After his win over Yoshihito Nishioka, Rafael Nadal was presented with the 2019 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award in Perth.
Our champ has received this honour for a second straight year and third time overall (2010) for his fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the court.
“It means a lot, of course winning matches and winning titles is important, but as I’ve said all my career, when the press sometimes ask me how I’d like to be remembered, I’d like to be remembered as a good person, more than a good tennis player,” said Rafa.
“I’ve worked hard all my tennis career to be under good self-control, with the right attitude every single point and fighting to the end, and also respect every single opponent. Thank you for all my colleagues on the tour.”
Congratulations one more time, Rafa!