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Rafael Nadal was presented the Person of the Year award by the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair, a magazine of pop culture, fashion and current affairs, at the Italian consulate in Madrid on Monday.

Vanity Fair announced it selected Nadal on his accomplishments as an athlete and on the good works of the Rafa Nadal Foundation. The prize is presented to an individual deemed to exercise the "most influence" on society "in any of its spheres." Last year's recipient was Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.

During his acceptance speech, Nadal thanked the magazine and its readers for the award, emphasising how much their support meant in a challenging time. Nadal has not played competitively since 28 June, when he lost to World No. 100 Lukas Rosol 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the Wimbledon second round.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, published on Monday, Nadal said, "I don't know how long I will keep playing tennis. I'll be 31 in five years and taking into account the fact that I started at 16.

"Perhaps stopping now will help extend my career a little bit more. Until I had the problems with the knee again, the final at Roland Garros, had been one of the best seasons of my life. I felt able to win any competition. Complicated times came later."
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Disgusting. Clearly editor of the rag, T. Tony rigged the draw.

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Saw the article beforehand, it's an award in Spain so it's not a surprise for Nadal to get it. And why did he says he'll be 31 in 5 years. That's kind of a random thing to say

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Federer is 31.


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Saw the article beforehand, it's an award in Spain so it's not a surprise for Nadal to get it. And why did he says he'll be 31 in 5 years. That's kind of a random thing to say
Trying to copy Fed, of course .

Also, how appropriate that Pocahontas gets selected for Personality of the Year by a magazine called Vanity Fair .


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good spot Looner

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Absolute disgrace.

While the pig is partying with teenage girls, real Spanish men such as Ferrer are giving their absolute hearts own on the tennis court.

How Ferrer didn't win this is beyond me.
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Congrats to Nadal. Now quit faking and get back on the tour.
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Disgusting. Clearly editor of the rag, T. Tony rigged the draw.
Draw rigging at it's absolute worst Xisca probably laid the organizers of this award to get them to choose Nadal...

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Absolute disgrace.

While the pig is partying with teenage girls, real Spanish men such as Ferrer are giving their absolute hearts own on the tennis court.

How Ferrer didn't win this is beyond me.
Pics is now more machine than man. He wasn't eligible

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2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

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Draw rigging at it's absolute worst Xisca probably laid the organizers of this award to get them to choose Nadal...
His Wimbledon runners up plates allowed him to serve a 3 course "bribing" dinner.

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I'll be 31 in 5 years. Next time he should say 'I was 25 last year'... Nice math skills Rafa

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His Wimbledon runners up plates allowed him to serve a 3 course "bribing" dinner.
I wonder how many meals Roddick served up with his plates...

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I have no clue what you're talking about... I think you meant to say "Pics "
Oh dear. Yes, sorry. I hate it when I or others insult players.

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1. Murray wins Wimbledon 2016 after Djokovic is blue shelled by Querrey. Thanks Querrey!

2. Murray wins Olympic Gold for the second time after Djokovic is blue shelled by Del Potro. Thanks Del Potro!

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