Sky Sports forgets Rafa Nadal in his choice of the best athletes of the decade


It closes a decade and the lists about the best of the last ten years are inevitable. Almost all media carry out their particular rankings, in which names are often repeated even if some position may vary. However, the selection made by Sky Sports on the best athletes of 2010 has powerfully drawn attention for an absence: that of Rafa Nadal.

The current world number one does not appear in the selection of the 20 most important athletes of the decade. A heterogeneous list, with representatives of modalities as varied as darts, mixed martial arts or golf, but that does not take into account the one who is probably the best tennis player in history (or at least the second best in competition with Roger Federer ).

In fact, the Swiss has not passed the cut established by the popular television channel. Thus, the sport of racket is represented by Novak Djokovic, number 6 on the list, and Serena Williams (number 1).

This is the full list:

Serena Willams (Tennis)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer)

Leo Messi (Soccer)

Floyd Mayweather (Boxing)

Novak Djokovic (Tennis)

Usain Bolt (Athletics)

Tom Brady (American football)

Lebron James (Basketball)

Simone Biles (Gymnastics)

Michael Phelps (Swimming)

Katie Taylor (Boxing)

Richie McCaw (Rugby)

Chris Froome (Cycling)

Michael van Gerwen (Darts)

Marta (Soccer)

Ronda Rousey (Mixed Martial Arts)

Virat Kohli (Cricket)

Allyson Felix (Athletics)

Rory Mcllroy (Golf)

In addition to Nadal’s absence, the British media has decided to place Cristiano Ronaldo above Leo Messi as the most important footballer of the decade. A decision that has also caused a stir due to the brutal competition that the two stars have developed over the past ten years.


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