Rafael Nadal opens up to becoming Real Madrid chairman in the future

The 22 times Slam champion is a huge Real Madrid fan and, during a long interview with Movistar, he opened up about the possibility of becoming chairman of the legendary Spanish soccer club in the future

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Rafael Nadal opens up to becoming Real Madrid chairman in the future
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Rafael Nadal is a huge Real Madrid fan and, during a long interview with Movistar, he opened up about the possibility of becoming chairman of the legendary Spanish soccer club in the future. Nadal was injured last January during the Australian Open in the match against the American Mackenzie McDonald and never recovered.

Initially there was talk of a stop of about a month but things went worse than expected and Rafa's 2023 ended well early.

In the interview with Movistar, the Spanish tennis champion told: "I don't know. I promise that it's not always been a dream of mine.

But if you ask me if I'd like to be Real Madrid chairman, I think I would. But first of all, we've got the best possible president at the moment.

On top of that, how I feel today might not be how I feel tomorrow. And then you never know what can happen in life.

You have to know if you're capable of doing that type of thing. I'm quite realistic with myself, I more or less know my limitations. I don't know if I'd be capable of doing it or not. Anyway, time will tell."

Toni Nadal talks about his nephew's come back

Rafa's uncle and former coach, Toni Nadal spoke to El Desmarque about the return of the 22-time Slam champion on the court, explaining: "Rafa is well and is recovering.

If everything goes well his goal is to return to the court next time Australian Open. We will have to be very careful about his training rhythms and understand his condition." Toni Nadal also recently commented on Carlos Alcaraz's defeat at the US Open, revealing the reasons for this unexpected knockout.

The Spaniard, reigning champion, fell in the semi-final against the Russian Daniil Medvedev and thus missed the grand final against Novak Djokovic.

Here are the reasons according to Uncle Toni: “He was forced to change his strategy a bit because of how difficult it is to overpower Daniil from the baseline.

I think he did well by going to the net a lot, but it was negatively impacted by him having less success than usual from the baseline, being less aggressive and making uncharacteristic errors."

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