Nadal Welcomes New Addition To Academy

  • Posted: Feb 17, 2022

Nadal Welcomes New Addition To Academy

Spaniard has won award four straight years, five times overall

Rafael Nadal welcomed a new addition to his Mallorca academy this week. After his peers selected him for the 2021 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award in December, the newly crowned Australian Open champion has now received the hardware in Spain.

The 2021 trophy has been given pride of place in the academy’s Rafa Nadal Museum, alongside his four previous sportsmanship awards. First receiving the accolade in 2010, the 21-time Grand Slam champion has now been selected for the honour in four consecutive years.

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“I can’t be happier to receive one more time the Sportsmanship Award from my colleagues on the Tour,” Nadal said when the 2021 ATP Awards were announced. “It means a lot to me, so thanks a lot to every player that thinks that I am the right one to receive this award.”

The Melbourne ATP 250 title Nadal won in January has also gone on display in the museum.

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