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Rafael Nadal talks poker with Victoria Coren

Tags: london olympics, poker, pokerstars, rafael nadal, tennis, victoria coren.
Posted on 26 July 2012 by "T".

In case you missed it: Tennis pro Rafael Nadal recently joined PokerStars Team SportStars. Rafa has won 11 Grand Slam titles so far, with his most recent win being the 2012 French Open. However, he will not take part in the London Olympics because of continuing knee problems. PokerStars Pro Victoria Coren had a chat with with Nadal about poker and tennis.

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7 comments on "Rafael Nadal talks poker with Victoria Coren"

 noonlion26/07/2012 10:15:47 GMT
I reckon he'll be good - seems like such a promo thing though. PS trying to get their brand into Europe more and also to people that wouldn't necessarily play poker.

 0HighTimes026/07/2012 10:47:23 GMT
Rafa's First Hand
least he knew he shouldn't gone in with 44, i think he be good poker player just a hunch
(I maybe wrong as i have been before lol Big Smile )
with all the coaching he will get (maybe he should sack his current coach lol id do it for 1/3 of thee fee's his current coach is prob getting lol)
 Fakiry26/07/2012 12:43:03 GMT
It’s obviously a promo, but i bet PS trained Nadal to play to see if he can do nice in some events. If that happens, it will be even better for PS. As for Nadal, the it will always be good if he manages to win, that way he will be really calliing other type of public to possibly create new acounts at PS. And those who usually go to the tennis courts to watch some games usually have nice stacked wallets, so it can be a good be by PS.
 kozomoja27/07/2012 07:31:46 GMT
I'm just not sure when will he find a time to play, considering the ATP season and his training...
I just hope he doesn't neglect his tennis carrier.
 Macubaas29/07/2012 05:39:46 GMT
I really think that pokerstars hit the jackpot with this sponsor contract if you ask me...

On the same time many people on forum say that they would rather want for pokerstars to use this money for user promotions. And frankly they have a point.
 TheMachineQC29/07/2012 06:20:50 GMT
Posted by kozomoja:
I'm just not sure when will he find a time to play, considering the ATP season and his training...
I just hope he doesn't neglect his tennis carrier.

Well he's wounded right now (a knee injury I think, not sure), so I think he's gonna have time to play for a while Blink The way he plays tennis is hard on his joints, and tennis itself is a very tough sport for your body. He's now 28 years old and has been playing profesionally for about 10 years, so of course he already has to think about what he's gonna do when he retires from tennis. And I think he has the good mentality to win at poker, he just needs practice and knowledge. I wonder if he has good math skills though Big Smile

Being rich AND sponsored by pokerstars, tough life Dollar Blink
 Neptunus2130/07/2012 13:54:37 GMT
i think he's gonna make a good impression in poker, i mean he's already used to pressure from the numerous finals he's played at tennis

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