The best players in the world descended upon the clay courts of the Roland Garros last weekend to kick off the French Open. Among them, of course, is 9-time French Open champion, Rafael Nadal.
The current world no. 6 rolled into France with style great enough to match his on-court performances at the Grand Slam major he has historically owned, wearing a beautiful Swiss-made luxury tourbillon wrist-piece made by Richard Mille. The stunning watch, attached to an interchangeable Velcro strap – so the nearly priceless timepiece can always match Nadal’s bright Nike garb – is reported to have cost an astonishing $775,000.
Man, Rafa has the life. Wake-up, throw three-quarters of a million dollars on your wrist, tie a Nike bandana around your forehead, and go dominate out on the courts of Roland Garros in front of thousands of adoring fans. Must be nice.
The guy’s arguably the best to ever do it, though, so it’s safe to say he’s allowed to put his money where is mouth…erm, racket is. Here’s a closer look at the carbon, quartz, and titanium Richard Mille design from when Nadal recently played a tournament in Australia.
Nadal defeated American Jack Sock (seen below) in four sets to capture a 4th round victory, and is set to take on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a men’s quarterfinal match up TBA.
Rafa appears poised and ready to make a run at an unprecedented 10th French Open title. My money’s on him to make it happen – don’t believe me, just watch.
[h/t Wall Street Journal]