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According to, Brazilian telephone operator Telefonica Vivo has launched a new ad featuring footage of 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal at various points of his childhood and professional playing days.

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Simply put, it’s awesome to see rare footage of Nadal so young, yet so obviously exhibiting the characteristics that would one day make him the greatest clay-courter in the history of tennis.

The video starts with footage of Nadal serving at Roland Garros, then blends into a vintage shot of Nadal serving as a child in 1994 and going through all the well-known pre-service rituals and tics.

It’s just the beginning of an adventure, a titillating romp through the king of clay’s childhood that leads up to his crowning achievements: The buggy-whip forehand, the leftiness, the long hair, the playfulness that we rarely get to see but know is there, and eventually a penultimate shot of Nadal holding the Coupe des Mousquetaires aloft, followed by a cut back to one last adorable shot of Nadal, away from the court, smiling and showing his teeth like a good little boy with big dreams.