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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is known as a pro Spanish tennis player. He is most famous for winning 17 Grand Slam titles and is one of only two men to win all four majors and Olympic gold.

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Background

Rafael Nadal was born in Mallorca, Spain, on June 3, 1986. When he was three years of age, his uncle, Toni Nadal, a former expert tennis player, started working with him, seeing an eye for the game in young Rafael. At eight years old, Nadal won an under-12 tennis title, giving Uncle Toni the motivating force to ramp up his preparation. Toni saw at the time that Rafael played his forehand shots with two hands, so he urged him to play left hand supposing it could give Rafael an edge on the court.

At the point when Nadal was only 12 years of age, he won the Spanish and European tennis titles in his age group and then officially turned pro at age 15.

Career

In spite of enduring shoulder and foot injuries, Nadal won his second consecutive French Open and included four additional titles in 2006. The next year, he won again at Roland Garros and brought home five different titles. Nadal added to his success in 2008, winning the French Open once more and also won Wimbledon where he beat rival Roger Federer in the longest match in Wimbledon history. He also won gold at the Beijing Olympics.

The 2018 French Open brought business as usual from its most brightened player, with Nadal making mincemeat of his opposition. The final against No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem presented a fascinating matchup, as the enormous hitting Austrian had vanquished Nadal on clay a month earlier, yet the Spaniard moved to a straight-set triumph for an astounding eleventh French singles crown and his seventeenth overall Grand Slam title.

Injuries struck again toward the start of 2018, compelling Nadal to resign from his quarterfinal match versus Marin Cilic at the Australian Open, yet he came back to top-performing form by the start of the clay-court season, asserting his 400th career win on the way to his eleventh career title at the Barcelona Open in April.

Subsequent to progressing to the elimination rounds of the accompanying two Grand Slams, Nadal opened 2019 with a run to the Australian Open final, before enduring a straight-set misfortune to Djokovic.

Relationships

Nadal has been dating sweetheart Xisca Perello since 2005 and uncovered that they wound up getting engaged in January 2019. She serves on the RafaNadal Foundation as a task director.

Nadal In Instagram

As of October 2019, Rafael Nadal is active on the social media platform Instagram and has a total of 8 million followers.

Net Worth

According to www.celebritynetworth.com, Nadal's net worth is estimated to be approximately 180 million dollars.

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Last Modified : Nov 7 2019