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Rafa Nadal and Ricky Rubio preside over the graduation of the Rafa Nadal International School

Tafter an emotional and warm academic ceremony, 33 students have completed their school stage graduating from the Rafa Nadal International Schoolthe American international school located in the facilities of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.

As is tradition, Rafa Nadal has presided over the ceremony and he has addressed families, teachers and young students to congratulate them on having completed a very important period in their lives. During his speech, Rafa wanted to highlight the importance of the fight to overcome adversity.

I know that what is fashionable now is immediacy and that patience is not a virtue that is highly valued. When we want anything, we just have to pick up the mobile phone and make a purchase, see news, or get the information we need,” said the 22-time Grand Slam winner, in a speech delivered in Spanish and English.

I would like to remind you that the great goals in life are not achieved overnight. They are achieved by fighting, fighting and learning from the falls. Failure is only bad if you don’t know how to get up and fight again.

Rafael Nadal

“But today I would like to remind you that the great goals in life are not achieved overnight. They are achieved by fighting, fighting and learning from falls (…) Failure is only bad if you do not know how to get up and fight again” , added the manacor, that He limped visibly but did not need the crutches with which he left the Teknon clinic on Tuesday. after undergoing pulsed radio frequency treatment on his left foot.

If in previous ceremonies the guests at the graduation had been Pau Gasol, David Ferrer, Ona Carbonell Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova (these last two virtually), this year the godfather has been Ricky Rubio. The NBA player has encouraged young players to make an effort, to give their best and not give up in the face of adversity.

“Be yourself and do your best,” he said. the international point guard, who is without a team and is recovering from a knee injury after serving in the Cleveland Cavaliersamong other NBA clubs.

The ceremony also featured speeches by Alexander Marcos Walker (Director of the Rafa Nadal School), and the graduates Daniel Azrak Marbn (Valedictorian), Xavier Sabach (Salutatorian).

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