So much that, during his time at the Australian Open, he managed to visit one sushi restaurant 10 times.
Australian Open champion and World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was a frequent customer at a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne during his title run.
The Spaniard and his traveling party, which included father, Sebastian, uncle Toni, fitness trainer Rafael Maymo, PR manager Benito Perez-Barbadillo, Jordi Robert from NIKE and manager Carlos Costa, made at least 10 visits in the fortnight.
Nadal’s last meal in Melbourne came at the Japanese eatery on Monday afternoon after he wrapped up more than two hours of media activities earlier in the day.
Nadal invited chef Kevin and his brother Jimmy to sit in his box for the quarterfinals against Frenchman Gilles Simon.
Nadal’s regular specialty included tooth fish, sushi, fried rice with seafood rice and noodles served with teriakyi sauce.
The meal of a champion!