Friday, 6 May 2011

Rafael Nadal - Seve Is A Role Model

MADRID: Rafael Nadal paid tribute to ailing golf superstar Seve Ballesteros on Friday, describing his cancer-stricken compatriot as the "benchmark" for all Spanish athletes.

"Seve is a great, a benchmark for all the Spanish athletes who have been fortunate to meet him and play golf with him. I wish him well," said world number one Nadal.

"Life is cruel sometimes, he's had a struggle in recent years but he's still been able to do things. His foundation is an example for society, and all athletes."

Earlier on Friday, Ballesteros, who underwent surgery for a brain tumour three years ago, suffered a "severe deterioration" of his condition, his family said.

The 54-year-old was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour after losing consciousness at Madrid airport on October 6, 2008.

Courtesy: IndiaTimes

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