Rafael Nadal is one of the best to have played the sport of tennis and at the age of 36, the Spaniard will have his eyes set on his fifth US Open title. Ahead of the US Open starting on Monday (August 29), a piece of news has now broken out and is breaking the internet involving the legendary tennis star and singer Shakira. A report from a Spanish media person has now revealed that the duo were dating each other in the past in 2009.
Jordi Martin, the Spanish media person, has now revealed the news of the duo dating each other in the past and were romantically involved in 2009. The two met to shoot the video for ‘Gypsy’ and it seems as if there was something more between the two than the script. The paparazzi revealed that they were in an intense affair during the shooting of the video as reported by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
At the same time, Shakira was dating Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz while the Spaniard tennis star was dating his schoolmate Mary Perellò. However, this news about Nadal and Shakira’s affair has now shocked the internet and the fans of the duo have gone crazy.
Rafael Nadal braces for the US Open 2022
Rafael Nadal, the tennis star is bracing for the Flushing Meadows and a video surfaced earlier in which the star was seen toiling hard at the Arthur Ashe session. Having won the titles back in 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019, the Spaniard will aim for his fifth title once again after battling injuries for the past two years.
The 36-year-old missed out on the last Grand Slam event of the season in 2020 and 2021. In 2020, it was all about the pandemic concern, while it was injury woes that ruled him out in 2021. He has fared up well for the tournament so far and would look to do well in his first outing against Rinky Hijikata.
Rafael Nadal backed out of the Wimbledon semi-final earlier this year citing abdominal injury and skipped the Canadian Open failing to recover on time.