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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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Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal considered fourth favourite to win the title by bookmakers
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal considered fourth favourite to win the title by bookmakers
Despite his dominance at the French Open, Rafael Nadal has not been heavily favoured by bookmakers to win Wimbledon.
5 tournaments that Rafael Nadal won without dropping a set
5 tournaments that Rafael Nadal won without dropping a set
Here are five tournaments that Rafael Nadal won in straight sets.
5 Rafael Nadal superstitions the player is always seen doing
5 Rafael Nadal superstitions the player is always seen doing
Nadal has peculiar tics and on-court movements that have led many to believe he may have OCD.
VIDEO: When teenage Rafael Nadal had already decided he was a champion
VIDEO: When teenage Rafael Nadal had already decided he was a champion
Nadal won his tenth French Open title to extend his Open Era record.
Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal on French Open win
Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal on French Open win
Federer joined a host of tennis stars congratulating the Spanish ace.
Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros: A better love story than...anything, really
Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros: A better love story than...anything, really
Rafael Nadal's dream of La Decima is now a reality.
Rafael Nadal: On the brink of La Decima
Rafael Nadal: On the brink of La Decima
Rafael Nadal, 12 years after his first French Open title, is on the brink of achieving what tennis stars can only dream of.
Scientific astrologer says Rafael Nadal will win La Decima
Scientific astrologer says Rafael Nadal will win La Decima
Both the finalists of the French Open 2017 were born with super strong planets.
Roland Garros 2017 diary: Wawrinka's power can deflate opponents, but so can Nadal's patience
Roland Garros 2017 diary: Wawrinka's power can deflate opponents, but so can Nadal's patience
Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal won their respective games to set up an intriguing clash on Sunday.
French Open 2017 semi-final preview: Rafa-Thiem revenge clash on the cards
French Open 2017 semi-final preview: Rafa-Thiem revenge clash on the cards
The blockbuster semi-final clashes are here!
5 greatest Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic encounters
5 greatest Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic encounters
Here are some of the most nail-biting battles between Nadal and Djokovic in the past.
French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal threatens chair umpire, says he will "never chair his match again"
French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal threatens chair umpire, says he will "never chair his match again"
The incident was unexpected of Nadal as he gears up to play Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals
French Open: The rich and unique history of Roland Garros
French Open: The rich and unique history of Roland Garros
A look at the 126-year rich history of the French Open.
Roland Garros 2017 diary: Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, the freaks of nature
Roland Garros 2017 diary: Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, the freaks of nature
It was an eventful Day 4 at the 2017 French Open, with Nadal, Venus and Thiem all coming away victors.
French Open 2017: 5 matchups we would love to watch
French Open 2017: 5 matchups we would love to watch
Here are five matchups we would love to see at the French Open.
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