Police have recovered Rafael Nadal’s stolen watch. The Spaniard’s $375,000 Richard Mille timepiece reportedly went missing while the star tennis player slept in his hotel room the night of his French Open title win.
According to the Telegraph, police were able to get a confession from a hotel employee where Nadal was staying during during the tournament.
The employee snuck into Nadal’s room during the night and grabbed the luxury watch. Detectives were led to the employee via the hotel key card. The 38-year-old thief then buried the watch near railroad tracks by his home in Paris.
“The French police did a good job,” Nadal told the Telegraph. “I have nothing to hold against the hotel. They have always treated me well when I have stayed there over the past eight years and I will be come back next year.”
It’s not the first time Nadal’s high-price timepiece has been pilfered. Nadal’s watch also went missing from the Toronto locker room in 2010 but that caper remains unsolved.
Nadal won his seventh French Open on Monday. He’s in Halle this week warming up for Wimbledon.
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