Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 30)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Mar 20): No. 7 (4,145 points)
Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after beating compatriot David Ferrer in the French Open final on June 9, 2013
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Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Mahut to advance into Miami Open quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal earns a quarter-final spot at the Miami Open with a straight-sets win over Nicolas Mahut.
09:59
Rafael Nadal in action at the Argentina Open on February 13, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal battles through to fourth round in Miami
Rafael Nadal loses six games in a row before fighting back to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round of the Miami Open.
Mar 27, 09:31
Rafael Nadal in action at the Argentina Open on February 13, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal makes winning start at Miami Open
Rafael Nadal records a straight-sets win over Dudi Sela to progress through to the third round of the Miami Open.
Mar 25, 09:39
Dan Evans in action on day two of the Australian Open on January 19, 2016
Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund draw qualifiers at Miami Open
British pair Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund will both play qualifiers in the opening round of the Miami Open.
Mar 21, 13:11
Nick Kyrgios in action at the French Open on May 27, 2016
Result: Nick Kyrgios sets up Roger Federer clash after seeing off Novak Djokovic
Nick Kyrgios ends Novak Djokovic's 19-match winning streak at Indian Wells with a 6-4 7-6(3) victory in the BNP Paribas fourth round on Wednesday.
Mar 16, 09:31
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Leonardo Mayer of Argentina during their 2015 US Open Men's Singles round 1 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 1, 2015
Result: Roger Federer blitzes past Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells
Roger Federer claims an emphatic 6-2 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open and sets up an Indian Wells quarter-final with Nick Kyrgios.
Mar 16, 09:15
Kei Nishikori goes for a shot during his fourth round match with Richard Gasquet at the French Open on May 29, 2016
Result: Kei Nishikori powers into last eight at Indian Wells with straight-sets win
Kei Nishikori advances through to the quarter-finals at Indian Wells by overcoming David Young 6-2 6-4 in California.
Mar 15, 19:47
A collage of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open
Result: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to go head to head in last 16 at Indian Wells
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will go head to head in the fourth round at Indian Wells.
Mar 15, 09:17
Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
Andy Murray avoids star names in Indian Wells draw
World number one Andy Murray avoids the majority of the sport's big names in the draw for the Indian Wells Masters.
Mar 8, 16:11
Nick Kyrgios in action on day three of the Australian Open on January 20, 2016
Result: Novak Djokovic defeated by Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco
Novak Djokovic is out of the Acapulco Open after suffering a straight-sets defeat to Nick Kyrgios at the quarter-final stage.
Mar 3, 09:43
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Rafael Nadal withdraws from World Tennis Tournament
Rafael Nadal pulls out of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on the advice of his doctors.
Feb 9, 19:11
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer: 'I would have been happy to draw with Rafael Nadal'
Roger Federer says that he would have been happy to share the Australian Open title with Rafael Nadal.
Jan 29, 13:31
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Result: Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal to clinch Australian Open
Roger Federer claims his 18th Grand Slam at the age of 35 after beating Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open.
Jan 29, 12:17
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Australian Open: The road to the final
Australian Open: The road to the final
Jan 27, 22:54
Rafael Nadal celebrates reaching the final of the Australian Open on January 27, 2017
Rafael Nadal excited about "special" final with Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal is anticipating another tough match when facing off against Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open, which he admits has left him 'excited'.
Jan 27, 20:37
Rafael Nadal celebrates reaching the final of the Australian Open on January 27, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal books spot in Australian Open final
Rafael Nadal overcomes Grigor Dimitrov to make the final of the 2017 Australian Open, where he will take on old enemy Roger Federer.
Jan 27, 13:44
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory in his men's singles match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day three of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 17, 2015
Roger Federer "couldn't be happier" after reaching Australian Open final
Roger Federer feels "so happy" after beating Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets to reach the final of the Australian Open.
Jan 26, 12:32
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in the final match during day seven of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open semis
Rafael Nadal beats Milos Raonic in straight sets to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final since 2014.
Jan 25, 12:21
Result: Rafael Nadal into Australian Open quarters with four-set win over Gael Monfils
Rafael Nadal reaches the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a four-set win over Gael Monfils.
Jan 23, 12:45
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in the final match during day seven of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal fights back to defeat Alexander Zverev at Australian Open
Former winner Rafael Nadal comes from behind to seal a five-set victory over Alexander Zverev in the Australian Open third round.
Jan 21, 09:25
Rafael Nadal in action at the US Open on August 29, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal cruises into third round of Australian Open
Rafael Nadal eases his way into the third round of the Australian Open courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Marcos Baghdatis.
Jan 19, 13:09
Novak Djokovic in action during his US Open semi-final on September 11, 2015
Novak Djokovic: 'It was one of those days'
Defending champion Novak Djokovic says that it was not his day following a shock second-round defeat to Denis Istomin in the Australian Open.
Jan 19, 11:15
Rafael Nadal practises prior to the Australian Open on January 17, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal breezes through in Melbourne
Rafael Nadal breezes through to the second round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over Germany's Florian Mayer.
Jan 17, 08:13
Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
Andy Murray motivated to remain as world number one
Andy Murray says that he must continue to improve if he is to remain in the position of world number one.
Jan 14, 12:27
Nick Kyrgios in action at the French Open on May 27, 2016
Nick Kyrgios wears 'f**k Trump' T-shirt
Nick Kyrgios arrives at a press conference wearing a T-shirt with the slogan "f**k Donald Trump".
Jan 10, 18:01
Andy Murray practises on day one of the Australian Open on January 18, 2016
Result: Andy Murray suffers defeat to David Goffin in Abu Dhabi
Andy Murray starts the new season with a surprise straight-sets defeat to David Goffin at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Dec 30, 15:01
Rafael Nadal in action at the Argentina Open on February 13, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal, David Goffin through at Mubadala World Tennis Championship
Rafael Nadal and David Goffin both progress through to the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Dec 29, 17:40
Andy Murray and Tim Henman are seen on court during their match as part of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors at the St. Jakobhalle on October 26, 2005
Tim Henman hails "unbelievable role model" Andy Murray
Former British number one Tim Henman urges the LTA to make the most of having an "unbelievable role model" like Andy Murray.
Nov 20, 21:18
Dominic Thiem celebrates a point during the French Open on May 28, 2016
Result: Dominic Thiem battles to win over Gael Monfils at ATP World Tour Finals
Dominic Thiem remains in the hunt for a semi-final place at the ATP World Tour Finals with a three-set victory over Gael Monfils.
Nov 15, 16:14
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Rafael Nadal forced to end 2016 season early due to wrist injury
Former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal reveals that he is ending his 2016 season early in order to fully recover from a wrist injury.
Oct 20, 21:22
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal crashes out of Shanghai Masters in second round to Viktor Troicki
Rafael Nadal is knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in the second round following a straight-sets defeat to Viktor Troicki.
Oct 12, 17:03
Rafael Nadal in action at the Argentina Open on February 13, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal beaten by Grigor Dimitrov in quarter-finals of China Open
Rafael Nadal is beaten by Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the quarter-finals of the China Open.
Oct 7, 16:14
Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with a 'mobot' pose after winning the final of the men's 5000 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing on August 29, 2015
Mo Farah has "no problem" with release of medical file
A spokesperson for Mo Farah says that the British athlete has 'nothing to hide' after his medical files were released by hacking group Fancy Bears.
Sep 19, 18:56
Lucas Pouille celebrates winning the first set in his encounter with Gael Monfils on day two of the Australian open on January 20, 2015
Result: Lucas Pouille beats Rafael Nadal in US Open thriller
Rafael Nadal saves three match points but falls to a five-set defeat to Lucas Pouille in their last-16 clash at the US Open.
Sep 5, 00:42
Gael Monfils in action at the Miami Open on March 31, 2016
Result: Gael Monfils still yet to drop a set as he books place in quarter-finals
Gael Monfils eases past Marcos Baghdatis to maintain his perfect record at the US Open as he wins in straight sets for the fourth time.
Sep 4, 18:33
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal brushes aside Denis Istomin at Flushing Meadows
Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal beats Denis Istomin 6-1 6-4 6-2 and advances into the second round of the US Open in New York.
Aug 29, 21:39
Andy Murray congratulates Novak Djokovic on winning the men's final match at the French Open on June 5, 2016
John McEnroe: 'Andy Murray still short of Novak Djokovic level'
John McEnroe believes that Novak Djokovic is still the man to beat at the upcoming US Open, despite Olympic champion Andy Murray "playing the best tennis of his life".
Aug 28, 22:25
Andy Murray in action at Indian Wells on March 14, 2016
World number two Andy Murray to play Lukas Rosol in first round of US Open
World number two Andy Murray will face Lukas Rosol in the first round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Aug 26, 16:44
A collage of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to team up for doubles in next year's Laver Cup
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reportedly intend to team up to play doubles in next year's Laver Cup.
Aug 24, 18:35
Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts against Benoit Paire of France during their Men's Single First Round match on Day One of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2015
Result: Kei Nishikori crashes out in third round of Cincinnati Open
Olympic bronze medallist Kei Nishikori is eliminated from the third round of the Cincinnati Open courtesy of a straight-sets defeat to Bernard Tomic.
Aug 18, 22:00



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray12,005
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850