- Hong Kong to Be the Home of the World’s Third Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre | rafanadalacademy.com
Rafa Nadal himself is very excited about the inauguration of the project, which will take place in less than three months: “We’re very excited about this new international project in Hong Kong. Since the academy opened in Mallorca 5 years ago, we have always been interested in expanding our methodology to other countries in order to reach as many people as possible. To us, having trusted members is essential and therefore I would like to thank the HKGTA for their great confidence in the project. The facilities are spectacular and we’ll have great coaches at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre. I’m sure it will be a success and that, bit by bit, we’ll be able to continue our international expansion”.
- Marcos Baghdatis picks Roger Federer’s forehand, Novak Djokovic’s backhand and Rafael Nadal’s attitude while building perfect player | sportskeeda.com
“… I love Rafa’s attitude, I think the guy, for me, is the best in everything. You never see him complaining, he’s all the time there, fighting, not throwing rackets. He is so stable, such a professional, such a class act on court.”
- Naomi Osaka Is Ready to Embrace the Good and Bad of Clay | tennisnow.com
Osaka is keen on learning by osmosis as well. She says she likes to watch the King of Clay Rafael Nadal practice, and feels that it will actually help her game to watch top players train on the red clay.
“Honestly I’ve been wanting to watch the really good clay-court players practice because I feel like I’m the type of person that learns really fast if I see it up close, and honestly it’s a bit of a waste to have all these really good professional tennis players and not watch them,” she said.
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“The Rafa Nadal Foundation was born 11 years ago, the result of the desire of Rafael and Ana Maria, his mother, to contribute to a better world. They considered themselves lucky and wanted to do their bit and give back to society the love and support received in those years.”Maria Francisca Perello
Social media related to Rafa:
“I’ve been practicing with Nadal for 3 days. At this point, it was the best experience I couldn’t afford to buy with the number one player in history. Thank you so much @RafaelNadal for these days of training and the @rnadalacademy for letting me come! An incredible experience.Taro Daniel