Rafael Nadal received the Gold Medal of Merit in Work today at a ceremony held in Madrid.
Rafael Nadal: “I never imagined getting a medal like this at such an important place for our country as this. I am very grateful. I always try to give all I have in everything I do. I think this has been one of the keys to my success in my sports career. This has been a time of highs and lows, lets hope that with the daily work I am doing I can recover my stability and the path to victory.”
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the medal was to honour Rafa’s “hard work, demanding standards, enthusiasm, balance, modesty, for having his feet on the ground.”
Source: AFP/Yahoo, Video: MostlySport