Rafael Nadal’s Stolen Watch… It’s Been Found!

by Tom Gainey | June 13th, 2012, 10:45 am

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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5 Comments for Rafael Nadal’s Stolen Watch… It’s Been Found!

The Great Davy Says:

How come the “fantastic” French Police could not stop The Doper before I was cheated my first Slam Final?

skeezer Says:

^were u werang a Rolex?

WTF Says:

Davy, you are not Grand Slam material. You are good for a few upsets, nothing more.

You wouldn’t have beaten Nadal anyway so what does it matter?

Go back to matchfixing and tanking matches.

The Great Davy Says:


What this mean. I am good matchfixing? tanking? This remind me to time I get “lack of best effort” warning. You try playing with premature balding. It can really fix your match, eh?

I will do anything to not upset my many adoring fans. Mini Rafa would have cried at my hands in the 2005 to Your Great Davy!

Holex Says:

Would anyone of you leave a briefcase with $375,00 lying around in a hotel room? Then why the hell would you leave a hunk of metal worth that much in cash laying around a hotel room?

That hotel employee is the biggest dumbass here for using a key card that could be traced back to him. Idiot.

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