The world’s No.1-ranked tennis player – Rafael Nadal – arrived in style at York University Friday in preparation for this year’s Roger’s Cup.
The gregarious Spaniard, known as Rafa, took an express route to the Keele campus via helicopter, landing in the grassy southwestern corner immediately after appearing at the CN Tower in downtown Toronto for the official draw for the event. The tournament started Saturday at the Rexall Centre and runs to Aug. 15. To see a photo gallery of Nadal’s arrival for a practice session, click here.
The $3 million championship, presented by National Bank, has the tennis world buzzing about a possible showdown between Nadal and arch rival and former World No.1 Roger Federer of Switzerland. Current ATP Tour No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia is also a part of the mix along with virtually every other top-ranked player in the world.
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