Rafa Nadal He is one of the most successful tennis players in history, with his 20 Grand Slams, and without a doubt, the best that has ever represented Spain. In addition to Paris or Rome, where it is the one that has won its tournaments the most times, it has also done so in Madrid, where, in addition to its five Opens, it has also won the Davis Cup on the floor of the Caja Mágica.
For that reason, from Vox they want the pavilion to end up calling ‘Caja Mágica Rafa Nadal’ and they will propose it this Tuesday in the Madrid Plenary. “Nadal already has other recognitions from the Community of Madrid, but we believe that this is going one step further. I do not think that a figure like his will be repeated again,” said councilor Fernando Martínez Vidal to MARCA.
Nadal has already been previously decorated by the capital of Spain, which awarded him the Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid in 2007 and was named as Adopted son last year 2014. In the absence of the official status and the processing of the petition, the news has already reached the ears of the tennis player, who has been happy but not entirely comfortable.
“They are delighted with the proposal, but understand that it’s not the right time. He feels comfortable playing in the Caja Mágica, but he doesn’t want his rivals to feel more uncomfortable by the fact of playing in a facility that bears his opponent’s name, “explained Martínez Vidal.
In that way Nadal has asked that the change be when he retires as a professional, something that the deputy mayor Begoña Villacís will allow in plenary session after executing a transactional amendment so that the change is subject to Nadal “ceasing to participate in professional championships.”