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Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 34)

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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Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2020
Australian Open 'likely to be delayed by at least a week'
Covid-19 quarantine restrictions in the country would make holding the first grand slam of 2021 in its planned slot logistically difficult.
Nov 25, 08:35
Daniil Medvedev lifts the ATP Finals trophy on November 22, 2020
Medvedev triumphs in London as 2021 season shrouded in uncertainty
The Russian defeated Dominic Thiem to win the biggest title of his career.
Nov 23, 08:27
Daniil Medvedev reacts after beating Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals on November 21, 2020
Daniil Medvedev determined to build on ATP Finals success
The Russian came from a set down to defeat Dominic Thiem and complete an unbeaten week at The O2.
Nov 23, 00:01
Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Alexander Zverev in the ATP Finals on November 20, 2020
A look at the state of men's tennis as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal both lose
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated the men's game.
Nov 22, 15:33
Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Alexander Zverev in the ATP Finals on November 20, 2020
ATP Finals roundup: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal both exit in semi-finals
Dominic Thiem recovered from 0-4 in the deciding tie-break with Novak Djokovic, while Rafael Nadal served for the match against Daniil Medvedev.
Nov 22, 09:13
Daniil Medvedev reacts after beating Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals on November 21, 2020
Result: Daniil Medvedev launches impressive fightback to overcome Rafael Nafal
Rafael Nadal served for the match in the second set but Daniil Medvedev turned things around impressively.
Nov 21, 23:58
Dominic Thiem celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on November 21, 2020
Result: Dominic Thiem downs Djokovic to reach final of ATP Finals
Dominic Thiem recovered from 4-0 in the deciding tie-break to reach the final at The O2 for the second straight year.
Nov 21, 18:01
Pascal Struijk in action for Leeds United in October 2020
Result: Novak Djokovic beats Zverev to set up semi-final clash with Dominic Thiem
The world's top four players make up the semi-final line-up at The O2.
Nov 20, 17:04
Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals on November 19, 2020
ATP Finals roundup: Tsitsipas' reign ends at the hands of Nadal
Rafael Nadal is through to the last four for the first time since 2015.
Nov 20, 08:29
Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Dominic Thiem in the ATP Finals on November 17, 2020
Result: Rafael Nadal overcomes Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach semi-finals of ATP Finals
The world number two bounced back from his defeat by Dominic Thiem on Tuesday.
Nov 20, 00:01
Dominic Thiem celebrates after beating Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals on November 17, 2020
Dominic Thiem able to celebrate historic win over Rafael Nadal
The Austrian won a superb contest in two tie-breaks while Stefanos Tsitsipas battled past Andrey Rublev.
Nov 18, 00:01
Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts after beating Andrey Rublev at the ATP Finals on November 17, 2020
Result: Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes Andrey Rublev to set up Nadal showdown
The defending champion's victory means Dominic Thiem has qualified for the semi-finals.
Nov 17, 22:44
Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Dominic Thiem in the ATP Finals on November 17, 2020
Dominic Thiem: 'Rafael Nadal victory one of the best in my career'
The Austrian is on the verge of a semi-final spot in London after a brilliant contest.
Nov 17, 19:00
Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Dominic Thiem in the ATP Finals on November 17, 2020
Result: Rafael Nadal suffers narrow defeat to Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem won two tie-breaks in the match at The O2.
Nov 17, 16:54
Daniil Medvedev reacts after beating Alexander Zverev in the ATP Finals on November 16, 2020
Result: Daniil Medvedev beats Alexander Zverev in maiden ATP Finals victory
The Russian lost all his matches on his debut last year.
Nov 16, 22:05
Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Diego Schwartzman in the ATP Finals on November 16, 2020
Novak Djokovic looks ahead to uncertain 2021 season after ATP Finals opener
The calendar for the new season beginning in early January has yet to be released.
Nov 16, 18:23
Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Diego Schwartzman in the ATP Finals on November 16, 2020
Result: Novak Djokovic cruises past Diego Schwartzman in ATP Finals opener
Novak Djokovic needed only an hour and 18 minutes to defeat Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-2.
Nov 16, 15:58
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020
This weekend's sporting action in pictures
The ATP Tour Finals got underway for the final time at London's O2 Arena.
Nov 16, 08:43
Dominic Thiem celebrates after beating Casper Ruud in the French Open on October 2, 2020
ATP Finals roundup: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem secure victories
The event is being played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 15, 23:18
Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Paris Masters on November 7, 2020
Result: Rafael Nadal beats Andrey Rublev in ATP Finals opener
Rafael Nadal is chasing his first title at London's O2.
Nov 15, 22:19
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning the ATP Finals with the trophy on November 17, 2019
Five talking points ahead of the ATP Finals in London
Rafael Nadal is still seeking a first win in the event.
Nov 13, 15:28
Alexander Zverev pictured at the French Open on October 4, 2020
Alexander Zverev lifts lid on allegations of domestic abuse
Former girlfriend Olga Sharypova has alleged serious abuse by Alexander Zverev during their relationship.
Nov 13, 13:43
Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Paris Masters on November 7, 2020
Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas in same group for ATP Finals
The event will move to Turin next year after 12 years at The O2.
Nov 12, 18:41
Novak Djokovic reacts after losing to Lorenzo Sonego in the Austrian Open on October 30, 2020
Greg Rusedski: 'Novak Djokovic will be determined in London'
The Serb can tie Roger Federer's tally of six ATP Finals victories.
Nov 12, 16:20
Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Paris Masters on November 7, 2020
Result: Rafael Nadal crashes out of Paris Masters
The top seed was overpowered in straight sets by Alexander Zverev.
Nov 7, 20:27
Diego Schwartzman pictured at the Paris Masters on November 6, 2020
Result: Diego Schwartzman makes ATP Finals despite Medvedev defeat
The Argentinian lost to Daniil Medvedev in Paris but has done enough to book his place at the O2 Arena.
Nov 6, 21:01
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
Paris Masters roundup: Rafael Nadal wins 1,000th ATP Tour match
World number two Rafael Nadal becomes only the fourth player in the open era to pass the milestone.
Nov 4, 22:21
Diego Schwartzman pictured in October 2020
A look at who could clinch the final ATP qualifying spot in London
The Argentinian is in pole position to secure the eighth qualifying place.
Nov 2, 08:55
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning a match at the French Open on October 5, 2020
Result: Novak Djokovic on target to finish year as number one
Only Rafael Nadal can now overhaul Novak Djokovic but it would involve the Spaniard taking a wild card as a late entry into the Sofia Open next month.
Oct 28, 21:00
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
French Open champion Rafael Nadal to take part in Paris Masters next month
The world number two is also now likely to take his place at the ATP Finals in London.
Oct 20, 17:39
Andrey Rublev celebrates winning in St Petersburg on October 18, 2020
Andrey Rublev boosts ATP Finals hopes with win in St Petersburg
There are two singles spots remaining for the end-of-season showpiece at the O2.
Oct 19, 17:24
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
Andy Murray: 'Rafael Nadal's French Open haul arguably best achievement in sport'
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in dominant fashion in the final in Paris.
Oct 12, 18:49
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
A statistical look at Rafael Nadal's French Open dominance
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer each have 20 grand slam men's singles titles.
Oct 12, 15:17
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
Five things we learned from 2020 French Open
Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek were crowned champions.
Oct 12, 13:53
Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the French Open final on October 9, 2020
Novak Djokovic: "I will keep on going as long as I have fuel in my legs"
The Serb wants to emulate Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Oct 12, 12:27
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Eifel Grand Prix on October 11, 2020
Sporting weekend in pictures: Lewis Hamilton, Rafael Nadal equal records
Rafael Nadal joined Roger Federer on 20 grand slam titles while Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's Formula One victory record of 91 wins.
Oct 12, 09:04
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
Rafael Nadal "excited for the future" after drawing level with Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal joined Roger Federer on 20 grand slam singles titles, the most in the history of men's tennis.
Oct 12, 08:56
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after record-equalling French Open win
Rafael Nadal's 6-0 6-2 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic in the French Open final saw him equal Roger Federer's men's record of 20 slam titles.
Oct 11, 20:05
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Eifel Grand Prix on October 11, 2020
Sunday's sporting social: Hamilton and Nadal's record-equalling exploits
Nadal equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 grand slams at the French Open, while Hamilton sealed his 91st F1 win - level with Michael Schumacher.
Oct 11, 20:03
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after beating Novak Djokovic on October 11, 2020
French Open roundup: Rafael Nadal displays clay-court excellence once again
The story of the final day of action at Roland Garros.
Oct 11, 18:58

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