Claire Kang, who was born in Chengdu, China and now lives in Melbourne made her way to Spain and Rafael Nadal’s academy on the island of Mallorca. Thanks to her, our champ now owns a cute panda to match his 2019 US Open outfit.
Here’s what she posted on Twitter:
I was born in Chengdu-Sichuan, the only province in the entire world that panda lives. I prepared this ‘panda in Rafa US Open 19 night session outfit’ gift for Rafa. He brightened up instantly, held it in the arm tightly and showed it to his team. He then carried it all the way to his car.
Four hours later, after giving Rafa the gift, we went back to the academy and entered the basement car park. The headlight disturbed a couple who were holding each other and intimately talking. The headlight made them turn their heads. Mr and Mrs Nadal right there, with Maria holding my panda gift.