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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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Serena Williams of the U.S. during the match against China's Qiang Wang on January 24, 2020
Serena Williams commits to playing in US Open
The USTA confirmed they are expecting an 80 per cent loss in net operating income this year.
Jun 17, 17:43
Dan Evans in action at the Australian Open on January 20, 2020
Dan Evans calls on Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to play US Open
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have expressed doubts over playing in New York.
Jun 8, 12:15
A woman wearing a mask walks by the Emirates Stadium after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled on March 13, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 6
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the entertainment world.
Jun 6, 23:39
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on February 2, 2020
Novak Djokovic hits out at "impossible" plans for US Open
The event is set to start on August 31.
Jun 6, 13:14
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Rafael Nadal unwilling to travel abroad for tennis tournaments
The Spaniard feels the time to come back is when all players worldwide can travel.
Jun 4, 14:15
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Niguez's new club and Nadal's birthday - what sports stars did on Wednesday
Tyson Fury was staying motivated.
Jun 3, 17:45
Watford manager Nigel Pearson pictured on January 12, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on May 22
Sports Mole rounds up the latest coronavirus news from across the sporting world.
May 22, 23:39
Marcus Rashford scores for Manchester United on January 11, 2020
City and United stars remember Manchester bombing - Friday's goodwill stories
Rafael Nadal was back practising as the 19-time grand slam champion returned to the court in Mallorca.
May 22, 18:49
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Rafael Nadal switches attention to 2021 season
Officially there are no professional events until July 13.
May 5, 14:33
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on February 2, 2020
Coronavirus latest: Novak Djokovic donates €1m to buy medical equipment
Novak Djokovic joins Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in donating to the cause.
Mar 27, 13:37
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected on January 22, 2020
Manchester United's European tie with LASK set to be played behind closed doors
The PA news agency understands UEFA has been in contact with both clubs, as well as local and national authorities, ahead of the last-16 first leg.
Mar 10, 12:15
General view of Camp Nou, home to Barcelona, taken in May 2018
Barcelona's Champions League clash with Napoli to be played behind closed doors
Barcelona join Paris St Germain, Olympiacos and Roma in having European matches without fans in attendance.
Mar 10, 11:26
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Coronavirus latest: Indian Wells cancelled over safety fears
Indian Wells is the first Premier Mandatory event of the WTA season and is a Masters 1000 event on the men's tour.
Mar 9, 08:00
Edoardo Molinari pictured in July 2014
Italian duo reinstated in Oman Open field after coronavirus test
Both players had withdrawn from the European Tour event in Muscat on medical grounds.
Feb 27, 16:58
Nick Kyrgios wears a Lakers shirt in tribute to Kobe Bryant on January 27, 2020
Nick Kyrgios hits out at "disrespectful" Mexican Open crowd
Nick Kyrgios has been struggling with a wrist injury.
Feb 26, 11:30
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on February 2, 2020
Djokovic closing in on Federer's records after Aussie Open win
Novak Djokovic is closing in on Roger Federer's records for grand slam titles and weeks at world number one.
Feb 3, 06:19
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on February 2, 2020
Novak Djokovic admits he was "on brink of losing" Australian Open final
The Serbian saved a break point early in the fourth set before fighting back to claim his eighth title in Melbourne.
Feb 2, 16:43
Serbia's Novak Djokovic pats Switzerland's Roger Federer after their match on January 30, 2020
Result: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to reach eighth Australian Open final
Novak Djokovic came from 5-1 down in the opening set to win 7-6 (1) 6-4 6-3.
Jan 30, 11:35
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Nadal plays tribute to "aggressive" Thiem after Aussie Open exit
The Austrian won three tie-breaks to set up a clash with Alexander Zverev.
Jan 29, 19:47
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on January 29, 2020
Australian Open Day 10: Thiem stuns Nadal
The story of the 10th day of action at Melbourne Park.
Jan 29, 19:40
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on January 29, 2020
Result: Dominic Thiem conquers Rafael Nadal to reach semi-finals
Dominic Thiem beat Rafael Nadal for the first time at a grand slam to set up a clash with Alexander Zverev.
Jan 29, 13:34
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Australian Open day eight: Nadal sees off Kyrgios as quarter-finalists set
The story of Monday's action from Melbourne Park.
Jan 27, 15:24
Nick Kyrgios wears a Lakers shirt in tribute to Kobe Bryant on January 27, 2020
Nick Kyrgios: "I feel like I've made progress as a human"
Nick Kyrgios was beaten in four sets by Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
Jan 27, 15:20
Nick Kyrgios wears a Lakers shirt in tribute to Kobe Bryant on January 27, 2020
Nick Kyrgios leads tennis tributes to basketball legend Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was a big tennis fan who came to the US Open last summer.
Jan 27, 15:04
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Result: Rafael Nadal wins compelling battle with Nick Kyrgios to reach quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal won 6-3 3-6 7-6 (6) 7-6 (4) to set up a quarter-final against Dominic Thiem.
Jan 27, 12:50
General view of the Rod Laver Arena during the match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal on January 27, 2019
John McEnroe slams Margaret Court during Australian Open recognition
Several rainbow flags were held up on Rod Laver Arena but the response was largely positive.
Jan 27, 09:22
Kobe Bryant pictured on January 15, 2020
Autralian Open players pay tribute to Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was a big tennis fan and he attended the US Open last summer.
Jan 27, 09:05
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after his match against Russia's Karen Khachanov on January 25, 2020
Mats Wilander tips Nick Kyrgios to win multiple grand slam titles
Nick Kyrgios will look to keep his run going in Melbourne when he takes on Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
Jan 26, 22:48
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after his match against Russia's Karen Khachanov on January 25, 2020
Nick Kyrgios admits he thought he was going to lose "crazy" five-setter
Nick Kyrgios won a deciding tie-break against Karen Khachanov after nearly four-and-a-half hours on court.
Jan 25, 14:59
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after his match against Russia's Karen Khachanov on January 25, 2020
Australian Open day six: Kyrgios survives titanic tussle to set up Nadal clash
The story of the sixth day of action at the Australian Open.
Jan 25, 14:45
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after his match against Russia's Karen Khachanov on January 25, 2020
Result: Nick Kyrgios wins five-set thriller to set up Rafael Nadal showdown
Nick Kyrgios won a deciding tie-break after four hours and 26 minutes.
Jan 25, 14:35
Spain's Rafael Nadal passes the ball girl his head band after winning the match against Argentina's Federico Delbonis on January 23, 2020
Rafael Nadal apologises with a kiss after hitting ball girl
The Spaniard also gave the girl a bandana after his forehand struck her at the Australian Open.
Jan 23, 16:21
Britain's Heather Watson in action during the match against Belgium's Elise Mertens on January 23, 2020
Australian Open day four: British singles hopes over as Rafael Nadal marches on
The story of the fourth day of action at Melbourne Park.
Jan 23, 14:32
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning the match against France's Gilles Simon on January 23, 2020
Nick Kyrgios apologises for being "a bit of a dickhead"
The Australian lost the third set against his French opponent but recovered to win in four.
Jan 23, 14:30
Britain's Harriet Dart reacts during her match against Japan's Misaki Doi on January 21, 2020
Australian Open day two: Harriet Dart flies British flag
The story of the second day at Melbourne Park.
Jan 21, 14:21
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the match against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien on January 21, 2020
Result: Rafael Nadal eases into Australian Open second round
Rafael Nadal defeated Hugo Dellien for the loss of only five games.
Jan 21, 10:53
erbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the ATP Cup after winning his Final doubles match against Spain's Pablo Carreno-Busta and Feliciano Lopez on January 12, 2020
Djokovic: 'ATP Cup took a lot out of me'
Novak Djokovic prioritised rest and recuperation after an intense fortnight.
Jan 19, 09:55
Jannik Sinner in action at the US Open on August 27, 2019
Australian Open: Ten players to watch in Melbourne
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Ashleigh Barty are among the names to watch at this year's Australian Open.
Jan 19, 09:49
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his group stage match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on November 14, 2019
Roger Federer responds to Brayden Schnur's "selfish" accusation
Brayden Schnur had words for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during the row over air quality.
Jan 18, 07:38
Coco Gauff pictured in September 2019
Coco Gauff drawn against Venus Williams again in first round of Australian Open
Gauff defeated Venus Williams at the same stage at last year's Wimbledon as a 14-year-old.
Jan 16, 12:24

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