Rafael Nadal comes in sixth place at professional golf tournament in Mallorca

Rafael Nadal swapped his rackets for his golf clubs as he took part in the Balearic Championship in Mallorca, and out of 60 contestants, he finished sixth.

Rafa ranked 10th on the first day, and move up to seventh by the end of the weekend.

It was not Rafa’s first foray into golf, with the Spaniard finishing second just last weekend in the V Test Circuit Hexagonal – Autovidal in Calvia.

Rafa is all set to appear in the Rolex Paris Masters 2020 starting at the end of this month. 

Day 1: Saturday

Day 2: Sunday

Day 3: Monday


  1. Dominic Thiem is not playing Bercy because of very painful foot blisters that started appearing during his first match at the Vienna Open. Hopefully he will be back to play the Finals and pain free.

  2. Rafa’s potential route to the finals.

    R1 Bye
    R2 Feliciano Lopez or Krajinovic
    R3 Borna Coric
    QF Pablo Carreño-Busta
    SF Zverev or Rublev
    F Diego Schwartzman

  3. Simona Haley announced that she has contracted Covid-19. She is home quarantining and feels good with mild symptoms.

  4. For Twitter members there’s a picture of Rafa and Diego sitting side-by-side [@SitTanyusha] looking like teenagers engrossed in a VERY serious undertaking. Rafa is showing Diego something on his phone so what could these two be up to.

  5. I don’t know how widespread the negative comments are about ND’s loss in Vienna. From the ones I have read it is being suggested that, from those who watched the match, the ATP take away the points he won in Vienna as a penalty for his lack of performance.

  6. Rafa and Diego practised together in Paris today. It looks like they are still friends 😉
    Several of the players contesting the last places at the ATP finals are not playing this tournament, so Diego’s chances of making it to London have increased.

    Rafa’s first match will be against either Filip Krajinovic or Feli Lopez. Vamos!

    • I think the only one who has a chance of displacing Diego is perhaps Berrettini who is playing Bercy. Those who have withdrawn were too far behind Diego to get in front of him. Further, if Thiem doesn’t heal in time and decides to skip the Finals Diego will make the top eight.

      • I agree, anyone apart from Berrettini would need to win the tournament to have a chance. This is assuming the ATP Finals take place. I haven’t yet found any mention of professional sport in the new COVID restrictions that start here from next Thursday.

  7. Paris Masters draw:

    Top eight seeds
    1st quarter: Rafa and David Goffin
    2nd quarter: Alex Zverev and Andrey Rublev
    3rd quarter: Diego Schwartzman and Daniil Medvedev
    4th quarter: Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas

    Good luck to Rafa 🍀 Vamos 💪❤️

  8. The Paris Bercy qualifiers are in action today and tomorrow.

    GOOD LUCK TO RAFA and hoping he stays safe and healthy. Trusting that he can practice as he wants before he starts his quest for the elusive title.


  9. Besides voicing a preference for the Slams to be best-of-three instead of five, ND now says that the number of Slams a player wins should not be the main factor in the GOAT debate.”But his argument probably ignores what makes the best-of-five format special: the endurance and strategy required to prevail in it.”

    As I see it, he is attempting to make the case for a player who garners the most end-of-year Number 1 titles.

    Can anyone guess his next ploy?

  10. In WikipediA, where I located the list of seeded players, Rafa is referred to as “His Excellency.”

    • Correction: Rafa is now “His Excellency” on his WikipediA page, not on the WikipediA Paris Masters draw page as earlier stated.

    • He must me “getting the business” from his friends as they bow and offer to kiss the ring!! 😊

      • Poor Rafa, I can see him blushing red hot from embarrassment. I hope his friends are not too hard on him. He can always ban the really naughty ones to the engine room of his catamaran😂

    • Maria can now officially be referred to as Lady Nadal. Very appropriate as she is a true lady in every way.

  11. The Paris Masters draw is out but I’m only able to list the seeded players.

    The top eight seeds receive a bye into the second round. Monfils and a few other French players have decided not to play.

    Spain Rafael Nadal
    Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas
    Russia Daniil Medvedev
    Germany Alexander Zverev
    Russia Andrey Rublev
    Argentina Diego Schwartzman
    Italy Matteo Berrettini
    Belgium David Goffin
    Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
    Canada Milos Raonic
    Russia Karen Khachanov
    Switzerland Stan Wawrinka
    Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
    Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime
    Croatia Borna Ćorić
    Australia Alex de Minaur

  12. Thank you for the nice photos. The model is quite interesting to look at. If you have some from his Paris stay, Paris Masters, it would be great to put them on the site. A nice day to all Rafa’s fans.

  13. An Opinion

    Sonego could be the only winner in this ill-fated match against ND. He gets to play another match, will gain semifinals points and gets bragging rights for beating a world No. 1. Nice for a lucky loser.

    Appearances count and while I cannot know if ND tanked the match his comments post-match seem to point that way. It is my opinion that he continues to alienate tennis fans, the media and maybe some of fellow tennis players.

    His disrespectful words “I did what I came for” doesn’t signal a love of tennis, they exemplify his need to beat Roger and Rafa’s records at all cost. The Vienna Open was just a mere steppingstone.

    Vienna Open officials have to be dismayed by ND’s performance. I would love to be the fly on the wall to know how they feel about it. Was ND’s presence worth the fallout from the way he lost?

  14. This is the moment for rafa to preform well in Paris indoor and atp tour finals. Novak is not in form so its give a chance to rafa to finally win those tournaments.

  15. After the joint heaviest loss of his career, Novak said that clinching the year end number 1 did affect his performance today.
    “I’ve done what I needed to do and why I came here. I move on completely fine with today’s result and looking to the next chapter.”
    Ummh! It certainly looked as though Novak wasn’t too bothered about the match and once he realised that he was being outplayed, he made gestures as if to say “who cares?” You certainly wouldn’t get Rafa playing with that attitude.

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