Apparently 11 Grand Slam titles is not enough for Rafael Nadal, because now he is determined to top a new game - Poker!
Rafa sent this tweet to his fans this morning:
PokerStars also placed this press release on their website today:
Rafa Nadal is one of the greatest tennis players the world has ever seen; with 11 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic gold medal, countless other major ATP tournament wins, and millions of fans around the world. He’s now joined PokerStars, and will be looking to take the drive and determination he has on the tennis court with him to the poker table.
But while he may have already achieved everything in the tennis world, Rafa is yet to win a poker tournament, and is looking forward to taking on the challenge of building his skills as he competes online at PokerStars. You can follow Rafa as he takes his first steps on the journey towards becoming a winning poker player, and we’ll be keeping this page updated with his progress every step of the way.
Below is a video of Rafa asking for your help with poker tips, and there is a prize for the most useful advice - a chipset signed by Rafa and a buy-in to a main event in Barcelona! Click here to find out more about the contest.
Photo via Rafa's Facebook Page
Video from @RafaelNadalFC