Rafa named Adopted Son of Madrid

Today, Rafa was named an Adopted Son of Madrid. The ceremony took place in the lovely (and large) Palacio de Cibeles.

The rtve.es have kindly uploaded the full video of the ceremony – Rafa Nadal, nombrado Hijo Adoptivo de Madrid. If, for any reason, that stops working, here’s a YouTube version:

(Posted by Rafael Nadal King of Tennis.)

The ATP posted a video wrap-up of the ceremony:

Coverage of the ceremony:
Photo galleries:

Photos by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Europe

4 Responses

  1. killian says:

    Such a ridiculously talented, handsome and humble man! !Vamos!

  2. Ramara says:

    So this is what it takes to get Rafa into a suit, tie and dress shoes? :-)

  3. Faeaki says:

    Maybe this will inspire Rafa to greatness , not that he has anything to prove, but a strong showing here in Madrid would silence the critics . Rafa has always found Madrid the hardest to win even when oozing confidence so it would be wonderful

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