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Article about the award Rafa received today in Paris. (Google translation)

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal received the Grand Prize of the French Academy of Sport to the world’s greatest sporting feat in 2008.

The Academy praised the Mallorcan last year got his fourth consecutive title at Roland Garros and Wimbledon said in an “exciting” final against Roger Federer.

Furthermore, Nadal climbed atop the podium at the Olympics in Beijing and proclaimed number one world ranking, which until now has been the best year of his career.

With the prestigious prize, the Spanish joins a list that included names like Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, the footballer Ronaldo, fellow tennis star Roger Federer, the cyclist Lance Armstrong or the athlete Haile Gebrselassie, who happens Nadal .

1 Response

  1. patzin says:

    Nice to see Rafa rewarded and awarded from different countries for his stellar year 2008. Also like his comment in the article about how hard it is to repeat such accomplishments. Considering how the French fans treated him during RG, this is a nice accommodation. He was to receive this in the Spring at RG except he went out “early”.