Watch Rafael Nadal Try To Fly A Helicopter, Then The Engine Starts Smoking! [Video]
by Tom Gainey | September 18th, 2014, 10:15 am

It’s a good thing Rafael Nadal is a tennis player and not a helicopter pilot. In a hilarious new spoof for PokerStars, Nadal tries to fly two passengers in a helicopter before things go wrong.

From the skit, a happy couple looking for a scenic tour were surprised to find the tennis legend Nadal of all people as their pilot! The former No. 1 assured the two that the flight would be perfectly safe as his pilot training was nearly complete. However, after fumbling with the gears and thumbing through the training manual before takeoff, the engine begins smoking and everyone evacuated. Fortunately all were unharmed and uninjured (good news for Rafa, he survived!).

After dealing with a right wrist injury much of the summer, Nadal will return to the tennis for the first time since Wimbledon next week in an exo in Kazakhstan against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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9 Comments for Watch Rafael Nadal Try To Fly A Helicopter, Then The Engine Starts Smoking! [Video]

senorita Says:

Nadal is so cute. That’s all I have to say.

Giles Says:

This vid is pretty hilarious. I like the part when he says “can you pass me the manual”. Lol

Hippy Chic Says:

Lol nice video,looks cute dressed as a pilot too,but looking forward to seeing him doing what he does best and that is to play tennis,i get a bit bored sometimes with all the off court kitsch that goes with these players….

SG1 Says:


Brando 2.0 Says:

LMFAO: Hysterical!

‘I’m your pilot!’


‘Can you pass me the manual please?’


Humble Rafa Says:

Humble plays with humble people.

Michael Says:

There is a life beyond Tennis and Rafa is relishing it to his full. I wish him a rollicking time in his days of rest. He thoroughly deserves it for all the trials and tribulations that he has undertaken for attaining near perfection in his chosen sport. And lastly, Rafa is looking great in this video. On a Tennis Court you may not be impressed by Rafa’s personality, but off the Court, he is looking pretty handsome especially when he takes off those head gear.

Hippy Chic Says:

Michael your right there is life beyond tennis,but please no retirement talk if thats what your driving at?it comes up everytime he has an injury,with one smug journalist after another saying his bodys breaking down,and wont be playing tennis when hes Federers age due to his grinding style of play etc etc,agree about the handsome bit though….

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