Nadal lauded as 'adopted son', street named after him in Mallorca after help with flood relief efforts

Rafael Nadal has a city named in honour of him after he lent his hand in cleaning the Mallorcan town of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar which was affected by floods in 2018.

The Spaniard is noted for his humble nature and he demonstrated it plenty of times over the years including in 2018 when he changed tennis shoes for wellington boots in order to help people clean their homes after a flood hit the area in 2018. The Spaniard helped out in many ways which is why the town will be naming a street after him 5 years later.

13 people died in the floods with many others badly affected with Nadal helping out with physical labour as well as donating one million and offering shelter to people who lost their homes. Now he'll have a street in his name and he released a statement saying:

"I am very grateful for the recognition. It can be said that Sant Llorenc is like my second town. I have a lot of family here. The only thing I did was what I felt in that moment. I tried to contribute what I could, so that the recovery was as fast as possible, as many other people did. I did it without expecting recognition in return."

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