Rafael Nadal Goes Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka’s Way to Celebrate His Historic 22 Grand Slam Victories

Published 06/19/2022, 9:07 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 23, 2022. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his fourth round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino. REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Rafael Nadal, the 22 times Grand Slam champion, and one of the big three, is one of the most famous tennis entities. And hence, holds a lot of value in the eyes of brands when it comes to sponsorships.

Nadal has been the face of several high-end brands and his recent clay-court endeavors have made his presence more prominent. Therefore, the NFL legend Tom Brady’s company that deals with digital assets has approached him for a collaboration.

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Autograph all set to launch Rafael Nadal collection

Following Nadal’s exemplary run for his 14th French Open title, the Autograph, a Non-Fungible token platform that brings in superstars and athletes from around the world to create digital experiences and collections for fans, signed a deal with him. And now after weeks of work the company is ready launce his collection.

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As they wrote, Time to seize the moment. Celebrating his historic 22 Grand Slam victories, the first Rafael Nadal NFT Collection launches this week.”

Further they disclosed, “Collection dropping June 22 and June 23. Stay tuned for collection details.” Apart from the Spaniard, the 2022 French Open runner-up Coco Gauff and four times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka have also partnered with the company. Also, mega players such as Serena Williams are in the field of NFTs as well.

In addition, the Autograph is growing at a considerable pace as it recently raised a funding of 35 Million dollars. Currently, the net worth of the company stands tall at over 700 million dollars.

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Expecting Nadal in the grass courts

The 36-year-old after his 22nd Grand Slam victory opened up about his pestering foot injury and revealed that it might limit his career. Though he also assured that he will be opting for ways to put a permanent end to his problems.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his third round match against Netherlands’ Botic Van De Zandschulp REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Now, after some time of uncertainty,a piece of joyous news arrived from Nadal‘s end. The Spanish tennis legend has started training for the grass swing at the court Country Club of Santa Ponca in Mallorca. Further, according to his reports from the first session of treatment, if Nadal’s foot continues to keep up, he for sure can take the Wimbledon championship.

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In addition, Nadal’s outfit prepared by Nike for the coming Grand Slam has also been disclosed. Therefore, there are high chances of spotting the World No.4 in London competing for his third Wimbledon title.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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