Madrid, May 6 – The Spanish tennis player born in the Balearic Islands and number one in the world ranking, Rafael Nadal, was declared adoptive son of Madrid Monday.
Nadal, who is in the Spanish capital as part of its sport commitments, received the recognition unanimously from the 57 councilmen of the city council belonging to different parties, as it was announced in the ceremony.
The simplicity, humility in the victory and the defeat and his perseverance were outstanding among the Spanish athlete’s main values, by Madrid Mayoress, Ana Botella.
Nadal has won 13 Grand Slam titles, eight Roland Garros, two Wimbledon, two US Open titles and one Australian Open, besides 26 victories in the Masters Series and Masters 1000 organized by the TPA.
He was also the youngest tennis player in winning the Davis Cup with the team of Spain in 2004, a title that he repeated in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Source: Prensa Latina