Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Pau Gasol Launch Exciting Venture in California

Published 09/21/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 11, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his second round match against Michael Mmoh of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Amongst the top-tier tennis players, there lies this general excitement amongst their fans regarding their interests outside tennis. As the popularity of tennis is still heavily dependent on Serena Williams and the Big-3, the list of brands they endorse along with their investments make a huge list. Recently, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal posted a clip on twitter which left fans confused.

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Aug 5, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a forehand against Lloyd Harris of South Africa (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

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The short video also had the theme song of the popular American sit-com The OC, running in the background. Fans speculated for a while that Nadal might just be coming to Indian Wells Masters, which starts next month.

Rafael Nadal posts about the launch of his restaurant in California

It became evident later that Nadal’s announcement was regarding the launch of Tatel, a famous restaurant chain in Spain. The 20-time major champion is an investor along with several big names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol(Los Angeles Lakers player).

Few minutes before, Nadal announced that Tatel is launched in Beverly Hills.

Here it is…The TATEL family continues to grow…Very happy to announce that TATEL Beverly Hills is opening. The TATEL Experience can now also be enjoyed in the heart of this iconic city. Welcome to TATEL Beverly Hills”, wrote the Spaniard.

Nadal seems to be on right path to recovery after foot treatment in Barcelona

After losing to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the French Open this year, Nadal decided to pull out of Wimbledon Championships to rest after a busy clay-court swing.

As he made a comeback to US hard-court series with a debut at the Citi Open, it was expected that Nadal would go the distance and capture his first-ever title in Washington.

After the event, Rafael Nadal announced that he won’t be participating in any tournaments for the remainder of the season in order to treat his foot and bounce back stronger next year.

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But, Nadal had on-going issues with his foot as he couldn’t find top form despite making a solid start by defeating Jack Sock in three sets. Lloyd Harris defeated the Spaniard in a tight, three-set encounter.

After the event, Rafael Nadal announced that he won’t be participating in any tournaments for the remainder of the season in order to treat his foot and bounce back stronger next year.

From his update last week, it looks like the Spaniard’s recovery is right on-track and fans can expect him to be present at the Australian Open next year.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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