Young baby Rafael Nadal was very fond of playing video games of various sports like Soccer and Tennis

From winning Tennis matches on video gaming platforms to winning multiple Grand Slams on the court – Rafael Nadal has grown to become an undisputed legend of the sport. In a video that has recently surfaced on social media, a young Nadal can be seen enjoying a Tennis video game along with his good mate Marcel Granollers. The video footage has gone viral in no time and fans absolutely love this golden throwback clip.

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A young Rafael Nadal

It is a well-known fact that Nadal absolutely loved playing video games during his childhood. It is no surprise that the Spaniard was enjoying the game with his close friend and compatriot Marcel Granollers. Both Nadal and Granollers have been very close friends since childhood before becoming successful professional tennis players. The Spanish stars first met each other in a Spanish championship in Segovia when both were in their first year. Incidentally, Nadal won that tournament while Granollers lost in the semi-finals. Both players have teamed up as doubles partners in age-category matches and even in professional matches.

Fans react to baby Rafael Nadal’s throwback footage

Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on social media.

“No wonder he said his favorite surface was indoors when he was a kid. He was hitting flat forehands and not loopy short balls that he does now”, wrote a fan.

“He’s so cute, with his little pal Marcel”, tweeted another fan.

“The incredible thing is that the graphics of tennis games are stuck in those days, indeed they have worsened over time”, read a tweet.

“I always say to my wife that 99% of kids look cute and adorable, but there’s always that 1% that you want to smack and just annoys you to bits. Rafa looks like that latter type of kid”, joked another fan.

Another fan wrote: “Played so much video games that he lost to Gasquet in that tournament lol.”

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