Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Video Credit: Golders/@ferverdasco
This is the moment Spanish tennis star Fernando Verdasco pulls a 2.25-tonne car during a training session with brute strength as he prepares for the upcoming season.
The moment was captured during Verdasco’s Christmas holiday as he shows how he is preparing for the upcoming Australian Open set to take place between 20th January and 2nd February.
The video shows the moment Verdasco, 36, is seen wearing a grey hoodie and sports clothes with a harness around his waist which is attached to a grey sports utility vehicle (SUV).
The tennis star is seen holding onto the rope attached to the harness as he starts moving the 2.25-tonne (4,500-lb) SUV as people watching him can be heard encouraging him saying “go, go, go” and “pull, pull, pull”.
Verdasco then stops after several steps struggling to get proper footing as he is seen slipping on the gravel before he is heard saying “I am slipping!”
One of the men watching him helps by giving Verdasco an anchor to place his foot. The tennis star starts moving the car again before eventually getting back on his feet and slowly pulling the car to his objective.
Verdasco then exhales heavily seemingly drained from the exercise as he removes the harness and walks towards some nearby bins where he leans while he catches his breath.
The tennis star captioned the video “Merry Christmas. Last strength test of the preseason!”
The video shocked netizens as they took to social media to show their support for the Spanish athlete.
‘paulonofre15’ said: “Damn you are strong. I cannot believe it!”
‘okikotalents’ commented: “That is so crazy.”
‘lalo_hermosilla’ wrote: “What a beast.”
Verdasco is currently ranked 49th in the world according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). His highest ranking was 7th in the world in April 2009.
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