Rafael Nadal Honored with BBC AwardBy Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 20, 2010
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) — The number one Tennis player Rafael Nadal is awarded the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Spaniard won a remarkable three Grand Slams in 2010 - the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, as well three Masters titles. In winning the US Open, Nadal became only the seventh man in history to complete the set of majors.
The overseas personality award had been claimed in the last two years by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, while Nadal’s great rival Roger Federer has lifted it three times - in 2004, 2006 and 2007.