November 29, 2020

Rafael Nadal Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 7, 2020

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Short Biography

Rafael Nadal was born on 03-06-1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. He is a Spanish Tennis Player, Philanthropist, Chairperson & Model. Currently, he ranked world No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals in men's singles tennis.


Other Name: Rafael Nadal Parera
Other Professions: Philanthropist Chairperson Model
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Rafael Nadal Complete Bio & Career

It was his Uncle and former tennis player Toni Nadal who saw a spark in young Nadal when he was just 3 years old. He was just 8 years old when he started winning junior and U-12 competitions and asked his uncle to raise his bar and train hard with him. It was his uncle who spotted that he is playing the forehand winners with both hands and thus he advised Nadal to switch to the left hand. At the age of 12, Nadal emerged the winner at the European and Spanish tennis titles and after three years at the age of 15, Nadal turned pro.
 
Soon after turning pro, Rafael Nadal started making history by breaking old records. He became the youngest male tennis player after Boris Becker to reach the third round of the coveted grand slam, Wimbledon at the age of 17. He shot to fame in 2005 after having won his first ever Grand Slam, The French Open and overall winning 11 titles that year out of which eight of them were in clay and ended the year with ATP rankings 3. Since then, he is referred as "King of Clay".
 
He became World Number 1 in 2008 and the very same year, he also won his first ever Olympic Gold medal. In 2010, he achieved the most coveted feat of tennis that is winning the Career Gold Slam by winning an Olympic Gold along with all four Grand Slams.
 
He also led Spain to Davis Cup title and remained at the top of rankings till 2011. After 2011, Nadal missed a lot of matches due to injury and was ruled out of the court for many a season. Nadal is the only player to win a single slam for 10 times. He has won the French Open for a record 10 times and is looking good to even add on to that number. His Grand Slams tally stands at 18 only next to his rival on court and friend off the court, Roger Federer. With age on his side, he and Novak Djokovic are the only threat as of now who can surpass Roger’s record.
 
From 1990-2017, he was coached by his Uncle Toni Nadal. Recently, he has hired former tennis legend Carlos Moya as his coach. He wears a logo of raging bull on his t-shirt and loves to get referred by that name.

Rafael Nadal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sebastian Nadal and Ana Maria Parera. He has one sister named María Isabel Nadal. He is in a serious relationship with Xisca Perello.

Life's Important Dates Of Rafael Nadal

Body Measurements

Chest Size 44
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Religion Catholic
Address Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Video games, Fishing, Football
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Turned pro in 2001
Salary N/A
Net Worth $120 Million
Official Website https://rafaelnadal.com/en/

Collections

Car Collections Mercedes Benz SL55, and Aston Martin DBS among others

Favourites

Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Brand TAP 011, A Serbian Band
Favorite Player Roger Federer , Lionel Messi
Favorite Sport Tennis and Football
Favorite Movie Gladiator, Titanic
Favorite Song 'The Music Of The Night'
Favorite Food Fish, Pasta, French Fries, Chocolate Cookies
Favorite Music Alejandro Sanz, Bryan Adams, Bon Javi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rafael Nadal

  • He entered the professional world of tennis at the age of 15 and at 17, he made it to the list of 100 Best Tennis Players in the ATP ranking. Also at the age of 17, he became the youngest player to reach the third round of Wimbledon.
  • He played his first French Open at the age of 19 and ended up winning it. He has won French open a record 11 times. A feat which is impossible to surpass.
  • He has the habit of biting trophies after winning.
  • Nadal started a school at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh in India. It is known as Nadal Educational and Tennis School (NETS). It was started in the year 2010 and aimed at holistic development of underprivileged boys and girls.
  • Along with all 4 grand slams, he has also won an Olympic Gold.

Rafael Nadal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

34 years, 5 months, 26 days old age Rafael Nadal will turn 35 on 03 June, 2021. Only 6 months, 4 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Rafael Nadal has celebrated the total number of 34 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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