It’s not uncommon to find athletes from just about every sport in the world try their hand at poker. While professional sports can push one’s body to the extreme, poker can ignite the fire of competition within the mind – something high caliber athletes thrive on.
But it’s not too often that a champion amongst champions in their given sport dedicates the time and attention that poker requires to get to the mountaintop. Rafa Nadal, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, seems to be taking his ascension in the world of poker very seriously and with the backing and support of online poker mammoth PokerStars at his back he’s getting every opportunity to raise his game.
Check out this mini-documentary about Nadal’s preparation for his celebrity poker debut at last year’s EPT Prague.