Rafael Nadal was born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain and he is considered the best tennis player in all history on clay courts and one of the best of all time.

“Any victory is important for me because it gives me the opportunity to play another day.”

  • One of the greatest Spanish athletes in history
  • Professional since : 2001
  • Arm : Left-handed (only playing tennis); two handed backhand
  • Best Ranking : 1st (August 18, 2008)
  • Olympic Games : Gold (2008)
  • Parents : Sebastian Nadal and Ana Maria Parera
  • Spouse : Mery Perello
  • Name : Rafael Nadal Parera

Rafael Nadal Biography

He is son of Sebastián Nadal, businessman, and Ana María Parera. He have a younger sister named María Isabel.

His father was making him a fan of Real Madrid , despite the fact that his brother, Miguel Ángel Nadal , Rafa’s uncle, was part of the FC Barcelona Dream Team in the nineties.

As a child he practiced all kinds of sports, standing out as a footballer in lower categories until he opted for the racket and he is left- handed by personal decision -his coach advised him to choose one of the two hands-, although he remains right-handed in his daily life .

Rafael Nadal Wife

Rafa Nadal and Mery Perelló were married on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Sa Fortalesa estate, a building located in Punta Avançada, a small peninsula overlooking the Bay of Pollensa.

Rafael Nadal Net Worth

His successes on the court and his fresh, simple and scandal-free image have made him a figure in several brands, such as Nike, Babolat, Time Force, Nintendo, Kia and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as banking institutions, which guarantee another income, they insure exceeds 20 million dollars annually.

In addition, he participates in investment funds, has started businesses in Mexico and has his own academy.

That is why the Celebrity Net Worth portal estimates his net worth between 180 and 200 million dollars.

Rafael Nadal Age

He is 36 years old.

Rafael Nadal Career

The name of Rafael Nadal Parera spread on June 5, 2005 to all corners of the world and rose to third place in the men’s general classification after winning the French Open in singles. 

His triumph at Roland Garros was providing him with a media leap of astronomical proportions.

On August 18, 2008, he occupied the first position in the list of ATP tennis players , from which he unseated Roger Federer , after 237 weeks of leadership of the Swiss tennis player , and achieved other triumphs, among them, his title of Olympic champion in Beijing as well as at Roland Garros and Wimbledon .

He became the third tennis player with the most Masters 1000 titles (with 15), surpassing Andre Agassi (17), Roger Federer (16), and surpassing Pete Sampras (11). He holds the record for consecutive wins on the same surface, 81 . 

Winner of 9 Grand Slam titles : of the Roland Garros Tournament in 5 editions (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010), of the Wimbledon Championship on 2 occasions (2008 and 2010, where he was also a finalist in 2006 and 2007), of the Australian Open (2009) and the United States Open (2010).

He also won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was part of the Spanish Davis Cup Team since 2004, winning three times (2004, 2008 and 2009). He first reached number 1 on August 18, 2008. Later it would be in 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019.

On September 3, 2008, he has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports by beating the American swimmer Michael Phelps , after obtaining the vote of 18 of the 24 members of the jury in the last vote. 

In that same year he was also receiving the Legend Brand , and in 2009 the Grand Prix of the French Sports Academy for the greatest sporting achievement in the world in 2008.

He was rewarded with the Laureus Award to the best international athlete a spectacular year 2010, in which he won Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open, which allowed him to complete the Grand Slam, and regained world number one. 

He is the Spanish tennis player with the highest number of titles, (surpassing Manuel Orantes and Conchita Martínez , with 33), more Grand Slam titles, (surpassing Manuel Santana and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario , with 4), more Masters 1000 titles, (surpassing Juan Carlos Ferrero , with 4), the one who was spenting the most weeks as World No. 1 (46 weeks), and the only one to have won the Australian Open and the gold medal at the Olympic Games.

On June 5, 2011, he added his sixth crown at Roland Garros after reducing Roger Federer for the fifth time, the fourth in a Grand Slam final, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7 and 6-1, In three hours and 40 minutes, he equaled Borg ‘s six titles and Bill Tilden ‘s ten Grand Slam titles .

Rafael Nadar Foundation

The Rafa Nadal Foundation was officially presented in February 2008, at the Manacor Tennis Club in Mallorca, Spain. The foundation is dedicated to social work and development aid, especially in childhood and youth.

Rafael Nadar Other Activities

In 2010, he was becoming a shareholder of RCD Mallorca, trying to help the football club financially. His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, was becoming the assistant coach of Michael Laudrup .

In 2014, the Mundo Deportivo newspaper was named him the Best Spanish Athlete, and Laureus World Sports recognized him as the Best Comeback of the Year (2013). On May 1, 2015, he was awarded with the Gold Medal for Merit at Work, approved on June 23, 2014, for his conduct, effort and dedication.

Rafael Nadal And Novak Djokovic

On July 3, 2011, he lost Wimbledon and his third Grand Slam title to Novak Djokovic (the new world number one) 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the final. 

On April 21, 2012, Nadal overwhelmed Novak Djokovic 6-3 and 6-1 and won his eighth consecutive title at the Masters 1,000 in Monte Carlo, after being beaten in his last seven service matches, all of them in tournament finals. 

The Spanish tennis player conquered on June 11, 2012 his seventh title at Roland Garros , second ‘big’ of the season, which allowed him to overcome the Swedish legend Björn Borg in Paris after beating Serbian Novak Djokovic , number 1 in the world, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6 and 7-5. 

The Spaniard won in the French capital for the seventh time, breaking the tie he had with Borg, signing his eleventh ‘big’, which keeps him among the best in history.

During the months of February and March 2013, when he was on tour, the Spaniard was returning to Palma with three titles (Sao Paulo, Acapulco and Indian Wells) and one final (Viña del Mar), regaining fourth place of the ATP and happy because his knee responded very well. 

On May 12, 2013, he won the Masters 1000 in Madrid for the third time after defeating Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the final, 6-2, 6-4 in 71 minutes, achieving the 40th title of his career on clay. In August, at the Montreal Masters, he beat Milos Raonic by a double 6-2, after beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. 

On the 19th of this month he achieved the Cincinnati Masters after beating John Isner to regain second place in the ATP . On September 9 he was proclaimed champion of the US Open, once again beating Dokovic in four sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-1), totaling 13 Grand Slams.

On October 4, 2013, the Czech Tomas Berdych withdrew from the match he was playing with him due to a back injury in the semifinals of the Beijing tournament, so the Spaniard, in addition to qualifying for the final, regained the position of number one of the world by unseating Djokovic from this place.

Rafael Nadal Tennis

His game is a mixture of talent and physical display. He won his first tournament at the age of eight, in the Balearic Islands and a Spanish Championship when he was 11.

Complete from the back of the court -he is fast and has a backhand to the height of his forehand-, although with an improbable serve, he stands out for his claw and his enormous winning spirit on the court, something that he transmits to the public.

Excluding Michael Chang , he is the player who entered the earliest, at seventeen, in the select list of the 100 best tennis players in the world drawn up by the ATP . And he also with seventeen he reached the third round of Wimbledon. 

Before Nadal, only Boris Becker had achieved it .In April 2004, an injury to his left foot separated him from the circuit. They told him it would take six months to recover, but in three and a half he was playing. 

He trained sitting in a chair so as not to lose shape. At 18, he became the new star of Spanish tennis after his great performances in the qualifiers against the Czech Republic in the first round and France in the semifinals. In the Alicante bullring he led the Spanish victory.

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