Rafael Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Majorca, Spain) is a Spanish professional tennis player who has won a joint-record 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.
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.
Grand slams (Participation and victories)Edit
This table shows Nadal's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles.
|Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|2003||Did not enter||Injured||Round 3||Round 2|
|2004||Round 3||Injured||Injured||Round 2|
|2005||Round 4||Winner||Round 2||Round 3|
|2015||Quarter-final||Quarter-final||Round 2||Round 3|
|2016||Round 1||Round 3||Absent||Round 4|
- ↑ Q&A
- ↑ Nadal missed the 2003 French Open due to a right elbow injury.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Nadal missed the French Open and Wimbledon in 2004 due to a fracture in his left ankle.
- ↑ Nadal missed the 2006 Australian Open due to a foot injury.
- ↑ Nadal missed the 2009 Wimbledon Championships due to tendinitis in the knee.