Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 31)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Jul 24): No. 2 (7,465 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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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates during the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on July 6, 2014
Wimbledon men's final preview: Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Wimbledon men's final between seven-time champion Roger Federer and first-time finalist Marin Cilic.
Jul 15, 23:31
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning the second set against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final match on Centre Court on day thirteen of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwe
Result: Roger Federer reaches 11th Wimbledon final with win over Tomas Berdych
Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych in straight sets to reach his 11th Wimbledon final.
Jul 14, 18:48
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning the second set against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final match on Centre Court on day thirteen of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwe
Roger Federer sends message to rivals who crashed out of Wimbledon
Roger Federer sends a message to his rivals after the Wimbledon campaigns of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic ended before the semi-final stage.
Jul 12, 18:58
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates during his Mens Singles Third Round match against Sam Groth of Australia during day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2015
Result: Roger Federer sails into Wimbledon semi-finals by beating Milos Raonic
Roger Federer moves into the semi-finals at Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over last year's finalist Milos Raonic.
Jul 12, 18:26
Andy Murray goes for a forehand during the quarter-final match against Kyle Edmund at Queen's on June 17, 2016
Why Andy Murray has toughest draw at Wimbledon, despite Rafael Nadal exit
Defending champion Andy Murray is no longer required to face Rafael Nadal in order to reach the Wimbledon final, but he still remains with the toughest draw at SW19.
Jul 11, 16:44
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point in the Final Of The Gentlemen's Singles against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2015
Result: Novak Djokovic eases into Wimbledon quarter-finals
Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic eases into the quarter-finals with a straight-sets win over Adrian Mannarino.
Jul 11, 14:27
Luxembourg's Gilles Muller celebrates a point in his men's singles match against John Isner of the US on day six of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2015
Gilles Muller "glad" dramatic Wimbledon win over Rafael Nadal is over
Gilles Muller says that he is "just glad it's over" after beating Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon in a match that lasted almost five hours.
Jul 10, 21:20
Spanish player Rafael Nadal reacts after losing to Serbian player Novak Djokovic during the men's single final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on July 3, 2011
Result: Rafael Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon by Gilles Muller in dramatic fourth round
Gilles Muller knocks Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon in a gruelling five-set battle in the fourth round.
Jul 10, 20:34
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning the second set against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final match on Centre Court on day thirteen of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwe
Roger Federer pleased to see 'big four' progress at Wimbledon
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is pleased to see the 'big four' of himself, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all reach the second week at SW19.
Jul 8, 23:00
Aljaz Bedene in action at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 13, 2016
Result: Aljaz Bedene's Wimbledon run ended by Gilles Muller
Britain's Aljaz Bedene suffers a 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4 defeat to Gilles Muller in the third round of Wimbledon.
Jul 7, 14:24
Rafael Nadal of Spain during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2014
Result: Rafael Nadal beats Donald Young to reach Wimbledon third round
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal marks his return to Centre Court with a 6-4 6-2 7-5 victory over Donald Young to reach the third round at Wimbledon.
Jul 5, 21:27
Andy Murray hits a backhand during his semi-final match against Marin Cilic at Queen's on June 18, 2016
Andy Murray returns to practice courts ahead of Wimbledon defence
Andy Murray is on course to win his battle against injury in time to face Alexander Bublik in the opening round of Wimbledon.
Jul 1, 16:58
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory during the Men's Singles first round match against Liam Broady of Great Britain on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2016 in Londo
Andy Murray to play lucky loser at Wimbledon
World number one Andy Murray will face a qualifier in the first round at this year's Wimbledon.
Jun 30, 10:09
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory during the Men's Singles first round match against Liam Broady of Great Britain on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2016 in Londo
Andy Murray named top seed in men's draw for Wimbledon
Andy Murray is named as the number one seed in the men's draw at Wimbledon as he prepares to defend his title.
Jun 28, 10:42
Dan Evans during his men's singles match against Ricardas Berankis during day two of the ATP Aegon Open Nottingham on June 21, 2016
Juan Martin del Potro, Dan Evans pull out of Queen's
Juan Martin del Potro and home favourite Dan Evans withdraw from next week's Aegon Championships at Queen's due to injury.
Jun 16, 14:24
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's
Former world number one Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Aegon Championships at Queen's after being advised to rest ahead of Wimbledon.
Jun 14, 13:26
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: 'It has been a perfect French Open'
Rafael Nadal says his 2017 French Open campaign was "perfect" after scooping a record 10th title at Roland Garros with a straight-sets victory over Stanislas Wawrinka.
Jun 11, 22:40
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 wins record 10th French Open title
Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title with a 6-2 6-3 6-1 victory over Stanislas Wawrinka at Roland Garros.
Jun 11, 16:27
The mighty Rafael Nadal in action at the Barcelona Open on April 20, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal eases into French Open final with straight-sets win
Rafael Nadal books his place in the final of the French Open with a straight-sets win over Dominic Thiem.
Jun 9, 20:06
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
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Jun 9, 05:29
Novak Djokovic in action at the French Open on May 26, 2016
Result: Dominic Thiem stuns Novak Djokovic at French Open
Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the French Open quarter-finals, to set up a last-four showdown with Rafael Nadal.
Jun 7, 12:30
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal hammers Roberto Bautista Agut to reach French Open quarters
Rafael Nadal eases into a record-equalling 11th French Open quarter-final with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 win over Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut.
Jun 4, 17:29
Andy Murray in action against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
Andy Murray to face Andrey Kuznetsov at French Open
Top seed Andy Murray will face world number 85 Andrey Kuznetsov in the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros.
May 26, 13:46
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Marco Asensio: 'Rafael Nadal key to Real Madrid move'
Marco Asensio claims that tennis player Rafael Nadal convinced Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sign him from Mallorca.
May 26, 10:52
Novak Djokovic celebrates victory against Dominic Thiem in the French Open semis on June 3, 2016
Result: Novak Djokovic powers past Dominic Thiem into Italian Open final
World number two Novak Djokovic cruises into the final of the Italian Open with a straightforward 6-1 6-0 victory over Dominic Thiem.
May 20, 20:44
Novak Djokovic in action against Andy Murray in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
Result: Novak Djokovic eases through to last four at Italian Open
Second seed Novak Djokovic overcomes Juan Martin del Potro in a rain-affected match in Rome to make it through to his eighth Italian Open semi-final.
May 20, 14:25
Dominic Thiem celebrates a point during the French Open on May 28, 2016
Result: Dominic Thiem ends Rafael Nadal's 17-match winning run
Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open to end the Spanish fourth seed's recent dominance on clay court.
May 19, 17:24
Rafael Nadal, who has not changed his shirt in a week, in action at the Barcelona Open on April 23, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal through at Italian Open after Nicolas Almagro withdrawal
Rafael Nadal is through to the Italian Open third round after Nicolas Almagro withdrew during the opening stages of their match on Wednesday.
May 17, 14:09
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer announces he will not compete in French Open later this month
Roger Federer announces that he will not compete in the French Open later this month in order to focus on Wimbledon and the US Open.
May 15, 19:30
Andy Murray poses with the trophy after beating Rafael Nadal to win the Mutua Madrid Open on May 10, 2015
Result: Rafael Nadal wins fifth Madrid Open title
Rafael Nadal wins his fifth Madrid Open title with a straight-sets but hard-fought victory over Dominic Thiem.
May 14, 22:18
Dominic Thiem celebrates a point during the French Open on May 28, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal to take on Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open final
Dominic Thiem beats Pablo Cuevas 6-4 6-4 to make it through to his first Madrid Open final, where he will come up against Rafael Nadal.
May 14, 09:23
Rafael Nadal, who has not changed his shirt in a week, in action at the Barcelona Open on April 23, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal sees off Novak Djokovic in Madrid Masters semi-finals
Rafael Nadal reaches the final of the Madrid Masters with a straight-sets win over Novak Djokovic.
May 13, 18:38
Andy Murray in action against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
Andy Murray could face Fabio Fognini in Italian Open second round
World number one Andy Murray could potentially face home favourite Fabio Fognini in his opening match at next week's Italian Open.
May 13, 11:10
Rafael Nadal plays a backhand against Andrey Kuznetsov in their second-round match during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open on May 3, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic semi-final at Madrid Open
Rafael Nadal beats David Goffin 7-6(3) 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open to set up a meeting with Novak Djokovic in the Spanish capital.
May 12, 17:26
Novak Djokovic in action against Andy Murray in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
Result: Novak Djokovic through to Madrid Open semi-final after Kei Nishikori withdrawal
A recurrence of a wrist injury forces Kei Nishikori to withdraw, meaning that defending champion Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open.
May 12, 11:12
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 makes light work of Nick Kyrgios at Madrid Open
Rafael Nadal eases past Nick Kyrgios in straight sets with a 6-3 6-1 victory to set up a quarter-final clash with David Goffin at the Madrid Open.
May 11, 21:26
The mighty Rafael Nadal in action at the Barcelona Open on April 20, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal overcomes Fabio Fognini to reach Madrid Open third round
Rafael Nadal reaches the third round of the Madrid Open following a 7-6(3) 3-6 6-4 win over Fabio Fognini on Wednesday.
May 10, 22:22
Andy Murray in action against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
Andy Murray to face wildcard at Madrid Masters
World number one Andy Murray will face a wildcard in his opening match at the Madrid Masters.
May 6, 09:53
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 wins 10th Barcelona Open title
Rafael Nadal wins his 10th Barcelona Open title courtesy of a 6-4 6-1 victory over Dominic Thiem.
Apr 30, 21:17
The mighty Rafael Nadal in action at the Barcelona Open on April 20, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal made to work by Chung Hyeon in Barcelona Open quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal progresses through to the Barcelona Open semi-finals with a hard-fought win over Chung Hyeon.
Apr 28, 18:39



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,465
3Switzerland Roger Federer6,545
4Serbia Novak Djokovic6,325
5Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,140
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,075
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,740
9Canada Milos Raonic3,310
10Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,160
11Alexander Zverev3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,805
13Belgium David Goffin2,605
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
15Pablo Carreno Busta2,350
16France Gael Monfils2,275
17Lucas Pouille2,255
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,245
19United States Jack Sock2,245
20United States John Isner2,045
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