After Rafael Nadal, Miko Eala trades hits with Caroline Garcia

Published August 10, 2020, 3:15 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

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Filipino tennis prodigy Miko Eala (Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy’s FAcebook page)

Rising tennis player Miko Eala had another unforgettable training moment a few days after hitting with superstar Rafael Nadal.

This time, the 18-year-old had a chance to trade baseline shots with world No. 46 and former Grand Slam doubles champion Caroline Garcia.

“What a great Sunday morning practicing with Caroline Garcia!” Eala posted on his Facebook account, accompanied by a video of him and Garcia at the hardcourt inside the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy in Spain.

The video was originally posted on one of Nadal’s Instagram fan pages which has more than 57,000 followers.

Garcia is a pro French player who won the 2016 French Open doubles title with fellow French partner Kristina Mladenovic. She currently has seven career singles titles and went as far as the quarterfinals of the 2017 French Open.

Eala and his sister, Alex, have been training at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy with Miko expected to continue his tennis career at Penn State University in the prestigious US NCAA Division I league.