Poker Stars, the leading online poker room, has signed on one of the tennis world’s most popular players, the eleven-time Grand Slam champ Rafael Nadal. The 26 year old has always been a fan of poker, and his joining the site will certainly attract tennis fans hoping to combine their favorite sport with excellent online poker.
Nadal said that it was no secret that he loves to compete and try his best in everything in life – whether tennis, golf or video games. He said that when he discovered the game of poker, he chose Poker Stars as the site understands what it takes to be the best and “associates itself with the qualities of champions.”
Poker Stars said that Nadal would play online poker at the site during the upcoming summer months in between his tennis playing.
The site said that Nadal represents all that is great about competition, including the mix of talent, intellect, dedication and mental strengths, which are all qualities in champs in every sport.
The Chairman for Poker Stars, Mark Scheinberg said that his group was proud to have Rafael Nadal as an ambassador for the brand and excited at the opportunity to help him enjoy and improve his game.
According to Poker Stars, Nadal would play a key role in introducing players and tennis fans to the game of poker, especially in the newly regulated Spanish market where the popularity of poker is growing at an incredible pace.
Rafael Nadal was chosen to carry his country’s flag during the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games next month.