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Spanish sports stars such as Raphael Nadal, the No. 2 men's tennis world ranking, and Pau Gasol, a newcomer to the NBA in the United States, are raising funds to overcome Corona 19.

"The Nadal and Gasol have announced their willingness to overcome Corona 19 by raising 11 million euros and about 14.8 billion won in Korean money through social media," the website of the ATP tour of the Men's Protein ATP tour said.

"The Nadal and Gasol didn't disclose the amount, but donated a certain amount first," the Spanish newspaper Marka said.

Currently, Nadal, No. 2 in the ATP Tour singles world ranking, has won 19 major tennis tournaments and has reigned as 'Big 3' in men's tennis along with Novak Djokovic (1st, Serbia) and Roger Federer (4th, Switzerland). is.

Gasol entered the U.S. NBA since 2001, and in 2002 became the first non-American player to win the rookie of the NBA.

He has been active as a top-ranking 'Big Man' in the NBA, including two wins and six all-star selections.

Nadal explained to the Spanish people, "We always cheered when it was good or difficult," and explained, "We couldn't stand still in this difficult situation."

As Nadal and Gasol take the lead, other Spanish players are also willing to join.

Fundings include tennis players Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer, Garvignon Mugurusa, and Carla Suarez Navarro, as well as car racer Fernando Alonso, football player Iker Casillas, athletics Bruno Ortelano, and yachting Teresa Sabel. I decided to add strength.

Spain is the second-largest victim in Europe after Italy, with more than 78,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,000 deaths.

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