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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 1,536 articles about Rafael Nadal. Articles 1 to 40:
Nick Kyrgios pictured at the 2018 Australian Open
Result: Nadal accuses Kyrgios of lacking respect after losing to him in Acapulco
Kyrgios saved three match points before winning the deciding tie-break.
Feb 28, 10:48
Novak Djokovic poses with the Australian Open trophy on January 27, 2019
Djokovic has sights on the 'ultimate challenge' of calendar Grand Slam
Djokovic will attempt to repeat his achievement from three years ago by holding all four grand slam titles at once.
Jan 28, 06:00
Novak Djokovic poses with the Australian Open trophy on January 27, 2019
The best moments from the final day of the Australian Open
The highlights from Melbourne Park.
Jan 27, 14:30
Novak Djokovic poses with the Australian Open trophy on January 27, 2019
Djokovic turns focus to Federer record after clinching 15th grand slam
Djokovic is five behind Swiss master Federer in the all-time list.
Jan 27, 14:08
Novak Djokovic poses with the Australian Open trophy on January 27, 2019
Result: Deadly Djokovic brushes aside Nadal to win Australian Open
Djokovic won 6-3 6-2 6-3 after just two hours and four minutes to claim his 15th slam title.
Jan 27, 11:02
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 22, 2019
Nadal counting on new approach to avenge 2012 loss to Djokovic
Nadal has not lost his serve since the first round and is yet to drop a set.
Jan 26, 06:44
Rafael Nadal celebrates during the Australian Open semi-final win over Stefano Tsitsipas on January 24, 2019
Tennis great Roy Emerson fears for record ahead of Djokovic v Nadal final
Djokovic, Emerson and Roger Federer share the current record with six titles each.
Jan 26, 06:00
Novak Djokovic in action in the Australian Open semi-final on January 25, 2019
Djokovic sends message to Nadal as he brushes aside Pouille to reach final
Djokovic and Nadal will meet for the 53rd time in the Australian Open final on Sunday.
Jan 25, 12:51
Novak Djokovic in action in the Australian Open semi-final on January 25, 2019
Result: Djokovic thrashes Pouille to reach Australian Open final
Djokovic and Nadal will meet for the first time in a slam final since the 2014 French Open.
Jan 25, 10:37
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 22, 2019
Tsitsipas helpless to prevent Nadal storming into Australian Open final
Nadal is yet to drop a set and is through to his fifth final in Melbourne.
Jan 24, 12:45
Rafael Nadal celebrates during the Australian Open semi-final win over Stefano Tsitsipas on January 24, 2019
Result: Nadal bulldozes way past Tsitsipas and into Australian Open final
The Spaniard will face either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille on Sunday.
Jan 24, 10:58
Karolina Pliskova celebrates against Serena Williams during her Australian Open quarter-final on January 23, 2019
Williams stunned by Pliskova while Djokovic has easy evening
The highlights from the 10th day of action at Melbourne Park.
Jan 23, 11:57
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open on January 22, 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up Australian Open semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal
Tsitsipas defeated Roberto Bautista Agut while Nadal was dominant against Frances Tiafoe.
Jan 22, 14:07
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open on January 22, 2019
Highlights from day nine at the Australian Open
The highlights from the ninth day of action at Melbourne Park.
Jan 22, 13:21
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 22, 2019
Result: Nadal hails 'emotional' victory after booking last-four spot in Melbourne
Nadal needed only an hour and 47 minutes to wrap up a 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory.
Jan 22, 12:28
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 20, 2019
Roger Federer's winning run at Australian Open ends with 'massive regrets'
Tsitsipas came from a set down to triumph 6-7 (11) 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-6 (5).
Jan 20, 13:30
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates at the Australian Open on January 18, 2019
Highlights from day five at the Australian Open
The highlights from day five at Melbourne Park.
Jan 18, 12:08
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 16, 2019
Highlights from day three at the Australian Open
The highlights from the third day of play at Melbourne Park.
Jan 16, 14:29
Alex de Minaur in action at the Australian Open on January 16, 2019
De Minaur set for major test against Nadal in Melbourne
Australian number one Alex De Minaur lost to the Spaniard at Wimbledon last summer.
Jan 16, 14:26
Rafael Nadal in action in Abu Dhabi on December 28, 2018
Nadal hits out at ATP over lack of support for Majorca victims
The Spaniard won his first match since last year's US Open in the first round in Melbourne.
Jan 14, 07:07
Rafael Nadal in action in Abu Dhabi on December 28, 2018
Nadal sad at Murray's impending retirement
Murray will play Roberto Bautista Agut in potentially his final match on Monday.
Jan 12, 07:30
Rafael Nadal in action in Abu Dhabi on December 28, 2018
Nadal to test out new service action at Australian Open
The Spaniard has not played a competitive match since the US Open last September.
Jan 12, 06:43
Andy Murray in action during an Australian Open warm-up match on January 10, 2019
Sir Andy Murray: From Dunblane to double Olympic champion
Murray has been a sporting great on and off court.
Jan 11, 00:51
Andy Murray in action during an Australian Open warm-up match on January 10, 2019
Andy Murray to face Bautista Agut in Australian Open first round
Concerns about Murray's fitness grew as he struggled through a practice match against world number one Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
Jan 10, 07:58
Rafael Nadal in action in Abu Dhabi on December 28, 2018
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International before his first match
Nadal only completed one hard-court tournament last season.
Jan 2, 10:43
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

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