Rafael Nadal is a well-known name worldwide. Nadal stars in a hilarious new commercial for Subway, a global fast food franchise, with NBA star Steph Curry. Two giants of their respective fields, Curry and Nadal teamed up to announce the new ‘Grand Slam Ham.’
What a Grand name for the new line of sub sandwiches! Tennis superstar Nadal has been away from action since his appearance at the Australian Open and this new commercial has brought him back to our screens in style.
The Sub sandwich is an addition to their new Deli Heroes line of sandwiches. The press release calls it, “A collection of subs that showcases the brand’s new freshly-sliced meats. It can be ordered by name and number.”
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Rafa shared the new commercial on Instagram and captioned it with, “I can’t believe I admitted that… 😉” The Grand Slam Ham offers ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and mayonnaise, on freshly-baked Italian bread. “Subway refreshed everything, and now, they’re slicing their meats fresh,” says Curry in the ad. “That’s why this pro prefers the new Grand Slam ham.”
The camera shifts focus to Nadal, who says, “So does this pro. I just love a Grand Slam … ham.” Curry teasingly asks, “This slice as good as your tennis slice?” To which Nadal responds with, “I can’t say that but yes.”
With this new ad, Nadal has added a big brand to his already impressive portfolio of sponsors. He already has deals with Nike and Kia Motors among others.
Fans react to the banter between Rafael Nadal and Steph Curry
The new commercial has thrilled fans. To see two of their favorite sports personalities sharing the screen together was a ‘Grand’ experience for many.
Some fans were amused that a Subway sandwich brought two of their favorites together. Here are some of the best fan reactions to the new commercial.
Rafa is in his Jared Fogle era
— Vansh (@Vanshagar24) July 11, 2023
If Rafa brings back the $5 footlong, he’s the undisputed GOAT forever!
I don’t care if Djokovic wins 30 slams.
— Thomas (@torokoi) July 11, 2023
Crying Steph Curry and Rafa Nadal for SUBWAY 😭
— f💫 (@konidasu) July 11, 2023
But be sure that your tennis slice is better, Rafa 😂
— rafael_nadal_by_hippo (@rnbyhippo22) July 11, 2023
Il y’a quelques jours, Steph a tourné un spot publicitaire pour Subway produit par le réalisateur Rick Famuyiwa ! 🍔
Steph partage l’affiche avec une autre légende du sport mondiale : Rafael Nadal !
Deux goats ensemble 🥰 pic.twitter.com/wM7FHq6Vof
— Steph Curry FR 🇫🇷 (@SCurry_FR) July 17, 2023
Rafael Nadal is a 22-time Grand Slam champion and therefore it is fitting to have a sandwich endorsed in his name. The Spaniard underwent surgery and will return for the last phase of his illustrious career.