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Nadal Visits Christ The Redeemer In Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nadal© RioOpen/FOTOJUMPRafael Nadal visited one of the seven New Wonders of The World, which overlooks the entire city of Rio de Janeiro.

Rafael Nadal visited Christ the Redeemer, a 30-metre statue of Jesus Christ, that sits at the peak of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday. Completed in 1931, the symbol of Brazilian Christianity is listed among the New Seven Wonders of the World.

"It is one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen," Nadal said. "It is very beautiful, with the surrounding mountains it is an amazing view. The statue is fantastic. It is great to be in Rio. It is always nice to visit new places and Rio was definitely one of the places I wanted to be"

The World No. 1 is competing at the inaugural Rio Open presented by Claro hdtv. The Spaniard has a 24-2 match record at ATP World Tour tournaments in Latin America, including titles at Costa Do Sauipe and Acapulco in 2005, and last year at Sao Paulo and Acapulco.

Watch Nadal's Visit (Video courtesy: Rio Open)

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