There is a terrific article by Danielle Rossingh and Alex Duff in yesterday’s Bloomberg.com entitled: “Federer Fails to Deter Nadal in Fight to be Richest Tennis Star.” It’s about the two players’ earning powers and Nadal’s ever-increasing marketability. It’s chock full of fascinating details about the Nadal family’s business and personal dealings. (Click here to read the whole thing - you won’t be disappointed!)
Here are just some of the interesting factoids I gleaned from the article:
In 2005, Nadal won a $50K Mercedes after taking the title in Stuttgart. And Uncle Toni promptly asked Rafa’s sponsor, Kia, to give his son a $20,000 Sorento, putting the luxury car in a garage to gather dust. Uncle Toni: “I said I wouldn’t like him to have a luxury car. I never wanted him to be incorrect or have a showoff attitude.” Last year, Uncle Toni approved Nadal’s upgrade to a $270,000 Aston Martin DBS - the same model from last year’s Bond film.
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