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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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5 reasons why Dominic Thiem is a future French Open winner
5 reasons why Dominic Thiem is a future French Open winner
The Roland Garros trophy in the Austrian's cabinet seems like an inevitability rather than just a possibility.
5 reasons why Rafael Nadal is the hot favourite to win the French Open 2017
5 reasons why Rafael Nadal is the hot favourite to win the French Open 2017
As the French Open commences, here is why it is time for Rafa's La Decima.
Rome Masters: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas upset seventh seeds to enter quarter-finals
Rome Masters: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas upset seventh seeds to enter quarter-finals
In singles, Nadal and Djokovic progress while Wawrinka is shown the door.
Rafael Nadal supports Roger Federer's decision to skip French Open
Rafael Nadal supports Roger Federer's decision to skip French Open
Nadal and Federer will not face off until the grass-court season is underway.
Top 5 wins of Rafael Nadal's career
Top 5 wins of Rafael Nadal's career
Here are five of Rafael Nadal's greatest career wins!
What we learned from the Madrid Masters 2017
What we learned from the Madrid Masters 2017
Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and more feature in our must-have-watched list - talk about the immense talent on display!
Mutua Madrid Open 2017 Preview: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic
Mutua Madrid Open 2017 Preview: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic
Nadal will look for his fifth title in Madrid ahead of the French Open.
Mutua Madrid Open 2017: 5 matches we're looking forward to watching
Mutua Madrid Open 2017: 5 matches we're looking forward to watching
Rafael Nadal will contest for a record-extending fifth title at the Madrid Masters this year.
'La Decada' later, Rafael Nadal's jaw-dropping claycourt dominance still manages to surprise
'La Decada' later, Rafael Nadal's jaw-dropping claycourt dominance still manages to surprise
Nadal has now won 10 titles at both Monte Carlo and Barcelona, and the possibilities for the rest of his season have shot through the roof.
Rafael Nadal wins a record-extending tenth title at Barcelona Open
Rafael Nadal wins a record-extending tenth title at Barcelona Open
Nadal won a record 10th title at the Monte Carlo Masters last week.
Barcelona Open: Dominic Thiem stuns Andy Murray, faces Rafael Nadal in final
Barcelona Open: Dominic Thiem stuns Andy Murray, faces Rafael Nadal in final
Nadal seeks his 10th title in Barcelona.
VIDEO: Rafael Nadal unleashes insane shot against Hyeon Chung at Barcelona Open
VIDEO: Rafael Nadal unleashes insane shot against Hyeon Chung at Barcelona Open
Nadal produced magic at the ATP Barcelona Open in his native Spain.
Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray reach quarter-finals, David Goffin out
Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray reach quarter-finals, David Goffin out
Murray played his first match at Barcelona on Thursday.
Monte-Carlo win boosts Rafael Nadal's chances of being year-end World No.1
Monte-Carlo win boosts Rafael Nadal's chances of being year-end World No.1
The Spaniard has been in very good form this year.
Barcelona Open: Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem enter third round
Barcelona Open: Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem enter third round
Bopanna and Cuevas lost to the top seeds.
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