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Tennis meets football: Rafael Nadal and Lionel Messi hang out in Ibiza

The two legends were spotted by a fan on the Mediterranean island

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 23 July 2018, 2:41 PM
King of the turf meets the King of clay

King of the turf meets the King of clay Image: Twitter

After their share of high-voltage sporting action, both Argentina legend Lionel Messi and tennis world No. 1 Rafael Nadal decided to spend some time in Ibiza, an island in the east coast of Spain, well-known for its lively nightlife, yoga retreats and chilled-out beaches.

The news of Messi bumping into Rafa went viral soon after a fan spotted them on the Mediterranean island and immediately took to Twitter to express his excitement.

According to a report on, both Messi and Rafa had dinner "at an exclusive restaurant" in Ibiza.

Messi ended a disappointing campaign with Argentina in the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, where La Albiceleste’s run ended in the Round of 16, after 3-4 loss to France, who eventually clinched the trophy.

And after winning his 11th French Open title, Nadal lost to Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the Wimbledon. Djokovic eventually went on to clinch his fourth Wimbledon title after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

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