Rafa Nadal receives honorary degree

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MALLORCA-BORN tennis player Rafa Nadal has been bestowed the title of Honoris Causa Doctor by the European University of Madrid.
“The title honours his sporting merits and the strong values like effort, self-improvement, respect, cordiality and exemplarity that he embodies,” said a statement from the university.
The ceremony was held on Monday (May 4) at the university campus of Villaviciosa de Odon.
During the event, the athlete was praised for his internationally recognised skills and abilities, as well as fundamental principles that have lead him to achieve great success during his career.
Rafa Nadal is currently ranked third best player in the world according to the Professional Tennis Association (ATP). He has won a total of 14 Grand Slam titles as well as an Olympic gold medal in the Beijing games in 2008. In addition, he won the Prince of Asturias Sports Award in 2008.

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