Rafael Nadal Going to South Africa to Cheer on Spain at World Cup
by Tom Gainey | July 8th, 2010, 9:23 am

Rafael Nadal loves his tennis and he loves his football. The world No. 1 voiced his interest in Spain’s World Cup efforts on several occasions during his Wimbledon title triumph, and he even ignited some speculation that he would make the long journey from Spain to South Africa to root his team on if they were to reach the finals.

Yesterday, Spain beat Germany 1-0 to secure a spot in their first-ever World Cup final where on Sunday they meet the side from Holland.

So is Rafa going?

According to his website, he is.

Just a week removed from his second Wimbledon title, Nadal will be in the crowd Sunday to cheer on his team and many of his friends as they bid for a first World Cup title. “Rafa Nadal will announce today that he will be in South Africa next Sunday supporting the Spanish team,” reads a note on his website.

Spain has had quite a successful year already in sports with Pau Gasol winning the NBA title, Nadal’s recent success and now their football team is in the World Cup final.

Due to his knees, Nadal has already withdrawn from Spain’s visit to France this weekend in Davis Cup quarterfinal play.

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8 Comments for Rafael Nadal Going to South Africa to Cheer on Spain at World Cup

art moore Says:

superman,have you ever thought about boxing?if you here some guy in the top row of the bleachers yelling”toro”that will be me.2 “incroyable”fortnights.try boxer briefs..vamos..

Madoda Says:

I live in Johannesburg. Damn really wish I could see Rafa

dzulkafley Says:

viva spanyol!!!

Jake Willens Says:

I love it, Rafa– I like the loyalty to Espana!

jane Says:

If he did go, he’s probably happy now.

Pepe Says:

Spain is a great team and a great champion …

Rafael Nadal Celebrates After Spain Wins World Cup [Video] Says:

[…] Rafael Nadal’s trip to South Africa proved memorable for all the right reasons. Just hours ago Spain captured its first-ever World Cup title defeating The Netherlands 1-0 in a thrilling final. […]

Lola Says:

Whoa!!! Rafa doesn’t know how lucky he is that I didn’t know he was coming to South Africa. I would’ve gone out of my mind!!!! Would’ve travelled to Johannesburg, gone to the stadium, jumped into his box and given him a loooooong kiss to tell him how much I love him!!! The greatest tennis player ever!!!! I love his quirky ways ..

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