The fourth Scratch event of the Qromia Hexagonal Golf Circuit was held this past Sunday at the Arabella Golf Son Muntaner course, and it was won by the team of Majorcan tennis star Rafael Nadal in a tie with the Balneario Illetas & Gran Folies Beach Club (Palma).
In a competition with 26 teams, Nadal and his uncle Miguel ngel Nadal, a former player for FC Barcelona, along with Peter Mason and Jorge Alborch, turned in a card with 96 strokes. Whoever has the lowest total number of hits in Scratch mode is the victor.
The Mallorcan golfer tied with Marc Salvà for the best individual result (37 strokes), despite missing the semifinals of the most recent Wimbledon Open against the Greek Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal injury.
Rafa Nadal‘s group came in tenth place with 108 strokes in the handicap classification format. Nadal has spent his time off in Ibiza and Mallorca golfing, a sport he enjoys immensely and in which he plays with a handicap comparable to that of a professional.
At the Canadian Masters 1,000, to be held in Montreal from August 7-14, he plans to make his tennis comeback. According to the entry list, he will play in the individual Balearic professional golf championship in Alcanada (Alcdia) next week, from Wednesday, July 20th, to Friday, July 22nd.
For a combined 209 weeks across 5 seasons, Rafael topped the ATP world rankings. He is unique in that he has topped the ATP rankings in three different decades (2000-2009, 2010-2019, 2020).
Update on Rafa Nadal‘s situation
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer make up the so-called “Big 3” of professional tennis, and Nadal recently discussed their dominance in an interview with Talento a Bordo. “For as long as there have been tennis players, there has been a transition between generations.
It is natural for great stars to be succeeded by others. Maybe the passage of time has done us in, but I have faith that the newcomers will eventually become the dominant power “To quote Nadal:
This topic was also mentioned by the former World No. 1, who emphasized the value of competition in developing one’s mental toughness. “In order to succeed in a competition, you need to have a strong mind. Since I was a kid, I’ve been training with my uncle Toni to get stronger both physically and mentally.
Then, as my career progressed, I kept up the same level of work, which got harder as a result of increased competition “In the words of Nadal.