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Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 32)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Jun 18): No. 2 (8,770 points)
Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after beating compatriot David Ferrer in the French Open final on June 9, 2013
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Sports Mole has 1,523 articles about Rafael Nadal. Articles 1 to 40:
Rafael Nadal in action at the US Open on September 7, 2018
Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up operation following Majorca flooding
Nadal invited people affected by the severe storms to take shelter at his tennis academy in nearby Manacor.
Oct 10, 23:18
Andy Murray practising for Wimbledon on June 30, 2018
Andy Murray handed tough draw at Cincinnati Open
Former world number one Andy Murray is drawn to face Lucas Pouille in the opening round of the Cincinnati Open.
Aug 11, 12:53
Novak Djokovic in action during his Wimbledon semi-final against Rafael Nadal on July 14, 2018
Novak Djokovic returns to world's top 10
Novak Djokovic returns to the top 10 of the ATP Rankings after winning Wimbledon, but Andy Murray is now placed down in 839th spot.
Jul 16, 11:15
Novak Djokovic in action during his Wimbledon semi-final against Rafael Nadal on July 14, 2018
Result: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon classic
Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal in five sets to reach his first Wimbledon final since 2015.
Jul 14, 15:41
Kevin Anderson celebrates winning a point during his epic Wimbledon semi-final with John Isner on July 13, 2018
Result: Kevin Anderson pips John Isner to Wimbledon final in five-set epic
Kevin Anderson reaches the final of Wimbledon for the first time courtesy of an epic five-set victory over John Isner, winning the final set 26-24.
Jul 13, 19:48
Rafael Nadal in action at Wimbledon on July 9, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal reaches Wimbledon semi-finals with epic win over Juan Martin del Potro
Rafael Nadal reaches the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2011 thanks to an epic five-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro on Centre Court.
Jul 11, 21:14
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the Wimbledon fourth-round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov July 9, 2018... on the grass
Result: Novak Djokovic overcomes Kei Nishikori in four sets to reach Wimbledon semis
Twelfth seed Novak Djokovic is into his first Wimbledon semi-final since 2015 thanks to a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 victory over Kei Nishikori.
Jul 11, 15:59
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the Wimbledon fourth-round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov July 9, 2018... on the grass
Result: Novak Djokovic sails through to last eight of Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic beats Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-2 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, where he will face Kei Nishikori.
Jul 9, 21:13
Rafael Nadal in action at Wimbledon on July 9, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal cruises into Wimbledon quarter-finals
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal cruises into the quarter-finals at SW19 courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Jiri Vesely.
Jul 9, 18:33
Rafael Nadal at the 2018 French Open
Rafael Nadal "happy" to reach round four at Wimbledon
World number one Rafael Nadal says that he is "happy" to have booked his place in the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Jul 7, 16:53
Rafael Nadal in action at the French Open on June 2, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal books spot in fourth round of Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal progresses to the fourth round of Wimbledon courtesy of a 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory over Alex De Minaur.
Jul 7, 15:35
Rafael Nadal celebrates reaching the next round of the French Open on June 4, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal battles through to Wimbledon third round
Rafael Nadal earns a place in the third round at Wimbledon courtesy of an hard-earned straight-sets win over Mikhail Kukushkin.
Jul 5, 16:09
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal coasts into Wimbledon round two
World number one Rafael Nadal coasts into round two of Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Dudi Sela.
Jul 3, 17:31
Switzerland's Roger Federer after losing the Halle Open final against Croatia's Borna Coric on June 24, 2018
How does Roger Federer continue to defy his age to win Grand Slam titles?
Roger Federer has won eight Wimbledon titles but just six weeks shy of his 37th birthday, how does the Swiss remain the favourite to win a ninth crown at SW19?
Jul 1, 14:22
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Andy Murray given tough Wimbledon draw
Two-time champion Andy Murray is drawn to play Benoit Paire in the first round at Wimbledon.
Jun 29, 10:22
Rafael Nadal at the 2018 French Open
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's
World number one Rafael Nadal announces that he is withdrawing from Queen's in order to prolong his recovery after the French Open.
Jun 13, 15:10
Rafael Nadal celebrates reaching the next round of the French Open on June 4, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title
World number one Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 to lift the French Open title for an 11th time.
Jun 10, 16:57
Rafael Nadal in action at the French Open on June 8, 2018
Can Simona Halep, Rafael Nadal be stopped at French Open?
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are clear favourites to win the French Open this week, but both Sloane Stephens and Dominic Thiem have genuine hope of causing a surprise.
Jun 8, 19:27
Rafael Nadal in action at the French Open on June 8, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal breezes into French Open final
Ten-time winner Rafael Nadal breezes into the French Open final with a comfortable victory over Juan Martin del Potro.
Jun 8, 17:28
Dominic Thiem in action at the French Open on June 5, 2018
Result: Dominic Thiem sees off Marco Cecchinato to reach first French Open final
Dominic Thiem is through to the French Open final for the first time courtesy of a straight-sets win over Marco Cecchinato.
Jun 8, 15:01
Juan Martin del Potro in action during his French Open quarter-final match on June 7, 2018
Result: Juan Martin del Potro books semi-final spot at French Open
Juan Martin del Potro sets up a semi-final showdown with Rafael Nadal at the French Open courtesy of a four-set victory over Marin Cilic.
Jun 7, 13:52
Rafael Nadal at the 2018 French Open
Result: Rafael Nadal survives scare to reach semi-finals at French Open
Defending champion Rafael Nadal battles back from behind to beat Diego Schwartzman in four sets and reach the semi-finals of the French Open.
Jun 7, 12:54
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Rain delays Rafael Nadal's French Open quarter-final
Rain postpones the French Open quarter-final between Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman with the Spaniard trailing 6-3 3-5.
Jun 6, 19:18
Rafael Nadal in action at the French Open on June 2, 2018
Result: Rafael Nadal remains on course for 11th French Open title
Rafael Nadal remains on course for an 11th French Open title after powering past Richard Gasquet to reach the fourth round.
Jun 2, 16:03
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Rafael Nadal hopes Zinedine Zidane will return to Real Madrid
Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal says that he hopes Zinedine Zidane will one day return to the club.
Jun 1, 21:12
Kyle Edmund celebrates winning his Australian Open quarter-final on January 23, 2018
Result: British number one Kyle Edmund storms into French Open round two
British number one Kyle Edmund reaches round two of the French Open with a straight-sets win over Australia's Alex de Minaur.
May 29, 16:00
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal overcomes tough Simone Bolelli test in French Open
Rafael Nadal survives a few scares to see off Simone Bolelli in round one of the French Open.
May 29, 15:28
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal wins Italian Open for eighth time by holding off Alexander Zverev
Rafael Nadal returns to the top of the men's singles rankings by holding off a fightback from Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open final.
May 20, 18:39
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Dominic Thiem ends Rafael Nadal's unbeaten run on clay
Dominic Thiem ends Rafael Nadal's 21-match unbeaten run on clay at the Madrid Open.
May 11, 18:38
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe set record
Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's 34-year-old record for successive set wins on a single surface with victory over Diego Schwartzman in the Madrid Open.
May 10, 23:07
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem at Monte Carlo Masters
World number one Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Apr 20, 16:59
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer to skip clay court season following Thanasi Kokkinakis loss
Roger Federer will skip the upcoming European clay court season, including the French Open, following his defeat to Thanasi Kokkonakis at the Miami Open.
Mar 25, 13:44
Rafael Nadal celebrates reaching the final of the Australian Open on January 27, 2017
Rafael Nadal reliant on painkillers, claims uncle and former coach
Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, admits that the current world number two "continuously lives with pain" and makes regular use of painkillers.
Mar 15, 20:44
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami
World number two Rafael Nadal announces that he will play no part in the Masters Series events in Indian Wells and Miami.
Mar 2, 17:59
Roger Federer poses with his collection of Laureus Awards in February 2018
Roger Federer top winner at Laureus World Sports Awards
Roger Federer is named sportsman of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.
Feb 27, 20:00
Roger Federer celebrates during the second round of the US Open on August 31, 2017
Roger Federer becomes oldest world number one
Roger Federer becomes the oldest world number one in tennis history courtesy of his victory over Robin Haase at the Rotterdam Open.
Feb 16, 20:20
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal to play at Queen's
World number one Rafael Nadal announces that he will return to Queen's in the run-up to Wimbledon this summer.
Feb 7, 09:42
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal targeting return to action at Acapulco ATP tournament
Rafael Nadal expects to be back playing competitive tennis by the end of the month at the Acapulco ATP tournament.
Feb 6, 20:51
Kyle Edmund celebrates winning his Australian Open quarter-final on January 23, 2018
Kyle Edmund rises to 26th spot, Johanna Konta down in world rankings
Kyle Edmund moves to a career-high of 26th spot in the ATP world rankings, but Johanna Konta loses ground in the WTA standings.
Jan 29, 12:27
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal: 'Surfaces leading to more injuries'
Rafael Nadal claims that the surfaces which are used on the ATP Tour are contributing to players suffering injuries after he was forced to pull out of the Australian Open.
Jan 23, 19:32

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