Posted June 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
Police say they've found the 300,000 euro ($376,000) watch stolen from the Paris hotel room of tennis star Rafael Nadal, and that a barman has been arrested in connection with the theft. Nadal was in Paris for the French Open, which he won Monday for a record seventh time, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic. Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille had lent the Spanish tennis champion the watch. It vanished sometime late Monday to early Tuesday. A police source - speaking on condition of anonymity, citing policy - said Wednesday that the pricey timepiece was found Tuesday night along a railway track in the southern Paris suburb of Evry. The suspect in the case, a 39-year-old barman who worked at the luxury hotel in Paris' 8th district, was arrested Tuesday evening.

Cops recover stolen $380K watch

Police have recovered the pricey watch French Open champ Rafael Nadal had stolen from his hotel room. Turns out it was pilfered by a hotel employee.

Watch worth $370,000 goes missing from Rafael Nadal’s Paris hotel room

A Richard Mille watch worth an estimated $370,000 went missing from the Paris hotel room where Rafael Nadal was staying during the French Open, according to a Reuters report. The watch, loaned to Nadal by Mille, was discovered missing by Nadal when he awoke on Tuesday morning, less than a day after Nadal wore it [...]

Nadal reports luxury watch stolen

A day after making history by winning his seventh French Open title, Rafael Nadal awoke Tuesday in Paris to discover a watch worth $374,000 had been stolen, Le Parisien newspaper reported. The watch, which Nadal was wearing after his victory Monday, was lent to the Spanish tennis sensation by the luxury brand Richard Mille for the competition. Nadal discovered the watch was missing...

Paris police get Nadal watch back

A $374,000 watch stolen from Rafael Nadal's hotel bedroom after he won his record-breaking seventh French Open title in Paris was recovered by police. A 38-year-old employee of the hotel, located in the center of the French capital, confessed to the theft and led police to the watch Tuesday night after they traced the magnetic swipe card used to enter the Spanish tennis sensation...

Nadal ready to perform on grass after clay season

Seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal says making the annual transition from clay to grass courts is his ''biggest challenge.'' The Spaniard was speaking Wednesday ahead of his first match at the Gerry Weber Open, a warm-up tournament for Wimbledon. The ''King of Clay'' beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic at Roland Garos to claim his 11th Grand...

Rafael Nadal wins opener in Halle

Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-1 at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday in the Spaniard's first singles since clinching his record seventh French Open title. Nadal twice broke the Slovak in a first set that lasted 50 minutes, before finally making his superiority count against Lacko in a second set that was half as long. ''In the second set I think I did everything...

Nadal ousted from Wimbledon tuneup

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal was ousted from the Gerry Weber Open after falling in the quarterfinals of the grass court tournament to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. The eighth-seeded Kohlschreiber ended Nadal's 13-match winning streak four days after the Spaniard won a record seventh French Open title. Kohlschreiber will meet the winner of the match between...

French Open 2012 Tennis Fashion. Men's Final: Rafael Nadal

It happened! Novak Djokovic is dethroned and Rafa is French Open's champion once again! Great news for all Rafa's fans, especially after a match that was interrupted and resumed the next day... French Open 2012 trophy ceremony This year, as you noticed, we not only rated best and worst fashions of the Slam by ourselves, but also asked for your opinion in polls...

Nadal to lead Spain's tennis team at London Games

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Rafael Nadal will lead Spain's tennis team at the London Games. The record seven-time French Open winner will be joined by the sixth-ranked David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco in singles, while Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers will participate in doubles. The second-ranked Nadal will pair with Granollers in doubles, as will...

Djokovic, Nadal building superb Grand Slam rivalry

After all of those Grand Slam finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a record eight in all, there's a new tantalizing tennis rivalry. This one, between Nadal and Novak Djokovic, offers the added benefit of being more competitive. And given the participants' ages, it should last a while. Nadal and Djokovic played each other to decide the titles at each of the past...

Djokovic's 27-match Slam streak ends against Nadal

Moments after his rain-interrupted French Open final against Rafael Nadal resumed Monday, Novak Djokovic netted a forehand and punished himself by smacking his racket strings against the side of his head three times. A day earlier, Djokovic cracked his racket against his green sideline bench, sending a piece of the furniture flying. Bidding to become the first man since 1969 to...

Rafael Nadal’s $370,000 watch recovered, hotel barman arrested

Paris police have recovered Rafael Nadal’s $370,000 watch that was stolen from his hotel room where he stayed during the French Open and they’ve arrested a hotel employee. Police tracked down the suspect, a hotel barman, after tracing his hotel access badge. The badge was used to access the room that Nadal stayed in during the tournament. Police say the suspect confessed to...

Rafa Nadal and Pau Gasol Are Homies

After Rafael Nadal won the French Open he and Pau Gasol embraced as lovers. The two are obviously proud Spaniards, but I had no idea they were this intimate. Ok I’m just kidding. It was an intimate hug, but I thought it was cute.

International Love

Rafael Nadal just won his seventh French Open title and Cristiano Ronaldo is currently competing in Euro 2012, so a video of them playing tennis – in which Ronaldo uses his feet – seems appropriate. It’s hard to tell if the footage is doctored at the beginning or not, but I’m going to tell myself that it’s all real just so I can justify watching soccer for the rest of the month.
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