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octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre in Manacor
The RN Academy is part of the RN Sports Centre

The sports centre/adacemy is continuing its expansion work.
rafanadalacademy writes on Instagram: “Padel continues to grow in the Rafa Nadal Academy! We are building another 3 new courts that both our players and the Rafa Nadal Club members will be able to enjoy. VAMOS!” [The Rafa Nadal Club is the recreational multi-sport club (fitness, tennis, padel, swimming, football) located within the sports centre and meant for local people.]



Source: http://instagr.am/p/ChCHv_MD4cE/

Rafa’s sister Maribel (who works as the marketing director at the sports centre/academy) likes to play padel:

Via mariabel_nadal IG

(y)to Rafa's sports centre/academy!
 
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octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
A Fundraising Exhibition Match Ahead of the USO

Rafa has promised to participate in the fundraising exhibition match on Aug. 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that will "kick off a campaign that will deliver at least $2 million to relief efforts in Ukraine."


Vamos Rafa!
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa - a Businessman

Rafa has achievements in the food sector, too. His restaurant Tatel offers the best cheesecake in Madrid. The head pastry chef of the restaurant, Pedro Moreno, won the contest for the best cheesecake in Madrid, held by the Association of Cooks and Pastry Chefs on July 26.

:love:
 

jondice

Semi-Pro
Guys, I am so nervous. I can hardly spend much time here. But thank you so much for the updates.

(I just want the Open so bad!! Then, I promise, tennis gods, I'll quit asking for Rafa wins...well until AO23. Then that's it. Promise. Well, the French is right after.. but that's it. Swear.)
 

Beulah Jesus

Professional
Guys, I am so nervous. I can hardly spend much time here. But thank you so much for the updates.

(I just want the Open so bad!! Then, I promise, tennis gods, I'll quit asking for Rafa wins...well until AO23. Then that's it. Promise. Well, the French is right after.. but that's it. Swear.)
:D (y)
 

Cupcake

Hall of Fame
Guys, I am so nervous. I can hardly spend much time here. But thank you so much for the updates.

(I just want the Open so bad!! Then, I promise, tennis gods, I'll quit asking for Rafa wins...well until AO23. Then that's it. Promise. Well, the French is right after.. but that's it. Swear.)
Even with all the worry, tennis is just not the same when Rafa is not in the draw.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in Greece

Carlos Moya is visiting the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre located within Sani Resort in Greece. The resort is situated less than one hour's drive from Thessaloniki, a city in Northern Greece. This is Moya's second visit to the RN Tennis Centre in Greece, he made his first visit there in August 2021.


The tennis centre was founded in spring 2019. It was the second of its kind after the first centre was inaugurated (by Rafa himself) in Costa Mujeres near Cancun, Mexico, in February 2019. The tennis centre at Sani Resort has 8 clay courts on which tennis courses are available to players of all ages and levels.

Sani Resort won the “Best Hospitality Innovative Family Resorts” award at the Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards 2021, the “Best Hospitality Sustainable Hotel” award at the Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards 2022 and the “Best Sustainable Holiday Resort for Families ” in the Travel & Leisure category at the Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards 2022.

Toni Nadal visited the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre at Sani Resort in July 2019 and 2022. Rafa’s father and agent Carlos Costa went there in July 2021. Rafa has never visited it.


(y) for Rafa’s tennis centre in Greece!
 
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irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
Why do people think he dreads Cinnci so much?? He did win there before....What's his record other than that like? I appreciate the courts are faster than US Open....Are the balls very different or something also? Did I read that somewhere also maybe?

Thanks.
 

Rattie

Hall of Fame
Why do people think he dreads Cinnci so much?? He did win there before....What's his record other than that like? I appreciate the courts are faster than US Open....Are the balls very different or something also? Did I read that somewhere also maybe?

Thanks.
Is it not the case that for the past two seasons, he missed the whole North American hard court swing, not just Cincinnati. Prior to that in 2018 and 2019 he won the Canada Open so didn’t need to over do it by playing Cincinnati. Before that he did play Cincinnati but he was younger then and entered more tournaments.
There are others here who can probably answer your question better.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
A Fundraising Exhibition Match Ahead of the USO

Rafa has promised to participate in the fundraising exhibition match on Aug. 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that will "kick off a campaign that will deliver at least $2 million to relief efforts in Ukraine."


Vamos Rafa!
The event is titled “Tennis Plays for Peace Exhibition”:

 
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ADuck

Legend
Anyone surprised he's playing Cincy? I thought he'd just skip it and go straight to USO because he generally has trouble with the conditions at Cincy and they're very different to USO, so it's not like Cincy is great prep for him. I am of course pleasantly surprised he's playing because that means I get to watch him sooner than expected.
 

Rattie

Hall of Fame
Anyone surprised he's playing Cincy? I thought he'd just skip it and go straight to USO because he generally has trouble with the conditions at Cincy and they're very different to USO, so it's not like Cincy is great prep for him. I am of course pleasantly surprised he's playing because that means I get to watch him sooner than expected.
Because Cincinnati now has the same surface as the USO? The USO changed to the new surface in 2020, and Rafa hasn’t played that slam since that happened.
 

DIMI_D

Hall of Fame
Because Cincinnati now has the same surface as the USO? The USO changed to the new surface in 2020, and Rafa hasn’t played that slam since that happened.
No US open changed to laykold which is the same as Miami masters.
Cincinnati still plays deco-turf which suits nadals game more but the big difference is the balls which don’t take nadals spin as well that’s why he never traditionally bar 2013 did well at the event..
 
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