Rafael Nadal Is Awarded Madrid’s Highest Honour

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Rafael Nadal Is Awarded Madrid's Highest Honour
Rafael Nadal Is Awarded Madrid's Highest Honour. image: Twitter

RAFAEL NADAL Is Awarded Madrid’s Highest Honour for his services to Spanish sport

Spanish tennis legend, Rafael Nadal, has today, Saturday, December 5, been awarded Madrid’s highest award, the prestigious Order of Dos de Mayo medal, in a ceremony at the Palacio de Correos in the Puerta del Sol, by the president of the regional government, Isabel Dias Ayuso.

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In awarding the honour to Nadal, Dias Ayoso said the award was for his  “enormous sporting record and his extraordinary merits as a person. We have before us the best athlete of all time, with values, in addition, such as humility, effort, discipline and respect for the rival”.

Responding, Nadal said he was dedicating his award to victims and families of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying, I am not exaggerating if I say that it has affected us all in one way or another, but I want to send a message of encouragement to the families who have lost a loved one”, adding, “It is an honour to receive this award and I want to share it with all the citizens of Madrid”.


In an incredible tennis career, Nadal, born in Mallorca, has won 20 Grand Slam men’s titles, placing him equal first of all time, alongside his arch-rival, Roger Ferderer.

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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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