Tennis legend Rafa Nadal joins PokerStars

Tennis legend Rafa Nadal joins PokerStars

Thursday, 21 June 2012

With Wimbledon and the Olympics just around the corner Rafa Nadal is set for a busy summer. The recent French Open champion has found time in his busy schedule to squeeze in some poker though and has teamed up with PokerStars.

“It’s no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that’s tennis, golf or video games,” Nadal said. “When I discovered the game of poker, I chose to join PokerStars because they understand what it takes to be the best and associate themselves with the qualities of champions. I’m very happy to be working with them.”

Once the grass court season is over the 26-year-old will be devoting more time to poker and to representing PokerStars in online tournaments, in advertising campaigns and at charity events.

“Rafa Nadal represents all that is great about competition – the mix of talent, intellect, dedication and mental strength that you find in champions in every sport,” said Mark Scheinberg, PokerStars Chairman of the Board. “We are proud to have Rafa as an ambassador for the brand and excited at the opportunity to help him enjoy and improve his game.”

Join the two-time Wimbledon champion at the PokerStars tables with a first deposit bonus of up to £400. Sign up here.

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