I Hope One Day I Could Send My Kids to Rafael Nadal’s Academy, Says Roger Federer

Published 09/17/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe react as they are presented to the crowd at Palais Eynard during the official welcome ceremony prior to the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo, on September 18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


The Rafa Nadal Academy just released the trailer for the documentary series with the same name. The series is centered on the 20 times grand slam champion Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer made an unexpected appearance and weighed in on whether he wanted to bring his children there to learn how to play tennis.

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Roger Federer made a noteworthy cameo in the documentary’s trailer. The Swiss giggled and said, “I really hope one day I could send my kids there and then pick them up a week later and ask them so how was it, we don’t want to go back.” He thinks his kids would reply “it was too hard for us.

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Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy

Rafael Nadal has established his training facility into a high-performance tennis academy. The Academy is located in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain, which is where Rafael Nadal was born.

ROME, ITALY – MAY 12: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a missed point on day 5 of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Jannik Sinner of Italy at Foro Italico on May 12, 2021 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The international tennis academy blends tennis with education, allowing players to flourish in their tennis careers. Toni Nadal leads a group of seasoned instructors who make up the Academy’s crew.

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Nadal and Federer might be rivals on the court, but their chemistry off the court has been amazing. The rivalry between the duo has always remained entirely professional and respectful. Both the players were unable to participate at the Flushing Meadows due to injury concerns.

Tennis – Laver Cup – 2nd Day – Prague, Czech Republic – September 23, 2017 – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer of team Europe celebrate after winning the match. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Rogers Federer is set to undergo another knee surgery and thus withdrew from the 2021 season. On the other hand, Rafael Nadal suffered a foot ailment that will keep him out for the remainder of the year.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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