Rafa Nadal

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

Rafa's "trick" to winning

A good tennis match can go on for hours. The training that goes into the game for a legend like Rafa Nadal is day in and day out. Still, even in the world of a superstar like Rafa, there is downtime. This week, Rafa is at Roland Garros for the French Open. It's a busy time, but there are still hours...more

by Brad Willis on May 27, 2014 6:46 AM

Nadal/Djokovic rivalry gets hotter

We are headed into the summer tennis season, and the rivalry between PokerStars SportStar Rafa Nadal and his foil, Novak Djokovic, couldn't be much hotter. Nadal, the No.1-ranked tennis player in the world has been battling to retain his top spot for months with Djokovic on his tail. Today, Djokovic...more

by Brad Willis on May 18, 2014 4:53 PM

Rafa takes it all in Madrid

Don't tell us Rafa is "back." He's not "back." He was never gone. Oh, they tried to get us wringing our hands. "What's wrong with Rafa?" the media bellowed. "Where is the King of Clay?" they whined.Well, anyone who was watching in Madrid this week figured out the answer quickly. Nothing is wrong wit...more

by Brad Willis on May 11, 2014 4:37 PM

Rafa Nadal falls to Vanessa Selbst in Monaco

The world's number one tennis player and PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal has lost out to the world's best female poker player, Vanessa Selbst in a heads-up poker game. Nadal finished with slightly fewer chips than Selbst in a special charity poker game held at Casino de Monte Carlo.Nadal was hopin...more

by PokerStars staff on April 12, 2014 12:54 PM

Rafa Nadal to face off against Vanessa Selbst in Monte Carlo

The world's number one tennis player and PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal, will face the world's best female poker player, Vanessa Selbst, in a heads-up poker game at Casino de Monte Carlo on Friday, April 11.Nadal will be in Monaco to compete in the ATP Monte Carlo Masters tournament bidding for a...more

by PokerStars staff on April 9, 2014 9:17 AM

Rafa vs The World: Behind the scenes

When you walk into a room in a hotel, you almost never know who was there just before you arrived. You would never know you almost saw two men who are so famous, they have a hard time walking down the street without being besieged by fans. There is no one else in this hotel conference room except t...more

by Brad Willis on March 27, 2014 7:47 AM

Rafa edges The World in Zoom poker contest

He's taken on PokerStars' best players. He's taken on the entire country of Spain. Now, Rafa Nadal has beaten the world. It happened tonight in America as Rafa prepares for a showdown on the court. Look in any direction around the city of Miami, Florida and you will see blue sky. It's perfect weathe...more

by Brad Willis on March 19, 2014 4:45 PM
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