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Melbourne (Australia), 14 January 2016. Now in Melbourne, a city that will be hosting the Australian Open starting next Monday, Rafael Nadal took part in an event together with his sponsor Dekton®, ultracompact surface by Cosentino for the world of architecture and design, and one of the main sponsors of the ”Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”. In a city hotel, Nadal met with a group of 50 of the company’s Australian customers who were able to get to know the Spanish tennis champion in the flesh.
During this afternoon’s event, the brand also prepared an emotional tribute for Nadal by capturing a selection of the 14 Grand Slam tournament titles that form part of his impressive record to date on different vinyl banners and Dekton® slabs. At the end of the meeting, Nadal autographed, in different colours of the Dekton® range, which will be kept at the Cosentino facilities in Australia for future actions.
Rafael Nadal said, “The Australian Open is one of my favourite tournaments and it’s great to welcome this year to Melbourne my partners at Cosentino to celebrate the upcoming opening of the Academy as well as their ongoing success in Australia and internationally. It’s always important to keep improving your game and my fellow Spaniards at Cosentino continue to work hard to achieve excellence. I’ve worked hard to arrive at this year’s Open in good condition and I’m looking forward to having the Cosentino team cheer me at the tournament!”
Gary Isherwood, Area Director for Cosentino Australia said, “We are excited to be starting 2016 with Rafael Nadal, celebrating his ongoing success as well as Cosentino’s achievements. Last year was another great year for Cosentino and our clients, and we plan for this year to be bigger and better! We’re really looking forward to the opening of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, and we are privileged to play a part in helping Rafael bring this dream to life. We can’t wait to see him in action at the Australian Open next week.”
With this same commitment to innovation, Cosentino celebrates its fifth year of operation in Australia in 2016, as the Spanish company continues to build momentum since launch. It has set itself even more ambitious plans in 2016, continuing its expansion across Australia following its entry into Victoria and Queensland in 2014 and Tasmania in 2015.
This new collaboration comes under the relationship established in late 2014, through which Dekton® became a sponsor of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”, the tennis academy the tennis star will soon be opening in hometown of Manacor, Majorca, to foster the values of sport among the youngest members of society. This project will also serve to display all the possible architectural applications for Dekton®, as the material will be used on façades, floors and other surfaces of the different facilities.
In addition, Dekton®, the ultracompact surface created as the result of Cosentino’s strategy of constant innovation innovación de Cosentino, will as well be the leading sponsor of the Mutua Madrid Open 2016, the only ATP World Tour Másters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory combined event held in Europe.
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