Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 30)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Feb 20): No. 6 (4,115 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
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
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a point in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2015
Result: Rafael Nadal dumped out of Cincinnati Open
Rafael Nadal is swept aside by Borna Coric in the third round of the Cincinnati Open as the Croat beats the third seed 6-1 6-3.
Aug 18, 20:41
Rafael Nadal in action at the Argentina Open on February 13, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal comes through Pablo Cuevas test in Cincinnati
Rafael Nadal is through to the third round of the Cincinnati Open with a straight-sets win over Pablo Cuevas.
Aug 18, 00:23
A jubilant Andy Murray collects his gold medal on August 14, 2016
Result: Andy Murray claims second Olympic title
Great Britain's Andy Murray beats Juan Martin del Potro to win his second Olympic gold medal.
Aug 15, 01:05
Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates winning in his fourth round match against David Ferrer of Spain during day eight of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2015
Result: Kei Nishikori beats Rafael Nadal to Olympic bronze
Kei Nishikori beats Rafael Nadal in three sets to win the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.
Aug 14, 20:40
Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates his win against Paul-Henri Mathieu during their Swiss Indoors quarter-final tennis match on October 25, 2013
Result: Juan Martin del Potro to meet Andy Murray in Olympic final after ousting Rafael Nadal
Juan Martin del Potro will play Andy Murray in the Olympic tennis men's singles final after overcoming Spain's Rafael Nadal in a topsy-turvy clash at the Rio Games.
Aug 13, 23:06
Andy Murray celebrates reaching the semi-finals of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Andy Murray into second Olympic final with victory over Kei Nishikori
Andy Murray beats Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets in Rio to progress into the Olympic final.
Aug 13, 19:08
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
Rafael Nadal hails "unbelievable" Olympic win
Spain's Rafael Nadal reveals his pride at claiming a second Olympic gold medal.
Aug 13, 04:25
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal wins doubles gold in Rio
Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez win gold in the men's doubles final.
Aug 13, 03:42
Andy Murray returns to David Goffin during their Rome ATP tournament tennis match at the Foro Italico on May 13, 2016
Result: Andy Murray, Heather Watson defeated in Rio
Andy Murray and Heather Watson are eliminated from the mixed doubles at the quarter-final stage in Rio.
Aug 13, 01:02
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal sets up Juan Martin del Potro semi-final
Spain's Rafael Nadal will face Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals of the Rio Olympics.
Aug 12, 22:18



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,540
2Serbia Novak Djokovic9,825
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,695
4Canada Milos Raonic4,930
5Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
6Spain Rafael Nadal4,115
7Croatia Marin Cilic3,410
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,375
9Switzerland Roger Federer3,260
10Belgium David Goffin3,245
11France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,230
12France Gael Monfils3,145
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,925
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,880
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,165
17Lucas Pouille2,131
18Alexander Zverev1,895
19France Richard Gasquet1,875
20Croatia Ivo Karlovic1,875
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