Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and tennis star Rafael Nadal are two people who have achieved almost everything their sport has to offer. So, they ventured into the restaurant business and flourished over there as well. In 2014, they collaborated to open their first restaurant in Madrid, called Tatel. However, Nadal snubbed Ronaldo and did not choose him as the best soccer player in the world.
In 2023, the two sports stars, however, have come a long way and have restaurants in multiple cities. They are planning to open more in Valencia and Dubai.
The joint business of Rafa Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol, Tatel (restaurant) arrives in Los Angeles.
Specifically in ‘N Canon Drive’ , known as the gastronomic ‘golden mile’ of Beverly Hills. #RoyalSports #SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/KkwyNB4ZCo
— Fancy Di Maria (@FancyDiMaria_) September 22, 2021
The tennis star’s investment group Mabel Capital has previously partnered with the former Real Madrid player, CR7, and NBA icon Pau Gasol. The trio opened branches of Tatel together. They even collaborated to open its Toto subsidiary in multiple cities including Ibiza, Beverley Hills, Doha, and Madrid.
They are all set to open Tatel in the heart of the city of Valencia. Later, in 2023, a venue is also set to open in Dubai. Tatel specializes in Spanish Mediterranean cuisine and has the ambiance of live music and entertainment for diners.
Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal does not believe Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world
When Nadal is not racking up wins on the court, it is well known that he loves spending time on the golf source or watching soccer. The 22-time Grand slam champion is one of the celebrity fans of Real Madrid. He is an ardent follower of 35-time La Liga champions.
Lifelong Real Madrid fan Rafa Nadal takes an honorary kick-off at the Bernabéu ⚪ pic.twitter.com/KmkJqsHBvT
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 30, 2022
Nadal has been seen with Ronaldo multiple times owing to their connections with Madrid. When Ronaldo was a player for the Los Blancos, the Portuguese and the Spaniard had linked up a lot. So much so that they opened a chain of restaurants together. However, Nadal revealed who his soccer idol was in an interview. It is not surprising that the player is a former Real Madrid star. What is surprising is that it is not Cristiano Ronaldo.
When asked to choose between Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, he chose Ronaldo and said, “Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best nowadays, but for me the best of all is Brazilian Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Lima. I met him when my uncle [Miguel Angel Nadal] was playing for Barcelona and I can say he was fantastic, he is a wonderful guy.”
Ronaldo Nazario represented Real Madrid in the early years of the 21st century. The Brazilian is considered as a Real Madrid legend even though he represented Barcelona at a point in his career.
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