Rafael Nadal lauds PH tennis star Alex Eala for maiden pro title

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 25)— Twenty-time tennis Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was all praises for the Philippines' Alex Eala after the 15-year-old clinched her first professional title on Sunday.

Nadal posted a photo of Eala on his own Instagram account on Monday, as he congratulated the young tennis ace for the “important moment” in her career.

“We are all very happy for you! Keep up the good work and attitude,” Nadal wrote on his Instagram page, accompanying the post with the hashtag “vamos (let’s go).”

Eala bagged her first pro title at the International Tennis Federation Rafael Nadal Academy World Tennis Tour in Spain where she trains, through a come-from-behind victory against hometown bet Yvonne Cavelle-Reimers.

The current world juniors no. 3 also logged a historic run at the French Open juniors tournament last year, where she reached the semifinals.