Rafael Nadal is true sportsman…
The 34-year-old Spanish tennis star has been named one of the winners of the ATP‘s top awards for 2020.
Nadal received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the third year straight and fourth time overall after winning a 13th Roland Garros crown.
But he isn’t the only Latino to earn an award…
Bruno Soares and his partner Mate Pavic were named the No. 1 doubles team.
The 38-year-old Brazilian tennis player and Pavic were the champions at this year’s US Open.
Carlos Alcaraz was the Newcomer of the Year.
The 17-year-old Spanish tennis player won the award after claiming three Challengers titles.
Novak Djokovic was the year-end No. 1 for a record-equaling sixth time after winning four titles including a record eighth Australian Open.
Roger Federer, who played only six singles all year, was the singles fans’ favorite for a record-extending 18th straight year, and Andrey Rublev of Russia was the most improved in rising from No. 23 to a career-high 8 after winning five titles, more than anyone else on the tour.
Frances Tiafoe was given the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his social activism. The American auctioned signed memorabilia to Athletes for COVID-19 Relief and posted a video that united the Black tennis community in the wake of George Floyd‘s killing.
Vasek Pospisil is the Comeback Player of the Year after undergoing back surgery in 2019. The Canadian reached two finals and rose to No. 61 after dropping to No. 150 in 2019.