Parisian police recovered a $375,000 watch that was stolen from Rafael Nadal while he was staying at a hotel where he played the French Open, reports said on Wednesday.
A hotel employee was arrested in connection with the theft of the Richard Mille luxury timepiece, which was lent by the watchmaker to Nadal for the tennis tournament.
Nadal put the watch by his bed in the luxury hotel the night after playing in the French Open, winning the tournament. In the morning, the watch was gone.
There was no sign of forced entry and police said it was likely stolen by a hotel employee. “Nobody broke into the hotel room,” a police source told Reuters.“The French police have done good work” Nadal said, according to AFP.
“I cannot say anything wrong about the hotel. They were great for me every time I was there, for the last, I think, eight years. I’ll be back in the hotel next year,” Nadal added.