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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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ATP Acapulco: Rafael Nadal confirmed for 2018, Roger Federer in talks     
ATP Acapulco: Rafael Nadal confirmed for 2018, Roger Federer in talks     
Rafa has been a regular at this tournament and finished as the runner-up to Sam Querrey this year.
Fretting over Fedal: Are we prepared for the day when Federer and Nadal stop enthralling the world with their magic?
Fretting over Fedal: Are we prepared for the day when Federer and Nadal stop enthralling the world with their magic?
Federer and Nadal haven't really conquered time, despite what their recent successes suggest.
5 takeaways from Wimbledon 2017
5 takeaways from Wimbledon 2017
Roger Federer won his 19th Grand Slam title while Gabriel Muguruza won the Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal unleashed his beast mode, but Gilles Muller somehow found an answer to it
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal unleashed his beast mode, but Gilles Muller somehow found an answer to it
It was a battle for the ages, but nobody could have expected Gilles Muller to outlast Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon 2017: Gilles Muller speaks after ousting Rafael Nadal; hear from Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza as well
Wimbledon 2017: Gilles Muller speaks after ousting Rafael Nadal; hear from Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza as well
Rafael Nadal crashed out of the 2017 Championships at the hands of the 16th seed Gilles Muller.
Wimbledon 2017 Day 5 Review: Andy Murray makes it count
Wimbledon 2017 Day 5 Review: Andy Murray makes it count
Andy Murray dug deep to overcome Italy's Fabio Fognini in the third round.
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal serves up a masterclass to enter the fourth round
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal serves up a masterclass to enter the fourth round
Nadal has now won 28 sets in a row.
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal admits in a candid chat that he doubted his return to the top
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal admits in a candid chat that he doubted his return to the top
Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon third round for the first time since 2014.
VIDEO: Rafael Nadal signs fan's prosthetic leg at Wimbledon 2017
VIDEO: Rafael Nadal signs fan's prosthetic leg at Wimbledon 2017
He said it was "not the strangest thing I have autographed.
Wimbledon 2017: Listen to Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka in Day 3 Review
Wimbledon 2017: Listen to Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka in Day 3 Review
Hear from Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Victoria Azarenka and others at the end of Day 3.
Wimbledon 2017: Milestones achieved by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in first round
Wimbledon 2017: Milestones achieved by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in first round
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have 12 Wimbledon titles among them.
Wimbledon 2017: Wawrinka shocked by Medvedev, Listen to Murray, Nadal and Medvedev in Day 1 review
Wimbledon 2017: Wawrinka shocked by Medvedev, Listen to Murray, Nadal and Medvedev in Day 1 review
We hear from the ecstatic 21-year-old as well as Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams.
Wimbledon 2017: Former champions Rafael Nadal and Petra Kvitova race into second round
Wimbledon 2017: Former champions Rafael Nadal and Petra Kvitova race into second round
Both made emotional returns to the place where they have been two-time champions.
Wimbledon 2017: Listen to draw reactions and preview with Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon 2017: Listen to draw reactions and preview with Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal
Hear defending champion Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Angelique Kerber, Monica Puig and others talk about Wimbledon 2017.
Wimbledon 2017 Draw Analysis: How do things stack up for Federer, Djokovic and Nadal?
Wimbledon 2017 Draw Analysis: How do things stack up for Federer, Djokovic and Nadal?
How do the Big Four stack up and what are their chances at Wimbledon 2017?
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