Rafa honored

Rafa named International Tennis Writers Association Ambassador of the Year

12/16/2010Ang



NADAL, CLIJSTERS NAMED ITWA AMBASSADORS OF THE YEAR

Nadal, who also won the award two years ago, crowned a remarkable season by winning three Grand Slam titles and reclaiming the world No 1 ranking. In triumphing at the US Open he became only the seventh man in history to win all four Grand Slam titles.


Sebastian Fest, co-president of ITWA, said: “Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters have had great years on the court, but they have also been superb ambassadors for their sport. Having followed them throughout the season, we appreciate how professional and helpful they have both been in answering the thousands of questions that journalists have put to them. Their attitude is a great example to everyone in professional sport.”



HELLO! magazine's top 20 personalities of 2010

13 – Rafael Nadal

This year marked an incredible comeback for Rafael Nadal. The Mallorca-born sports star reclaimed the World Number One title from Roger Federer in June after winning his fifth French Open title. He made history in 2010 as the only male player in the open era other than Rod Laver - winner of the Grand Slam in 1969 - to triumph in three consecutive major tournaments in a calendar year. After lifting the French Open trophy, he went on to triumph at Wimbledon, and the US Open.

67) Who ended the hopes of British number one Andy Murray in the semi-finals at SW19?

70) Which was the only Grand Slam event not won by Spain's Rafael Nadal in 2010?


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