Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is widely regarded as the finest clay court player in history and has been nicknamed “The King of Clay.” Turning professional in 2001 at age 15, he has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, 30 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, 19 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. Born Rafael Nadal Parera on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Majorca to Ana María Parera and Sebastián Nadal, he began playing tennis at age three with his uncle Toni Nadal, who is his coach. He has a younger sister named María Isabel. He played many sports in high school, but had to quit football when football and tennis conflicted. He won his first Grand Slam title at French Open at the age of 19. He has been in a relationship with María Francisca (Xisca) Perelló since 2005.
Rafael Nadal Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 3 June 1986
Birth Place: Manacor, Majorca, Spain
Birth Name: Rafael Nadal Parera
Nicknames: Rafa, Rafi, Spain’s Raging Bull, El Nino, King of clay
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Professional Tennis Player
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Rafael Nadal Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 188 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 85 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
Height in Meters: 1.85 m
Chest: 43 in (109 cm)
Biceps: 15.5 in (39.5 cm)
Waist: 32 in (81 cm)
Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Rafael Nadal Family Details:
Father: Sebastián Nadal (Businessman)
Mother: Ana María Parera (Housewife)
Siblings: María Isabel Nadal (Younger Sister)
Others: Miguel Angel Nadal (Uncle) (Former professional footballer), Toni Nadal (Uncle) (Former tennis player) (Tennis Coach)
Rafael Nadal Education:
European University of Madrid
Turned Pro: 2001
Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
High Rank for Singles: No. 1 (18 August 2008)
High Rank for Doubles: No. 26 (8 August 2005)
Singles Career record: 966–196 (83.1% in ATP Tour; 1st in the Open Era and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Singles Career titles: 84 (4th in the Open Era)
Doubles Career record: 132–73
Doubles Career titles: 11
Coach: Toni Nadal (1990–2017), Francisco Roig (2005), Carlos Moyá (2016)
Rafael Nadal Facts:
*He was introduced to tennis at the age of 3 by his uncle Toni Nadal, who is his coach.
*He won a regional U-12 tennis tournament at age 8.
*He turned professional at age of 15.
*He has won a record 12 career French Open championships.
*He worked as a model for Giorgio Armani in 2011.
*He was ranked #18 in Glamour’s list of “50 Sexiest Men” in 2013.
*He supports football clubs Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca.
*In addition to tennis and football, Nadal enjoys golf and also poker.
*Visit his official website: www.rafaelnadal.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and Instagram.