Rafael Nadal is one sportsperson who is revered in the tennis world. His number one ranking in the world is unquestionable though fans of Federer may say that the Swiss is much better with related to all-round play on the tennis court, but when related to matters of spreading the game, it seems none can compare with the Spaniard.
A True champion of a cause
Yes, Rafael Nadal is committed to developing the game of tennis in the interiors of the world. The proof for that is his involvement in the development of a tennis academy in the rural corners of Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. He has donated money to the tune of 55 lakhs for the development of tennis courts with the collaboration of the local NGO called, RDT (Rural Development Trust). Nadal aims to unearth talent from the interiors of the drought prone district and shine them into players of international standard. It should be treated as a small endeavor from this gentle player to the world of tennis.
Talking of money and international standards, think of the money donated by Nadal(55 lakhs) and the huge sums of money spent on creating stadia and infrastructure for the recently concluded Common Wealth Games. Don’t you think that the Organising Committee could have spent a little less to construct these stadia? Well it is just an afterthought.