Cristiano Ronaldo plays tennis with Rafael Nadal

Ronaldo heading to Wimbledon Real Madrid ace takes on Nadal at his own game

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UPDATED:

10:58 GMT, 30 March 2012

When you think of head tennis, instant thoughts turn to a tough cold Tuesday night at Stoke City.

But step forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who along with tennis supremo Rafael Nadal, has turned the idea into a more attractive format…albeit on a tennis court.

In an advert for Nike, the Real Madrid forward interrupts the Spaniard during training to challenge him to a match, except Ronaldo doesn’t use a racket.

Anyone for Tennis Ronaldo stands on court with his new Nike footwear

Anyone for Tennis Ronaldo stands on court with his new Nike footwear

Instead, he is armed with Nike’s new football boots, the (pink) Mercurial Vapor VIII as he attempts to take on the World No. 2 at his own game.

It turns out the former Manchester
United forward isn’t too bad on a tennis court either as he heads, volleys
and smashes efforts back at Nadal – obviously thanks to his footwear
that provides a seamless fit, touch and traction that delivers explosive
speed.

So
much so that even Rafa has to try them, who is impressed enough to not
give them back again. We wait to see if Nadal lines up with them at the
French Open come May though.