Rafael Nadal: The next James Bond?

Rafael Nadal may be Spanish but many people would love him to see him as the world’s most famous fictional Englishman, James Bond.

Our champ is on the cover of daily newspaper The West Australian. The headline under his photo says: A licence to thrill. Nadal’s 007 moment at Rotto.

He’s the No.1 tennis player in the world but yesterday Rafael Nadal was more 007 than 001, giving James Bond a run for his money as he took a dip in the pristine waters of Rottnest Island.

As Nadal enjoyed a swim at Rottnest in his orange shorts, sampled crayfish and of course took the obligatory viral quokka selfie, the image of him in the water was reminiscent of Daniel Craig’s famous ocean scene in his first James Bond movie, Casino Royale.


  1. Such a pity that this tournament is not available through Shaw TV or MTS in Winnipeg,Canada.

  2. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE THE DIVE….AND THE HEAD STAND IN THE WATER…..YOU LOOK GORGEOUS AND SO ATTRACTIVE AND FIT AND MIGHTY HANDSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART AND GO RAFA GO……..HAVE FUN & KEEP SMILING! : ) HAVE A NICE EVENING AND A BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  3. Elizabeth Howard said it all for me! Vamos Rafa. Your Aussie Abuela Nan Shirley. 🐂🏆👑🎊🎉💥

  4. That photo was in my (British) newspaper this morning, although sadly not on the front page! I vaguely remember a tennis player being in a Bond film … I think it was Vijay Amrirtaj, in the one that was partly filmed at Udaipur.

  5. OO7 Indeed!
    Dressed up or dressed down, he still looks HOT!
    He’ll always get my vote
    Vamos Rafa…bring that trophy home
    Best wishes for 2020 All 🙂

  6. Rafa is the real deal ! Looks, physique, super smile , great athlete, great role model and has the wow factor . 🌟

    • Local times (+8 UTC) below. The #1 singles players play the second match of the tie:

      Sat 4th Jan 5.30pm Spain v Georgia. Rafa v Nicoloz Basilashvili not before 7pm
      Mon 6th Jan 5.30pm Spain v Uruguay. Rafa v Pablo Cuevas not before 7pm
      Wed 8th Jan 10.00am Spain v Japan. Rafa v Yoshihito Nishioka approx 11.30pm

      Vamos Rafa!!!

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