“A big hug”: Record-Breaking Rafael Nadal puts up his 21 Grand Slams for public display as a token of gratitude for fans

Recently crowned Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal has put up his record 21 Grand Slams on display for his fans at his academy.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

21-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal had his record-breaking win Australian Open win against the World No.2 Daniil Medvedev. The Spanish player has become an inspiration to many all over the world throughout his illustrious career. 

Coming from an injury at the age of 35 due to degenerative bone disease is a commendable feat. But this didn’t stop him from winning match after match and then grabbing the sensational win. Despite starting the year with a positive Covid test, the Spaniard had multiple obstacles in his way but overcame each one of them to seal his 2nd Australian Open title.

Nadal’s 21 Grand Slam titles put on display in museum

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Basking in the glory of his stunning title win, Rafael Nadal has put his record 21 Grand Slam titles for public display at the Rafa Nadal museum, which is located at his academy situated in his hometown of Mallorca. With the win against Daniil Medvedev in the final earlier, the Spaniard not only broke the men’s record for most major titles but also became the only player besides Novak Djokovic in the Open Era to win every Slam twice.

After his title win, the Spaniard returned to Mallorca last week and has since been busy with press conferences and interviews at his academy. The reason the 34-year-old gave for putting up his Grand Slams on display was that he would love his fans to visit the museum and explore each of his titles. The gesture is Nadal’s way of thanking all his fans for their support during the toughest of times last year.

“Hello everyone, well I’m here at the Academy here at the Museum now that you don’t know how excited I am to be able to place this trophy here. I leave it so that when you want to visit it, you can have it here, saved here, okay. I send you all a big hug and especially this time, and thank you all for the support that has been on social media.”– said Nadal in his statement.

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