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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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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.
Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title
Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title
This is Nadal's 70th career title overall.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas reach final, Rafael Nadal seeks 10th title
Monte Carlo Masters: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas reach final, Rafael Nadal seeks 10th title
In singles, Nadal reached his 11th final at Monte Carlo.
Barcelona Open to rename centre court after Rafael Nadal
Barcelona Open to rename centre court after Rafael Nadal
Nadal will be chasing his tenth title at Barcelona this time.
Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev accept wildcards into Barcelona Open
Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev accept wildcards into Barcelona Open
Both Murray and Zverev made early exits at this week's Monte Carlo Masters.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas upset fifth seeds to enter quarter-finals
Monte Carlo Masters: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas upset fifth seeds to enter quarter-finals
Nadal and Djokovic win on a day of upsets.
Dominant Nadal outclasses Zverev in Monte Carlo
Dominant Nadal outclasses Zverev in Monte Carlo
It was a complete mismatch at the Monte-Carlo Masters, as Rafael Nadal dispatched of Alexander Zverev in little over an hour.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal passes Kyle Edmund test, Andy Murray makes winning return
Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal passes Kyle Edmund test, Andy Murray makes winning return
India's Rohan Bopanna also made a winning start to his Monte Carlo Masters campaign.
Monte Carlo Masters: Tomas Berdych, Alexander Zverev enter second round
Monte Carlo Masters: Tomas Berdych, Alexander Zverev enter second round
Djokovic won too, but in doubles.
Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal has a tough path to title defence
Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal has a tough path to title defence
Nadal is looking for the first crown in his triple 'La Decima' quest this year.
When destiny calls, Roger Federer answers
When destiny calls, Roger Federer answers
Federer has flipped the script by defeating Nadal for the 4th straight time & completing his 3rd Sunshine Double, but did he have some help?
5 clubs that are loved by neutrals
5 clubs that are loved by neutrals
Here are 5 teams that are loved by football fans all over the world.
Barcelona's 1992 European Cup winning squad: Where are they now?
Barcelona's 1992 European Cup winning squad: Where are they now?
We track the careers and current whereabouts of Johan Cruyff's Barcelona team, nicknamed the "Dream Team" that won the 1992 European Cup.
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