Is Benito Perez Barbadillo The PR Manager Of Rafael Nadal?
Benito Perez Barbadillo is one of the few people who can confidently say they know the prolific tennis world champion Rafael Nadal inside out.
Their collaborations began when Barbadillo was new to the circuit as he had a discrepancy with the former ATP President, leading to his unofficial resignation.
Initially, he reported having a good relationship with Carlos Moya and other Spanish players and eventually caught the interest of Nadal. He even had connections with Carlos Costa, Nadal's second manager, sharing conversations with Nadal's father when he was still an amateur.
Rafa's father suggested him as a press officer for the athlete but had to open his own company.
Things took a turn when he had to pick a side between Novak Djokovic and Nadal, champions of their respective countries.
Although he preferred working with Djokovic, he had to put his emotions aside and pick the best choice for the fulfillment of his career and ended up choosing Nadal.