It is an honor that notably touches him. In his sports activities profession, Rafael Nadal has acquired a mess of trophies and accolades, however nothing akin to this ornament. On Thursday, the world quantity 2 was thus made Grand Cross of the Order of May 2 by the Community of Madrid. This honorary distinction, to which no monetary remuneration is connected, salutes the full profession “of values and efforts“of the Mallorcan based on the president of the Community of Madrid Isabel Díaz Ayuso who gave it to him.
Nadal can be rewarded for his involvement in the combat towards the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to his private donations, he initiated a fundraising initiative with basketball participant Pau Gasol, by the public sale of equipment and tools from main Spanish athletes. 14 million euros have been thus collected. Once decorated, “Rafa” thus had phrases for the victims of the virus and reiterated his gratitude to the medical groups and the safety forces of the Spanish state.
In 2008, Nadal had already acquired the International Prize of the Community of Madrid for his sporting deserves. In the world of Spanish sport, few have obtained this Grand Cross: Vicente Del Bosque, former coach of Real Madrid and former coach of La Roja, in addition to the former biking champion winner of the Tour de France Alberto Contador are one of them.