There is no doubt that the year that 2010 has been a great and unforgettable year for Spanish sport, which is going through one of its best moments ever. Many Spanish athletes, some of them Majorcan, have achieved victories that have brought joy and pride to the country. The Majorcan heroes of the year have been Rafael Nadal (once again!) and Moto GP rider Jorge Lorenzo.
The tennis player from Manacor, still number 1 in the ATP ranking, has been named the best athlete in the world by the French sports magazine L’Equipe, the athlete of the last decade in Spain, according to the Spanish sports magazine Marca and best player of the International Tennis Federation. During the last year he has won 7 titles, including the Grand Slams in France, Wimbledon and the U.S. and the Masters in Madrid, Rome, Montecarlo and Tokyo.
Jorge Lorenzo, who comes from the capital Palma de Mallorca, has won the World Championship of Moto GP.
Other important achievements of Spanish sports have been the football World Cup in South Africa, the victories of Toni Elias and Marc Márquez in the world championships of Moto2 and 125 respectively, Pau Gasol’s second NBA ring, etc.