Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his padel skills in Singapore, with the Al-Nassr forward showing off his skills after missing out on the Saudi Pro League title, as adoring fans cheer every shot
- Football superstar 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, 38, practised the racquet sport in front of lots of cheering children
Cristiano Ronaldo has indulged in a padel session while on a post-season trip to Singapore.
The footballing superstar wrapped up the 2022-23 season with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr on Wednesday with a 3-0 win against Al Fateh, for which he was rested.
Dinko Jelicic’s side could not take the Saudi Pro League title, finishing five points behind winners Al-Ittihad.
But Portuguese forward Ronaldo recovered from that disappointment with a trip to south-east Asian country Singapore.
He is there promoting charity initiatives headed up by his friend Peter Lim, the billionaire tycoon who owns Spanish side Valencia.
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured) has showed off his padel skills in Singapore
The Al-Nassr forward is visiting the south-east Asian country after finishing the league season
After speaking to children in the country, he took part in a light-hearted game of Padel, the racquet sport similar to squash and tennis.
He 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.
The footage shows veteran Ronaldo, 38, looking comfortable and relaxed with a racquet in his hand, as local kids cheer his every shot loudly.
He has insisted he will stay in Saudi Arabia despite speculation linking him with a shock return to former club Real Madrid and a move to German giants Bayern Munich.
Ronaldo said: ‘I am happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here.
‘And in my opinion if they continue to do the work that they want to do here, for the next five years, I think the Saudi league can be a top five league in the world.
‘I will be part of your world, your culture, I will be here, I hope I make the people enjoy through my games, my performance, and to win things, but again, thank you for welcoming me, and I will try to give my best during the time that I will be here.’
Across the space of a week in July, Al-Nassr are set to play Al-Shabab in the Arab Club Champions Cup before taking on Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan in pre-season friendlies.
Ronaldo has confirmed that he will stay in Saudi Arabia, ending rumours of a return to Europe
Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in January after an acrimonious departure from Manchester United
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