Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal in 2011
Elk-name Rafa
The King of Clay
The Matador[1][2]
Kintra Spain Spain
Residence Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Born 3 Juin 1986 (1986-06-03) (age 28)
Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Hicht 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Wicht 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handit (twa-handit backhand)
Career prize money $56,326,897
Singles
Career record 692-135
Career titles 50
Heichest rankin No. 1 (18 August 2008)
Current rankin No. 2 (19 August 2013)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2009)
French Open W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2010)
US Open W (2010)
Ither tournaments
Tour Finals F (2010)
Olympic Gemmes Gold medal.svg Gold medal (2008)
Doubles
Career record 105-61
Career titles 8
Heichest rankin No. 26 (8 August 2005)
Current rankin No. 404 (29 Julie 2013)[4]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open SF (2004)
Last updatit on: 6 August 2012.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for Banner o Spain Spain
Men's Tennis
Gowd 2008 Beijing Singles

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə]; Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 Juin 1986) is a Spainyie professional tennis player an a umwhile World No. 1. As o 9 Februar 2013 (2013 -02-09), he is rankit No. 5 bi the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is widely regardit as ane o the greatest players o aw time;[5][6][7] his success on clay haes earned him the elk-name "The King o Clay", an haes promptit several experts tae regard him as the greatest clay court player in history.[8][9][10][11]

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  1. Niall, Jake (3 February 2009). "The man from Majorca breathes scent of victory". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  2. Scott, Brough (24 June 2008). "Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal happy with his game – and his shorts – as he moves through gears". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. "ATP World Tour – Singles Rankings". ATP Tour. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. "ATP World Tour – Doubles Rankings". ATP Tour. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  5. mirror.co.uk, Mighty Nadal is one of best four players ever, says John McEnroe
  6. ATP World tour,NADAL'S CAREER GRAND SLAM. Nadal A Man In A Hurry
  7. "Top 10 Men's Tennis Players of All Time". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  8. Harwitt, Sandra (1 August 2008). "Is Rafael Nadal the best clay-court player ever?". ESPN. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  9. "Rafael Nadal retakes king of clay title with french open win". foxsports.com. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  10. Tandon, Kamakshi. "Weighing Rafa's dominance on dirt". ESPN. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  11. Bishop, Greg (June 11, 2012). "Nadal Embraces History With a Record Seventh Title on the Clay of Roland Garros". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 

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