Monday April 2nd, 2012

Tennis commercials can be pretty hit and miss. They're often straightforward and kind of boring (sorry, Rolex) or low-budget and cringe-worthy (sorry, Michael Russell). But every now and again advertisers hit it out of the park, and in this case Nike is holding the big bat.

In a new ad for soccer cleats -- stay with me, this does in fact relate to tennis -- Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo takes to a grass tennis court to show off his fútbol skills against Rafael Nadal. The two let loose some nifty moves.

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Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the commercial, which includes Nadal's interviewing Ronaldo about soccer, tennis and, of course, boots. The best thing about it all? Rafa's dorky khakis.

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