World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has received the Civil Guard Silver Cross Order of Merit, during a ceremony which has taken place in Palma de Mallorca earlier this week.
According to Spanish press, the award was made in recognition of close collaboration that Rafa has had with the Guardia Civil. This includes his involvement with a promotional video for recruiting youthful talent to the force that was made in the summer to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Guardia Civil. This was related to challenges in cyberspace.