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30.03.2012
» Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal in Nike Mercurial Vapor 8 ad

Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal, Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII 8 cleats and boots in 2012

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, teamed up on a Nike advert to promote their new boots: the Mercurial Vapor VIII. The two athletes combined tennis moves with football tricks in a funny match-up, as they displayed the new Nike cleats in style.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal feature on a video advert promoting the new Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII boots, that was shoot at the end of February, but has only been released earlier today. Both Ronaldo and Nadal showed a great chemistry when filming this ad campaign, as they produced some really great moves on a tennis court, while mixing tennis and football tricks at the same time. For those who are interested, you can purchase these new Mercurial Vapor 8 boots by clicking the following link: Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII. Price is a bit prohibitive though, as they currently cost slightly over $200 USD.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Rafael Nadal: Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII ad:

These Mercurial Vapor 8 cleats offer significant improvements that allows players to be faster but keeping optimal support and durability. The boots are extremely light and have an unique traction system, for better sudden change of direction moves. That's precisely one of the boots strenghts, as it has been made having in mind that football players don't run in straight lines and need to constantly shift directions during a game. Both Nadal and Ronaldo tried them on at this Nike advert and they seemed very pleased with the experience. The Portuguese has already been playing with them in Real Madrid games, since last weekend against Real Sociedad.

After shooting the video, the two stars seated down for a quick chat and interview, with Rafael Nadal taking the lead and making most of the questions. You can watch the interview video and read the questions/answers below.

Rafael Nadal interviewing Cristiano Ronaldo:

Rafael Nadal: "Well, filming is over and I've had a very good time, it's been fun, what about you?"

Cristiano Ronaldo: "It's been a pleasure to work on this commercial with you, because you are my favourite tennis player and filming with you is something different - me with football and you with tennis. It's been a pleasure. I've really enjoyed it."

Rafael Nadal: "Do you like tennis or not?"

Cristiano Ronaldo: "Yes, not just me but some of my family like tennis too, like my brother that so often travels with me. It is a sport I really like aside from football."

Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the new Mercurial Vapor VIII 8 bootsm in Nike advert, in a tennis, football and soccer game with Rafael Nadal, in 2012

Rafael Nadal: "In my experience, my environment has been very important in terms of getting to where I am. For me, my family has been very important. How about you?"

Cristiano Ronaldo: "I think you're right. I really think family is the best foundation for any succesful professional."

Rafael Nadal: "Well I like sport, but my favourite has always been football. I am always watching football. Actually I could watch you and your team all day, enjoying your goals. I imagine that these boots that Nike have made for you [Nike Mercurial Vapor 8], will leave everyone behind you on a footblal pitch. I had the chance to try them on and I found them very light and very fast. What do you think?"

Cristiano Ronaldo: "Well I think they are great. To be honest with you, the only boots that I have played with since I was sixteen. are the Mercurials. They are the ones I feel good with. They are the best, the fastest."

Rafael Nadal playing tennis with the Nike Mercurial Vapor 8 VIII, in a Nike tennis/football advert in 2012

Rafael Nadal: "Off the field, do you follow fashion? Do you like to dress well?"

Cristiano Ronaldo: "I like dressing well, to look good, be well dressed, with nice hair. I think it's normal to care about those things for people like you or me. To be honest, fashion and style are really important for me."

Rafael Nadal: "Well, here they are - your new Mercurial Vapor 8. I hope they bring you luck and that you enjoy them!"

Cristiano Ronaldo: "Thank you Rafa. It's been a pleasure to be interviewed by you."

Rafael Nadal: "All the best for the Summer. Good luck with Portugal, but take it easy..."

Cristiano Ronaldo volley in the air, with the new Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII 8 ad, when playing football and tennis with Rafael Nadal in 2012


Real Madrid next game is for La Liga, against Osasuna, this next Saturday (31-03-2012). You can watch Osasuna vs Real Madrid, Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao, Manchester City vs Sunderland and QPR vs Arsenal, all from our football live streams section. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be a starter when Real Madrid visits Osasuna, this next Saturday.

Osasuna vs Real Madrid kick-off time (31-03-2012):

Jakarta (Indonesia) | GMT+7: 02:00
Spain
(Madrid) | GMT+1: 20:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | GMT+0: 19:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | GMT-2: 17:00
New York (United States) | GMT-5: 14:00
Los Angeles (United States) | GMT-8: 11:00
Beijing (China) | GMT-8: 11:00

Sources: ronaldo7.net / dailymail.co.uk

Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal having fun and smiling in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo being interviewed by Rafael Nadal, in a Nike advert in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo fashion style, in Nike advert in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo high jump in Nike Mercurial Vapor VII 8 advert, when playing tennis and football with Rafael Nadal

Cristiano Ronaldo playing vs Rafael Nadal, in tennis vs football soccer, for the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII 8 ad

Rafael Nadal playing football soccer, in the Nike commercial for promoting the Mercurial Vapor VIII 8 cleats

Rafael Nadal with the new Nike boots, Mercurial Vapor 8 VIII, in an advert about tennis and football in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo talking to Rafael Nadal in Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII 8 video campaign in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo with the Nike advert crew and staff, while filming his interview with Rafael Nadal

Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII cleats/boots

Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII hd photo in 2012

Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII red cleats/boots

Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII side view

Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII top view

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