Rafael Nadal honoured with ATP award for the fourth time

Rafael Nadal won his third consecutive Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and fourth overall Thursday, based on voting by other players.

Our champ has won an ATP Award in each of the player-voted categories: Newcomer (2003), Most Improved (2005), Comeback (2013) and Sportsmanship (2010, 2018, 2019). He was also named Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year in 2011.

AFP

Novak Djokovic was the year-end No.1 for a record-equalling sixth time after winning four titles, including a record eighth Australian Open. US Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares are the doubles No. 1s.

Roger Federer was the singles fans’ favorite for a record-extending 18th straight year.

Andrey Rublev was the most improved in rising from No.23 to a career-high No.8 after winning five titles, more than anyone else on the tour.

Frances Tiafoe was given the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his social activity. The 17-year-old Carlos Alcaraz of Spain was the newcomer of the year after winning three Challengers. Vasek Pospisil is the comeback player of the year after undergoing back surgery in 2019.

13 comments

  1. Just show how popular you are and you will be remembered for ever for your values and humble person you are well deserved rafa

  2. Congratulations on the Sportsmanship award, Rafael Nadal. It speaks volumes when you have been selected by your peers. For your fans, you have been a role model and a bright light in a very dark
    year. When you won Roland Garros, it reminded us of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
    You are, indeed, more than a tennis player๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿค›๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ†โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  3. Congratulations Rafa well deserve vamosssssss champ have a Marry Christmas and Happy New year ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพ

  4. Congratulations Rafa, what a lovely honour and recognition by your peers, richly deserved. I think that he deserved the Humanitarian Award also. He did so much to help others during this year and with Pau Gasol raised over an amazing 14 thousand euro towards relief for those affected by covid. Hard to beat that.๐Ÿฅฐ

    • That was 14 million euros that Rafa’s and Pau Gasol’s campaign raised!

      A very well deserved recognition of Rafa’s sterling sportsmanship!

  5. Well done Rafa u deserve more than this, vamoses everywhere, u are the STAR ๐ŸŒŸ. feel like watching u playing live every day, God bless you more

  6. Rafa many Congratulations. You more than deserved this and should in my estimation have received the Humanity Award too.

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