Rafael Nadal has been awarded the Conde de Godo trophy for winning the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell ten times. He has also been honoured by tournament officials after an incredible 2017 campaign.
Albert Agusti, president of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, and Javier Godo, Count of Godo in Barcelona were at the event to facilitate Nadal for his incredible achievements over the years.
Nadal has already confirmed that he will compete in the 66th edition of the tournament (23-29 April 2018) but insisted that there will be no third trophy to his haul, which would require another five years.
"I'm very excited about this second big Barcelona trophy, but there will be no more," said the 16-time Grand Slam champion, as quoted by the ATP website.
Both dignitaries travelled to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor, Spain, for the function, to award Nadal his second trophy, which he first received in 2009 following five consecutive Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell triumphs
"There's no one better fit to receive this award in his own museum than Nadal," Agusti said.
The Spaniard has won six titles in 2017, which include two Grand Slams – the French and the US Open – and capped by the year by confirming his place as the year-end world number one for the fourth time in his career.
This season has been one to cherish for Nadal, his best after 2013 when he won 10 titles and he looks to carry on in 2018 where he left off.
"(Nadal) is going to have to make room in this museum because there are surely more trophies to come," Agusti added jokingly.
Godo jumped in to add more humour to Agusti's sentiments by suggesting that no appropriate measure would be enough to stop the Spaniard from filling his cabinet. "We'll shield off our tournament trophies from him but even then, nothing is safe from this guy."