Rafa Nadal, an Olympic gold medalist with several Grand Slam Titles in his kitty, has decided to join PokerStars. PokerStars’ is one of the largest online poker sites in the world. His decision to support for the site is said to attract many more sports stars to poker in the future. The 26-year-old Spanish superstar loves competition and is intrigued by the idea of poker. Following his love for sports and typically any kind of sport, Rafa’s decision to join PokerStars was not surprising.

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PokerStars will provide him with the mentorship he needs, as he will learn from the best poker players in the industry. Just as the incredible tennis skills, he is predisposed with; the Grand Slam champion hopes to recreate that magic inside a poker room.

Rafa spoke of his decision to become a poker pro; he said, “It’s no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that’s tennis, golf or video games. When I discovered the game of poker, I chose to join PokerStars because they understand what it takes to be the best and associate themselves with the qualities of champions.  I’m very happy to be working with them.”

If you are wondering how he plans to juggle poker and tennis, Rafa announced his plans to play poker in spare moments in summer, while giving prominence for his tennis matches and training. In winter, however, he plans to devote all his time to poker and hopes to represent PokerStars in online tournaments, advertising campaigns and charity events. PokerStars will reveal further details regarding this over the coming months.

PokerStars’ Chairman of the Board – Mark Scheinberg said, “RafaNadal represents all that is great about competition – the mix of talent, intellect, dedication and mental strength that you find in champions in every sport.” Team PokerStars are also excited over the new addition to their family. Rafa as an ambassador for the brand will definitely take PokerStars to the world outside that of poker.

Rafa will join the list of the world’s best athletes, including famous Olympic gold medalists, who have chosen poker as their secondary game. Rafa’s move to play poker will certainly have a positive influence on newbies planning to try out poker. This is especially certain in Rafa’s home country Spain. Spain is among the few European countries with a government license to operate and play poker online.

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