The social media went crazy on Friday with rumors that Rafael Nadal had signed up with one of the biggest names in the online poker industry- Pokerstars. The head of corporate communications of the company, Eric Hollreiser, however, refused to deny or confirm the rumors.
The Nadal camp has also remained calm on the matter only stating that the Spanish king of clay is currently preoccupied with his preparation for the French Open. Nadal, 25, is one of the most accomplished tennis players having won ten grand slams in the process walking home with cash prize of over $48 million dollars.
If this story is confirmed, it will not come as a surprise as Poker stars has previously worked with accomplished tennis players, the most famous being the German player Boris Becker a winner of six Grand Slams. Online gambling was recently given a new lease of life in Spain when the government announced plans to legalize the online poker industry. You can read on this story here. Watch this space as we will be the first to inform you on any development of this developing story.