“Super Proud of All of Them”: Rafael Nadal Unveils a Heart Warming Gesture With Babolat and Kia Motors

Published 04/27/2021, 12:19 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – Barcelona Open – Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain – April 23, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarter final match against Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Albert Gea


Since the inception of his career, Rafael Nadal has always been keen to help the needy using his foundation. Over the years, he has done some heart-warming gestures and in 2021 he isn’t holding back after he unveiled a rather unique kit bag.

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The recently crowned Barcelona Open champ unveiled a new kit bag specifically designed by the children from his Rafael Nadal Foundation. This is the kit bag that he will use going forward in 2021.

“Hello everyone! I have some good news because the kids from my foundation all around, they designed this amazing bag. I am super proud of all of them.”

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Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the Barcelona Open against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Rafael Nadal could give some of the bags to his friends

The bag is made by his racquet sponsors, Babolat, and supported by his main sponsors, Kia Motors. The bag uses two primary colors, black and purple. The left and right side of the bag has the drawing from the children of Rafa’s foundation. The drawing covers almost half of the two sides respectively and features drawings of Rafa playing various shots.

“And Babolat built it and Kia supported, so something that makes me feel very happy. Thanks. Great job guys,” Nadal said.

Furthermore, Nadal revealed that a few more bags will be made and will be used by some of his ‘friends’. Nadal said, “We are going to build some of them, we are going to send it to some friends of mine. Okay, thank you very much. See you soon.”

Nadal recently won the Barcelona Open for a record 12th time. He defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling final where he saved a match point. Despite his hiccups, Nadal kept everyone at bay in his home tournament.

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Since the kit bags are being made by Babolat, some other tennis players sponsors by the brand could use Nadal’s bag as well. The drawings would obviously be different. Some top players who are with Babolat- Dominic Thiem, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Sofia Kenin, etc.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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