Sunday, 26 December 2010

Rafael Nadal - Spanish athlete of the Decade

A poll by the Spanish newspaper Marca shows just how much the Spanish public love Rafa. The poll has attracted over 50000 votes and over 31000 of those votes have been for Rafa.

It looks like you can still vote here

Here is the translated article from

Rafa Nadal is for an overwhelming majority of users the Spanish athlete of the decade draws to a close. Over 50% of the votes collected by this site point to the player ahead of Spaniard Pau Gasol, Fernando Alonso, among others.

In the survey , which involved more than 50,000 Internet users, Nadal almost 20,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival, Pau Gasol. The Lakers player adds about 7,000 votes while Fernando Alonso, third, accumulated nearly 6,000.

The two players in the Spanish football team proposed as athletes of the decade, Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez, rank fourth and fifth respectively, but almost equally between them. Just a 0.1% separate the two players.

The survey on foreign sportsman of the decade of leading the great rival Rafael Nadal over the years: Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis player, with almost 30% of the vote, ahead of Valentino Rossi, Zinedine Zidane and Leo Messi, who around 15% each. Surprisingly or Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt, both with 6% of votes, the top appear.

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