Rafael Nadal Visits India for School Opening [Video]
After Shanghai, Rafael Nadal completed his Asian adventure traveling to India this weekend to inaugurate his “Rafael Nadal Tennis School”.
Located in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, the school aims to help underprivileged children in the area through sports, education and health.
“I’m very conscious of the fact that I can use my image to help make a difference in a large scale,” Nadal said. “It gives me a great deal of happiness knowing I’m helping them have a better childhood and I really hope they make the best out of this opportunity”.
“I would love to come back in a few years and see how those who have studied here have a new life,” he said.
Nadal will reportedly donate over $100,000 a year for the project.
Nadal was joined by mother Maria Nadal Parera and sister Maria Isabel for the trip which was scheduled for three days but was cut short after a missed flight.
Nadal is now back in Mallorca, Spain where he’ll enjoy some time off before return to the tennis scene on November 7 at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
Here are some videos of the event:
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