WATCH: Rafael Nadal plays tennis with young cancer survivor

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal may be focused on winning titles but that didn’t stop the 16-time Grand Slam champion making a lovely gesture earlier today in Barcelona.

Mark Krajekian had played tennis since he was three years old but had his leg amputated when he was eight after he was diagnosed with cancer. But the youngster’s willingness to fight and courage throughout his battle won the hearts of the tennis community.

Rafa invited Mark, now 11 years old, to his practice session and played some very exciting points that made the child smile and left him an unforgettable lifetime memory.

Last year during the US Open, Mark helped Roger Federer warm up for his night session match against the German Kohlschreiber in the Arthur Ashe stadium.

Mark on meeting Rafa:

It was very exciting. He made my day. I would like to thank him for everything.

What a special moment!


  1. Making children happy is a wonderful thing. Kudos to these two champions for putting a smile on another child’s face.


  2. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) I love how you hit the ball strong enough to bring him pride and you aimed it so that it came exactly to the middle of his racket and so he could handle the returns well………….that is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) And by the way, wi…….wi…….wi……you look SO GORGEOUS sleeveless top and White shorts…..: ) : ) : ) : ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : )

  3. Rafa your awareness of the needs of those who are disadvantaged and in need is awesome.

    ‘i can imagine that the boy with cancer will remember this day for his life to come,

    Bless you both,

    Love and prayers,


  4. Wow ! The kid deserves the v best . Incredible courage . πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œβœ‹οΈβœ‹οΈβœ‹οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺβœ‹οΈ

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