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 1,508 articles about Rafael Nadal. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal retires in deciding set against Marin Cilic
World number six Marin Cilic is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after Rafael Nadal was forced to retire in the deciding fifth set of a gruelling last-eight tie.
Jan 23, 12:23
Kyle Edmund celebrates in August 2017
Result: Kyle Edmund stuns Grigor Dimitrov to reach Australian Open semi-finals
British number two Kyle Edmund shocks third seed Grigor Dimitrov in four sets to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
Jan 23, 09:05
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal progresses past Diego Schwartzman into last eight
World number one Rafael Nadal rallies past Diego Schwartzman to progress to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a four-set set victory.
Jan 21, 09:33
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Top seed Rafael Nadal too strong for Damir Dzumhur
Rafael Nadal brushes aside Damir Dzumhur in a one-sided third-round clash to pave the way for a meeting with Diego Schwartzman in the last 16 of the Australian Open.
Jan 19, 11:12
Rafael Nadal in action at the US Open on August 29, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal eases into Australian Open second round
World number one Rafael Nadal eases into the Australian Open second round with a straight-sets win over Victor Estrella Burgos.
Jan 15, 10:10
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer to face Aljaz Bedene at Australian Open
Defending champion Roger Federer will face former British representative Aljaz Bedene in the opening round of the Australian Open.
Jan 11, 10:09
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open warm-up tournament
Rafael Nadal pulls out of the Brisbane International less than three weeks before the start of the Australian Open.
Dec 28, 10:10
Lewis Hamilton pictured in May 2017
Lewis Hamilton: 'Extreme pressure got to Sebastian Vettel in 2017'
Lewis Hamilton says that Sebastian Vettel buckled "under extreme pressure" in 2017.
Dec 8, 19:54
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Who will benefit from Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals?
World number one Rafael Nadal withdrew from the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday night, but there are plenty of players who can star in the Spaniard's absence.
Nov 14, 13:50
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP World Tour Finals
World number one Rafael Nadal withdraws from the ATP World Tour Finals after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury during his defeat to David Goffin.
Nov 14, 10:11
Grigor Dimitrov in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2017
Result: Grigor Dimitrov battles past Dominic Thiem at ATP World Tour Finals
Grigor Dimitrov marks his debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a three-set victory over Dominic Thiem at London's O2 Arena.
Nov 13, 16:50
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal could be fit for ATP World Tour Finals
Rafael Nadal's doctor talks up the possibility of the world number one being fit in time to feature in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Nov 4, 21:17
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Result: Roger Federer overcomes Juan Martin Del Potro in Swiss Indoors final
Roger Federer clinches the eighth Swiss Indoors crown of his career - and his seventh title of 2017 - by beating Juan Martin del Potro over three sets in Basel.
Oct 29, 19:32
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Result: Roger Federer overcomes Rafael Nadal to clinch Shanghai Masters title
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer defeats world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters final to capture his sixth title of the year.
Oct 15, 12:07
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal to face Roger Federer in Shanghai Masters final
Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro in three sets to book a place in the Shanghai Masters final, where he is to face Rafael Nadal for a fourth time this season.
Oct 14, 20:36

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