Exclusive: The meeting of Rafa Nadal, Iker Casillas and Ana Patricia Botín in Mallorca

Two weeks after the birth of their first child, Rafael Nadaldedicated those days to being with his wife Mery and the baby begins to lead a normal life. And not only training sessions and visits to his Tennis School in Manacor. Last Saturday, the tennis player exchanged his racket for golf clubs to play a match with Iker Casillas y Ana Patricia Botin. The best tennis player of all time competed this time not against Djokovic o Federer but with the most famous goalkeeper that Real Madrid has had and attached to the general director of the Club Foundation, and against the president of Banco Santander.

The executive of the main financial institution in Spain landed in Mallorca on Friday and went to the exclusive hotel in the north of Mallorca, Can Simoneta, a five-star hotel located in the Torre Canyamel estate, near Capdepera.

The next day, Saturday, he met with Nadal and Casillas at the Alcanada golf club, in the Alcudia area, where they had the course just for themselves and thus have maximum privacy. A tournament that was going to be played by two teams, ‘Team Ana’, led by Ana Patricia, and ‘Team Nadal’, with Casillas and Rafa. Ana Botín’s team wore red polo shirts, Santander’s corporate color, and that of the two athletes, white polo shirts.

Being a completely private tournament, we do not know who was the winner of such an important friendly match. The truth is that Ana Botín’s handicap is 7.8, only surpassed by that of José Manuel Entrecanales, of 5.2. But Rafa Nadal has been discovered as a great golfer, since he came in 5th place in the absolute Championship of Mallorca this year and was proclaimed runner-up in the Mid Amateur Golf Championship, for over 25s, also in the Alcanada course.

As for Iker Casillas, an athlete who can do anything, he has a special connection with golf and with Jaime Pérez Renovales, Secretary General and Secretary of the Santander Group, with whom he has just presented the first tournament of the Santander Charity Circuit in Madrid. Golf of the Real Madrid Foundation. A solidarity initiative in which veterans of the white club also participate, such as Schuster, Pavón, Fernando Sanz, Gallego or García Cortés, and which was presented at the Golf Santander & Sports club in Boadilla del Monte.