Miko Eala meets tennis great Rafa Nadal

Published August 6, 2020, 10:07 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Eala gets to hit with Nadal
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Miko Eala, center, with tennis greats Rafa Nadal, left, and Carlos Moya (Screengrab from Miko Eala’s Facebook account)

Miko Eala had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in his young tennis career recently when he got the chance to hit with superstar Rafael Nadal.

In a Facebook post, Eala shared his excitement about his experience at the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy in Spain where he and his sister, Alex, are currently training.

“Huge day for me yesterday as I got to hit with Rafa Nadal!” Eala wrote.

“If you listen closely, you can hear me grunting haha… Ang bigat ng bola!”

Attached in the post is a video of Nadal hitting at the clay court.

Eala, 18, is expected to continue his tennis journey playing for Penn State University in the prestigious US NCAA Division I league following his high school graduation at the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy.