London's Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of tennis champion Rafael Nadal on a tennis court.
The player most people would be terrified to face across the net.
But this Rafael Nadal is pretty harmless on the tennis court.
The life-like, wax statue is the latest addition to London's Madame Tussauds and museum spokeswoman Liz Edwards says Nadal was an obvious choice.
Liz Edwards, Madame Tussauds spokeswoman, saying :
"The Nadal has been one of the most requested figures for this year. He's going for his seventh French Open championship, so it seemed really timely to have him in Madame Tussauds, and also with the Olympics around the corner he's going to be a key player that people want to come and see."
The figure cost around 235,000 U.S. dollars and four months of meticulous work to make and involved stylists, sculptors, and artists.
But despite the attention to detail, this tennis coach says the figure's stance is not an accurate setup for a winning slice shot.
Henry, Will to Win tennis coach, saying:
"In tennis you're trying to lean into your shot, so your weight's moving through the shot. I just think Rafa needs to be slightly forward and the shoulder kind of like dipping a little bit. Because you're slicing from a high to low shot, so you want to be coming down. At the moment he's up here just standing, looking like..."
Imperfections aside, Nadal will join the wax version of German player Boris Becker -- the only other tennis player currently featured at the London museum.