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“Had the Example of My Mother”: Rafael Nadal Gives Heart-Warming Reason Behind His Philanthropic Work

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Fame is tough to be accomplished in tennis, where the success rate, just like other competitive fields is very low. Few stars, who managed to make a lavish living out of the sport, have also been pioneers of generosity, and Rafael Nadal stands tall amongst the players to have given something back to the society.

On account of the tenth anniversary of the ‘Rafa Nadal Foundation’, the Spaniard attended the celebratory event with wife Maria Francisca Perello and mother Ana Maria Parera.

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Rafael Nadal celebrates the tenth anniversary of his foundation
Spanish journalist and presenter Isabel Jimenez, who got the chance to attend the event amidst several dignitaries, wrote a heart-felt note for Nadal and his family along with a few photos from the event.

“There is no better task in life than to return smiles. That is the spirit of the Rafa Nadal Foundation. Congratulation Ana Maria, Maria Francisca, Rafael Nadal”, wrote Isabel on Instagram.

Along with the Rafa Nadal Academy, the Spaniard always takes great pride in his foundation, which was aimed at giving something back to the society.

“We celebrate 10 years, although it is a little longer. We decided to start with the Foundation 11 years ago. The reason is always to try to help, to give back to society for all the luck we have and how well life has treated us”, explained Nadal during the event.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion cited the example of his mother behind launching the foundation.

“At home, I had always had the example of my mother, I always saw her help different organizations”.

Aug 5, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a forehand against Lloyd Harris of South Africa (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Nadal’s foundation has its roots established in India

The foundation’s aim is to use sports as a vehicle to drive social and personal development to a lot of unfortunate children in Spain and India. The launch of Nadal’s foundation has its roots back in India, where he visited for the first time in 2007 to play the Chennai Open.

“Seeing people who have such a bad time but have the ability to be happy, it was shocking, when I came back from India, I have that memory and we started there”, explained the Spaniard.

Rafa Nadal foundation was established in India’s Anantapur, a town located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The foundation, which was established in the year 2010, was part of a larger project called the Anantapur Sports Centre that was undertaken by an NGO in Spain named ‘Rural Development Trust‘.

Alongside tennis achievements, the former world no.1’s off-court philanthropic activities must also be celebrated widely by sport lovers across the globe.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas claims innocence after Andy Murray vents anger at…….

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Stefanos Tsitsipas denied bending the rules with his bathroom breaks during his dramatic five-set victory over Andy Murray at the US Open.

Scot Murray, 34, blasted the Greek third seed for the “nonsense” and said he had lost respect for him after Tsitsipas disappeared off court for almost eight minutes at the start of the fifth set.

However, after closing out a 2-6 7-6 (7) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over the 2012 champion in just less than five hours, Tsitsipas said: “If there’s something that he has to tell me, we should speak, the two of us, to kind of understand what went wrong.

I don’t think I broke any rules. I played by the guidelines

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“I don’t think I broke any rules. I played by the guidelines, how everything is. I don’t know how my opponent feels when I’m out there playing the match. It’s not really my priority.

“As far as I’m playing by the rules and sticking to what the ATP says is fair, then the rest is fine. I have nothing against him. Absolutely nothing.”

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Daniil Medvedev, the second seed from Russia, got his bid for a maiden grand slam title off to a confident start by beating Richard Gasquet in straight sets.

The 25-year-old roared past Frenchman Gasquet 6-4 6-3 6-1 in less than two hours.

RBA drops just games to advance to Round 2.

Nick Kyrgios won just seven games as his campaign came to an end at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut.

Australian Kyrgios threw in his usual tweeners and underarm serves but Bautista Agut, the unflappable 18th seed from Spain, was too solid as he ran out 6-3 6-4 6-0 winner.

Andrey Rublev, the Russian fifth seed, is safely through after a straight-sets win over Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic.

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Usain Bolt reveals he’s ‘always’ had a crush on Beyoncé and he was starstruck to meet her

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He may hold the title as the fastest man in the world, but even Usain Bolt gets nervous once in a while, especially when it comes to meeting beautiful women. Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on Friday morning, the nine-time Olympic gold medallist revealed that he has a crush on none other than Beyoncé.

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“Because I was always a fan, I’ve always had a crush on Beyoncé, so I’ve always had a conversation I would have [in my head] and when I met her I was like [stares open-eyed] ‘hi’,” he told the day time host. “I could tell I was looking at her weird because she was looking at me like, ‘why is he staring at me’. It was fun though.”

President Obama also has an affect on the 30-year-old, who admitted: “When I met Obama that was also massive for me.”

Usain was on Lorraine to chat about his new documentary I Am Bolt, which follows the sporting legend in the 18 months leading up to his historical Olympic triple win in Rio this year.

Talking about his training, Usain revealed: “People always say, ‘you make it look so easy, I could probably do it’ and I’m like, ‘no, no’. So to make people see the work that I put in and the strain that goes in, mentally and physically. I wanted people to see all of that so they could understand me better and to see the work I put in is no joke.”

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“I’m not engaged. Me and my girlfriend, we went on a trip to Bora Bora and we took a picture and somebody edited my Snapchat, and edited it, and it said, ‘she said yes’ with a ring and a mad face and stuff and I was like [shocked face], it was well done though. It was well done, you know what I mean,” he explained.

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Many players prefer not to stay at the Olympic village as other athletes tend to get a little star struck at coming face to face with high profile superstars. Maria Sharapova got a taste of this herself when she went into the cafeteria at the Olympic village.

Sharapova is the highest earning female athlete in the world and a global superstar. “I’m usually pretty naïve about like people’s knowledge of me, my career, what I’ve achieved,” Sharapova told the press after her first round win on Sunday in London.

“I try to be pretty humble about it, but the biggest mistake I’ve made in a long time was entering the cafeteria. I didn’t walk out eating any food. I barely got an orange juice. It was quite funny. Actually, I didn’t sign any autographs, it was just pictures. I felt like a little statue.”

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