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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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Nadal welcomes rule changes trial
Nadal welcomes rule changes trial
World number one Rafael Nadal is happy with tennis as it is, yet he is glad the sport is trialling new ideas.
Nitto ATP Finals 2017: Tournament preview
Nitto ATP Finals 2017: Tournament preview
A look at the groups and the eight players' chances in the season-ending tournament in London.
Breaking down Nadal's lethal forehand
Breaking down Nadal's lethal forehand
What makes Nadal's forehand different from that of other tennis players
Nadal moves into the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters
Nadal moves into the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters
The Spaniard defeated Cuevas to set up a clash with Krajinović in the final eight
Rafael Nadal seals year-end No.1 ranking for fourth time
Rafael Nadal seals year-end No.1 ranking for fourth time
He did so with a win at the Paris Masters over Korean Hyeon Chung.
5 unforgettable moments from Sports in 2017: The Year of Comebacks
5 unforgettable moments from Sports in 2017: The Year of Comebacks
An incredible year for sports filled with incredible comebacks. Football, tennis are there - But which is number 1?
Rafael Nadal has his eyes set on his last major career goal
Rafael Nadal has his eyes set on his last major career goal
Nadal is getting desperate to strike this off his bucket list
Roger Federer equals Ivan Lendl with 94th career title after defeating Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer equals Ivan Lendl with 94th career title after defeating Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer momes on to joint 2nd on the list of most titles won in the Open era.
No knee worries for Nadal
No knee worries for Nadal
World number one Rafael Nadal is not concerned about his right knee despite wearing tape under it during Sunday's defeat to Roger Federer.
Shanghai Masters 2017: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal final preview, schedule, channel and live streaming information
Shanghai Masters 2017: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal final preview, schedule, channel and live streaming information
This is their fourth meeting of the year.
Qualification scenarios for the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals
Qualification scenarios for the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals
Taking a look at those players who have qualified and those who have a chance to qualify for the finals.
China Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai reach quarter-finals
China Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai reach quarter-finals
Mirza is seeking her third title in Beijing.
How Nadal’s US Open win has reignited the GOAT debate in tennis
How Nadal’s US Open win has reignited the GOAT debate in tennis
We try to analyse the two legends - Federer and Nadal - to find out who the real GOAT of tennis is.
Rafa Nadal reveals how his advice helped Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios at Laver Cup
Rafa Nadal reveals how his advice helped Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios at Laver Cup
Nadal's advice went a long way in helping his Swiss rival.
Roger Federer confirms he will not team up with Rafa Nadal again after Laver Cup match
Roger Federer confirms he will not team up with Rafa Nadal again after Laver Cup match
Although he enjoyed playing alongside friend and rival Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer told Rafa that this event was just a one-off.
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