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Rafael Nadal stuns Roger Federer with THIS surprise victory

Rafael Nadal has been named as the 2018 Sportsman of the Year in the ATP awards, beating the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to the prize.

Nadal, who missed the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals with a knee injury,  last picked up the trophy in 2010 and it means he has now won an award in each of the player-voted categories – Newcomer (2003), Most Improved (2005), Comeback (2013), Sportsmanship (2010, 2018).

The 32-year-old – who spent 36 weeks atop the ATP Rankings was recognised for his professionalism and integrity on and off the court.

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