Rafael Nadal donates $1.1M to flood victims in Mallorca

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Rafael Nadal has donated €1 million (approx. $1.1 million) to help victims of floods in his native Mallorca.

The world No. 2 two helped out with the clean-up operation after a tragedy in October in Sant Llorenc that killed 13.

Nadal, born only 10 kilometers from the town that was badly damaged by flash floods, also has provided huge financial support to those affected, having been forced to cancel a planned exhibition match to raise funds after undergoing ankle surgery.

Sant Llorenc mayor Mateu Puigros wrote in an open letter: “It is a big help from a very special person, someone who shows his love for our land and its neighbors every day.

“He shows his love for his homeland wherever he goes and he shows it in all aspects because he is one of us.”

Nadal also made his academy available for residents seeking shelter.

Puigros added: “We know of his immense affection and humanity, which is as great as his talent and results. We have seen this on and off the court.”