Nadal, Ronaldo team up for marketing in Brazil

Rafael Nadal has struck a deal with one of Brazil's biggest sports names.

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SAO PAULO -- Soccer great Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal are teaming up in Brazil.

Ronaldo's sports marketing agency announced on Thursday it has reach a deal to manage Nadal's advertising contracts in Brazil.

The agency said the ''non-exclusive'' agreement was reached with Goramendi Siglo XXI, which handles the tennis player's image rights worldwide.

''Nadal is a lot more than just a new partner," Ronaldo said in a statement. "He's an idol that all of us learned to admire for his talent on the courts and for the kind of person that he is.''

The No. 1-ranked Nadal joins Ronaldo's list of other top sports personalities he manages in Brazil, including Neymar, Rubens Barrichello and Anderson Silva.

Ronaldo was at the Rio Open final last week to watch Nadal win the title.

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