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Rafael Nadal to Buy Daufuskie Island

April 1, 2009 12:06 PM

In a move sure to spark controversy and a local building boom, world #1 tennis player Rafael Nadal said that he plans to buy Daufuskie Island off the coast of South Carolina.  Nadal said that the recent economic downturn, the island's similarities to his native Majorca and the recent availability of tennis facilities on the island sparked the move.  "The island is a great place for me to practice with some peace and privacy" said Nadal in a statement.  He continued "with Roger's recent retirement, I will need to find another way to keep the competitive spirit alive."  His move also included a benevolent motive.  "I have heard of the state's difficulty in securing funds to help with the unemployment and I hope that this may help in some way," the champion stated.

Nadal said that he plans to build a bridge from Hilton Head Island to Daufuskie Island to help speed transportation between the two locals.  This is certain to cause environmental groups to sue, and it is reported that James William, the president of Trees Exist Naturally Nationwide In Serenity stated his plans to launch an immediate lawsuit to stop the project.