“Terrible Images”: Rafael Nadal Sends Message of Support to People Affected From La Palma Volcano

Published 09/23/2021, 12:28 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates a shot during a match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa on Day 6 during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)


Rafael Nadal, a 20-time grand slam winner, has constantly remained supportive of and concerned about people’s lives. The Spaniard been outspoken about environmental concerns all around the world. Following the devastating news of a volcano eruption in La Palma, Nadal posted pictures on Instagram urging everyone to be safe and together during this tough moment.

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Rafael Nadal sends hugs to people

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)

Since the last three days, people of Madrid are being affected by volcanic eruption at La Palma. The temperatures have been approaching 1,000 degrees Celsius. It has damaged 120 homes and caused 6,000 people to flee their homes.

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Amid this eruption, Rafael Nadal has sent virtual hugs to the people affected by the volcano. Nadal posted pictures on his Instagram account urging people to be safe. While the eruption still continues, the former world number hopes that this ends soon.

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The Spaniard at US Open 2021

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Fourteen. Rafael Nadal of Spain in tears as he awaits the trophy presentation after his five set win against Danill Medvedev of Russia in the Men’s Singles Final on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8th, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

After losing against Novak Djokovic in a resounding contest at French Open 2021, Rafael Nadal decided to withdraw from the Championships. The Spaniard said that he made the choice in consultation with his staff, and that his objective was to “prolong” his career as much as possible.

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Additionally, just few weeks before US open, the former world number one announced he won’t participate at Flushing Meadows as well. Nadal has been struggling with his foot injury lately and said he’ll miss the rest of 2021 tour. Rafael Nadal last captured the US Open back in 2019 defeated Daniil Medvedev in five set encounter. In all, the Spaniard has four US Open titles under his belt.

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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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