A replica of his sculpture
The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal received Thursday a replica of the sculpture that the Roland Garros tournament exhibited at its facilities in 2021 in his honor, and that the Spaniard will exhibit in the museum of his Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Source: (EUROPA PRESS)
Gilles Moretton y Amelie Mauresmo
The president of the French Tennis Federation, Gilles Moretton, and the director of Roland Garros, Amelie Mauresmo, were in charge of delivering the replica to Rafa Nadal himself in the facilities of his academy.
Rafa Nadal Museum
At 1/10 scale of the original work, the replica is located in a «very special» location within the Rafa Nadal Museum, where all the trophies that the Spaniard is achieving in his long career are deposited.
Special gift for Rafa
«Roland Garros is the most important place in my sporting career and that’s why I was very excited to have a statue there. To be able to have this replica here, in my house, in the Museum and in facilities that are so special for me, for my family and for my team is something special,» said the Spaniard.
Next to their trophies
Nadal said he was «very grateful» to all those who have made it possible to have this replica of his statue in his museum. «Here it is on display, along with my trophies, for anyone who can come and see it,» said Nadal during the ceremony.
Visit to the facilities
Amelie Mauresmo and Gilles Moretton visited the facilities of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar and learned in depth about the work done with the young people who receive tennis and academic training at the high-performance center located in Nadal’s hometown.
Restaurante ‘Roland Garros’
Once the visit was over, they had lunch at the ‘Roland Garros’ Restaurant, a gastronomic space set in the French Grand Slam located within the academy itself and decorated with images of some of the most important tennis players in the history of the tournament as Steffi Graff, Chris Evert, Bjön Borg or Rafa Nadal himself.