'That touch': Rafa Nadal's insane football skill stuns viewers

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has left viewers gobsmacked after footage of his incredible footballing skills were posted on Facebook.

World No.2 Nadal's moment of magic came at the Mexican Open, which the Spaniard won for a third time in Acapulco over the weekend.

Nadal claimed the title courtesy of a 6-3 6-3 victory over Taylor Fritz in the final.

The ATP Tour account left a short clip on its Facebook page that read: "Introducing Rafa Nadal... the silky smooth footballer".

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The vision only runs for 10 seconds but it's more than enough time for Nadal to prove that he would have made one hell of a football player.

It was in the pre-game warm up where the 33-year-old showed off skills that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would be proud of.

The Spaniard can be seen calling for a ball to be thrown to him from someone on the side of the court.

Rafa Nadal wowed fans in Mexico with a brilliant display of his footballing skills. Pic: Getty/ATP

Nadal effortlessly controls the incoming ball with the outside of his right foot, before juggling it a couple of times on his left foot and shoulder - with the ball at no stage touching the ground.

Cheers can be heard from the stands as the 19-time grand slam champion then catches the ball and walks towards his kit bag with a big smile across his face.

Social media users inundated the ATP's Facebook page with comments about Nadal's insane level of footballing ability.

"Between the two, (I) am so glad he chose Tennis, though he probably would have been just as good at Football too," Manisha Sharma wrote.

Paola Alessandra Castagnino called the Spaniard "the coolest ever" while a clearly over-excited Arnab Ghosh wrote: "Had he picked football, he would have been the best footballer in the world".

While the last comment was undoubtedly hyperbole at its finest, there is no denying how good Nadal's footballing touch really is.

Spaniard ‘couldn't be happier’ after latest Mexican Open title

Nadal survived 10 aces from Fritz and broke the American's service three times in a comprehensive win over the 22-year-old.

"I couldn't be happier. I played a great event from the beginning to the end," Nadal told reporters.

Rafa Nadal poses with the Mexican Open trophy he won for a third time. Pic: Getty

"Acapulco was the first big title that I won in my career, so to be able to stay here after 15 years is amazing. I can't thank enough the people who make me feel at home every single time."

World No.2 Nadal captured the title in 2005, also winning the crown in 2013.

Nadal stormed through the draw without dropping a set and improved to 20-2 in the event overall.

Fritz had reached the final by rallying from a set behind and 2-4 deficit to John Isner but he could mount no such comeback against Nadal.

Fritz is the only American besides Sam Querrey in 2017 to reach the final in Acapulco.

It was his first final at an ATP 500 event.

"He's one of the best players to ever play the game and he showed me why that is tonight," Fritz said.

With agencies