Rafael Nadal new PokerStars ambassador

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posted Thursday Jun 21st 2012 at 06:42 PM

by Oscar Vallet

The tennis ace Rafael Nadal is brought in by PokerStars to strengthen their position in the newly opened Spanish poker market.

When Rafael Nadal earlier this month won the French Open for the seventh time he was handed a winner's check of $1,700,000 along with the trophy.

The 26-year-old Spaniard has had no trouble what-so-ever raking in money but that hasn't slowed him down - or kept him from signing up a new sponsor.  

What has been rumored for a while - is now confirmed: He's signed a deal with PokerStars!

In a press release sent from the PokerStars office in London today Rafael Nadal is presented as a new ambassador to world's largest poker site. 

"It's no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that's tennis, golf or video games," Nadal said. 

And apparently Nadal has ambitions with his poker career:

"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." 

PokerStars' co-founder Mark Scheinberg is equally thrilled with the deal that is supposed to be the biggest deal in the history of poker: 

"Rafa Nadal represents all that is great about competition - the mix of talent, intellect, dedication and mental strength that you find in champions in every sport. We are proud to have Rafa as an ambassador for the brand and excited at the opportunity to help him enjoy and improve his game."

Rafael Nadal. 

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