Rafael Nadal has again proven to be a shining light for humanitarian activities by helping people in his hometown of Mallorca in Spain, which has been hit by a wave of unprecedented floods. The 17-time Grand Slam Champion has opened up his tennis academy as a shelter for people and photos have also emerged of the Spaniard helping the volunteers out in rehabilitation work. At least 10 people are believed to have died in the floods.
Nadal in a sad mood wrote on his Twitter, “Sad day in Majorca. My sincere condolences to the relatives of the deceased.” Here is Nadal’s tweet:
Día triste en Mallorca. Mi más sincera condolencia a los familiares de los fallecidos y heridos por las graves inundaciones en San Llorenç. Tal y como hicimos ayer volvemos a ofrecer hoy las instalaciones de @rnadalacademy para todos los afectados que necesiten alojamiento
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) October 10, 2018
Nadal also posted on his Instagram that he was opening up the doors of his academy to help with rehab work.
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Hoy es un día triste en Mallorca. Nuestras más sinceras condolencias a los familiares de los fallecidos por las graves inundaciones de San Llorenç. Tal y como hicimos ayer, volvemos a ofrecer hoy las habitaciones del @rafanadalsportscentre y de la @rafanadalacademy para todos los afectados que necesiten alojamiento.
Pictures also emerged of Nadal mopping up the flooded areas, which drew a lot of praise from all corners of the globe.
Three-time Laureus Award winner and tennis icon @RafaelNadal pitches in to help flood victims in the nearby Majorcan town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.
Class on and off the court! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/WXPXOZskVL
— Laureus (@LaureusSport) October 10, 2018
Nadal’s great rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic also sent heartfelt messages to Nadal and the people of Mallorca, promising to help them in any way they could.
Federer said in a video posted on the ATP page, “I know how important Majorca is to Rafa and I have been in touch with him to see if I can help with anything. I have seen him helping in the village where he comes from and to see that is super-inspiring. Rafa, you have our support. We are thinking of all the people in Majorca. We wish you strength in these difficult times and I hope to be back on Majorca soon.”
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) October 11, 2018
Djokovic also expressed his support in a video, saying, “A big hug and friendly regards to Rafa and well done amigo for helping out. I invite anyone to give their support in anyway they can. Gracias.”
— Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rnadalacademy) October 11, 2018
Rafael Nadal well and truly is the man with a Golden heart!