The life of a tennis superstar is busy, just ask Rafael Nadal. The 16-time Grand Slam champion enjoyed a packed day leading up to his first match in Rome, full of practice sessions and a kids' day clinic.

The Spaniard is seeking his eighth triumph in the Italian capital, after losing in the quarterfinals of Madrid to Dominic Thiem. 

The ten-time French Open champion hasn't won the Rome title since 2013. Nadal assured the media that his immediate focus was entirely on Rome, and not on Paris, yet. 

He got off to a strong start, scoring wins over the likes of Damir Dzumhur and Denis Shapovalov, both in straight sets. While his days are clearly busy, the 31-year-old still made time for a fresh haircut.

Nadal can regain the top spot in the rankings from Roger Federer if he wins the title this week.


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