Who is Rafael Nadal?
No doubt he is one of the best tennis players of all time. The Spaniard, along with Serbian Novak Djokovic and Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer, formed the fame of ‘Big Three’ in tennis. Another award that he has to his name is the title, “King of Clay”.
He is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked world No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)& has been ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings for 209 weeks. He has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, a record shared with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. His dominance on clay is also highlighted by 62 of his 88 ATP singles titles coming on the surface, including 26 of his 36 ATP Masters titles.
Polish professional tennis player Iga Swiatek is the youngest player in the top ten of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and has a career-high No. 7 in the world. With her French Open title, she also became the youngest singles champion at the tournament since he has done it in 2005. Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem has played such a way that tennis started to supposed next Rafa of Tennis court when Spaniard retired.
- Who is Rafael Nadal?
- Quick Facts
- Early Life
- Career Statistics (Career Finals)
- Grand Slam Tournament Single ( 2001-2011)
- Grand Slam Tournament Single ( 2012-2021)
- Grand Slam Tournament Double ( 2002-2015)
- Grand Slam Tournament Double ( 2016-2021)
- ATP Ranking (2001-2014)
- ATP Ranking (2015-2021)
|Real Name||Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera|
|Birth Place||Manacor, Mallorca, Spain|
|Date of Birth||03rd June 1986.|
|Source of Income||Professional Tennis Player Sponsorships & Endorsements.|
|Age||35 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Sebastián Nadal Homar|
|Mother’s name||Ana María Parera Femenías|
|Siblings||A younger sister, María Isabel.|
|Residence||Manacor, Mallorca, Spain|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches /185 Cm.|
|Weight||85 Kg / 187 Lbs.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Marital Status||Married in October 2019|
|Wife||María Francisca (Mery) Perelló Pascual.|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
|Playing Style||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career Records (Singles)||1028–209 (83.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup; 2nd in the Open Era)|
|Career Titles (Singles)||88 (4th in the Open Era)|
|Career Highest ranking (singles)||No. 1 (18 August 2008)|
|Current ranking (Singles)||No. 5 (23 August 2021|
|Grand Slam Results (Singles)|
|Australian Open||W (2009)|
|French Open||W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)|
|Wimbledon||W (2008, 2010)|
|US Open||W (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Results (Doubles)|
|Career Records||137–74 (64.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup).|
|Highest ranking||No. 26 (8 August 2005)|
|Current ranking||No. 530 (23 August 2021|
|Australian Open||3R (2004, 2005)|
|US Open||SF (2004)|
|Prize Money||$ 124,961,595 (Rs 9,18.42 Cr).|
|Coach||Toni Nadal (2005–2017)|
Francisco Roig (2005–)
Carlos Moyá (2016–)
|Olympic debut||Rio 2016 Olympics.|
|Endorsements||Nike, Kia motors, Richard Mille, Emporio Armani, Banco Sabadell, Santander, Telefonica, Mapfre, Heliocare, and Babolat.|
|Monthly Income||$ 33,33,337.29 (Rs 24,49,89,346)|
|Yearly Income||$ 40,000,047(Rs 2,93,98,72,153)|
|Net Worth||$ 200 million (Rs 14,69.93 Cr).|
|Last Updated||October 2021.|
He was born on 3rd June 1986 in Manacor, a town on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain. His mother Ana María Parera Femenías and father Sebastián Nadal Homar is a businessman, owner of an insurance company, glass and window company Vidres Mallorca, and the restaurant, Sa Punta. He has a younger sister, María Isabel.
In his Wimbledon debut in 2003, he became the youngest man to reach the third round since German former world No. 1 tennis player Boris Becker in 1984. At the 2005 Australian Open, he lost in the fourth round to eventual runner-up Australian Lleyton Hewitt.
He started the year 2007 by playing in six hard-court tournaments. He lost in the semifinals and first round of his first two tournaments and then lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to eventual runner-up Chilean Fernando González. After another quarterfinal loss at the Dubai Tennis Championships, he won the 2007 Indian Wells Masters, before Novak Djokovic defeated him in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Miami Masters.
By winning his first Wimbledon title in 2008, he became the third man in the open era to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.
He has called 2010 his best year as a professional tennis player. In the 2010 tennis season, he became the first male player in tennis history to win Grand Slam tournaments on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard court) in the same calendar year.
He started participating in 2011 in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. At the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, he fell in straight sets Ukrainian-born Russian former professional Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals. He and countryman López won the doubles title by defeating Italian former tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi.
At the 2012 French Open, he dropped only 30 games against his first five opponents. In the semifinals, he took Ferrer to set up another final against Novak Djokovic. He won the first two sets before Djokovic claimed the third. The play was suspended in the fourth set due to rain. When the match resumed the following day, he won when Djokovic double-faulted on match point, sealing a record 7th French Open title for him by winning his seventh title. At Stade Roland-Garros, he surpassed Borg’s overall titles record to become the most successful male player in French Open history.
In August 2013 he won a close semifinal match in Montreal, denying Djokovic his fourth Rogers Cup title. He proceeded to win the title after beating Canadian Milos Raonic in the final in straight sets. He won his 26th Masters title in Cincinnati on Sunday 18th August after beating American professional John Isner in the final. He concluded a brilliant North American hard court season with his 4th hard court title of the year, defeating Djokovic at the 2013 US Open final in four sets, bringing his Grand Slam count to 13 and giving him a male tennis record paycheck of $3.6 million (Rs 26.45 Cr).
At the 2014 Australian Open, he defeated Roger Federer to reach his third Australian Open final. This marked his 11th consecutive victory in a Major semifinal, second only to Borg’s record of 14. In the final, he faced Swiss professional Stanislas Wawrinka, against whom he entered the match with a 12–0 record.
In February 2015 he lost in the semifinals to Italian Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open before going on to win his 46th career clay-court title against former tennis player from Argentina Juan Mónaco at the Argentina Open then participated at the Indian Wells and Miami Open. In the 2015 US Open Greek professional tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas beat him in a grand slam match from two sets to love down.
In April 2016 he won his 28th Masters title in Monte Carlo. He opened his 2017 season by playing at the Brisbane International for the first time, where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Milos Raonic in three sets. In the second round of the tournament, he defeated German Mischa Zverev for the loss of just two games. He began the Australian Open with straight-set wins over German retired professional Florian Mayer and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, before more difficult wins over German professional Alexander Zverev. Spanish professional tennis player Garbine Muguruza in her home tournament the 2016 Mallorca Open, where she was the No. 1. She was also in the mixed doubles tournament.
In 2017 Wimbledon July, Canadian professional tennis player Denis Shapovalov defeated world No. 31Argentine professional Juan Martin del Potro in the second round and world No. 2 Spanish star in the next round, which was his first-ever match against a top 10 player. In at same year at the US Open Russian professional, Andrey Rublev achieved his first win against worlds top ten.
At the Rome Masters 2018, he captured his 8th title in the Italian capital as well as his 78th career title, defeating Alexander Zverev in three sets. It was his 32nd Master’s title – most of any player in the Open Era.
In the semifinals, 2019 Rogers Cup, he received a walkover over Gaël Monfils, and in the final, he yielded just three games to Russian professional Daniil Medvedev, winning in straight sets. Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini played a lead-up tournament in 2019 Cincinnati before competing in the US Open. His run ended against him in straight sets.
At the Paris Masters, 2020 he defeated compatriot Feliciano López in the second round to get his 1,000 victories in the ATP Tour, becoming the fourth man in the Open Era to achieve it.
Career Statistics (Career Finals)
Grand Slam Tournament Single ( 2001-2011)
Grand Slam Tournament Single ( 2012-2021)
Grand Slam Tournament Double ( 2002-2015)
Grand Slam Tournament Double ( 2016-2021)
ATP Ranking (2001-2014)
ATP Ranking (2015-2021)
Nadal vs. Federer
Roger Federer and he have been playing each other since 2004, and their rivalry is a significant part of both men’s careers. They held the top two rankings on the ATP Tour from July 2005 to 14 August 2009 and again from 11th September 2017 to 15th October 2018.
They have played 40 times. he leads 24–16 overall and 10–4 in Grand Slam tournaments. He has a winning record on clay (14–2) and outdoor hard courts (8–6), while Federer leads the indoor hard courts 5–1 and grass 3–1.
Nadal vs. Djokovic
Novak Djokovic and he have met 58 times (more than any other pair in the Open Era) and he leads 10–7 at the Grand Slams and trails 28–30 overall. They have played a joint record of 17 Grand Slam matches (tied with Djokovic–Federer) and a joint record of nine Grand Slam tournament finals (tied with Nadal–Federer).
In 2009, this rivalry was listed as the third greatest of the previous 10 years by ATPworldtour.com. Djokovic is one of only two players to have at least ten match wins against him (the other being Federer) and the only person to defeat him seven consecutive times, and two times consecutively on clay. The two earlier shared the record for the longest match played in a best of three sets (4 hours and 3 minutes) at the 2009 Mutua Madrid Open semifinals.
He has been in a relationship with María Francisca (Mery) Perelló Pascua referred to as Xisca since 2005, and their engagement was reported in January 2019. The couple married in October 2019.
He owns only 2 residential properties his house in Mallorca and another house in the Dominican Republic. His house is situated by the coast in Porto Cristo in Mallorca. The house cost $4.3 million (Rs 31.60 Cr) in 2013. The house is a quintessential Majorcan stone chalet by the coast in Porto Cristo and was owned by the heirs of the people who established the Caves of Drach. His luxury villa in the Dominican Republic is worth approximately $2 million (Rs 14.69 Cr).
Ferrari 458 Italia of $ 260,000 (Rs 1.91 Cr).
Mercedes Benz AMG GTR of $ 120,000 (Rs 88.19 Cr).
Kia Stinger GT of $ 40,000 (Rs 29.39 Lacs).
Aston Martin DBS of $ 320,000 (Rs 2.35 Cr).
Mercedes Benz sl55 of $ 60,000 (Rs 44.09 Cr).
Mercedes-Benz c-class of $ 70,000 (Rs 51.44 Lacs).
Social Media Portfolio
one of the best tennis players of all time. The Spaniard has 15.6 million followers on Twitter & 11.8 million followers on Instagram. Along with this, there are 22.6K subscribers on his YouTube Channel & 14 million followers follow his Facebook page around the World as of October 2021.
Rafael Nadal wife.
Maria Francisca Perello.
How many times has Rafael Nadal won Wimbledon?
Rafael Nadal Instagram.
Rafael Nadal age.
35 years. (As of 2021).
What does Rafa Nadal’s wife do?
She serves as the Project Director of Strategy and Relations with Institutions for the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
Does Rafa Nadal have a child?
Rafael Nadal does not have children.
Does Nadal have a private jet?
Rafael Nadal is the proud owner of a private jet, a Cessna Citation CJ2+ to be exact.
What is Nadal ranked in the world?
3 in ATP Rankings 2021 After Winning Italian Open.
Who has beaten Nadal the most?