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By Richard Pagliaro | Sunday March 22, 2020


Rafael Nadal took to social media to post a heartfelt message to the people fighting Coronavirus on the front lines.

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Rafael Nadal has issued a heart-felt thanks to the heroes on the front lines of this fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennis Express

The world No. 2 posted a video of “maximum gratitude” to twitter thanking doctors, nurses, medical personnel, police and the army for their tireless efforts trying to keep citizens safe.

"I wanted to send a message of thanks to all the doctors and nurses, and to all the health personnel who are protecting us,” Nadal said. “Equally to all the police forces, from the Civil Guard, National Police and the Army. All of those who make us feel a a little more secure.

“They are in the front line of fire and therefore are the ones who are most at risk of getting infected. Today they are our heroes and I just want to express my admiration and my maximum gratitude to all of you, "he commented through the networks.”

The 19-time Grand Slam champion offered encouragement to families whose loved ones are suffering from coronavirus or who have lost family or friends to COVID-19.

“I want to send a message of encouragement to all the families who are suffering, both the infected and those who have especially had acquaintances or relatives who have died from the coronavirus,” Nadal said. “It is difficult to say anything in these difficult times. I can only To say that, like everyone, we are very sorry and that we trust to get ahead as soon as possible. "

The reigning Roland Garros champion is in self-isolation in his hometown.

Last week, Nadal announced his team locked down the Rafa Nadal Academy in his native Manacor. Volunteer staff and a cleaning crew are staying on site with full-time students. Outsiders are not permitted on the grounds in an effort to protect students and staff from the coronavirus outbreak.


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