Rafa receives ATP Player of the Year award


According to the ATP site, Rafa was given his 2008 ATP Player of the Year Award during La Grande Nuit du Tennis of the Monte-Carlo tournament on Friday night.

The prestigious award was bestowed on the 22-year-old Nadal after an exceptional 2008 season. The Mallorca native was the first Spaniard to be crowned ATP World Tour champion after becoming the first left-hander to finish No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings since John McEnroe in 1984.

The Manacor resident became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win the Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles in the same year and led the ATP World Tour season with eight tour-level titles in total and 82 match wins. He also helped Spain to the Davis Cup title by winning all three of his matches during the year.

4 Responses

  1. johanne says:

    Rafa is so hot. And that other pic with the guy who presented him with the award is really really good of Rafa too. He looks snazzy sexy chic. Yum.

    • nic says:

      Mmhhmm Rafa is looking absolutely gorgeous in this outfit! Good thing the white jacket is gone. Looking stylish in this navy blue and I love the little pocket square touch. And he looks so happy too :) Vamos Rafa for the finals tomorrow!!!

  2. faecoleman says:

    I saw this on the ATP site and its the best one of him in a blazer,shirt etc, the ones with the white were a no go! He looks gorgeous here, that lovely smile, mmmmmmmmm. Good Luck Rafa for tomorrow!!!!

  3. CC says:

    Saw some more pictures from this ‘ceremony’ as well and I must say; he looks absolutely stunning here!
    Perfect fitting jeans, smart shoes, crisp white shirt and nice fitting jacket. Add to that shiny locks, bronzed skin and possibly the most charming smile ever and you have…a winner.
    Sorry, I’ve just repeated the other comments. But it can be said again, and again, and again. Rafa is gorgeous!!!