This one's for Rafa!

Jun 03, 2013, 07:43 IST | The Centre Stage Team

As Rafael Nadal celebrates his 27th birthday today, CS lists some lesser known facts about the Spanish tennis player


>> Rafael was born right-handed but his coach advised him to play with his left hand after seeing his perfect backhand moves.

>>Though he is from Mallorca, Real Madrid is his favourite football club.

>>He is extremely media-shy and is rarely seen with his childhood sweetheart Maria Francisca Perello.

>>He is so superstitious that he is known to not let anyone move his water bottle from where he places it at the beginning of the game.

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