Through social media the number 2 of the world Rafael Nadal has been praised by Ryunosuke Watanabe, a student who has just completed his fourth year at the Rafael Nadal Academy, the academy of the Spanish champion. The young Japanese tennis player was one of the first students to arrive in the Majorcan tennis player's academy.
Ryunosuke joined him 4 years ago when he was only 14 years old. The boy wrote a nice social post to say goodbye to the Academy. Here is the message: "The Rafael Nadal Academy is the place where I grew up from 14 to 18. From all the things I have done and lived, being one of the students of the RNA and says being part of the big Nadal family is something that will make me proud for the rest of my life.
There have been some ups and downs in these four years, but I'm incredibly grateful for all your support. Without you guys, I would not be the person I am now." Then the young boy continues:" I am a bit far from the person I want to be, but here I have met many wonderful people with whom I sincerely would like to spend much more time.
You only realize the importance of someone or something after losing them. But I am sure that all the memories and connections that I created at the Academy will help me overcome any future problems. Thank you so much to each of the staff at the Academy for taking care of me for the past 4 years.
I hope to see you soon"
Watanabe's farewell message to Rafael Nadal
The young boy also wanted to express gratitude to Rafael Nadal with these words: "You are my role model. Thanks for giving me so many opportunities in the past 4 years.
Thanks to you I lived the best moments of my life. You and your family have shown us how to be kind to others. You're the person I've been inspired by since I started playing tennis. I can't even imagine the pressure you always feel, but whatever I do in the future, I will give my best, just like you taught me," he said. Rafael Nadal could skip the US Open in order to play the clay-swing from Madrid to the Roland Garros.