Rafael Nadal Biography & Profile
This Spaniard is one of the most celebrated tennis players in the world. So far in his illustrious career he won 10 Grand Slam titles. He won many records during his career and he is the only second player to complete the Career Golden Slam after Andre Agassi. In 2008 he won 32 matches in row which is also a record. Rafael Nadal remained World No.2 for record 219 weeks because of his arch rival Roger Federer. His remarkable success on clay court earned his nickname of “The King of Clay”, and he is also regarded as the greatest clay court player of all time.
Rafael Nadal Parera was born on 3 June 1986 at Balearic Islands, Spain. He started his professional career in 2001. This left-handed player has won more than $45 million in his professional career. French Open is the favorite Grand Slam Title of this legendary player because so far he won it six times (2005 to 2008, 2010, 2011). He also won 46 other titles which earned him fame and glory. Overall Raphael Nadal is one of the most successful and fascinating players of tennis court. Rafael Nadal is also known as ‘Rafa’.
Rafael Nadal’s rivalry with Roger Federer is legendary in tennis field. Both are playing against each other since 2004. Both have played 34 matches head-to-head and Nadal is leading with 23 wins along with 11 loses. At Grand Slam, Nadal defeated Federer 9 times out of 11 matches. Both held the top two ranking on ATP Tour from 2005 to 2009.
Another famous rivalry of Nadal is with Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is toughest opponent for Nadal in his career. Both men met 49 times and Nadal lost 26 matches along with 23 victories. Both men played more matches than any other player in Open Era. Djokovic is the only player who defeated Nadal for 7 consecutive times and defeated him twice consecutively on clay court.
Rafael Nadal Personal Information
- Date of Birth: 3 June 1986
- Place of Birth: Balearic Islands Spain
- Residence: Manacor, Balearic Islands Spain
- Height: 6.1 feet
- Weight: 85 kg
Rafael Nadal Career Information
- Pro Started: 2001
- Career Titles: 46
- Grand Slam Titles: 10
- Australian Open (2009)
- French Open (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
- Wimbledon (2008, 2010)
- US Open (2010)
- Career Prize Money: $45,114,407
- Highest Ranking: No.1 (18 August 2008)
Rafael Nadal Wallpapers
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