VIDEO: Rafael Nadal Wins Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award

Twenty-time tennis grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has won the 2021 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. The other nominees this year were Joshua Cheptegei, Armand Duplantis, Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James and Robert Lewandowski.

“I want to say thank you very much from the bottom of my heart to the Laureus Academy. I have had some amazing competitors. The rest of the sportsmen probably deserve the trophy the same as me, but this was the year for me and I can’t be happier.

Winning the French Open and equalling the 20th Grand Slam of Roger Federer has been an unforgettable moment. It means a lot to equal my great rival, but at the same time, my great friend. It’s something very special after all the history we have had together on and off court.”

Congratulations Rafa!


  1. Congratulations champ. We miss that big audience cheers when your receiving the award

  2. Really Thrilled to see Rafa Winning that Great award which is Rightfully his…Best Sportsman in the history of Sport for being.He will have many books written on him in the future so Children will be educated about Everything in the sport…He has Given many moments to us on n off the Court…I love his way of being honest everywhere n being modest in great n worst moments.Thank you Rafa for giving best possible moments to all of your fans in the world…
    Best wishes
    Your One of the Best fan
    Dr.khawar Taimoor

  3. I really loved Rafa’s acceptance speech, he sounded genuinely thrilled to receive the award but also acknowledged the people whose lives are not going so well right now, keeping things in perspective as always ❤️

    Best wishes for tomorrow’s match Rafa, vamos!!

  4. Congratulations Rafa👏🤩
    Hope you win #21 in 2021, all the best!❤️
    Good luck vs Alex tomorrow🍀🎾💪

  5. My favourite Male tennis player in the world. CONGRATULATIONS! well deserved.

  6. Well done Rafa!!👏🏻💪🏻🙌🏻, you did it again 👌🏻.
    It is always nice how everyone and the whole World recognise your hard job, your effort, your commitment and your Values, 🙏🏻😌.
    Enhorabuena Campeón!! 💚❤️.
    Nuestra Inspiración y Esperanza siempre 😉

  7. Many, many congratulations, Rafa! Well-deserved, of course, but you had some really stiff competition there. Vamos, champion!

  8. Rafa, this is a well earned reward for all the hard work you’ve put in to reach the wonderful milestone of 20 grand slams…..and counting! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  9. Rafa, is very deserving of this award. Congratulations Champion . Vamos🇪🇦🇪🇦☘☘

  10. Congratulations to Rafael Nadal on a well-deserved Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award. Bravo
    for your accomplishments both on and off the court. Praise and kudos from Martina Navratilova noted.

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