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Team PokerStars Welcomes Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal at PokerStars
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One of the greatest tennis players of all time is going to step into the world of poker and has chosen to do it with the world's leading online poker room PokerStars. PokerStars announced on Wednesday that tennis superstar Rafael Nadal would be joining Ana Marquez, Juan Manuel Pastor, and Poli Rincon at Team PokerStars.

Nadal has an incredible record which includes 11 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal; he is the former World No. 1 and is ranked No. 2 in the ATP rankings behind Novak Djokovic. The 26-year-old Spaniard just reigned victorious at the French Open in Paris giving him his 11th career major title and marks his seventh championship in eight years at the French Open. That victory sent Nadal's career earnings on the court to over $50 Million. His net worth has grown by millions more from endorsements by companies like Nike, Kia, Armani, and Lanvin.

“It’s no secret that I love to compete and try my very best in everything, whether that’s tennis, golf or video games,” Nadal said. “When I discovered the game of poker, I chose to join PokerStars because they understand what it takes to be the best and associate themselves with the qualities of champions. I’m very happy to be working with them.”

Mark Scheinberg, PokerStars Chairman of the Board, said, “Rafa Nadal represents all that is great about competition – the mix of talent, intellect, dedication and mental strength that you find in champions in every sport. We are proud to have Rafa as an ambassador for the brand and excited at the opportunity to help him enjoy and improve his game.”

Nadal will introduce new players to the game of poker, concentrating on his native Spain where the government recently awarded licenses for the operation of online poker.

Nadal is looking for tips on his poker game and there's a contest afoot, get out your video camera and start rolling after you read Help Rafa Nadal Improve His Poker Game at PokerStars.

But when you're ready to get your new PokerStars account and start playing with Rafael Nadal, sign up here at PokerWorks where we offer you a great deposit bonus and a front row seat in all of our exclusive promotions with PokerStars. Better yet, get your new account now because you need one to submit a video in the contest.

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