Rafael Nadal Receives Appreciation From Llorenc’s Council As He Lends His “Transformative Power”

Published 10/12/2021, 12:15 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Rafael Nadal (ESP) speaks with press on Media Day ahead of the 2021 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/Getty Images)


Spanish maestro Rafael Nadal is by far one of the greatest players of all time. However, apart from the phenomenal tennis he has displayed, his persona outside the court has been noteworthy. A fan favorite, Nadal is famous for various noble acts during his career. 

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Notably, Rafael Nadal has his own foundation as well. Over the years, his organization has contributed significantly to society. Recently, the Spaniard made a huge contribution to The City of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, who in return have agreed to appoint him adopted son, as a sign of appreciation.

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The Council released a statement that said, “Rafael Nadal’s contribution was the largest received by the municipality. This recognition, published in the BOIB of 2020, and subject to public information, is a further thanks to the tennis player for his solidarity aspect.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

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Rafael Nadal, a humanitarian

Out of all the donations, Nadal’s was the highest. They also specifically thanked his organization for their part in this doing. They went a further step and complimented them for their efforts in helping the needy in these trying times.
 
PARIS, FRANCE June 11. Rafael Nadal of Spain acknowledges the fans as he leaves the court after his loss to Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Court Philippe-Chatrier during the semi finals of the singles competition at the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on June 11th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
 
They further added, “The solidarity, humanity, and sensitivity of the athlete is not only demonstrated by this fact, but also by the creation of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which through the transformative power of sport and education helps children and adolescents with learning problems or inability to integrate.” 
 

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On the business end of things, Nadal withdrew from the 2021 season, due to a foot injury that has been bothering him since the French Open. He did make a short return, ahead of the US Open. But with the injury coming back to haunt him, a withdrawal was inevitable. Hence, fans now hope to see him back on the courts in the upcoming 2022 season.
 
Can Nadal change his fate and surpass his ‘big 3’ colleagues with a 21st Grand Slam title? 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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