The Rafa Nadal received on Sunday the world number one ATP trophy of 2017. Just after the victory of the Swiss Roger Federer against the American Jack Sock in the Nitto ATP Finals that are played at the O2 in London. Nadal, winner this year in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Roland Garros, US Open and Beijing. He has finished the season at the top of the world ranking, an achievement he has achieved for the fourth time in his career (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017).

The six titles achieved in 2017 make his history present 75 in total. This year highlights the tenth achieved at Roland Garros and the third of the US Open, with which he already has 16 of the Grand Slam. He will defend until the end of the Australian Open next year. Nadal, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and blue tie, received the trophy from Chris Kermode president of the ATP. During the event, a video was shown with the best moments of the year of Spanish and its titles. To end up raising Nadal the trophy before the clamor of the 15,000 spectators who attended the first day of this tournament.

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During the event, a video was shown with the best moments of the year and its titles. “For me it has been an incredible season after going through so many injuries,” said Nadal after picking up the cup. “Having this trophy with me again is something I could not dream about a year ago and it means a lot to me,” he added.

None of this would have been possible without my family. My team many of them are here others not. I have to thank them all for their support in the bad times because everyone has believed that things like this can happen again. I would not be where I am now the oldest player who finishes a season in the number one position in the world. Federer, with 36, is also the oldest veteran to finish second in the list.

The left-hander will make his debut on Monday at the ATP Finals against Belgian David Goffin (21:00 CET) in Group A.  Pete Sampras trained this afternoon on track 2 of the O2 with his compatriot Pablo Carreno first reserve of the tournament. He did it again without a bandage on his right knee, and apparently did not show signs that make him worry about his participation. Carreno won the tiebreaker (7-4) that both played in the auxiliary track whose canvases were shaken by the wind.

The atmosphere between the current number one and ten in the world was great companionship and both acted relaxed. Phrases like this track have gaps referring Nadal to the state of the surface. You are going to pay because I’m going to come back when Carreno was placed with a 3-0 advantage. The southpaw of Manacor heard them. Nadal fights this year to get one of the four titles, and the most important, which is still missing in his record.