Rafael Nadal

Spanish tennis player (born 1986)

Rafael Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Majorca, Spain) is a Spanish professional tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles; fourteen at the French Open, four at the US Open, two at Wimbledon and two at the Australian Open. He has been ranked number one in the world for 209 weeks. He plays very well on clay courts, and many people regard Nadal as the greatest clay-court tennis player in history. He plays tennis with his left hand.

Rafael Nadal in 2013

Nadal has won 36 ATP Masters Series titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. He is a part of the Spain Davis Cup team and has won the cup four times, in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.

Nadal is often known simply as Rafa. He has rivalries against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Nadal is agnostic.[1]

Grand slams (Participation and victories)


This table shows Nadal's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles.

Sherry barrel signed by Nadal
Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2003 Did not enter Injured[2] Round 3 Round 2
2004 Round 3 Injured[3] Injured[3] Round 2
2005 Round 4 Winner Round 2 Round 3
2006 Injured[4] Winner Final Quarter-final
2007 Quarter-final Winner Final Round 4
2008 Semi-final Winner Winner Semi-final
2009 Winner Round 4 Injured[5] Semi-final
2010 Quarter-final Winner Winner Winner
2011 Quarter-final Winner Final Final
2012 Final Winner Round 2 Absent
2013 Absent Winner Round 1 Winner
2014 Final Winner Round 4 Absent
2015 Quarter-final Quarter-final Round 2 Round 3
2016 Round 1 Round 3 Absent Round 4
2017 Final Winner Round 4 Winner
2018 Quarter-final Winner Semi-final Semi-final
2019 Final Winner Semi-final Winner
2020 Quarter-final Winner Not held Absent
2021 Quarter-final Semi-final Absent Absent
2022 Winner Winner Semi-final Round 4
2023 Round 2 Absent Absent Absent
2024 Absent


  1. Q&A
  2. Nadal missed the 2003 French Open due to a right elbow injury.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nadal missed the French Open and Wimbledon in 2004 due to a fracture in his left ankle.
  4. Nadal missed the 2006 Australian Open due to a foot injury.
  5. Nadal missed the 2009 Wimbledon Championships due to tendinitis in the knee.