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Cristiano Ronaldo Shows Off Incredible Racket Skills in Singapore, Video
- Cristiano Ronaldo participated in a padel session in Singapore
- The Al-Nassr forward is recovering after failing to win the Saudi Pro League title
- And Ronaldo practised the racquet sport in front of lots of cheering children
Al-Nassr superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has indulged in a padel session while on a post-season trip to Singapore.
The 38-year-old is currently visiting the South-East Asian country as he promotes charity initiatives fronted by his billionaire friend Peter Lim, the business tycoon who owns Spanish side Valencia.
According to Goal, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner took in a game of Padel, the racket sport that is essentially a mix of tennis and squash.
Footage shared on social media shows the veteran striker looking comfortable and relaxed with a racquet in his hand, as local kids cheer his every shot loudly.
Ronaldo posted on Instagram to his 588million followers on Sunday, saying:
"Coming soon to Asia @primepadelsport - thanks for the rally!', with the post already liked nearly 3.5million times.
Ronaldo's Al-Nassr will play Al-Shabab in the Arab Club Champions Cup, then lock horns against Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan in preseason friendlies over the course of a week in July.
Ronaldo misses Al-Nassr win
Ronaldo endured a disappointing end to the season, as Al-Nassr missed out on the Saudi Pro League title.
According to Daily Mail, the ex-Real Madrid star wrapped up the 2022-23 season with the Saudi Arabian side on Wednesday with a 3-0 win against Al Fateh, for which he was rested.
Dinko Jelicic's side could not win the title, finishing five points behind winners Al-Ittihad.
Despite the regretful season, Ronaldo has insisted he will remain in the country and has no plans to return to Europe, despite links with clubs such as Bayern Munich.
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Ronaldo injects swagger into Saudi league
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's first season in Saudi Arabia ended with a whimper, but with hundreds of millions in wages and unprecedented attention on Saudi football, he may not be the last megastar to grace the oil-rich kingdom.
The fireworks and euphoria that greeted Ronaldo's gala unveiling in January were in sharp contrast to the close of Al Nassr's season when the Portuguese sat out a 3-0 win against Al Fateh late on Wednesday.
Despite signing the five-time Ballon d'Or-winner in a two-and-a-half-year deal said to total 400 million euros ($428 million), Al Nassr finished second in the Saudi Pro League without any silverware, although they qualified for the Asian Champions League as a consolation.