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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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Novak Djokovic pictured at the Italian Open in May 2021
Novak Djokovic advances to Italian Open final with Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will do battle for a 57th time overall at the Foro Italico on Sunday.
21:45
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the Barcelona Open on April 25, 2021
Rafael Nadal overcomes Alexander Zverev to reach Italian Open semi-finals
Rafael Nadal lost to Alexander Zverev in Madrid last week but came out on top in their quarter-final in the Italian capital.
May 14, 16:17
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the Barcelona Open on April 25, 2021
Tennis roundup: Rafael Nadal battles into Italian Open last eight
The Spaniard was far from his best against Denis Shapovalov but edged a narrow victory.
May 13, 16:56
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his semi final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Open on May 8, 2021
Alexander Zverev reaches Madrid Open final after beating Dominic Thiem
Alexander Zverev won 6-3 6-4 in a repeat of the final three years ago.
May 8, 18:57
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the Barcelona Open on April 25, 2021
Rafael Nadal through to quarter-finals of Madrid Open
Rafael Nadal eased to a 6-3 6-3 victory but Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas both lost.
May 6, 18:14
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the Barcelona Open on April 25, 2021
Result: Rafael Nadal secures Barcelona Open title
Rafael Nadal missed two match points in the second set but eventually prevailed after more than three and a half hours.
Apr 25, 19:20
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his semi final match against Britain's Dan Evans on April 17, 2021
Stefanos Tsitsipas to meet Andrey Rublev in Monte Carlo final
Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Dan Evans while Andrey Rublev followed up his upset of Rafael Nadal by beating Casper Ruud.
Apr 17, 17:33
Russia's Andrey Rublev shakes hands with Spain's Rafael Nadal after winning his quarter final match on April 16, 2021
Result: Rafael Nadal suffers shock Monte Carlo defeat to Andrey Rublev
Rafael Nadal was bidding for his 12th title in Monte-Carlo but fell to a 6-2 4-6 6-2 loss.
Apr 16, 19:59
Novak Djokovic reacts after losing to Lorenzo Sonego in the Austrian Open on October 30, 2020
Monte-Carlo Masters roundup: Novak Djokovic shocked by Dan Evans
Novak Djokovic's unbeaten start to the season ended in a 6-4 7-5 defeat.
Apr 15, 18:10
Daniil Medvedev pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Monte Carlo players face nervous wait after Medvedev contracts coronavirus
Daniil Medvedev is currently in isolation but practised with Rafael Nadal on Monday.
Apr 13, 18:31
Greg Rusedski and Pat Rafter wait for their trophies after the 1997 US Open final.
Greg Rusedski urges rising stars to grab opportunity in Miami
Only half of the ATP top 10 will compete at the Hard Rock Stadium.
Mar 22, 15:06
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Australian Open on February 21, 2021
Novak Djokovic withdraws from Miami Open for family reasons
The world number one had been expected to make his first appearance since claiming his ninth Australian Open title.
Mar 19, 22:08
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Australian Open on February 21, 2021
Novak Djokovic equals Roger Federer's 310-week world number one record
Novak Djokovic is guaranteed to set a new mark next week.
Mar 1, 09:18
Andy Murray reacts after losing against Stan Wawrinka at the French Open on September 27, 2020
Andy Murray admits he could not bear to watch Australian Open
Andy Murray will play his first ATP Tour event of the season at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier this week.
Feb 22, 17:22
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Australian Open on February 21, 2021
Novak Djokovic insists "age is just a number" after Australian Open win
The Serbian is two major titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the record books.
Feb 22, 12:45
Daniil Medvedev pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Daniil Medvedev out to break 16-year-old stranglehold in Australian Open final
Daniil Medvedev could become the first man to be ranked in the top two outside of the big four since 2005.
Feb 20, 13:25
Daniil Medvedev pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Australian Open Day 12: Daniil Medvedev sets up Djokovic showdown
The story of the 12th day of action from Melbourne Park.
Feb 19, 16:19
Daniil Medvedev pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Daniil Medvedev believes the pressure is on Novak Djokovic
Daniil Medvedev defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to reach his second grand slam final.
Feb 19, 14:20
Daniil Medvedev pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Novak Djokovic to face Daniil Medvedev in Australian Open final
Daniil Medvedev continued his 20-match winning streak with a 6-4 6-2 7-5 victory.
Feb 19, 12:30
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Rafael Nadal: 'Tennis must find solutions to quarantining issues'
Novak Djokovic claimed a majority of tennis players do not want to carry on with the season if it means going through multiple periods of quarantine.
Feb 17, 16:16
Ashleigh Barty pictured at the Australian Open on February 17, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty suffer shock exits
Daniil Medvedev won the all-Russian clash against Andrey Rublev.
Feb 17, 14:38
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Result: Stefanos Tsitsipas shocks Rafael Nadal at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal was chasing a record-setting grand slam victory, but saw a two-sets lead disappear against his 22-year-old opponent.
Feb 17, 14:06
Novak Djokovic celebrates at the Australian Open on February 14, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Williams and Djokovic advance to final four
The story of the ninth day of action from Melbourne Park.
Feb 16, 17:26
Jessica Pegula pictured at the Australian Open on February 15, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Nadal, Pegula and Barty all make the quarters
The story of the latest round of action at Melbourne Park.
Feb 15, 13:25
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Rafael Nadal eases into Australian Open quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal is yet to drop a set in four matches at Melbourne Park.
Feb 15, 09:50
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Australian Open roundup: British singles hopes ended by ruthless Rafael Nadal
The story of the sixth day of play at Melbourne Park.
Feb 13, 14:38
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Rafael Nadal issues positive fitness update after Australian Open win
Rafael Nadal has been struggling with a back problem but is now feeling better.
Feb 13, 14:36
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Cameron Norrie's Australian Open dream ends at the hands of Rafael Nadal
Cameron Norrie pushed Rafael Nadal before falling to a 7-5 6-2 7-5 defeat.
Feb 13, 13:25
Sofia Kenin pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Australian Open: Sofia Kenin's exit and Rafael Nadal's heckler
Ashleigh Barty is safely through but defending champion Sofia Kenin bowed out.
Feb 11, 14:25
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Australian Open roundup: Rafael Nadal breezes into third round
A raucous spectator, who was removed by security, proved the Spaniard's biggest inconvenience against American Michael Mmoh.
Feb 11, 13:41
Cameron Norrie pictured at the Australian Open in February 9, 2021
Result: Cameron Norrie sets up third-round clash with Rafael Nadal
The match was switched to the Margaret Court Arena after a rain delay.
Feb 11, 13:37
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Rafael Nadal cruises into Australian Open second round
The second seed did not play in any of Spain's ATP Cup matches last week.
Feb 9, 08:54
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open day one: Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic cruise through
Tenth seed Gael Monfils was the biggest casualty of the day.
Feb 8, 15:16
Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals on November 19, 2020
Rafael Nadal still struggling with back injury ahead of Australian Open
The Spaniard is due to start his Australian Open bid against Serbia's Laslo Djere.
Feb 7, 08:49
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Francesca Jones aspiring to be the Beyonce of tennis
Francesca Jones will make her grand slam debut against Shelby Rogers in Melbourne.
Feb 5, 22:52
Novak Djokovic pictured at the ATP Cup in February 2021
Novak Djokovic's Serbia dumped out of ATP Cup by Germany
Rafael Nadal is yet to take part in the competition but could play in Spain's semi-final if fit.
Feb 5, 12:20
Dan Evans pictured in September 2020
Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie paired together in Australian Open
Preparations for the year's first grand slam are back on track after the 507 people retested for coronavirus all returned negative results.
Feb 5, 08:21
Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals on November 19, 2020
Five talking talking points ahead of this year's Australian Open
The PA news agency looks at five of the pressing issues ahead of the event at Melbourne Park.
Feb 3, 08:11
Novak Djokovic pictured at the ATP Cup in February 2021
Novak Djokovic extends unbeaten ATP Cup streak, Rafael Nadal pulls out
Novak Djokovic began his season with victory over Canada's Denis Shapovalov.
Feb 2, 12:29
Ashleigh Barty in action at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
World number one Ashleigh Barty returns ahead of Australian Open
Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams all took part in an exhibition event at Memorial Drive.
Jan 29, 17:54

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