Rafael Nadal's story told in a children's picture book

The Spanish champion, close to coming back on the court, will be the protagonist of a book which will told his extraordinary story known to children

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Rafael Nadal's story told in a children's picture book
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Rafael Nadal wrote the history of tennis: a story that will be told in a forthcoming illustrated book for children. Pequeño y Grande is in fact a series of illustrated books for children published in Spain, through drawings and illustrations by famous artists.

In one of the books of the publication, the sporting and professional stories that affected the career of the legendary Spanish tennis player will be told. And will revive Nadal's path to greatness. A journey that began when Rafa picked up a racket for the first time.

"Pequeña & GRANDE the world's best selling children's biographies collection. That's already over 50 titles! Tennis player Rafa Nadal, considered one of the best athletes in history, is a great reference for the younger ones," wrote the publishing house Alba Editorial in a Instagram posts.

But speaking of court, will Rafael Nadal be in Melbourne?

There is so much curiosity about the return date of the 22-time Slam champion, who recently declared that he feels well and is ready to reveal where and when he will return to the court.

The CEO of the Australian slam Craig Tiley, in a Reuters interview, assured everyone that the Spaniard will show up at Rod Laver. Tiley said he was quite convinced of the presence of the Majorcan tennis player at the first slam of the year. "Rafa trained, I followed him closely, practically every day, because he is a big attraction for our tournament.

Rafa wants to play, it's obvious that he intends to come here. It all depends on how you feel. I hope that next week or in two weeks we will have an official confirmation of his presence. I have the certainty that Rafa will be here, because he will not want to miss the opportunity to repeat what he did in Australia two years ago," he told.

Tiley then also spoke about home favorite Nick Kyrgios, who has been plagued by injuries and has only appeared on court a couple of times in 2023. "We spoke to Nick, who obviously wants to do everything he can to have the chance to compete and play in the tournament of January.

Whatever he does, whether it's playing or anything else, it's clear we'll be counting on Nick in January. It would be great if he could play, but we have to take things as they come and he has to make sure we take care of his health, which comes first," he explained.

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