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04 May 2006 mallorcadiario.com
The children win over Nadal in Llucmajor
Rafael Nadal today gave his patronage in Llucmajor to 'Aprendemos juntos' a day of sport and games attended by 700 disabled and able bodied children.
Nadal, accompanied by his uncle/trainer, Toni Nadal, conversed and played with the children in a sports workshop promoted by the 'Sa Nostra' Foundation and the Iberostar Foundation in the Campo Municipal de Deportes, Llucmajor.
The Nº3 and Nº6 ranked wheelchair tennis players, Ivan da Silva and Luis Montoya respectively, were also present.
The 'Aprendemos juntos' (Let's learn together') programme is a social project designed to promote the integration of able bodied and discapacitated children through educational activities and games.
Nadal, who caused quite a stir at the sports centre, is finalizing his preparation for his next tournament in Rome in his native Manacor.
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Learning from Rafa Nadal
Finally, the most looked forward to moment of the morning arrived: the arrival of the present Roland Garros champion, Rafa Nadal, who let all the children who wanted to have their photographs taken with him. After more than ten minutes of photographs and autographs, Nadal picked up his raquet to play a 'tie-break', the best of nine points, partnered by his uncle and trainer, Toni Nadal. The Nadal-Team's opponents were the top ranking Spanish wheelchair tennis players, Jose Luis Montoya and Ivan da Silva and, although it was an exhibition match, Nadal showed his young admirers some of his best touches.
Afterwards, Nadal said how satisfied he was to be able to collaborate with an initiative of these characteristics. "It is always nice to be with children," he said.