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The Monaco Yacht Show
September 24, 2021

Rafa met Prince Albert II, the ruler of Monaco, at the Monaco Yacht Show.

The photos and videos were taken at the entrance of Rafa's yacht, named Great White:




Via leitencl IG


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The Monaco Yacht Show
September 24, 2021

Rafa was seen at the Yacht Club de Monaco:

http://instagr.am/p/CUM8GOMqpO8/
The Yacht Club de Monaco website: ¤¤ Founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided over by HSH Prince Sovereign Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco brings together more than 2500 members from 80 nationalities. Many of the world’s most prestigious private yachts fly the Yacht Club de Monaco’s burgee, testimony to its unique position on the international yachting scene.¤¤

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The Monaco Yacht Show
September 24, 2021

Rafa met with the manufacturer of his yacht. The man pictured far right is the owner and CEO of Sunreef Yachts (Francis Lapp), the manufacturer of Rafa's yacht.
The man pictured next to Rafa is Nico Rosberg, a German-Finnish former race car driver, who won the 2016 Formula One World Championship. Both are Sunreef Yachts' ambassadors.
http://instagr.am/p/CUNUAypsppI/
Rafa on his yacht with Nico Rosberg:

http://instagr.am/p/CUNoGWXI2OO/

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The Monaco Yacht Show
This week

Rafa stayed at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort during this week's Monaco Yacht Show.

The hotel says on Instagram: ¤¤ Among the notables staying at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort this week is tennis champion Rafael Nadal - pictured here with HRH Prince Albert II and Rafa’s wife Xisca Perello. Rafa actually has his own suite at the hotel. Suite 1029 was named after him in 2018 in honor of his amazing career and 10 victories at the Rolex Masters at the Monte Carlo Tennis Club. The suite includes memorabilia from Rafa’s career, including a tennis racquet, shirt, shoes and photos of his 10 titles at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. ¤¤
http://instagr.am/p/CUQQjkDr4rS/
The inauguration of Rafa's suit at the hotel in 2018:

The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort:


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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The academy is part of the sports centre

In September last year, Rafa's sports centre founded the Rafa Nadal Club within the sports centre. It's a recreational multi-sport club (fitness, tennis, padel and swimming) for all age groups. The club has been well received by the local people.
The RN club members in action (click the forward icon to see all videos):
http://instagr.am/p/CUR_K1XACZZ/
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In Barcelona

September 27, 2021

Rafa and his agent Carlos Costa were seen on the rooftop of the shopping centre "Las Arenas" in Barcelona this morning (there is no info about the purpose of visiting Barcelona):

Via IG

The rooftop of "Las Arenas" (a picture from the Internet):


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In Barcelona

September 27, 2021

Rafa met his longtime friend Pau Gasol in Barcelona:



Pau Gasol is a Spanish pro basketball player, who has played for many NBA teams since 2001 and also for the Spanish national basketball team since 2001. He has played for Spain in five straight Olympic Games, the 2020 Tokyo among them. After the Tokyo Olympics, he announced his retirement from international basketball.
Rafa and P.Gasol have been friends since they met for the first time at a Nike event in Barcelona, when Rafa was 16 -17 years old. In 2018, P.Gasol said he had watched 8 of 11 Rafa's FO final matches from the stands. In June 2018, P.Gasol attended the graduation ceremony of the Rafa Nadal International School (then called the American International School). The school is situated within Rafa's academy and allows young athletes to combine tennis and studies. In March 2020, Rafa and Paul Gasol launched the #NuestraMejorVictoria (or #CruzRojaResponde) campaign with the aim of raising funds to fight the pandemic in Spain. The goal was to raise 11 million euros, they surpassed that goal by raising over 14 million euros.
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Rafa Nadal Foundation

The Nadal Educational Tennis School (NETS) in Anantapur, India, has reopened after the pandemic lockdown.

The NETS offers tennis, computer and English classes to around 250 boys and girls.

The school was founded and has been funded by Rafa's foundation. Rafa inaugurated the school (that was called the Educational & Sports School then) in October 2010.




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September 28, 2021

Rafa played golf today. He was a member of his academy's team that played against the T Golf & Country Club team.
His uncle Rafael Nadal also belonged to the academy team, but his another uncle, Miguel Angel Nadal (a former pro footballer), needs to take some golf lessons from Rafa.

http://instagr.am/p/CUXs7NOgRYf/ Click "Watch on Facebook" to see the video:

Click Facebook's "f" logo to open the pictures:

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The academy is part of the sports centre

The Rafa Nadal Club, the recreational multi-sport club (fitness, tennis, padel and swimming) within the sports centre, will host the final tournament of the II Paddle [or padel] Solidarity Circuit of the Real Madrid Foundation from October 1 - 3. The money raised from the Circuit will go to the Real Madrid Foundation's socio-sporting projects.

Iker Casillas, the deputy to the Real Madrid Foundation CEO, and Antonio Arenas, the director of communications at Rafa's sports centre/academy pose with the tournament shirts:
http://instagr.am/p/CUZxrTuMBAg/ Wikipedia:"Iker Casillas is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Casillas is widely regarded to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. Having spent the majority of his career at Real Madrid, Casillas is one of the few players to achieve over 1000 professional career matches."

The tournament participiants can relax in the sport centre's spa. :)
rafanadalacademy IG: "The Beauty Spa has been designed for rest and relaxation, essential to achieving an optimal performance after an intense day of sports activities. Our spa has a hydrothermal area to ease tension and rebuild energy by using cold, lukewarm and hot baths, the dry heat of the sauna and the humid heat of the Hammam." Click the forward icon to see all pictures:
http://instagr.am/p/CUZeb93DdGG/ (y) to Rafa's sports centre!
 

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The academy is part of the sports centre

Rafa's sister plays in the Real Madrid Foundation's paddle (or padel) tournament taking place at the sports centre.


VIa RN Club IG

Vamos the Nadals!
 
@octobrina10 - When do you think we will see Rafa back on court playing again?

Is Abu Dhabi a possibility, or might he wait until Australian Open?

Have you read / heard / seen Rafa discussing this anywhere recently?
 

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor

The academy is part of the sports centre

Rafa watched the Real Madrid Foundation's solidarity paddle (or padel) tournament being held at his sports centre. He also took a few pictures with participants and organizers of the tournament.

The Real Madrid Foundation thanks Rafa for welcoming its tournament into his sports centre:

The man between Rafa and his sister is Alvaro Arbeloa (pictured above), a Spanish former pro footballer, who played for Real Madrid and the Spain national football team. He is currently Real Madrid's club ambassador representing the club at various institutional and charity events.



Rafa's academy thanks everyone who have collaborated to host the tournament:



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Award

On 2nd October every year, Spain celebrates 'Dia de Los Santos Angeles Custodios', the day of the patron saint of the Spanish National Police.
On the occasion of that day, police personnel and members of civil society were recognized with awards from the national police.
Rafa was awarded the Medal of Police Merit with white badge (Mérito Policial con Distintivo Blanco). He attended the award ceremony in Palma, the capital of Mallorca.








 
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Rafa's coach - Carlos Moya

Carlos Moya attended the grand opening ceremony of the Mallorca Country Club in Santa Ponsa on Friday, October 1.

Prince Albert of Monaco was the guest of honour and was named an honorary member of the club.




The club hosted the 2021 ATP Mallorca Open, a grass court tournament, in June. The club has a 17-18-year history, but it was closed at the end of 2019 for renovation and was officially reopened this week. The club was renamed as "The New Country Club Santa Ponsa Mallorca" this spring, but its current name seems to be "Mallorca Country Club."
There were no grass courts in Mallorca before 2016. The country club in Santa Ponsa opened their new grass courts in spring 2016 and hosted Spain’s first grass court tournament, the WTA Mallorca Open, in June of the same year. The WTA tournament was replaced with the ATP Mallorca Open in 2020, but the latter was cancelled due to the pandemic. The ATP Mallorca Open was held for the first time in 2021, by then the club was partly renovated.
Toni Nadal has been the tournament director since the club started to host grass court tournaments in 2016.
Rafa has practiced on the grass courts of the club ahead of Wimbledon every year since 2017. He was also supposed to practice there in 2016, but due to his wrist injury he only visited the venue. The club is located 80 km/50 miles away from Rafa's hometown of Manacor.
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Rafan

MARCA, October 5, 2021:
¤¤ The most special request to Rafa Nadal from his biggest fan

A granddaughter publishes a video of her 89-year-old grandfather, passionate about Rafa Nadal, looking for him to congratulate him on his birthday.
In the video, you can see how the granddaughter asks her grandfather about his passion for Rafa Nadal and he responds by saying what has been the best game of his career that he has seen and regrets that it's impossible for him to ever see him live, although he would console himself if Rafa Nadal congratulated him on his 90th birthday. ¤¤ (Translated from Spanish via Google.)
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Rafa's former coach - Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal was a guest on a podcast titled "3iguales". He answered questions about Rafa's academy, Rafa's recovery, his collaboration with Felix Auger-Aliassime, Next Generation, Big-3, Vilas, Del Potro.

Toni is confident his nephew will recover by 2022 and will be able to win some more GS titles.

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Rafa - a Businessman

Mabel Capital, the investment company owned by two Spanish businessmen and Rafa (33%), bought 50,000 square meters of land in Marbella, Spain, to build luxury single-family villas on. The land is situated next to the estate of the Abu Dhabi royal family.

Based on the General Urban Plan of Marbella, Mabel Capital could divide the land into 50 parts of 1,000 square metres and build 50 houses, as that number of square metres is the minimum buildable area. However, Mabel's intention is to build a smaller number of units to enhance the exclusivity of the prospective properties.

The investment company has already had a 40,000 square metre plot of land on the beachfront in Estepona (located 25 kilometers or 16 miles from Marbella) for several years. On this plot, Mabel plans to build villas and apartments, once the new General Urban Plan of the municipality is approved.

Mabel Real Estate is a subsidiary of Mabel Capital.
(Source: El Confidencial)

 

octobrina10

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Flashback

A Rafa fan from Greece (Ilias Psinakis) posted a photo of Rafa and himself, taken at the Yacht Club De Monaco the week before last (the tweet below). Rafa had a great time at the Monaco Yacht Show, he met a lot of interesting people. :)

Ilias Psinakis is a Greek politician, television personality, manager (for several singers and actors), former fashion model. (Source: Wikipedia)
 
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