Rafael Nadal Sends Fans Into a Frenzy After Cryptic Tweet, Here’s What He’s up To

Published 09/19/2021, 12:44 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – Barcelona Open – Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain – April 23, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarter final match against Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Albert Gea


Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is currently rehabilitating at home after receiving a foot treatment in Barcelona, will be planning to make it big on the ATP tour next year. A few week back, the former world no.1 took to Instagram to update his health status to his fans.

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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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Rafael Nadal announces the launch of his restaurant chain in Beverly Hills with a perplexing tweet

Nadal, who wasn’t a frequent user of social media, surprised his fans yesterday when he posted a cryptic tweet that goes with the quote, “Something Grand is about to happen in California”. 

The clip 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.

However, after seeing the Spaniard in crutches, it’s evident that it will take a few more months for Nadal to be back at his physical best on a tennis court.

After a while, the speculations were put to end when it was realized that one of Spain’s popular restaurant chains Tatel, will soon be opening up in Beverly Hills on the 21st of this month.

Aug 4, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain goes to the net against Jack Sock of the United States (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

For those who wonder what’s the connection between Tatel and Nadal, the 20-time grand slam champion is one of the partners of the initial partners of the restaurant alongside Manuel Campos Guallar and Abel Matutes Prats.

Not just Rafael Nadal, Tatel also has some high-profile investors in Cristiano Ronaldo and Los Angeles Lakers player, Pau Gasol.

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.

Aug 5, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after a play 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

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.

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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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