Rafael Nadal Meets Neymar Jr

Rafael Nadal Meets Neymar Jr

Rafael Nadal Meets Neymar Jr

Professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal meets Neymar Jr, Brazilian professional soccer star.  The two sporting superstars’ schedules met while both in Barcelona, Spain.  While Nadal, was in town for the ATP Tour 500 level event, Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Neymar Jr plays professional soccer for Barcelona FC.  Neymar was fortunate to take in a Nadal match in the early rounds as Nadal has made an early exit in the tournament at the hands of the Italian, Fabio Fognini.

Growing up, Nadal was not only a passionate soccer fan, but also a very talented player as well.  So much so, that as a teenager he had to make the difficult decision whether to pursue tennis or soccer.  It’s been widely speculated that Nadal likely could have been a top performing professional soccer player.  This isn’t the first time that Nadal has had the opportunity to catch up with professional soccer players while touring the tennis circuit.  Below are photos of Nadal and other professional soccer stars.

Nadal Meets ZidaneNadal with Zidane

Nadal Meets Chelsea FCNadal with Chelsea FC

Nadal Meets TottiNadal with Totti

Nadal with BeckhamNadal with Beckham

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