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Rafa joins Mallorca tourism push

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Rafael Nadal has lent his image to a publicity video released on Thursday which hopes to reboot tourism to his Mediterranean home island of Mallorca.

The ATP No. 2 whose sport has been halted since March by the COVID-19 pandemic, worked in mentions of support not only of the Spanish tourist hotspot but also for his tennis academy near his home village of Manacor.

"Mallorca is a very special island. To me, it is one of the most incredible places in the world,” Nadal said to begin the publicity effort as some European countries slowly start to open up after almost three months of virus lockdown.

"I would like to invite you all to discover this beautiful island and play sport safely. We have a great team who will dedicate their time to looking after your wellbeing”, the Spaniard added.

Nadal’s academy has served as a temporary virus refuge for some players and students who were unable to return to their home countries as the illness began spreading around the globe in March.

The latest publicity burst hopes to attract adult visitors back to the facility for classes and tennis workshops now that the unprecedented health crisis is starting to perhaps take a turn for the better.

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