Home Tennis

“He’s like an animal”- Benito Perez-Barbadillo makes a big revelation on Rafael Nadal’s contradictory personality, says ‘he’s adorable’ outside the court

Rafael Nadal's PR manager had some interesting comments to share on the Spaniard's contradictory personality.

Rafael Nadal’s PR manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo has shed light on the Spaniard’s contradictory on and off-court personality. He said, “On the court, he’s like an animal. He looks very tough. Outside, you can ask anyone, he’s adorable, humble, normal. In France, it took you a long time to understand who he really was,” as per We love tennis


Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud may be meeting for the first time in Sunday’s French Open final match, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know each other. The eighth seed, Ruud, has been training at Nadal’s Mallorca academy since September 2018, and the Spaniard is relishing the opportunity to win his 14th Roland Garros title and a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam trophy

Also Read: Rafael Nadal’s PR manager makes an official statement to clear the air around the ‘special French Open conference’


Rafael Nadal’s PR manager quashes claims suggesting that he will miss Wimbledon

"He's like an animal"- Benito Perez-Barbadillo makes a big revelation on Rafael Nadal's contradictory personality, says 'he's adorable' outside the court 2

Rafael Nadal’s name appears on the entrance list of players given by Wimbledon, putting to rest rumours that he will miss this year’s tournament. Nadal’s press conference following his French Open semifinal match against Alexander Zverev on Friday sparked speculation that the Spaniard might skip this year’s Wimbledon.

MARCA, a national daily sports newspaper in Spain, was the first to report the story, which briefly went viral on social media. However, in a response to a tennis journalist on Twitter on Saturday, Nadal’s PR manager Benito Perez-Barbadillo rejected the rumours. He claimed that if Rafael Nadal maintains his physical fitness, he would compete at Wimbledon this year. The article was taken down by MARCA later.

“That information from Marca was false. I spoke to the journalist yesterday after the press conference. They took down the article immediately. Spoke to your British colleagues also. Rafa will try everything within the limits to be at Wimbledon,” Benito Perez-Barbadillo’s tweet read. 

Also Read: Rafael Nadal requests special press conference after French Open finals amidst retirement talks, Roger Federer to likely feature

Also Read: “A great source of satisfaction”- Toni Nadal expresses his ‘double joy’ ahead of Casper Ruud and Rafael Nadal’s final clash

Hailing from the City of Joy, Pritha is a tennis writer at FirstSportz. Being an avid fanatic of Steffi Graf and Rafael Nadal, she is currently looking forward to learning more and thriving further in the field. Besides tennis, she fancies football and NBA and is a die-hard Liverpool fan. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor's in Botany from the University of Calcutta.