“Project Is Unstoppable”: Rafael Nadal Academy Collaborates With La Liga for a Great Cause

Published 03/23/2021, 2:42 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Rafael Nadal of Spain talks during a Kia Key handover ceremony at Federation Square ahead of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)


Spain is home to both Rafael Nadal and the football league La Liga. Along with being popular sports entities, they both also have a keen interest in promoting sports culture. Thus, to fulfill their common interests, the two decided to work together.

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Rafa Nadal Academy and La Liga will collaborate for three years. During this time, they will initiate numerous joint ventures to advocate the significance of sports.

Presently, the Spaniard’s training centers are in Manacor, Kuwait, Mexico, and Greece. His new collaborator, La Liga, will extend this reach to over 50 countries.

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To mark this momentous occasion, Academy owner Rafael Nadal and La Liga president Javier Tebas attended a virtual conference and spoke about their unique partnership.

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20-time- Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal began by praising his new partner and seemed certain of the collaboration being successful in the coming years.

“Their project is unstoppable,” Rafa said. “And they have achieved that La Liga has more impact than ever at the international level and is recognized as the best in the world.”

(All quotes have been translated from Spanish to English via Google Translate)

KEY BISCAYNE, FL – MARCH 25: Rafael Nadal attends the Miami Open – Celebrity Sightings at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2016 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Additionally, the Spaniard hailed La Liga for helping other sports in the country. Together, they will only take the initiative further ahead.

“They have taken an impressive leap in quality and also in promotion,” Nadal said. “I want to congratulate them because they are giving a boost to other sports that do not have the same resources.”

In response, the La Liga president wished the 34-year-old “20%” luck for the coming Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco. He said that the Spaniard’s hard work would cover up the rest.

Nadal responded, “If luck is with us to be able to work, then all the better.”

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning championship point during his Men’s Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on October 11, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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