Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic hail rival Rafael Nadal after World No 1 joins post-flood clean-up operations in Majorca

Longtime rivals of Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer showed their support for the Spanish tennis player after images surfaced of him helping in clean-up operations in flood-devastated Majorca.

Agence France-Presse October 11, 2018 23:23:36 IST
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic hail rival Rafael Nadal after World No 1 joins post-flood clean-up operations in Majorca

Paris: Roger Federer hailed old rival Rafael Nadal as "super-inspiring" after the world number one joined in the clean-up operation after flash floods killed 12 people on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.

Roger Federer Novak Djokovic hail rival Rafael Nadal after World No 1 joins postflood cleanup operations in Majorca

Rafael Nadal was pictured helping in clean-up operations in Majorca after a flood tore through the redion and caused damage to property. Twitter@LaureusSport

Spanish tennis star Nadal, 32, was pictured wearing boots and white gloves, mopping up the floor of a warehouse on Wednesday on the island where he lives. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, currently sidelined through injury, has also offered to open up his sports centre and tennis academy to people made homeless by the floods.

"I know how important Majorca is to Rafa and I have been in touch with him to see if I can help with anything," Federer said in a video message recorded in Shanghai where he is currently competing. "I have seen him helping in the village where he comes from and to see that is super-inspiring. Rafa, you have our support," Federer added.

"We are thinking of all the people in Majorca. We wish you strength in these difficult times and I hope to be back on Majorca soon," said Federer.

Fellow rival Novak Djokovic, also taking part in Shanghai, said he hoped Nadal's efforts would inspire others. "A big hug and friendly regards to Rafa and well done amigo for helping out," said the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion.

"I invite anyone to give their support in anyway they can. Gracias," he added.

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