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PHOTOS: The statue of Rafael Nadal unveiled at Roland Garros
 

Today, 27 May 2021, a statue of Rafael Nadal was unveiled. The Spanish player himself was present for the occasion, as well as FFT President, Gilles Moretton and the sculptor of the statue, Jordi Diez Fernandez.

The statue stands next to the new “general public” entrance gate and the Jardin des Mousquetaires.

The statue’s big reveal was part of the same ceremony as the official unveiling of the statue of aviator Roland Garros, as well as those honouring tennis’ Four Musketeers: Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and Rene Lacoste.

The task of creating the colossal statue fell to Spanish sculptor, Jordi Díez Fernandez. It captures the champion in the midst of one of his signature strokes.

The statue is constructed entirely of steel and stands 3 metres tall, 4.89 metres wide and 2 metres deep. It pays tribute to the Mallorcan player who has never failed to astound on the Paris clay ever since 2005: the year he made his tournament debut and clinched his very first of 13 men’s Roland-Garros titles.

Artist Jordi Díez Fernandez is regarded as one of Spain’s best sculptors. His mastery of figurative expression, particularly in the human face, is one of the defining features of his work.

Having previously experimented with several materials such as stone, iron, wood and even clay, Díez Fernandez has dedicated the last decade to working exclusively in stainless steel, a material that offers him infinite possibilities.

Source: rolandgarros.com/

 

 

 

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