Rafael Nadal is joining forces with a soccer legend to make his (marketing) mark in Brazil.
The 27-year-old Spanish tennis star has hired Ronaldo‘s sports marketing agency, 9ine Sports and Entertainment, to manage his advertising contracts in Brazil.
Nadal’s “non-exclusive” agreement was reached with Goramendi Siglo XXI, which handles the tennis player’s image rights worldwide, according to the agency.
“Nadal is a lot more than just a new partner, he’s an idol that all of us learned to admire for his talent on the courts and for the kind of person that he is,” said Ronaldo in a statement.
The No. 1-ranked tennis star joins Ronaldo’s list of other top sports personalities he manages in Brazil, including Neymar, Rubens Barrichello and Anderson Silva.
Ronaldo was at the Rio Open final last week to watch Nadal, who beat the Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the title.