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News ID: 89956
Publish Date : 07 May 2021 - 20:50
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PARIS (Dispatches) - Spain’s Rafael Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year on Thursday, while fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka won the top women’s honor.
Japan’s Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown.
Nadal picked up his fourth Laureus honor, having previously scooped the Breakthrough, Comeback and men’s individual awards.
"The rest of the sportsmen probably deserve the trophy the same as me, but this was the year for me and I can’t be happier,” the 34-year-old Nadal said.
"Winning the French Open and equalling the 20th Grand Slam of Roger Federer has been an unforgettable moment.

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