What’s it like to have tennis legend Rafa Nadal as your nonchalant practice partner? Well, for Miko Eala, brother of Filipina tennis player Alex Eala, it was a “HUUUUGE day for me yesterday as I got to hit with Rafa Nadal! If you listen closely you can hear me grunting haha….ang bigat ng bola “
Eala graduated from the Rafa Nadal Academy and it looks like one of the perks is getting to practice with Nadal himself last August 5. Eala comes from a sporting family. His sister Alex is a current 4th ranking junior. Their mother is a 1985 SEA Games bronze medalist in the 100-meter backstroke.
On his Facebook page, Eala has been seen with both Rafa Nadal and Carlos Moya at the Rafa Nadal Academy. “Thank you for this amazing opportunity with two World #1 players here at the Academy, Rafa Nadal and Carlos Moya!”