Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 3.
He is widely regarded as the finest clay court player in history and has been nicknamed "The King of Clay." His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the best ever all-rounders in tennis, with many considering Nadal to be one of the greatest players of all time.
Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments.
He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam.
He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.
In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay.
They have not stinted on the technology, the new ideas, the lively concepts and, of course, the quality of the players in this first playing of the Laver Cup. All that was clear before a ball was hit.. The Sport Review
Prague, Sep 22 (ANI): Renowned Tennis player Rafael Nadal insisted that the inaugural Laver Cup was anything but not an exhibition tournament. Speaking at the 02 Arena in Prague, which is staging the.. Source: News unlimited -
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal spoke about the upcoming Catalonia independence referendum on Thursday, saying he doesn't want to see a Spain without the region. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Source: Rumble -
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal spoke about the upcoming Catalonia independence referendum on Thursday, saying he doesn't want to see a Spain without the region. Rough cut (no reporter.. Source: News Video Online -
Legendary pair become doubles partners at inaugural Laver Cup PRAGUE - Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will achieve a career first in Prague this weekend when they play sideby-side in.. WorldNews
The format is simple, but the permutations are complex. And as the players for the first four matches of the Laver Cup were announced in an echoing O2 arena in Prague this afternoon, the big question.. The Sport Review
In the back seat of a new van in an old city, a stubble-faced Rafael Nadal was laughing hard on my right and a stubble-faced Roger Federer was laughing harder on my left. Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age
Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will achieve a career first in Prague this weekend when they play side-by-side in the Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup golf-style event featuring Team Europe.. New Zealand Herald
Team Europe, featuring the world`s top two players, are overwhelming favourites to win the three-day tournament, which is named after Australian great Rod Laver, with a squad boasting a combined 36.. Zee News Also reported by •SBS •Reuters
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which starts on Friday. SuperSport Also reported by •SBS •Reuters
With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup team tennis tournament, expectations are running high about the chance of seeing the two as doubles partners when the tournament kicks off on.. CBC.ca