WATCH: Rafael Nadal says Leo Messi is better player than Cristiano Ronaldo

A few days ago, 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal took a well-deserved summer vacation in Greece. Amidst the picturesque landscapes and serene beaches, our champ experienced a memorable encounter with a group of devoted fans. While enjoying his time off, Rafa was approached by a few enthusiastic supporters who politely requested a photograph with him.

As they posed for the photo, the fans couldn’t resist seizing the opportunity to engage Rafa in an age-old debate that has divided the footballing world for years: “Who is the football greatest player of all time – Messi or Ronaldo?” These two names, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, have been synonymous with greatness, setting new records and reaching unprecedented heights in the realm of football.

Rafa, known for his sportsmanship and humility both on and off the court, graciously responded to the fans’ question. “Messi is better,” he replied with a warm smile, acknowledging the undeniable talent of the Argentine maestro.

However, the Spanish tennis icon playfully added, “but I’m a [Real] Madrid fan,” revealing his allegiance to one of Barcelona’s most fierce rivals in the footballing world.

All fans worldwide eagerly await Rafa’s return to the tennis court. With his remarkable talent and unwavering spirit, he has inspired generations of athletes and fans, just like Messi and Ronaldo have done in the realm of football.


  1. I would have to agree with Rafa – although both Messi and Ronaldo are extraordinary players, I think Messi is the better all-round player. He was certainly instrumental in Argentina’s recent World Cup win and some say he is a better team player than Ronaldo (who sometimes is guilty of trying to grandstand on his own).

    • Haha, I think so too, but Rafa does not agree with us. Messi’s debut in Miami was huge. I think Rafa playing tennis is much better so I hope we will get a chance to see him next year. Rafa wants to be involved with Real Madrid after he retires, and I am sure that he will.

      • I love soccer too. Especially when Spain beat the Netherlands in 2010 – that final passage of play involving injured Torres & Iniesta resulting in the one goal! Remember, Casillas manufactured 2 saves and one against aggressive Dutch Robben.
        Saw Rafa in the news which seemed like he was enticing Kylian Mbappe of PSG to join Real Madrid. Saw in the news yesterday that PSG is having kittens as the French player refuses to sign a new contract but will honor the final year of existing contract. Is a move to Real Madrid in the air? Maybe Rafa has successfully worked his charm!

      • The thing with football is that, on occasion, it can be a draw, I want to see winners. A nil-nil draw. Exciting. It’s really just my prejudice against any team sport. I don’t even like doubles in tennis. It can cause a lot of animosity if one person lets the side down. With single player sports you only have yourself to blame if you lose.

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