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Watch: Rafa Nadal's Invitation


Rafael Nadal has resumed practicing and celebrated with a video invitation.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion invited the world to "come to Mallorca and play safe."

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As travel begins to open up again following the peak of the coronavirus crisis, Nadal played goodwill ambassador on behalf of his native island.

“Mallorca is a very special island," Nadal says in a video for the Rafa Nadal Academy in his native Mallorca. "To me, it is one of the most incredible places in the world."






Since 2017, every summer, the Rafa Nadal Academy has welcomed 2,000 children and 700 adults to its state-of-the-art site in Mallorca.

“I would like to invite you all to discover this beautiful island and play sport safely," Nadal says. "We have a great team who will dedicate their time to looking after your wellbeing.”

Tennis Express

The Academy ensured the safety of more than 80 players who had to confine themselves on site during the Spanish State of Emergency as they could not return home.

During this period of de-escalation, the Academy is now implementing the new protocols so that both Spanish and foreign tennis lovers can enjoy the summer camp and other adult programs safely in the coming months.

Photo credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve

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