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Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 34)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Jun 18): No. 2 (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 1,722 articles about Rafael Nadal. Articles 1 to 40:
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Rafael Nadal preparing for tough conditions at French Open
Cold, damp weather and heavier balls present a major challenge for Rafael Nadal.
18:11
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning in Rome on September 19, 2020
Mats Wilander picks Novak Djokovic to win French Open ahead of Rafael Nadal
Autumnal conditions will prove a big challenge for Rafael Nadal, according to three-time French Open winner Mats Wilander.
Sep 23, 13:02
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning in Rome on September 19, 2020
Result: Novak Djokovic beats Diego Schwartzman in straight sets to win fifth Italian Open title
Novak Djokovic triumphed 7-5 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes in Rome.
Sep 21, 19:41
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning in Rome on September 19, 2020
Result: Novak Djokovic suffers against Casper Rudd but advances to Italian Open final
A limited number of spectators were allowed to watch the last four ties in Rome.
Sep 20, 19:06
Rafael Nadal congratulates Diego Schwartzman after losing at the Italian Open on September 19, 2020
Rafael Nadal hopeful he can 'fix his problems' ahead of French Open
Rafael Nadal lost 6-2 7-5 to Diego Schwartzman in Rome.
Sep 20, 09:03
Rafael Nadal congratulates Diego Schwartzman after losing at the Italian Open on September 19, 2020
Result: Diego Schwartzman knocks Rafael Nadal out of Italian Open
Rafael Nadal, the defending champion and nine-time winner, was beaten 6-2 7-5 by Schwartzman.
Sep 20, 01:04
Novak Djokovic pictured in August 2020
Italian Open roundup: Novak Djokovic wins first match since being disqualified from US Open
Rafael Nadal was also back with a bang.
Sep 16, 20:30
Novak Djokovic attends to a linesperson who was struck by a ball at the US Open on September 6, 2020
Novak Djokovic: 'US Open disqualification a big lesson'
Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open for hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball struck in annoyance.
Sep 14, 14:07
Dominic Thiem celebrates reaching the US Open final on September 11, 2020
Dominic Thiem expecting difficult Alexander Zverev test in US Open final
The Austrian is favourite to win his first Grand Slam in the US Open men's singles final.
Sep 12, 15:42
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on January 29, 2020
US Open roundup: Dominic Thiem books spot in US Open semi-finals
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are not playing in New York.
Sep 10, 09:01
Andy Murray pictured after beating Rafael Nadal in the US Open semi-finals on September 7, 2008
On this day in 2008: Andy Murray beats Rafael Nadal to reach first Grand Slam final
In doing so the Scot became the first Briton to contest a grand slam final since Greg Rusedski lost to Patrick Rafter in the 1997 US Open final.
Sep 7, 08:31
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his match against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka on January 29, 2020
Tennis roundup: Alexander Zverev records four-set win at US Open to make round three
The German will next face 32nd seed Adrian Mannarino.
Sep 3, 08:51
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on January 29, 2020
Dominic Thiem defends strength of US Open field in Federer, Nadal absence
The Austrian is seeded two at Flushing Meadows behind Novak Djokovic.
Sep 1, 23:02
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 14, 2020
Novak Djokovic announces launch of breakaway player association
A number of big names have spoken out in opposition of the move.
Aug 30, 18:41
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 14, 2020
Novak Djokovic still wants breakaway tennis union despite high-profile resistance
The world number one and Canadian player Vasek Pospisil are behind the formation of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA).
Aug 30, 00:24
Novak Djokovic of Serbia after beating Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina in the second round on day three of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2019
US Open preview: Draw, seeds, who is missing?
After a seven-and-a-half-month wait for the second Major of the year, Sports Mole takes a look at the upcoming US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Aug 29, 21:00
Dan Evans in action at the Australian Open on January 20, 2020
Dan Evans against proposed breakaway tennis union
The leading governing bodies of tennis have jointly spoken out against the PTPA.
Aug 29, 19:33
Kei Nishikori in action at Wimbledon on July 2, 2019
Kei Nishikori withdraws from US Open
Former world number four Kei Nishikori believes he would not be able to withstand the rigours that grand slam matches can present.
Aug 26, 21:43
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 14, 2020
Novak Djokovic insists he will do his talking on the court
The world number one says he is back in the environment he is comfortable in.
Aug 21, 22:52
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Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 18
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 18, 23:39
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Non-player tests positive for coronavirus in New York tennis bubble
A controlled environment has been created at Flushing Meadows ahead of the Western & Southern Open and US Open.
Aug 18, 18:57
Celtic manager Neil Lennon pictured on August 9, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 17
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 17, 23:39
Simona Halep celebrates winning Wimbledon on July 13, 2019
World number two Simona Halep pulls out of US Open
The Romanian follows the likes of Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu in pulling out.
Aug 17, 15:13
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 14, 2020
ATP Tour Finals in London due to be held behind closed doors
The tournament will be held in Turin from next year.
Aug 14, 16:47
Bianca Andreescu celebrates winning the US Open on September 7, 2019
Reigning champion Bianca Andreescu pulls out of US Open
The 20-year-old Canadian beat Serena Williams in straight sets in last year's final.
Aug 13, 21:36
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 14, 2020
Novak Djokovic confirms US Open participation despite coronavirus fears
The world number one tested positive for Covid-19 in June.
Aug 13, 14:30
Serena Williams of the U.S. during the match against China's Qiang Wang on January 24, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 8
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 8, 23:39
Serena Williams of the U.S. during the match against China's Qiang Wang on January 24, 2020
Serena Williams announces desire to compete in US Open
A number of top players have withdrawn but the 23-time grand slam champion has no intention of following suit.
Aug 8, 18:56
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 4
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 4, 23:39
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open due to coronavirus concerns
The defending champion and four-time winner does not want to travel to the United States.
Aug 4, 20:20
Novak Djokovic pictured on June 14, 2020
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal among players for first ATP tournament back
The tournament is usually held in Cincinnati, but due to the coronavirus pandemic will now be played in New York.
Jul 29, 17:43
Serena Williams of the U.S. during the match against China's Qiang Wang on January 24, 2020
Serena Williams commits to playing in US Open
The USTA confirmed they are expecting an 80 per cent loss in net operating income this year.
Jun 17, 17:43
Dan Evans in action at the Australian Open on January 20, 2020
Dan Evans calls on Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to play US Open
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have expressed doubts over playing in New York.
Jun 8, 12:15
A woman wearing a mask walks by the Emirates Stadium after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled on March 13, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 6
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the entertainment world.
Jun 6, 23:39
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on February 2, 2020
Novak Djokovic hits out at "impossible" plans for US Open
The event is set to start on August 31.
Jun 6, 13:14
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Rafael Nadal unwilling to travel abroad for tennis tournaments
The Spaniard feels the time to come back is when all players worldwide can travel.
Jun 4, 14:15
Saul Niguez celrbates scoring on February 18, 2020
Niguez's new club and Nadal's birthday - what sports stars did on Wednesday
Tyson Fury was staying motivated.
Jun 3, 17:45
Watford manager Nigel Pearson pictured on January 12, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on May 22
Sports Mole rounds up the latest coronavirus news from across the sporting world.
May 22, 23:39
Marcus Rashford scores for Manchester United on January 11, 2020
City and United stars remember Manchester bombing - Friday's goodwill stories
Rafael Nadal was back practising as the 19-time grand slam champion returned to the court in Mallorca.
May 22, 18:49
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open on January 27, 2020
Rafael Nadal switches attention to 2021 season
Officially there are no professional events until July 13.
May 5, 14:33

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