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Rafael Nadal Biography

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who has been ranked among the world's Top 5 since 2003. He is the second male player to achieve the Career Golden Slam and the first to win seven French Open titles. His repetitive success on clay has earned him the nickname "The King of Clay", and has prompted several experts to regard him as the greatest claycourt player in history. A prolific player, Nadal has won eleven Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 21 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and was also part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Nadal once had a 32-match winning streak in 2008, starting at the 2008 Masters Series Hamburg and lasting up to the 2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. He won the Roland Garros title for four consecutive years, from 2005 to 2008, and also the Wimbledon tournament in 2008 against tennis star Roger Federer. The following year, Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open, and proceeded to win his second Wimbledon in 2010, in which year he also won his first U.S. Open and fifth Roland Garros tournament. In 2011, he won his sixth Roland Garros title, followed by a seventh Rolland Garros win in 2012.

Rafael Nadal Latest News & Articles

5 top tennis players who are suffering from burnout

One player's career ended due to burn out, another has copped to it, while the remaining could possibly be suffering from burnout.

A fan's tribute to World No. 1, Andy Murray

Andy Murray finally gets out from under the heavy shadow cast by Rafa, Roger, and Novak to emerge as World Number One

Boris Becker says absence of Federer, Nadal resulted in Djokovic's poor form

Becker spoke out following Novak Djokovic's loss to Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals.

HCL Tennis Junior Tour and Masters 2016 - Day 1 kicks off with some fascinating encounters

Winners of the Masters to get trained at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain.
Agut, Coric confirm participation in Chennai Open tennis tournament

2016 Mubadala Championship: Rafael Nadal to begin his new season against Tomas Berdych

Nadal wrapped up his 2016 season early after a bone edema flared up on his left wrist.

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: The ranking carousel, talented debutants and major absentees

This year's World Tour Finals have seen two key figures missing in Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

5 most successful tennis parents of all time

These parents shaped some of tennis' World No. 1 players, both male and female.

Argentina's captain confirms team for Davis Cup final

5 times Andy Murray impressed in 2016

Andy Murray looks well set on his way to becoming World No. 1

A definitive ranking of the 10 most exhausting sports in the world

Not all sports are created equally exhausting. So which is the most demanding of them all?

The curious case of Rafael Nadal and the road to resurrection

The curious case of Rafael Nadal and the road to resurrection

Rafael Nadal should not have played after the US Open, admits Toni Nadal

Nadal has called off the rest off the year after struggling to recover from injuries.

Rafael Nadal sits out 2016: What does this mean for the ATP World Tour Finals?

Dominic Thiem, Tomas Berdych and Roberto Bautista Agut could all qualify for the World Tour Finals in London.

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Basel and Paris Masters, wraps up his 2016 season

The Spaniard was visibly wincing with pain whilst playing in China earlier this month.
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