Nadal opens his academy doors to victims of Majorca floods

After flash floods in his home island of Majorca, Rafael Nadal has opened the doors of his academy to those affected by the disaster.

Rafael Nadal in action at the US Open.   -  Getty Images

Rafael Nadal has opened the doors of his tennis academy to aid those affected by the recent flash floods in Majorca.

Torrential storms hit the area on Tuesday, with eight inches of rain falling in just four hours, and at least nine people are believed to have been killed in the disaster.

On Wednesday, world number one Nadal – who hails from the island – posted on Twitter to say his academy was open to anyone in need of a place to stay.

"Sad day in Majorca. My heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and injured by the serious floods in San Llorenc. As we did yesterday, we offer today the facilities of the Rafael Nadal academy for all those affected that need accommodation," Nadal wrote.