Rafael Nadal launches a sports university in Spain.
21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has teamed up with Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX) to create the UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University, according to EFE Deportes. Nadal, who is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time and one of the best Spanish athletes in the history of the sport, wants to contribute to the growth of the sports industry with his latest initiative.
Nadal, a former world number one, has his own tennis academy in Mallorca, which often receives very positive reviews. Throughout his career, Nadal has been known as a good role model and someone who tries to use his position to help others.
Nadal is recovering from a rib stress fracture
The day after his Indian Wells final loss to Taylor Fritz, Nadal announced that he had suffered a stress fracture to one of his ribs.
“Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I am back in Spain and went straight to my medical team for tests after the Indian Wells final, which I played in discomfort,” said tweeted Nadal in Spanish the day after the final.
« I have a stress fracture in one of my ribs and I will be out for 4-6 weeks. This is not good news and I did not expect it. I am devastated and sad because after such a good start to the season, I wanted to do more.
It’s a very important moment of the year for me and I had a very good feeling and good results. I’ve always had this fighting and overcoming spirit and what I’m going to do is be patient and work hard after I recover.
Again, I want to thank everyone for their support. » Nadal has so far withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open. The hope remains that Nadal can start his season on clay at the Madrid Masters in early May.