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Nadal nets 6th place in Mallorca golf tournament

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Nadal nets 6th place in Mallorca golf tournament

Spanish tennis champion Rafael Nadal takes part in the Balearic Golf Championship in Llucmajor on the Spanish island of Mallorca on October 24, 2020. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)


Tennis great Rafael Nadal swaps his racket for a golf club before competing in next week’s Paris Masters

Two weeks after his historic French Open romp, Rafael Nadal proved his prowess in another sporting arena when he finished tied 6th in the Balearic Golf Pro-Am Championships on Monday, October 26.

The 34-year-old, who boasts a handicap of 0.3, came in 10 shots behind the winner after the 3 day tournament in Llucmajor on his native Mallorca, Marca reported.

The world No. 2 in his chosen sport of tennis followed up 74s in the opening two rounds with a 77 on Monday in the combined Pro-Am event won by Sebastian Garcia.

Nadal proved to be an excellent golfer among 60 players in the tournament, which includes 23 professionals and 37 amateurs.

It wasn’t Nadal’s first foray into golf, with the Spaniard finishing 2nd just last weekend in the V Test Circuit Hexagonal-Autovidal in Calvia

Nadal swaps clubs for rackets when he returns to the court for the Paris Masters at Bercy starting next Monday.

At the French Open, Nadal beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a one-sided final to capture his 13th Roland Garros crown and move level with Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam titles. – Rappler.com

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