Rafael Nadal watches football, for those who do not know, and he loves it. The Spaniard has often been spotted at Real Madrid’s matches. Nadal has also influenced the transfer of Marco Asensio at Real Madrid. “He spoke with the President (Florentino Perez) and told him that there was a good footballer in Mallorca, and would have better have had a look at him’, Asensio said in an interview with Sport Foot Magazine.
Nadal has often been seen with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has now left Real Madrid for Juventus, and Sergio Ramos the defender from Real Madrid. “I admire a lot of people outside tennis, especially I admire the people who really are helping the others in the right way, taking his time to take the people who really needs and the good people”, said Nadal. “If we are talking about sports, Messi, Cristiano are amazing what they are doing. I have met (Lionel) Messi in Barcelona but long time ago”, he added.
“This rivalry brings the football to another level in my opinion. Every season they are improving his numbers”, continued Nadal. “That’s something amazing. I love a lot of Spanish sportsmen.”
“If we talk about golf, well, Sergio Garcia is doing well. “He is playing fantastically after having some tough times.” The Spaniard also praised Tiger Woods and said that he admires him a lot. “For sure, always in golf Tiger Woods, his eyes, mentality when he’s playing, when he’s competing, it’s very, very difficult to say I cannot admire this mentality on a golf course and during competition.”
“He really is focused on what he is doing, and he really believes that he is going to make the right shot in important moment. That’s something. His determination in important moments is something difficult to have, and he has.”