How some athletes are getting their competitive fix off the field
Considering that professional athletes have to stay as healthy as possible outside of training, it can be difficult for them to find fun activities that are both safe, and thrilling. Given their limitations, it’s not surprising that many are attracted to playing poker. The game is exciting, requires little physical demands, and provides them with an exciting outlet for their competitive spirit.
Thanks to some deep pockets, these athletes are laying their cards, and their wallets, out on the table.
Even with his recent win of over €50,000 at the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Prague, Nadal still describes himself as a beginner. In a PokerStars Blog article covering the tour in Prague, Nadal stated, “My life is still with tennis, but I am playing poker to have some fun. It’s a question of improving, of being with friends. Like today. I want to learn as quickly as possible.” Modesty aside, it’s seems Nada...