Nadal's unorthodox French Open preparations

Nadal's unorthodox French Open preparations

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tennis champ Rafa Nadal began his quest for yet another French Open title yesterday with a convincing win over Daniel Brands.

The Spaniard put in some unorthdox preparation prior to his 2013 Roland Garros debut though, forgoing the clay courts of Paris for the online tables at PokerStars.

“It’s no secret that I love the competition, and that’s what I like about the game of poker. It’s a game of skill that requires mental strength and the ability to out think your opponents and in that way it is very similar to tennis.” Nadal said. “As I’m in Paris for the Roland Garros tournament, I wanted to be able to have some fun with my fans, and a poker tournament seemed like a great way to do that.”

You can see how he got on in the clip below.

Tags: Rafa Nadal, Paris, PokerStars, Tennis