Shock from Spain: "Rafael Nadal was secretly dating Shakira!"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 1271242
From Spain comes an indiscretion that has real hype: Rafael Nadal and Shakira have had a secret relationship. As reported by the Spanish paparazzo, Jordi Martin, the singer and the tennis player began their clandestine dating back in 2009, when the two met for the Gypsy video clip.
The video for one of Shakira's best-known songs involved exchanging sensual looks and laughter, but it seems like it was more than just script requirements. As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, the paparazzo explained that the two had an intense love affair when the video of the song was shot.
At the time, rumors reported that Shakira was dating Alejandro Sanz, a well-known Spanish singer. On the other hand, the tennis player was in a difficult situation: at the time, Nadal was already romantically linked to Mary Perellò, whom he met in 2005 at school.
Shock from Spain: "Rafael Nadal was secretly dating Shakira"
The news is simply incredible, but the rumors of a possible betrayal come at a time not favorable to Rafael Nadal: the Spaniard is focused on the US Open. With the victory of the first two Grand Slam titles of the year, the world number three is looking for title number 23, which would make him the player with the most Grand Slam titles in history, on a par with Serena Williams.
To reach the final victory, Nadal has a series of obstacles to overcome: after the first round against the Australian Hijikata, the Italian Fabio Fognini could await him in the second match at Flushing Meadows. The Italian is one of the few players to have reassembled the Iberian champion in a best-of-five match, after falling behind by two sets.
If he overcomes the danger of the quarter-finals, where Rublev and Norrie orbit, there could be the all-Spanish semifinal: Carlos Alcaraz could be waiting for him. In a hypothetical final, however, the card says that Daniil Medvedev could be back, as in the last act of the last edition of the Australian Open.