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Nadal Receives Two ESPY Nominations

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Nadal © Getty ImagesRafael Nadal was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year earlier this season.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will look to become the first tennis player to win the ESPY for Best Male Athlete, nominated for the award alongside Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.

The Spaniard, who claimed his 10th Grand Slam title last month at Roland Garros, also joins Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as nominees for Best Male Tennis Player. Federer has dominated this category in recent years, winning it six straight times.

Fans can cast their votes online through 9 July, and winners will be revealed during the awards show hosted by Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers on 13 July in Los Angeles.

Last year, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut won the ESPY Award for Best Record-Breaking Performance following their marathon match at Wimbledon.

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