Rafael Nadal wanders around golf course with amnesia

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Is Rafael Nadal's career over? Has he really got amnesia? What on earth has happened?! Those were just a few of the questions that may have been swirling around some unsuspecting golfers' heads when they saw the former world no.1 shocked and dazed on a course in Spain.

Don't worry, calm down, Nadal is fine, it was just a commercial.

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That's right, the 14-time Grand Slam champion has decided to play another trick on some of his fans ahead of a poker match with Brazilian footballer Ronaldo.

Just recently, the Spaniard was involved in another video in which he frightens passengers of a helicopter ride after attempting to blag about his credentials as a pilot, despite not having a license. 

And now, Rafa has been at it again for Poker Stars.


This time the 28-year-old is told to position himself on one of the course's green looking in-pain and confused after apparently being hit by a stray golf ball. The unsuspecting victims of the prank are shocked to realise that it's Nadal.

The current world no.3 denies all knowledge of knowing about his identity; "Me? I am Rafa," he said at one point. The various golfers are at a loss when Nadal asks what Majorca is.

It gets even worse as the eight-time French Open champion passes his ringing phone to the men which is staged to be a live interview. Only at this point, after some more wind-ups, does the Poker Stars representative reveal what is going-on.


The video was a ploy to display how good Nadal is as a bluffer before his match with Ronaldo. The former World Cup winner, who had spells with Barcelona and Real Madrid, retired from football in 2011 with 62 international goals to his name, and is known as one of the game's best-ever strikers.

It looks as though Nadal could do with some of Ronaldo's winning mentality, it has been a tough few months for the beleaguered Spaniard.

The 28-year-old has only just returned to action following a wrist injury sustained after Wimbledon, and has thus far failed to hit his past form with early exits at the China Open and Shanghai Masters.

He now has a bout of appendicitis to overcome before he can attempt to win, or even compete at the ATP World Finals at London's O2 Arena next month. Nadal's time on the sidelines has seen him plummet from first to third in the world rankings, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer taking advantage. 

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