1. Congratulations on the Lโ€™Equipe award. You deserve every honour that France may bestow upon champion athletes; Roland Garros will hopefully recognize the achievements of Rafael Nadal. It is such a remarkable era for tennis, and it may never be surpassed. ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ We have been so fortunate to witness Rafa on that red clay.

  2. Rafa congratulations you really deserves this award vamossssssssss champ well don all the love for you and Maria ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿพ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿท๐Ÿพand Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿท๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  3. Rafa, your smile melts my heart…you can always judge a person by that smile. Canโ€™t wait for 2020!

  4. Oh Rafa Iโ€™m delighted for you. You really deserve it a true champion and you will always be my hero! Happy new year and hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  5. Congratulations Rafa!! You are a true champion and well deserving of this award! I wish you continued success and I look forward to seeing you at the AO later on. You are my favorite male tennis player!!

  6. Of course. Rafa is THE CHAMPION.
    Someone with 12 French Open titles to his name will definitely get recognition.

    Rafa is the best. That’s why he is No 1. He never gives up, despite all his injuries.

    VAMOS RAFA No 1 always.

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