Rafael Nadal Parera is a professional tennis player from Spain. The Association of Tennis Professionals ranks him as the fourth best singles player in the world at the moment.
He has concluded the year as the top-ranked player five times, throughout his 209 weeks spent at the top of the global rankings.
Since he made his first appearance in April 2005, he has consistently remained in the top 10 of the ATP rankings the entire time.
Nadal holds the record for the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles ever won with 22, including a record-setting 14 victories at the French Open.
He has clinched 92 ATP singles titles, including 36 Masters titles, and 63 of these have been achieved on clay courts.
In the Open Era, Nadal holds the record for the longest win streak on a single surface, having won 81 matches in a row on clay.
Nadal was one of the most successful teenagers in the history of the ATP Tour. He reached No. 2 in the world and won 16 titles before he turned 20 years old.
These victories included his first French Open as well as six Masters events.
In 2008, Nadal won his first major title on a surface other than clay, and he did so by defeating his rival and the longtime number one player in the world, Roger Federer, in the championship match at Wimbledon.
This victory propelled him to the top spot in the world rankings. In addition, he won the singles competition at the Olympic Games held in Beijing and took home the gold medal.
After defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2010 US Open, Rafael Nadal, who was then 24 years old, became the youngest man in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam.
He also became the first man to win three majors on three different surfaces (hard, grass, and clay) in the same year. Nadal’s victory also made him the first man to win three majors on three different surfaces in the same year (Surface Slam).
Since he won the gold medal at the Olympics, he is one of only two men to ever accomplish the feat of completing the Career Golden Slam in singles.
Nadal is the only male player in the history of the sport to have completed the Career Grand Slam and won an Olympic gold medal in both the singles and doubles competitions.
How Tall is Rafael Nadal?
Rafael Nadal stands at a height of 1.85 m.