Rafa really likes sushi

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!

2 Responses

  1. yxia says:

    This message has nothing to do with Sushi, but is a message to Nadal as his one of loyal and big fans in the world. I would see Nadal serves over 130 MPH. He is a worrior, but he needs some cheap points. He needs to conserve his energy during the tournament. If Nadal serves like Pete Sampras, he will become the brilliant tennis player ever. I am looking forward to the day comes. Good luck Rafa! Yongming Xia from Houston, Texas, USA

  2. faecoleman says:

    Why do you think that Murray eats sushi, re conditioned himself and is obsessed with watching nadals matches on video? He even defends like Nadal,chasing everything in his path. I wonder if Nadal realises this? However, when you watch each of them play, Nadal is by far the classiest and greater in personality and looks. But seriously I hope Rafa realises that Murray is improveing on all surfaces and is always a threat. He needs to keep on beating him like he did to Federer to take away Murray’s confidence. I hope 2009 goes great for Rafa with no injuries or too much fatigue. VAMOS NADALXXXXXXX!