Nadal opens Roland Garros-inspired restaurant at Majorca academy

Madrid, Jan 28 (EFE).- Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros will forever be associated with each other – the Spanish star has made the clay courts in Paris his own personal realm, winning a record-breaking 13 French Open titles there.

Nadal has once again been inspired by Roland Garros for a new restaurant at his native Manacor tennis academy, whose decorations and furniture pay tribute to the French Open.

The eatery will open its doors on Jan 31 to 60 diners who will be able to choose from a menu designed by a team of cooks and nutritionists from the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.

Nadal will not have to invest any capital in the partnership, thanks to his long-standing and successful relationship with Roland Garros organizers.

The restaurant is part of the academy’s efforts to become a gastronomic reference in Majorca.

It is not the first time Nadal has been inspired by a grand slam for his academy. There is already a space dedicated to the Australian Open, to watch the matches, and another to the US Open that serves as a cafeteria.

Nadal’s project has also become a tourist attraction for the island. 153 players from 43 different countries live at the Rafa Nadal Academy throughout the year and study at a school named after the player, in addition to 400 local students.

It is also a benchmark for sports tourism holidays, with 67 rooms available for tennis programs for adults and children, with access to the Rafa Nadal Club, a fitness center with nearly 1,800 members.

The other major part of the project is the museum, which houses all of Nadal’s titles and recaps his stellar career through his personal objects, as well as other items loaned by big sports stars and an interactive area for visitors.

Some 50,000 people visited the academy in 2019.


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