Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 30)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (May 22): No. 4 (5,375 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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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.
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.
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
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal claims 10th Monte Carlo Masters title
Rafael Nadal claims his 10th Monte Carlo Masters title and 50th trophy on clay after beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-3 on Sunday.
Apr 23, 15:59
Rafael Nadal in action at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 13, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals
Nine-time Monte Carlo Masters champion Rafael Nadal eases into the semi-finals of the competition with a straight-sets win over Diego Schwartzman.
Apr 21, 20:26
David Goffin celebrates winning his third-round match at the French Open on May 28, 2016
Result: David Goffin sends Novak Djokovic packing in Monte Carlo
David Goffin claims the scalp of second seed Novak Djokovic, earning a 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory to progress into the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Apr 21, 18:20
Novak Djokovic in action at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 13, 2016
Result: Novak Djokovic through to quarter-finals of Monte Carlo Masters
Novak Djokovic remains on course for glory at the Monte Carlo Masters after overcoming Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2 4-6 6-4.
Apr 20, 19:28
Rafael Nadal, who has not changed his shirt in a week, in action at the Barcelona Open on April 23, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal survives scare by overcoming Kyle Edmund in Monte Carlo Masters
Rafael Nadal ousts Kyle Edmund after dropping a set in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Apr 19, 16:49
Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Gilles Simon at Queen's on June 15, 2016
Result: Kyle Edmund overcomes fellow Brit Dan Evans in Monte Carlo
Kyle Edmund recovers from a nervy start to beat Dan Evans 7-5 6-1 in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters, setting up a meeting with Rafael Nadal later this week.
Apr 17, 14:53
Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Gilles Simon at Queen's on June 15, 2016
Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund to face off for first time in Monte Carlo
British men's number two and three, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund, will meet in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters for the right to face Rafael Nadal.
Apr 14, 22:23
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer planning two-month rest
Miami Open champion Roger Federer does not expect to compete in any clay-court tournaments until the 2017 French Open.
Apr 3, 14:22
Switzerland's Roger Federer wins a point against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during the men's singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 21, 2015.
Roger Federer: 'I can't believe 2017 form'
Roger Federer admits that his form so far in 2017 has even taken him by surprise after winning the Miami Open to make it three titles already this year.
Apr 2, 22:37
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Result: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Miami Open
Roger Federer becomes the oldest player to win the Miami Open with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal.
Apr 2, 19:52
Roger Federer in action against Grigor Dimitrov during day five of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2016
Result: Roger Federer edges out Nick Kyrgios in thriller at Miami Open
Roger Federer reaches the final of the Miami Open after edging past Nick Kyrgios in three sets on Friday night.
Apr 1, 09:20
Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Sam Groth at the French Open in Paris on May 24, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal through to fifth Miami Open final
Rafael Nadal beats Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5 at the Miami Open to keep alive a potential rematch with Roger Federer in Sunday's final.
Mar 31, 20:04
Result: Rafael Nadal beats Jack Sock to reach semi-finals of Miami Open
Rafael Nadal earns a straight-sets win over Jack Sock to seal a spot in the semi-finals of the Miami Open.
Mar 30, 09:11
Fabio Fognini in action on day two of the Australian Open on January 20, 2015
Result: Fabio Fognini stuns Kei Nishikori to book place in last four of Miami Open
World number 40 Fabio Fognini is into the semi-finals of the Miami Open thanks to a 6-4 6-2 win over Kei Nishikori, who was carrying an injury problem.
Mar 29, 22:19
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.
Mar 29, 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



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,445
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,360
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,560
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11Belgium David Goffin3,055
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
13France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,870
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,780
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065