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This is only possible because of the great team effort at Real Madrid.
The best two players in the ATP Rankings, Rafael Nadal along with Roger Federer, have been nominated for Laureus World Sports awards following a vote by the planet’s sports media.
“With no group there would not have been the victory”.
“The Laureus World Team of the Year class is among the strongest in this year’s listing of Candidates”.
The sporting moment prize, however, will be determined by an online vote.
Former Olympic champion Cathy Freeman commended Pearson on her nomination.
‘2017 was an extraordinary year for me and I’m overwhelmed with all the support and recognition I’ve already obtained but winning a Laureus statuette would be fantastic’.
“It’s testament to their own efforts which they’re now competing with the biggest soccer, Formula One, American football and basketball teams on the planet to get a prestigious global sports celebrity“.
After a stellar year in the ring in which he merged the WBA, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles, boxer Anthony Joshua is nominated in the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year class.
In the Sportsman of the Year class, Hamilton faces stiff resistance from cycling ace Chris Froome, tennis legend Roger Federer, his rival, Rafael Nadal, Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo and Sports Personality of the Year victor, Mo Farrah.
Fellow Aussie Tyler Wright has also been shortlisted for the World Action Sports celebrity class after winning her second straight World Surfing Championship last year.
FC Barcelona, who battled back from 4-0 to evaluate a remarkable 6-5 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi and men’s 100m world champion Justin Gatlin will also be shortlisted.