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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.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Rafael Nadal loses to Del Potro in semi-finals 7-5, 4-6, 6-7 The Spaniard lost in 3 sets to the big-hitting Argentine
Rio 2016 Olympics, Tennis: The champion Rafael Nadal fights back After a couple of injury-ravaged years, Nadal is making his mark at Rio 2016.
Tennis - Spain's Nadal and Lopez win gold in men's doubles Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez (ESP) during the men's doubles gold medal tennis match in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Olympic Tennis Centre. ...
Rio Olympics 2016, Tennis: Rafael Nadal to face Del Potro in the Men's singles semi-finals The Spaniard beat Thomaz Bellucci 2-6 6-4 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the men's singles at Rio 2016.
Rafael Nadal helped Real Madrid sign Spanish wonderkid Marco Asensio Marco Asensio is one of the most promising talents in the Real Madrid squad
Rio Olympics 2016, Tennis: Rafael Nadal resurgent, Murray in quarter-finals as India hopes alive A round up of all the day's tennis action at Rio 2016
Spain's Nadal reaches men's doubles final, pulls out of mixed
Rio Olympics 2016: Rain is the biggest opponent for Rafael Nadal at the Games On Thursday, Rafa will be in action in singles, men's doubles as well as mixed doubles.
Rio Olympics 2016: Weather gods test patience of tennis lovers as rains cause delay Wet courts force organizers to reschedule a number of tennis matches
Nadal carries Spanish hopes into next round at Olympics
Rio Olympics 2016: Mixed doubles complete schedule India's duo will be playing Aurtalina in the first round of the mixed doubles
Rio Olympics 2016, Tennis: Day 2 round up - Djokovic tumbles, Murray and Williams siblings lose out A look at some key results from Day 2 of the tennis at Rio 2016.
Nadal delighted at leading Spain into Maracana
Rio Olympics 2016 tennis: 5 men's matches to look out for on Day-1 With only a day to go before the tennis tournament commences at Rio, let's take a look at five matches to look out for on Day-1
Carrying British flag proudest moment of my career: Murray
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