For the 58th time in his career, Rafael Nadal faces Novak Djokovic this Friday, June 11 in the semi-final of the Roland-Garros tournament. A level at which, the Spanish star has never lost since participating in this Grand Slam tournament. The winner will be against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who won the first ticket to the final by winning against the German Alexander Zverev. The 22-year-old needed five innings (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3) and 3:37. Who will be his opponent? Answer in a few hours before a final expected on Sunday June 13.
If he is aiming for yet another title in Parisian ocher, Rafa offered himself a necessary hair change a few years ago. Indeed, in 2016, the Mallorcan decided to switch to billiards according to the Iberian daily. The world.
Faced with increasingly thinning hair and the birth of a baldness on the top of the head clearly more than apparent, the tennis champion had to find a solution to remedy this problem. The 36-year-old therefore made a stay in a clinic in Madrid to undergo a follicular micro-transplantation, that is to say the implantation of thousands of hairs. He was put under local anesthesia and had 4,500 hairs implanted.
Before getting down to business (namely his operation), Rafael Nadal had to cut his hair first. After ten hours of operation, the athlete had published the result through several photos on social networks with shorter hair, but less receding hairline.
So how much did this surgery cost? The Spanish newspaper reported that it was estimated between 6,000 and 9,000 euros for an expected result which was visible after three months.
A new mane that allowed him to continue to win a string of trophies!
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