Rafael Nadal will receive the Popular Award of Honour from Cadena COPE this Monday in recognition of his glorious sporting career and the values he represents. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Nadal is one of the most celebrated athletes in the world. He has received numerous recognitions in his homeland, Spain. Now the Spaniard is all set to add another great honor to his name.
Cadena Cope, a renowned Spanish radio station, will grant Rafael Nadal ‘The Popular Award of Honor’. The ‘King of Clay’ will only be the third recipient of the honor in the company’s 42-year-old history. Given his contributions to tennis and community, Nadal rightfully deserves it.
Rafael Nadal will be receiving the award on Monday
This is not the first time Rafael Nadal has received an award from Cadena COPE. In 2005, he was awarded the Premi Popular but as a distinction, Nadal will now receive the Premi Popular d’Honor (Popular Award of Honor) in recognition of the trajectory of his sporting career while maintaining a strong affiliation with Mallorcan society.
Rafael Nadal has been a household name for over a decade. Not many know about the great lengths the former World No.1 goes to help the people in need. Through his Rafa Nadal Foundation, the superstar athlete has served underprivileged children in Spain and India for the last ten years. He was among the first ones to aid his country during the global pandemic. Besides this, the record 13-time French Open champion has attended to the needful on countless occasions. Rafa even stepped out to clean and rebuild when Mallorca saw a flood in 2018. Without any speck of doubt, the Spaniard is an inspiration, on and off the tennis court.
“This year, COPE awards will present its Honor Award to tennis player Rafael Nadal for his great career in the world of sport, as well as for his social work, through which he has always shown his values and his roots in Mallorca,” an official statement from the Cadena COPE read.
The 42nd edition of the COPE Popular Awards will be held at the Mallorcan restaurant, Es Molí d’es Comte. It is scheduled to begin at 20:30 hours (GMT+1). The gala will be attended by the president of Cadena COPE — Fernando Giménez Barriocanal; the Bishop of Mallorca — Monsignor Sebastià Taltavull, and other dignitaries and distinguished members of Balearic civil society.