September 27, 2010

Tennis's #1 ranked player Rafael Nadal visits Buddhist monks in Thailand

Where does the best Tennis player in the world go after winning the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in one year? Thailand. This weekend, # 1 ranked Tennis player Rafael Nadal visited Buddhist monks at a beach in Thailand's Prachuab province outside of Bangkok. No word on whether or not the Tennis superstar is a practicing Buddhist, but Nadal did cause some controversy in July when he expressed doubt over the existence of God in an interview with Sports Illustrated:

Do you believe in God? We see football players crossing themselves. You don't do that. Do you do praying? It's hard to say, "I don't believe in God." I would love to know if God exists. But it's a very difficult thing for me to believe. I don't know. It's private and I don't want to speak about it, but I say, "If God exists, you don't need [to cross yourself] or pray." If God exists, he's intelligent enough to [do] the important things, the right things.

Photo: www.tennis.fm

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Tenzin's picture

I agree Sharon, its a great example (to respect all religion) and especially for young Buddhist fans around the globe who look up to him... he seems very genuine being...

Sharon Saw's picture

Excellent to see Nadal fold his hands to monks... great example to set to all his fans!