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Nadal finds permanent spot at Roland Garros

By Rediff Sports
May 28, 2021 18:32 IST
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Rafael Nadal poses alongside the statue of himself that was unveiled on Thursday

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal poses alongside a statue of himself that was unveiled on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Photograph: Christophe Guibbaud/FFT
 

13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal was honoured with a statue at Roland Garros in Paris on Thursday.

'A very special day for me with the unveiling of this statue @rolandgarros #muchasgracias #merci,' Rafa posted alonside a picture of the statue.

The statue, designed by Spanish sculptor Jordi Diez Fernandez, is made entirely of steel, stand 3 metres tall, is 4.89 metres wide and 2 metres deep.

The Rafa statue has been placed next to the new general public entrance gate and the Jardin des Mousquetaires at the Court Phillippe-Chatrier.

Nadal, who turns 35 on June 3, is gunning for a 14th French Open title and become the only player in the Open era to win 21 Grand Slam titles, when the tournament kicks off on Sunday, May 30.

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