‘Open Drive’ Interview with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2012. January 19th, 2012

Rafael Nadal– Phenomenal athlete, world champion, boyishly handsome…

OK Kia-Buzz, we get it! The guy’s awesome – tell us something we don’t know!

That’s exactly what we wanted to accomplish through our “Ask Directly to the Tennis Stars!” Facebook campaign. We recently asked Kia fans to post questions that would be relayed to Australian Open players during ‘Open Drive’ interviews throughout the tournament. We kicked off these Q&A sessions with none other than the man himself, Rafael Nadal. Sitting in the hot seat of a Kia Soul, we grilled Rafael with some hard-hitting questions like automatic or manual? And chocolate or vanilla? The answers may surprise you, but don’t take our word for it. Watch the full video interview below:

We agree with Rafael that the Sportage is extremely comfortable. And we’re not just saying that because it’s a Kia (OK maybe we are, but it’s still very comfy). We want to give a big shout out and thank you to all our Kia fans for posting their questions. Be sure to check out Rafael’s other interview here to learn more about the man, the myth, the Kia Sportage lover…

With 10 Grand Slam titles under his belt, we wish our Kia ambassador continued success at the Australian Open.

At last year’s Open, proud Kia brand ambassador Kim Clijsters took home the championship by beating out top ranked player Dinara Safina. Let’s wish her luck for another championship run! You can catch Kim’s ‘Open Drive’ interview from last year here.

As a proud sponsor of the Australian Open, Kia has sent fans from around the world to watch these exciting games live in Melbourne through contests like Kia Fan of the Week and “Guess What Nadal Likes”. So keep your eyes on the prize and check-in with us at Kia-Buzz and our Facebook page for more amazing opportunities.

What would you ask Rafael?

Imagine you’re in the backseat of a Kia Soul and suddenly Rafael Nadal appears out of nowhere like a tennis ninja. He turns to you and asks, What would like to know about me?– What would you ask him? Post your questions in the comments section below.