KEY POINTS

  • Rafael Nadal is one of the best tennis players in the world
  • The White House is scheduled to have the King and Queen of Spain as guests
  • Donald Trump wants Nadal as part of the guests

Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest tennis players in the world. He is a 19-time Grand Slam Champion and is one major away to tie Roger Federer. Nadal and Federer recently finished their exhibition match in Cape Town for the benefit of the Roger Federer Foundation.

This was a break from Nadal’s usual tennis training as the exhibition match featured big personalities such as television host Trevor Noah and Billionaire Bill Gates. With big names mingling with Nadal, another worldwide personality requested for the Spaniard’s presence.

United States President Donald Trump is set to meet the king of Spain on April 21, 2020. The first couple will welcome King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House. Per release by the White House by way of CNN’s report, the purpose of the trip is to “reaffirm our commitments to stand together to address today’s shared global challenges.” With this Nadal was mentioned as someone Trump wanted to invite for this visit per ABC Spain.

The president of the United States is a fan of the sport and is keen on Nadal. In a report back in 2017, Trump shared that Nadal was his favorite athlete. Do you know who is my favorite sportsman? Rafael Nadal. I like Rafa. He is a guy who always, always wants to win. He is a winner, ” said Trump

While there has been no word yet on Rafael Nadal’s acceptance of the invitation, the current World Number 2 will be focusing on playing in the coming months. The ATP schedule is jam-packed and this includes the Monte-Carlo Masters in April. This could coincide with the schedule of the White House dinner.

Nadal is known to be the King of Clay and the Monte-Carlo Masters is a good warm-up tournament before the Roland Garros. The French Open is Nadal’s best tournament where he is seen as an unstoppable force. He is most likely to take any training days or tournaments before the major as his top priority. The Monte-Carlo Masters is an opportunity the players can benefit from in order to get used to the pace of the clay court.

World number one Rafael Nadal indicated he would be one of the players taking part in a fund-raising exhibition match for fire victims ahead of the Australian Open World number one Rafael Nadal indicated he would be one of the players taking part in a fund-raising exhibition match for fire victims ahead of the Australian Open Photo: AFP / TONY ASHBY