Iga Swiatek has thanked Rafael Nadal for giving her the opportunity to interact with students at the Rafa Nadal Academy graduation ceremony.
The Pole recently captured her fourth Major title at the 2023 French Open, showcasing her dominance yet again on the women’s tour. She felt honored to be a part of the ceremony, where a total of 50 students completed their academic stage at the International School.
Swiatek took to her Twitter account and expressed her gratitude to Nadal.
“Thank you so much Rafael Nadal and the Rafa Nadal Academy for having me. I loved every minute of this experience,” Iga Swiatek said
With her French Open triumph, Swiatek became the first women to successfully defend a Grand Slam title since Serena Williams at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. She is already a role model for many young professionals across the globe.
Nadal, a 14-time French Open champion, was also present at the recent graduation ceremony. He thanked Swiatek for making it to the Academy and interacting with the students. Nadal also congratulated the Pole for her remarkable achievement in Paris.
“Thank you Iga for your presence today here in Mallorca and for your words for all. A special day for all those grown up kids and their families. And congrats once again for your amazing achievement on Sunday,” Nadal said.
It is no secret that Iga Swiatek is a big Rafael Nadal fan. During the Spaniard’s recent injury troubles, she stated that she felt gutted to not be able to witness Nadal in action. The Pole also highlighted that the former World No. 1 has always been a warrior and worked towards becoming the best version of himself.
“I’m a big Rafa fan. For sure I wish he could play. But honestly, like, I really, really respect what kind of warrior he is. He’s always trying to push and trying to get better and play better and just trying to compete on the highest level,” Swiatek said.