Rafael Nadal Academy Makes a Philanthropic Move in Christmas

Published 12/25/2020, 5:00 AM EST
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during his Gentlemen’s Singles third round match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


It is that time of the year to celebrate the holidays with families and friends. It is also the time to share the happiness. Taking this forward, the Rafael Nadal Academy donated non-perishable food to many families. With this, tennis’ World No. 2 has made the Christmas merrier for many families.

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The 34-year-old Spaniard is always a step ahead when it comes to aiding the community. Along with his Rafa Nadal Foundation for underprivileged children, he made a valuable contribution to fight the COVID crisis. Recently, the 2020 ATP Sportsmanship and Spain’s ‘Premio Leyenda’ awards honoured him for his contribution in and outside of tennis.

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Nadal: A tough competitor on the court, a great friend off the court

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 29: Dominic Thiem of Austria and Rafael Nadal of Spain embrace at the net following their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match on day ten of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Even after clinching all major achievements in tennis, Rafa remains passionate to compete and win more games. But this is not the only thing that drives him; he also aims to give back everything he has received. Nadal wishes to be remembered as a good person as much as a tennis player.

“Today we donated to @bancomallorca all the non-perishable food that you have donated during this month at the Academy. Your generosity will help many families have a little better holidays. Merry Christmas,” said the Academy in the post.

The Spaniard’s continuous effort is an example for the next generation of players on how to define success. His fans and well-wishers believe in his work, and therefore, they could manage to collect food for many families. Above all others, the families will be grateful that the world has a person like Nadal living in it.

Rafael Nadal hopes for Grand Slam glories next year

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Rafael Nadal of Spain after winning the match point during their final singles match daring day 10 of the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

Winning one of the three major tournaments played this year, the 34-year-old does not want to stop. He equalled the long-standing record of Roger Federer of most singles’ Grand Slam titles (20). With the Swiss maestro also returning at the Australian Open, the 2021 season will get the perfect kick-start.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and arch-rival of Nadal and Federer will defend his title at Melbourne Park. The Serbian is ahead of both of them having won there a record 8 times. But before his title defence, he will represent his country at the ATP Cup.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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