Rafa Nadal continues to receive accolades after being awarded the Laureus Award for the best male athlete of the year 2020. Several sports figures paid tribute to the Balearic Islands after winning the award, considered ‘the Oscars of Sports’.
Among the reactions were those of sports cracks such as Leo Messi and also that of tennis figures such as Martina Navratilova, which wanted to highlight Nadal’s commitment to tennis and the world of sports during his career. “What can I tell you that others have not already told you? For me, watching you play, watching you fight for each point as if it were a match point, and your total commitment to the sport and your professionalism are out of the ordinary”
Navratilova’s reaction did not stop there, as the historic tennis player asked Rafa Nadal for a wish. “People will write books about you to teach others all that you have done well for almost 20 years. So I show you my admiration and respect. I love watching you play and I hope you don’t quit so I can win 30 Roland Garros titles. Anyway, my congratulations. “