Nadal Cheers On Spain To FIFA World Cup Win
Johannesburg, South Africa
by ATP Staff|
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was among Spanish fans in Johannesburg who cheered on the national football team in its 1-0 win over The Netherlands on Sunday in the FIFA World Cup final at the Soccer City Stadium.
Nadal admitted to Spanish publication Marca that he was was emotional upon witnessing his country win its first World Cup title. "I cried like a baby," he said. "We have to celebrate for a whole year, because this is unbelievable. It is very difficult to repeat this."
An exuberant Nadal took his trademark bite of the coveted golden trophy while celebrating with the football heroes in the locker room.
The World Cup triumph came exactly seven days after Nadal claimed his second Wimbledon title with victory over Tomas Berdych in the final, an achievement that earned the praise of Spain's manager Vicente del Bosque.
Nadal, who kept in touch with his friends on the World Cup squad during the Wimbledon fortnight, supports Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca football clubs. His uncle, Miguel Angel Nadal, played for RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona and Spain.