Rafael Nadal Biography
Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis. He was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. His father Sebastián Nadal, is a businessman and his mother Ana María Parera.
His uncle, Toni Nadal, a former professional tennis player, introduced him to tennis when he was three years old. At age 8, he won an under-12 regional tennis championship, this made his uncle to intensify training, and at that time he encouraged him to play left-handed for a natural advantage on the tennis court.
At 14, the Spanish tennis federation requested him to leave Mallorca and move to Barcelona to continue his tennis training, which was turned down by his family, because they feared his education would suffer. In May 2001, he defeated former Grand Slam tournament champion Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match.
He turned professional at age 15, and participated in two events on the ITF junior circuit. On 29 April 2002, at 15 years and 10 months, he won his first ATP match, defeating Ramón Delgado, and became the ninth player in the Open Era to do so before the age of 16.
In his career, he has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the second most in history, as well as a record 32 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, a record 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. In majors, he has won a record 11 French Open titles, three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Open title.
He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh male player in history and youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
Rafael Nadal Age
He was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain , he is currently 32 years old.
Rafael Nadal Net Worth
His net worth was broken down as £5.5million ($7.4million) in prize money and a whopping £18.6($25m) from endorsements and sponsorship deals. He has a net worth of $180 million (£136 million).
Rafael Nadal Girlfriend
He is dating María Francisca (Xisca) Perelló, a project director for the Rafael Nadal Foundation, she is his long-time girlfriend since 2005.
Rafael Nadal Height| Body Measurements
Weight: 85kg(188 lbs)
Shoe size: 10(US)
Chest size:41 inches
Waist size: 33 inches
Arms Biceps Size: 15 inches
Rafael Nadal Schedule
Wimbledon (July 2 – 15)
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER:
Toronto, Canada (August 6 – 12)
Cincinnati, USA (August 12 – 19)
US Open (August 27 – September 9)
Davis Cup SF – France vs. Spain (September 14-16)
Beijing, China (October 1 – 7)
Shanghai, China (October 7 -14)
Basel, Switzerland (October 22 – 28)
Paris, France (October 29 – November 4)
ATP World Tour Finals, London (November 11 – 18)
Rafael Nadal Grand Slam
Singles: 24 (17 titles, 7 runner-ups) he has won at least one major for 10 consecutive years, an all-time record. His 17 grand slam singles titles ranks him 2nd all-time. He has reached 24 grand slam singles finals, 2nd all time.
Rafael Nadal Ranking
Career High 2008.08.18
Prize Money Singles & Doubles Combined
Rafael Nadal French Open
Sun, 10 Jun
Fri, 8 Jun
Wed, 6 Jun
Mon, 4 Jun
Round of 16·Philippe-Chatrier
Sat, 2 Jun
Round of 32·Philippe-Chatrier
Thu, 31 May
Round of 64·Suzanne-Lenglen
Rafael Nadal Australian Open
Tue, 23 Jan
Quarter-final·Rod Laver Arena
Sun, 21 Jan
Round of 16·Rod Laver Arena
Fri, 19 Jan
Round of 32·Margaret Court Arena
Wed, 17 Jan
Round of 64·Rod Laver Arena
Mon, 15 Jan
Round of 128·Rod Laver Arena
Rafael Nadal Wimbledon
Fri, 13 Jul
Wed, 11 Jul
Mon, 9 Jul
Round of 16·Center Court
Sat, 7 Jul
Round of 32·Center Court
Thu, 5 Jul
Round of 64·Center Court
Tue, 3 Jul
Round of 128·Center Court
Rafael Nadal Us Open
Sun, 10 Sep 2017
Final·Arthur Ashe Stadium
Sat, 9 Sep 2017
Semi-final·Arthur Ashe Stadium
Wed, 6 Sep 2017
Quarter-final·Arthur Ashe Stadium
Mon, 4 Sep 2017
Round of 16·Arthur Ashe Stadium
Sun, 3 Sep 2017
Round of 32·Arthur Ashe Stadium
Fri, 1 Sep 2017
Round of 64·Arthur Ashe Stadium
Rafael Nadal Watch
His latest version of the watch is the RM27-03, valued at $725,000, according to Forbes . That is actually a tad below the $775,000 price tag on his previous RM27-02, which he first wore at the 2015 French Open. In 2010 he began wearing another Richard Mille timepiece valued at $500,000. In 2013, he was wearing the first incarnation of the RM27, one valued at $690,000.
Rafael Nadal Logo
His logo does not contain any initials or any meaningful references to his name. However, it is a direct reference to a nickname: ‘raging bull’.
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John McEnroe tells Rafael Nadal how he can replace Roger Federer as the GOAT
Updated: 31 Jul 2018
John McEnroe says Rafael Nadal could be considered the greatest player ever ahead of Roger Federer if he was to win another Wimbledon or US Open title. Nadal’s tally of 16 Grand Slam triumphs puts him second on the all-time list, behind only Federer who has 20. Federer failed in his pursuit of a record-breaking ninth Wimbledon title this month, succumbing to Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals, but Nadal also left SW19 disappointed.
Miami 2004 Nadal vs. Federer – How It All Began
Updated: JULY 31, 2018
On the 10th anniversary of their first meeting, we look at the first two clashes between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, which both came at the Sony Open in Miami.
More than 14 years ago, in March 2004, at the Miami Sony Open the first match ever between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took place. In that case the Spaniard, who was just 17 years old, upset the Swiss player in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, heading into the tennis big stage in the world more and more, even on a tough surface at the time for him like the hard courts. Here are highlights of that historical match.
ATP executive expects serve clock success
Updated: JULY 31, 2018
Washington – Serve and warm-up clocks making their ATP and WTA main draw debuts on Monday will be a positive for players, even routine-filled server Rafael Nadal, predicted the ATP Tour’s officiating head.
“There may be some bumps along the way but I think in the long run it’s going to be a positive for everybody,” ATP executive rules and competition vice president Gayle Bradshaw said on Monday.
“I’m optimistic this is really going to be a big plus. I think there’s some anxiety because it’s new, but once they get out and try it they will be fine with it.”
The US Open tested the clocks in 2017 qualifying and announced plans to use them in main draw matches when this year’s Grand Slam event begins August 27 on the New York hard-courts.
The ATP, WTA and US Tennis Association agreed on a protocol that would allow the clocks to be used in pre-US Open events so players could better adjust to the change.
“For myself, it’s not going to be easy,” said Japan’s 20th-ranked Kei Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up.
“I’m not going to have time to think much about where to put my serve between the points and with the heat it’s going to be a little bit tougher I think.
“There are many different players. Some like to play quick. Some guys like to take a lot of time between points. It might be good for fans if they want to see more points and quicker points. I don’t know if it’s good for players.”
Bradshaw says players such as Nadal, who makes several adjustments before serving, or Novak Djokovic, who likes lots of ball bouncing, will adjust.
“Both those guys, when they see the time, will adapt,” he said. “Rafa, I think it’s going to be a benefit, wearing down other guys after chasing down his balls.”
Players and fans both called for faster pace of play, said Bradshaw, who noted ATP directors will meet in New York to consider using the clocks tour-wide next year.
Clocks won’t be in place in 2018 ATP Tour events after the US Open except the Next Gen event in Milan where they were tested last year.
A warm-up clock will hasten the pre-match process, allowing players five minutes for hitting and another minute to prepare before the start.
“They don’t have to get the ball in play. They just have to be ready to play,” Bradshaw said.
The serve clock will allow 25 seconds for players to begin the service motion, the umpire starting the clock after announcing the score with receivers responsible for playing at the server’s place.
“We’re going to start the clocks when he starts his motion, not when he’s bouncing the ball,” Bradshaw said.
Umpires can pause or reset the clock to allow for an interruption and time is allowed for exchanging balls after games.
“We built a protocol that has common sense built into it,” Bradshaw said. “The things where they should pause should be obvious to everyone.
“If you have a great point, people go crazy, they’ll wait until applause dies down. When players hear the score, they know the clock has started.”
After a warning, servers will lose a serve and receivers will lose a point for clock violations.
“To me, this is a success if there are no time violations,” Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw said players liked removing time violation discretion from the umpire and putting a clock on display for all to see.
“Umpires will be expected to give a time violation if it goes to zero if they haven’t started their motion,” Bradshaw said.
“A lot of times it has been common sense to do that. A lot of times it has not. It’s the inconsistency that frustrates the players.”
And he said “it makes it easier” for umpires,” adding, “They don’t want to be so disrupted that they don’t officiate the match.”
Don’t expect a desperate time-expiring ‘toss and no swing’ trick to pay off.
“If the guy runs up and throws it up trying to beat the clock, that’s not going to work,” Bradshaw said.
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