Rafael Nadal has been a Real Madrid fan for a lifetime, and he became an honorary member of the team through President Florentino Perez in March 2011. As reported by El Confidencial, Florentino admires Nadal a lot, and he described Nadal as 'one of the best Real Madrid ambassadors in the world'.
In the future, Rafa may become the Real Madrid president, said Perez. 'Nadal would be a great election for Real Madrid presidency.' The 72-year-old Perez has been at the head of the club for 15 years, and he sees the world No.
1 tennis player as a 'reference point' in the sports world and off it. Nadal has a +€200 million net worth thanks to his career prize money tournaments and prize money earnings. In order to become a Real Madrid chief, you need to be a member for 20 years.
That's why from 2031 onwards Nadal may become the Real Madrid chief, he would be 45 years old. 'I would like to preside over Real Madrid', Nadal admitted. 'The club has a great president and it's not something you can think about today.
We are doing well the way we are and I don't think Real Madrid needs me, but you never know what can happen in the future.' Meanwhile, Nick Bollettieri praised the battle between Nadal and Dominic Thiem: 'What a match last night!! Congrats to @ThiemDomi and @RafaelNadal on a spectacular display of talent, determination, sportsmanship, and exceptional tennis.
Both gave everything they had. Both are winners. Rafa’s fighting spirit is a wonder to behold. What a competitor!' ALSO READ: Why Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal four times in a row - Tennis strategist