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Nadal speaks out against Catalan independence

MADRID: Spanish tennis world number one Rafael Nadal has criticised plans for an independence referendum called by Catalonia's pro-separatist government for October 1. The referendum is deemed illegal by the Spanish government and the country's Constitutional Court. "I think what is happening on October 1 ought not to take place because, from my point of view, everyone should respect the law," Nadal told Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Tuesday. "The laws are what they are and one can't skip the laws because you want…