Mallorca tennis legend Rafa Nadal regrets missing lunch with the Queen

The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday shocked the world including Rafa Nadal, Mallorcan tennis player.

Mallorcan has On his Twitter account, he wrote a few words to the Moroccan monarch: “My sincerest and most sincere condolences to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British people on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIWritten on social media.

The Daily Mirror reports that although it is not clear if Rafa has met the Queen In 2010, Elizabeth II invited him to a lunch while he was participating in Wimbledon.

Nadal decided to back off The offer because he had to prepare for the match against Robin Haas: “The club knows I have a routine before every game. I knew it was going to be a very tough match. I had to train, so it was impossible for me to meet her,” she explained at the time.

On the one hand, it proved to be the right decision He finally beat the Dutchman and won his second Wimbledon after defeating Tomas Berdych in the final.

However, it left him with a sweet and bitter taste: “I thought the Queen would come to watch my match. I wish I had the chance to meet her, but that was not possible because I believe the Queen had left shortly before that. I was excited to see it, but the match was also very important, he said at the time.