The Velodromo Islas Baleares de Palma de Mallorca was filled on Friday night with light, color and above all, lots of music! Inside this multipurpose room the Los40 Music Awards gala, an unforgettable evening in which not only the most relevant national and international artists played a leading role, but also one of the most recognized and beloved athletes from around the world: Rafael Nadal. The tennis player completed the list of winners by receiving the Golden Music Award, one of the two honorary recognitions (the other went to Hombres G), for his career and human values. As in the tennis tournaments in which he has been proclaimed champion, Nadal raised the award in the presence of two fundamental pillars in his life, his wife, Mery Perelló, and his sister Maribel. He was also accompanied by other people from his inner circle such as his coach, Carlos Moyá, and Carolina Cerezuela.
Rosalia, one of the stars of the date, was in charge of giving the last award of the night, and when she pronounced the name of Rafa Nadal, with whom she merged in an affectionate hug, the entire audience stood up to dedicate a great ovation to the athlete that lasted several minutes. . In addition, when the initial applause ceased, the attendees spontaneously began to chant his name. “Rafa, Rafa, Rafa” was heard while he visibly happily raised this new recognition that adds to his extraordinary record. “It is a real pleasure for me to receive this award. I am incredibly grateful to Los 40 for thinking that I was the right person, even though we are in a world that is not mine. I am very grateful for having thought of me and I am especially excited to receive him here in my land, Mallorca “, said while Mery and Maribel from one of the tables they looked attentively at the stage, with pride and admiration.
The manacorí, who has important distinctions to his credit, including a Prince of Asturias Award and Olympic medals, assures that what he values most about the recognition of Los 40 is “being able to relive nights like this after two unforgettably terrible years.” In this sense, he considers that participating in a ceremony like this is the most beautiful thing that could happen to him and to all those present.. Nadal, 35, said he was especially happy to be able to see “so many artists that I admire a lot and that I’m used to just listening to them or watching them on television” perform live.
Throughout the gala, which lasted approximately three hours, Nadal was seen enjoying a lot in the company of his wife and sister during the performances, which made the audience dance and sing with the most catchy rhythms. The tennis player listened to some artists such as Sebastián Yatra, Aitana, Pablo Alborán, Adani Martín, Ana Mena, Lola Indigo, Rocco Hunt, Griff, Beret, Hombres G, Justin Quiles, Nicki Nicole, Topic Feat. A7S, Álvaro Soler, Marc Seguí, Zzoilo, Álvaro de Luna or Ed Sheeran. The latter became another of the great protagonists of the evening by winning four awards.
The strong link with Mallorca
For Rafa Nadal, family is a fundamental pillar and being able to count on their unconditional support is key to his career. His parents, his sister and his wife, whom he met as a teenager and with whom he had just completed two years of marriage, have celebrated their victories with him. But above all they have encouraged him in defeats and when he injures them they have forced him to put his career on hiatus. The tennis player is a man of simple tastes who loves spending time in his Mallorca, where the Los 40 gala was held. “For me, return to Mallorca it means returning to a normal life. Normal life makes me happy. I’m not just Rafa Nadal, the tennis player. I become Rafa Nadal the human being, again“, he assured about this island where a large part of its environment lives.
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The unforgettable night of Rafa Nada with his wife, his sister and surrounded by artists!