Rafael Nadal, honorary citizen and adopted son of Madrid!

Rafael Nadal with Madrid mayor Ana Botella, his mother Ana Maria Parera, and Real Madrid president Florentino Fernandez. Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe
Rafael Nadal with Madrid mayor Ana Botella, his mother Ana Maria Parera, and Real Madrid president. Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe

Rafael Nadal will have yet another honor to add to his list. The city of Madrid has voted to adopt Rafa as its adopted son “in recognition of his outstanding sporting career and his close and continuing relationship with the city of Madrid through the commitment to the sport and the promotion of its values” (En reconocimiento a su extraordinaria trayectoria deportiva y a su estrecha y continuada vinculación con la ciudad de Madrid a través del compromiso con la práctica deportiva y el fomento de sus valores).

The award was unanimously approved by the city based on a proposal from the mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella. The honor will be bestowed on Rafa on Monday, September 23. For more details, visit the city’s website.

Congratulations, Rafa! You must be proud!

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