“Create Equal Opportunities”: Rafael Nadal Specifies the Objectives of the Rafa Nadal Foundation

Published 12/15/2020, 8:00 AM CST
Rafael Nadal returns a forehand in his match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day 5 of the Rolex Paris Masters, part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 held at the at AccorHotels Arena on November 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


We’re all aware of the great Rafael Nadal and his achievements on the tennis court. The utter dominance and consistency produced by the Spaniard over all these years are worth praising. His 13th French Open title this year cements his place further in the record books. 

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These wins at Roland Garros indicate the dominance that he’s had over a particular event. Not many have been able to perform to such an extent. However, as much as we’ve heard of him and his achievements as a player, the Spaniard has done tremendous work off the court as well. The Rafa Nadal foundation takes a keen interest in improving the lives of underprivileged children.  

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Father Sebastian Nadal, girlfriend Xisca Perello and Rafael Nadal of Spain relax as they walk along the Yarra River ahead of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal: Got to improve the lives of these children

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Recently, Rafa explained the objectives of his foundation. He said, “Well, the goal is to try to create equal opportunities. At the end of the day, I think that these children may be predetermined because of where they were born or because of their family situation or economic situation to have an uncertain future.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion also gave more clarity as to how the foundation operates. Nadal said, “So, what we try to do is give them the tools they need for their own personal and social development and we try to get them to see that, although they might be in a more problematic situation now, they have a future and there is a way forward that will allow them to fulfill their dreams.”

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Over the years, players like Rafa, Roger, and Novak have gained a lot in their careers. It’s nice to see these players giving back to society by helping people who belong to the less advantaged sections. 

Not long ago, the Spaniard confirmed his participation for the first grand slam of the year. The Australian Open 2021 will take place from February 8 onwards.

 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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