Rafa drops in on PokerStars Madrid

You never know who you'll run into when you're out for a night of poker. For instance, if you had been in Madrid and visiting the PokerStars room at Casino Gran Madrid, you might just have seen one of the most famous tennis players in the world.


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You recognize him? If you know the first thing about tennis, you know that's Rafa, the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, the 11-time Grand Slam winner and PokerStars ambassador.

Rafa is in Madrid right now getting ready for this week's ATP Mutua Madrid Open. He thought he would take a few minutes to see what PokerStars Madrid was all about. He didn't have the time to play--apparently training for a tennis tournament is pretty time consuming--but he did spend a little time checking out the room.

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When Rafa arrived, he found he wasn't the only celebrity there. Among the crowd was Team PokerStars Pro Juan Manuel Pastor.

Rafa was the one who ended up doing interviews.

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Rafa, ranked number five going into the tournament, is scheduled to play in Madrid later this week. We'll keep an eye on him when he gets back to the court.


Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Rafa Nadal