Saturday, 16 October 2010
Rafa in India
After losing in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters 1,000 to Austrian Jurgen Melzer, Rafa Nadal headed to India on Friday to participate in several projects for the Foundation that bears his name: The Rafa Nadal Foundation.
This is what he wrote on his Facebook page, “Hi All. Well, things are like this. Sometimes you win and most of the times in tennis you lose. It was like this yesterday. Now I am going to India to work with my foundation. You'll have news soon. Thanks all for your support!”
It is not the first time that Rafa travels to India, where he has an academy in the south of the country, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. His foundation has also worked in the Anantapur Educational Center project, in collaboration with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
The aim of this trip is to assist in the transformation of one of the poorest and most needy areas of India, Anantapur, and some of the poorest and most excluded communities in the world, the "dalits" or untouchables, tribal groups, as well as the so-called disadvantaged castes.