Rafael Nadal

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Full Name Rafael Nadal
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Rafa
Gender Male
Famous As Tennis Player
Birth Date June 03, 1986
Birth Place Manacor, Balearic Islands

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Rafael Nadal Parera famed as Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who is currently world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is best known as the greatest clay-court player in history. He has been titled as ‘The King of Clay’. He is the second-highest winner of Grand Slams in numbers with 17 Grand Slam singles titles till date. He has won a record 11 French Open titles, three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Open title. He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in the year 2011. 

Rafael Nadal: Roger Federer's record is my motivation, not obsession

Rafael is the owner of 18 major titles, 12 of which have come at his beloved Roland Garros, will grab the opportunity should it present itself, and if not, "still unbelievable career, no?".  "It's a motivation, but it's not my obsession," Nadal said of the Swiss superstar's record. He added, "You can't be frustrated because your neighbor has a bigger house than you or a bigger TV or a bigger garden. That's not the way I see life. If you ask whether I would like to have it, of course. If that's a goal in my career, no. It's not what makes me get up every morning and train and play. It's not the way in which I consider my sports career". 

Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem into Indian Wells final as Rafa 

The 39th match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal failed to materialize on Saturday as the world No. 2 Spaniard, Nadal hobbled out of Indian Wells to send Ferderer into a title clash with Dominic Thiem. His right knee troubled in the quarter-final victory over Karen Khachanov due to the long-standing. "I wanted to try my best to be competitive today," a dejected Nadal Said. 

What is the age of Rafael Nadal?

Rafael Nadal celebrated his 33rd birthday on 3 June as of 2019. 

When and where was Rafael Nadal born?

Rafael Nadal's date of birth is 3rd June 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. 

What is the real name of Rafael Nadal?

The real name of Rafael Nadal is Rafael Nadal Parera.

Who are the parents of Rafael Nadal?

Rafael is the son of Ana Maria Parera and Sebastian Nadal who is a businessman, owner of an insurance company, glass and window company at Vidres Mallorca and the restaurant at Sa Punta.

Who are the siblings of Rafael Nadal?

Regarding his siblings, he has one younger sister named Maria Isabel.

What is the nationality and ethnicity of Rafael Nadal?

His nationality is Spanish and his ethnicity is White.

What is the religion and star sign of Rafael Nadal?

His star sign is Gemini and his religion is Christian.

What is the educational qualification of Rafael Nadal?

Concerning his education, he started his tennis career at the age of three so couldn't continue his education. At an early age, he won the under-12 regional championship, Spanish and European titles. He used to play tennis and football all the time so, his father made him choose between football and tennis. After all, he chooses tennis as his career.

Rafael Nadal’s Age And Birthday

Rafael Nadal’s age is 32 at present but his age will turn into 33 on his upcoming birthday in 3rd June as of 2019. 

How tall is Rafael Nadal in feet?

Nadal is a very handsome tennis player. He is an extremely tall man as he has a sensational height of six feet 1 inch and his weight is 84 kg. His eye color and hair color, both is black. His chest size is 44 in, waist size is 32 in and biceps size is 14 in. His other body measurement will be updated soon. 

Rafael Nadal’s Early Career

  • Rafael began his career at age 8 where he won an under-12 regional tennis championship.
  • At age 12, Nadal won the Spanish and European tennis titles.
  • In May 2001, he defeated former Grand Slam tournament champion Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match.

Rafael Nadal’s Professional Career

  • Nadal participated in two events on the ITF junior circuit at the age of 15.
  • On 29th April 2002, he won his first ATP match the world No. 762. 
  • He became the ninth player in the Open Era before the age of 16.
  • In the year 2002, he reached the semifinals of the Boys' Singles tournament at Wimbledon as his first ITF junior event. 
  • He finished the year with a record of 40-9 in singles and 10-9 in doubles. 
  • He won 6 singles tournaments.
  • He won his first ever ATP match in singles.
  • In the year 2003, he won two Challenger titles and finished the year ranked No. 49. 
  • He also won the ATP Newcomer of the Year Award.
  • In his Wimbledon debut, he became the youngest man to reach the third round. 
  • He won his first ATP title (doubles or singles) at the clay-court Croatia Open in Umag.
  • In the year 2004, he reached the third round of the 2004 Australian Open. 
  • He won his first ATP singles title at the Prokom Open. 
  • He became the youngest player to register a singles victory in a Davis Cup final. 
  • He was ranked No. 51 at the end of the year.
  • In the year 2005, he lost the matches at 2005 Australian Open and the 2005 Miami Masters. 
  • Later, he won 24 consecutive singles matches. 
  • He was the first teenager to win a Grand Slam singles title in French Open. 
  • He became known for his habit of biting the trophies he won.
  • Later, he won 16 consecutive matches and three consecutive tournaments which ranked him to No. 2 on 25 July 2005. 
  • He also won the Golden Bagel Award for 2005. 
  • He earned the highest year-end ranking ever by a Spaniard and the ATP Most Improved Player of the Year award.
  • In the year 2006, he missed the Australian Open due to the foot injury. 
  • He won all four tournaments and 24 consecutive matches on European clay. 
  • He won the first round match at the French Open. 
  • Vilas presented him a trophy.
  • He won the tiebreaker and became the first to defeat Federer in a Grand Slam tournament final in French Open. 
  • He finished the year ranked No. 2.
  • In the year 2006, he won the titles at the Masters Series Monte Carlo, the Open Sabadell Atlantico in Barcelona, and the Masters Series Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. 
  • He won the French Open for the third straight year. 
  • He then won consecutive five-set matches during the third and fourth rounds of Wimbledon. 
  • He won two of his three round robin matches of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.
  • Later, he suffered the knee injury.
  • In the year 2008, he reached the semifinals of Australian Open for the first time. 
  • He reached the final of the Miami Masters for the second time. 
  • He won four singles titles. 
  • He won his first title at the Masters Series Hamburg. 
  • He won the French Open becoming the fifth man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam singles title without losing a set. 
  • He became the fourth male player during the Open era to win the same Grand Slam singles tournament four consecutive years. 
  • He became the third man in the open era to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. 
  • He won his second Rogers Cup title in Toronto. 
  • He was the top-seeded player for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open.
  • In the year 2009, he won his first five matches without dropping a set at 2009 Australian Open. 
  • He earned his first hard-court Grand Slam singles title making him the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open. 
  • He won his thirteenth Masters 1000 series tournament at 2009 Indian Wells Master. 
  • He finished the year as No. 2 for the fourth time in five years.
  • He then won the Golden Bagel Award for the third time in 2009.
  • In the year 2010, he won the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
  • He became the first player in the open era to win a tournament title for six straight years. 
  • He won the 2010 Mutual Madrilene Madrid Open. 
  • The win gave him his 18th Masters title. 
  • He was moved back to No. 2. He won the French Open without dropping a set. 
  • He won his second Wimbledon title and his eighth career major title. 
  • He was the top seed at the Cincinnati Masters. 
  • At the 2010 US Open, he reached his first final without dropping a set. 
  • He got the Career Grand Slam.
  • He also became the second male to complete a Career Golden Slam. 
  • He also became the first man to win majors on clay, grass, and hard courts in the same year, and the first to win the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in the same year.
  • He also won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the first time. 
  • At the 2010 ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nadal won all of his round-robin matches.
  • The year-end No. 1 ranking for 2010.
  • In the year 2011, in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, he won the final match. 
  • He and countryman Lopez won the doubles title as well. 
  • After the US Open, he made the final of the Japan Open Tennis Championships. 
  • He was defeated at 2011 ATP World Tour Final.
  • In the year 2012, he began at ATP World Tour season at the Qatar Open but lost. 
  • In the Australian Open, he won his first four matches without dropping a set. 
  • As the clay court season started, he was seeded 2nd at the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. 
  • In the final, he topped No. 1. 
  • At the 2012 French Open, he won his seventh title at Roland Garros. 
  • He became the most successful male player in French Open history. 
  • In July 2012, he withdrew from the 2012 Olympics. 
  • He ended 2012 ranked No. 4 in the world.
  • In the year 2013, he won the 2013 Rome Masters. 
  • The victory raised his ranking to No. 4. 
  • He won the 2013 French Open. 
  • He won his 26th ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati on Sunday 18 August. 
  • At the 2013 US Open final, he got Grand Slam which was counted as 13. 
  • He was given a male tennis record at the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals. 
  • He secured the year-end No. 1 spot.
  • In the year 2014, he won 2014 season at the Qatar Open in Doha. 
  • At the Australian Open, he won the third Australian Open final.
  • He then entered the Wimbledon Championships in a bid to win the tournament for the third time. 
  • Later he made the return to the 2014 China Open but was defeated in the quarterfinals.
  • In the year 2015, he won the doubles title with Juan Monaco at Qatar Open. 
  • At the Australian Open, he began his spring clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters and reached the semifinals.
  • He then won the 2015 Mercedes Cup.
  • In the year 2016, he won Mubadala Title. 
  • He also won his 28th Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. 
  • He won his 17th ATP 500 in Barcelona, winning the trophy for the ninth time in his career.
  • At the Rio 2016 Olympics, he achieved 800 career wins with his quarterfinal victory. 
  • He won the gold medal in doubles with Marc Lopez. 
  • This made him the second man in the open era to have won gold medals in both singles and doubles.
  • In the year 2017, he played at the Brisbane International for the first time where he reached the quarterfinals. 
  • He began the Australian Open with straight-set wins. 
  • He won his 29th Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo. 
  • It was his tenth victory in the principality. 
  • He won his 18th ATP 500 title in Barcelona without dropping a set. 
  • He won a record tenth French Open title. 
  • This marked his first Grand Slam title. 
  • He won every set that he played in the tournament. 
  • He became second on the all-time Grand Slam titles list, with 15 grand slam championships.
  • He won the China Open final. The year ended as number one. 
  • He became the year-end number one for the fourth time in his career.
  • In the year 2018, he was dropped to the No. 2 ranking.
  • He won his third Rotterdam Open and overtake the No. 1 position. 
  • He won his 11th title in Barcelona. 
  • He became the first player in the open era to win 400 matches on both clay and hard. 
  • The win marked his 20th ATP 500 series title. 
  • It also marked his 14th consecutive season. 
  • At the French Open, he won his 17th Grand Slam title. 
  • He became just the fourth man in the Open Era to win three or more major titles after turning 30. 
  • He was ranked world number one but was seeded second due to Wimbledon's seeding algorithm. He then won his 33rd Masters 1000 Title in Canada.
  • He was due to start his season at the 2019 Brisbane International but withdrew shortly before his first match due to an injury. 
  • He was seeded second at 2019 Australian Open and recorded straight-sets wins against James Duckworth, Matthew Ebden, Alex de Minaur, Tomas Berdych, first-time quarterfinalist Frances Tiafoe and first-time semifinalist Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach his fifth Australian Open final. 
  • He next played at the 2019 Mexico Open where he reached the second round, losing to Nick Kyrgios in three sets despite having three match points in the third set.

Who is Rafael Nadal dating?

Rafael Nadal is unmarried yet. But he is in a relationship with Maria Francisca mostly known as Xisca Perello for more than 8 years. He started dating Maria since 2005. The couple might have plans for marriage in the coming future. The couple was engaged on April 21, 2010, however, had kept it secret. The news about their engagement was revealed in 2015. Her girlfriend, Maria is very supportive and caring and has been supporting and caring in every step of his life. Both Maria and Rafael were spotted on a romantic date in Rafael hometown in the year 2015. At present, the couple is living a happy life. His sexual orientation is straight. 

How much is the net worth and earnings of Rafael Nadal?

Rafael Nadal is a very successful tennis player who has a net worth of $140 million dollars. As of July 2016, he earned $78 million in tournament prize money. He was one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world in 2016. His source of wealth is from his tennis career. He is satisfied with his earnings.