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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Rafael Nadal at the Telefonica event in Madrid, 9 Oct 2019
The tennis player and ambassador of Telefónica, Rafa Nadal, visited the company's offices in the Telefónica District this morning, where he was received by the president, José Mª Álvarez-Pallete, and by hundreds of employees.
Nadal, Telefonica's ambassador since 2014, has handed Álvarez-Pallete the T-shirts of his last two Grand Slams, US Open 2019 and Roland Garros 2019, and has subsequently visited campus 42Madrid, the Revolutionary School of programming without teachers, books or classrooms that Fundación Telefónica has just inaugurated.
Álvarez-Pallete and Nadal have had a talk on different topics, including their plans for the rest of the season, and aspects such as effort, teamwork and motivation, values shared by Telefónica and the Mallorcan champion, who has reiterated his gratitude to the company for their support at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, the tennis school that Nadal opened in Manacor (Mallorca) in 2016
Rafa: "I'm a sport lover & want to be linked to it when I retire. I'm in the final stage [of my career], it's sad but it's so, and the Academy will allow me to reach this goal in the future"
"This season's been very good. So was last year, but I had to skip many tournaments because of physical problems. Now, since Barcelona, I've been able to play the tournaments I wanted. I hope to be able to follow my planned schedule."
"I'm doing what I love and when someone does what they love, there's really no sacrifice."
"What I'm really satisfied with is having been able to keep on improving in spite of all the things already achieved or overcoming [difficult] moments, as when your body refuses to cooperate. [But] I've always done it with the help of the people around me."