Rafa Nadal

Watch Rafa Nadal in "Game of Champions"

By this point, we all know Rafa Nadal is the kind of guy who likes to win, no matter what game he decides to play. If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you know that Nadal once went to Prague to play poker with the pros and ended up smiling like this when it was done. As it turns out, there was...more

by Brad Willis on January 19, 2015 8:47 AM

Rada Nadal triumphs in grudge match against Ronaldo as SportStars duel

A tennis match on Centre Court is arguably the most intense one-to-one experience in sports. Scratch that. A penalty shoot-out at the end of a match at a World Cup finals is arguably the most intense one-to-one experience in sports. While purists can argue either side of that debate, it is without q...more

by Howard Swains on November 18, 2014 12:20 PM

Rafa drops first contest to The World, plots comeback

It had to happen eventually.In Rafa Nadal's first three "Rafa vs The World" poker contests, the King of Clay came away with wins. At 3-0, the tennis legend was confident as he sat down for an hour-long Zoom poker match againt all comers. As the battle started on a live webcast, Rafa had a prescient ...more

by Brad Willis on October 14, 2014 11:06 AM

Your last chance to #AskRafa in tomorrow's webcast

Have you ever wondered what Rafa Nadal eats for breakfast? Or whether he prefers to drink tea or coffee? Or what he likes to watch on TV on a Sunday nights? Well now is yours chance to ask him yourself. In fact tomorrow night you can #AskRafa anything you like, and all while playing against him in a...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 13, 2014 7:33 AM

Rafa Nadal undergoes some "advanced" training ahead of The Duel

There's only one thing to do when your good friend challenges you to something--you accept. That's exactly what Rafa Nadal did a few weeks ago when his pal and former Brazilian international soccer player Ronaldo challenged him to an exclusive poker game next month. Being the highly competitive sort...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 10, 2014 6:10 AM

Rafa defeats the world in practice for Ronaldo

If you're going to take on one of the world's greatest competitors, what better practice can you get than facing off against the entire world?As you might have read last week, Rafa Nadal is going to take on Brazilian football legend Ronaldo in November. In a match that's been dubbed simply as "The D...more

by Brad Willis on September 22, 2014 11:06 AM

Challenge accepted! Rafa Nadal to take on Ronaldo in The Duel

You know what it's like. You're itching to play a little poker but time restraints like the day job keep you from finding the time. Ronaldo and Rafa Nadal know exactly how this feels. That's why they are putting an end to this enforced time away from the game with a contest that will prove essential...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 18, 2014 5:54 AM

Look inside Rafa's home game

Imagine a night where you get to have some food, relax by the pool, and then play poker with your friends. Couldn't be much better, right?Well, it could if one of your friends was Rafa Nadal and he invited you over for a little fun. This past week, Rafa had his friends and family together for a barb...more

by Brad Willis on July 20, 2014 10:16 AM

Rafa Nadal wins ninth French Open title, 14th Grand Slam

Rafa Nadal is the undisputed king at Roland Garros. Before today, the King of Clay had won the French Open eight times, a record no man in the open era could match. Meanwhile, the world's No. 2 tennis player Novak Djokovic sought his first French Open title. In a match tennis fans will remember for ...more

by Brad Willis on June 8, 2014 9:23 AM

Rafa defeats Ferrer in four sets at Roland Garros quarterfinals

If you had watched the first set of the French Open quarterfinals today, you might have thought Rafa Nadal had missed the first train to Roland Garros. Rafa, the French Open's de facto monarch, came out to a first set 4-6 loss to David Ferrer, which was weird, because it was the very first set he'd ...more

by Brad Willis on June 4, 2014 12:40 PM
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