Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 31)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Apr 23): No. 1 (8,770 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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Sports Mole has 1,493 articles about Rafael Nadal. Articles 1 to 40:
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem at Monte Carlo Masters
World number one Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Apr 20, 16:59
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer to skip clay court season following Thanasi Kokkinakis loss
Roger Federer will skip the upcoming European clay court season, including the French Open, following his defeat to Thanasi Kokkonakis at the Miami Open.
Mar 25, 13:44
Rafael Nadal celebrates reaching the final of the Australian Open on January 27, 2017
Rafael Nadal reliant on painkillers, claims uncle and former coach
Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, admits that the current world number two "continuously lives with pain" and makes regular use of painkillers.
Mar 15, 20:44
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami
World number two Rafael Nadal announces that he will play no part in the Masters Series events in Indian Wells and Miami.
Mar 2, 17:59
Roger Federer poses with his collection of Laureus Awards in February 2018
Roger Federer top winner at Laureus World Sports Awards
Roger Federer is named sportsman of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.
Feb 27, 20:00
Roger Federer celebrates during the second round of the US Open on August 31, 2017
Roger Federer becomes oldest world number one
Roger Federer becomes the oldest world number one in tennis history courtesy of his victory over Robin Haase at the Rotterdam Open.
Feb 16, 20:20
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal to play at Queen's
World number one Rafael Nadal announces that he will return to Queen's in the run-up to Wimbledon this summer.
Feb 7, 09:42
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal targeting return to action at Acapulco ATP tournament
Rafael Nadal expects to be back playing competitive tennis by the end of the month at the Acapulco ATP tournament.
Feb 6, 20:51
Kyle Edmund celebrates winning his Australian Open quarter-final on January 23, 2018
Kyle Edmund rises to 26th spot, Johanna Konta down in world rankings
Kyle Edmund moves to a career-high of 26th spot in the ATP world rankings, but Johanna Konta loses ground in the WTA standings.
Jan 29, 12:27
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal: 'Surfaces leading to more injuries'
Rafael Nadal claims that the surfaces which are used on the ATP Tour are contributing to players suffering injuries after he was forced to pull out of the Australian Open.
Jan 23, 19:32
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal retires in deciding set against Marin Cilic
World number six Marin Cilic is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after Rafael Nadal was forced to retire in the deciding fifth set of a gruelling last-eight tie.
Jan 23, 12:23
Kyle Edmund celebrates in August 2017
Result: Kyle Edmund stuns Grigor Dimitrov to reach Australian Open semi-finals
British number two Kyle Edmund shocks third seed Grigor Dimitrov in four sets to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
Jan 23, 09:05
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal progresses past Diego Schwartzman into last eight
World number one Rafael Nadal rallies past Diego Schwartzman to progress to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a four-set set victory.
Jan 21, 09:33
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Top seed Rafael Nadal too strong for Damir Dzumhur
Rafael Nadal brushes aside Damir Dzumhur in a one-sided third-round clash to pave the way for a meeting with Diego Schwartzman in the last 16 of the Australian Open.
Jan 19, 11:12
Rafael Nadal in action at the US Open on August 29, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal eases into Australian Open second round
World number one Rafael Nadal eases into the Australian Open second round with a straight-sets win over Victor Estrella Burgos.
Jan 15, 10:10
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer to face Aljaz Bedene at Australian Open
Defending champion Roger Federer will face former British representative Aljaz Bedene in the opening round of the Australian Open.
Jan 11, 10:09
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Australian Open warm-up tournament
Rafael Nadal pulls out of the Brisbane International less than three weeks before the start of the Australian Open.
Dec 28, 10:10
Lewis Hamilton pictured in May 2017
Lewis Hamilton: 'Extreme pressure got to Sebastian Vettel in 2017'
Lewis Hamilton says that Sebastian Vettel buckled "under extreme pressure" in 2017.
Dec 8, 19:54
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Who will benefit from Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals?
World number one Rafael Nadal withdrew from the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday night, but there are plenty of players who can star in the Spaniard's absence.
Nov 14, 13:50
Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open on May 16, 2017
Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP World Tour Finals
World number one Rafael Nadal withdraws from the ATP World Tour Finals after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury during his defeat to David Goffin.
Nov 14, 10:11
Grigor Dimitrov in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2017
Result: Grigor Dimitrov battles past Dominic Thiem at ATP World Tour Finals
Grigor Dimitrov marks his debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a three-set victory over Dominic Thiem at London's O2 Arena.
Nov 13, 16:50
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal could be fit for ATP World Tour Finals
Rafael Nadal's doctor talks up the possibility of the world number one being fit in time to feature in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Nov 4, 21:17
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Result: Roger Federer overcomes Juan Martin Del Potro in Swiss Indoors final
Roger Federer clinches the eighth Swiss Indoors crown of his career - and his seventh title of 2017 - by beating Juan Martin del Potro over three sets in Basel.
Oct 29, 19:32
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Result: Roger Federer overcomes Rafael Nadal to clinch Shanghai Masters title
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer defeats world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters final to capture his sixth title of the year.
Oct 15, 12:07
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal to face Roger Federer in Shanghai Masters final
Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro in three sets to book a place in the Shanghai Masters final, where he is to face Rafael Nadal for a fourth time this season.
Oct 14, 20:36
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Result: Rafael Nadal battles past Grigor Dimitrov to reach Shanghai Masters semi-finals
World number one Rafael Nadal reaches the Shanghai Masters semi-finals with a three-set victory over Grigor Dimitrov.
Oct 13, 11:19
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Nick Kyrgios blames Shanghai Masters forfeit on stomach bug
Nick Kyrgios claims that his decision to quit his Shanghai Masters first-round match with Steve Johnson after the first set was due to a stomach bug.
Oct 10, 22:47
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal scoops sixth title of 2017 with victory in China
World number one Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to lift the China Open trophy - his sixth title of the season.
Oct 8, 16:00
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Result: Rafael Nadal battles past Grigor Dimitrov to reach China Open final
World number one Rafael Nadal battles past Grigor Dimitrov in three sets to reach the final of the China Open.
Oct 7, 12:12
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Result: Rafael Nadal beats John Isner to reach China Open semi-finals
World number one Rafael Nadal registers a straight-sets win over John Isner to reach the China Open semi-finals.
Oct 6, 09:52
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Result: Rafael Nadal breezes into quarter-finals in Beijing
World number one Rafael Nadal earns a place in the China Open quarter-finals with a straight-sets win over Karen Khachanov.
Oct 5, 16:22
Rafael Nadal shows off the guns after making it through to the semis at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Rafael Nadal "heartbroken" for Catalonia
World number one Rafael Nadal says that he is "heartbroken" by the ugly scenes of violence in Catalonia.
Oct 3, 14:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Five times luck has played a part in sport
The outcome of most sporting event is decided by the level of skill or sheer determination, but there have been times when pure luck has influenced a sporting result.
Sep 11, 16:56
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Rafael Nadal not eyeing Roger Federer record after US Open joy
World number one Rafael Nadal suggests that Roger Federer is currently too far ahead in terms of career Grand Slam titles to think about overtaking the Swiss.
Sep 11, 14:27
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal eases past Kevin Anderson to win US Open
Rafael Nadal registers a straight-sets win over Kevin Anderson to win the US Open for the third time in his career.
Sep 11, 09:15
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal to face Kevin Anderson in US Open final
Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson will contest the US Open final after they claimed four-set victories on Friday.
Sep 9, 09:15
Juan Martin Del Potro in action during the Olympics singles final on August 14, 2016
Result: Juan Martin del Potro stuns Roger Federer in US Open quarter-finals
Roger Federer misses out on a place in the US Open semi-finals after losing out in four sets to Juan Martin del Potro.
Sep 7, 09:17
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Andy Murray expects to miss remainder of season due to injury
Andy Murray does not expect to return to the court again in a competitive event this season due to an ongoing hip complaint.
Sep 6, 11:07
Roger Federer celebrates during the second round of the US Open on August 31, 2017
Roger Federer expects "different" Juan Martin del Potro match at US Open
Roger Federer insists that his quarter-final showdown with Juan Martin del Potro will not be a replica of their 2009 final at Flushing Meadows.
Sep 5, 13:57
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal ousts Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach US Open quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal takes less than two hours to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov and grab a place in the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Sep 4, 19:39

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