Cosentino Australia has teamed up with global ambassador Rafael Nadal for an exclusive event at Crown Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open. The event will celebrate the upcoming opening of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, sponsored by Cosentino, which is set to open its doors in May 2016.

Designed as an educational sports project dedicated to shaping values, promoting tennis among children and finding new talent, the new Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain will feature Dekton by Cosentino on the facades, flooring and cladding in addition to Silestone in the kitchens and bathrooms of the complex. Dekton by Cosentino is the most advanced ultra-compact surface, manufactured using a mixture of sophisticated inorganic, raw materials found in glass, porcelain and natural quartz.

Observing that the Australian Open was one of his favourite tournaments, Rafael Nadal said he was happy to welcome his partners at Cosentino to Melbourne this year to celebrate the upcoming opening of the Academy as well as their ongoing success in Australia and internationally.

Gary Isherwood, Area Director for Cosentino Australia said they were excited to be starting 2016 with Rafael Nadal, celebrating his ongoing success as well as Cosentino's achievements.

Cosentino celebrates its fifth year of operation in Australia in 2016, as the Spanish company continues to build momentum since launch. This year will see the company continue its expansion across Australia following its entry into Victoria and Queensland in 2014 and Tasmania in 2015.