Tennis: Nadal donates over $1 million to Mallorca flood victims

Nadal (centre) observing a minute of silence in October 2018 to honour the flood victims.
Nadal (centre) observing a minute of silence in October 2018 to honour the flood victims.PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Rafael Nadal has given €1 million (S$1.5 million) to the victims of floods in his native Mallorca, the mayor of the affected town Mateu Puigros said on Thursday (Dec 20).

The incidents claimed 13 lives in October in the town that neighbours Nadal's home of Manacor.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner had also made his tennis academy available for those impacted by the sudden downpour.

"In the name of the municipality and the residents especially those effected by the flood in October, we want to thank him for the sensitivity he has shown since the beginning and after what happened here in Sant Llorenc," Puigros said in a video.