Great achievement for Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard was named the best Spanish atlete in the last 50 years by AS newspaper, that was created just 50 years ago. Nadal won 16 Grand Slam titles through his career, four Davis Cups, two Olympic golds.
This year he won 67 matches and lost 11, won also six titles, including tenth Roland Garros and third US Open. Mireia Belmonte was named the best Spanish female athlete in the last 50 years. The 27-year-old swimmer won 2016 Rio Olympic Gold medal, and 2017 Budapest Championships too.
The awards will be given by the King and Queen of Spain at the Crystal Courtyard of Madrid's Town Hall on Monday December 4, 2017, in the evening, and Nadal will definitely be there. ALSO READ: Dimitrov says Rafa Nadal told him to 'forget' about loss at Australian Open .