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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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Australian Open 2017: Determined Nadal safely through to the 2nd Round
Australian Open 2017: Determined Nadal safely through to the 2nd Round
Nadal established his dominance in the match early on and looks to be in good form going into Round 2.
5 matches we would love to watch at this year's Australian Open
5 matches we would love to watch at this year's Australian Open
The draw has thrown up the possibility of some very exciting matches that would be a delight for us to witness
5 reasons why Rafael Nadal can win the 2017 Australian Open
5 reasons why Rafael Nadal can win the 2017 Australian Open
Rafael Nadal looks confident and has momentum coming into the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2017: Analysing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's chances
Australian Open 2017: Analysing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's chances
The two fan favourites will play their first Grand Slam since early 2016 after both taking 6-month breaks from the sport.
5 Reasons why Rafael Nadal is set for a resurgence in 2017
5 Reasons why Rafael Nadal is set for a resurgence in 2017
Nadal's passion and spirit set him apart - and that means he can still be a force to be reckoned with in the new tennis season.
What Should You Expect From the Big Four in 2017?
What Should You Expect From the Big Four in 2017?
Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal all have different things to prove this season - can they do it?
Verdasco, Almagro reach Qatar Open quarter-finals
Verdasco, Almagro reach Qatar Open quarter-finals
Roger Federer Praises Rafael Nadal, describes him as the 'toughest opponent ever'
Roger Federer Praises Rafael Nadal, describes him as the 'toughest opponent ever'
Federer is currently playing at the Hopman Cup, while Nadal is surging through the season-opening tournament at Brisbane.
2017: The Year of Andy Murray
2017: The Year of Andy Murray
'Who's Afraid of Andy Murray in 2017'? At the moment, everyone on the circuit.
5 most heartwarming tennis moments in 2016
5 most heartwarming tennis moments in 2016
Here are five times tennis touched our hearts in 2016.
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray practice on Abu Dhabi Road ahead of Mubadala Tennis Championships
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray practice on Abu Dhabi Road ahead of Mubadala Tennis Championships
The pair are currently playing at the Mubadala Tennis Championships, an exhibition tournament in the UAE.
Carlos Moya believes Rafael Nadal can win Grand Slams again and regain No. 1
Carlos Moya believes Rafael Nadal can win Grand Slams again and regain No. 1
The former French Open champion and ex-World No. 1 has a close bond with Rafa and all members of his team.
Bopanna dropped from Davis Cup squad; Bhupathi to be next captain
Bopanna dropped from Davis Cup squad; Bhupathi to be next captain
What have your favourite tennis stars been up to online? The Stars on Social 14 Dec - 21 Dec
What have your favourite tennis stars been up to online? The Stars on Social 14 Dec - 21 Dec
Catch up with your favourite tennis stars as they celebrate the holiday - and the off-season!
Rafael Nadal to play 19 tournaments in 2017
Rafael Nadal to play 19 tournaments in 2017
It had largely been a forgettable 2016 for the former World No. 1 with a wrist injury wreaking havoc to his schedule.
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