Rafa Nadal’s new superyacht is quite the sight to behold and will leave you determined to do more with your life in order to reach the dizzy heights of success. Measuring 24m long and almost 6m wide, Nadal’s Sunreef 80 power yacht looks and feels like a floating mansion.
All in all, it sleeps 12 people and has space for four crew members on board. Indeed, the Sunreef’s design is intended for long cruises and you can be certain that Nadal and his wife won’t be pouring the cocktails or navigating the coastlines of the Bahamas by themselves. Although, Nadal doesn’t plan on making the voyage across the Atlantic just yet and instead intends to use it around his home of Mallorca and the neighboring Balearic islands.
That’s because the 34-year-old says he doesn’t have the time to go any further afield than Spain given the rigorous training schedule he still sticks to. You can understand why this is the case as Nadal is probably in the most critical stage of his career in terms of the legacy he leaves. With 19 Grand Slams to his name and with Roger Federer’s record of 20 within touching distance, now is not the time to head for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
The rivalry between Federer and Nadal has been so incredibly intense for almost 15 years and right now, the pressure is as extreme as it has ever been, as these titans of the game make their way down the home stretch in a bid to finish as the greatest of all time. Nadal may have started in the outside lane in his career but after a marathon duel with Federer, the Spaniard looks to be hitting the home straight in front of Federer who has occupied the inside track for so long.
A lot of that is thanks to his domination at the French Open which also included winning the 2019 edition. Even at 34, Nadal looks untouchable on clay still, and that maybe the competition that he uses to surpass Federer’s record of Grand Slam wins.
For further proof of the expectations on Nadal at this year’s French Open, the tennis betting finds him at odds of just 5/6 and the outright favorite to be crowned champion. Indeed, the general feeling in the tennis world is that he is still very much the man to beat on clay.
There are still a few months to go before the best in the world converge on the famed Roland-Garros courts in Paris but over this time, you can be sure Nadal will be staying close to home and working on his game in order to be in the best possible shape. But that doesn’t mean you won’t catch a glimpse of him in his new yacht as it leaves its port in northern Mallorca.
Nadal will certainly afford himself the odd trip out onto the Mediterranean to help recharge the batteries as he says being on his yacht and out in the serenity of the sea helps his game. The 19-time Grand Slam winner goes on to say that it helps restore positive energy that he is able to draw on when playing on the tour.
With this in mind, expect to see a revitalized Rafa Nadal at the 2020 French Open in late September. That is, if you don’t see him setting sail from Porto Cristo before that.