20 December 2010

Nadal wins BBC Overseas Sports Personality award

Spanish Rafeal Nadal men's World number one tennis player has been awarded with BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.
It has been a dream run for the 24 year old from Mallorca, with winning three Grand Slams this year, as well as three Masters title which. The winning of the US open had ushered a new dawn in the tennis history by becoming only the seventh player to achieve the feat in a record breaking time. Hence making him the youngest to achieve this feat.
Also he with three conscecutive clay ATP Tour Masters made him only player to attain clean sweep of Clay season.
"For me it's an honour, thank you very much to the BBC for giving me this award," said Nadal.
"It's just a dream being in the list of great champions to receive this award."

"I think what Rafa has done at such a young age, so consistently, is quite phenomenal really and he's the best player by far in 2010," said Federer.

"What's amazing about him is his mental ability to play continuously, each year better and better," said world number three Novak Djokovic. 
British Andy Murray added: "He fights so hard on the court, he treats every match like it's going to be the last one and he's one of the best players of all time."
Last year was marked by lots of upsets with problem starting from his knee tendinitis, abdominal pain, and the most painful the divorce of his parents.As a result of all these was, he lost for the first time at Roland Garros,also unable to defend his Wimbeldon title.He also lost World Number 1 ranking, and since 2005 came as low as number 3 where he earlier had shared the record breaking number 2 spot.

But this year he completely took up to the task and did make his work pretty serious. He won at Roland Garros in final with Soderling from whom he lost at the quarter- finals last year. Won Wimbeldon in a final against Berdych.And Nadal made it a hat-trick of Slams with 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 against Serbian Novak Djokovic.

This historic victory put in him elites like  Federer, Andre Agassi, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Don Budge and Fred Perry who have won every major.He also became the first male since Laver in 1969 to win the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in the same year.He by now has the most ATP Masters title(tied  with Federer) and have won 9 Grand Slam titles.


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