Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 31)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Manacor, Majorca
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Current Rank (Oct 9): No. 1 (9,875 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 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
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory after his men's singles match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day two of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2015
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
Nick Kyrgios in action at the French Open on May 27, 2016
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
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory after his men's singles match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day two of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2015
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
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory after his men's singles match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day two of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2015
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
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory after his men's singles match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day two of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2015
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
Manuel Neuer of Germany watches the ball bounce over the line from a shot that hit the crossbar from Frank Lampard of England, but referee Jorge Larrionda judges the ball did not cross the line during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen
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
Andy Murray hits a backhand during his semi-final match against Marin Cilic at Queen's on June 18, 2016
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
Rafael Nadal in action during the first round of the US Open on August 29, 2017
Result: Rafael Nadal cruises through in US Open first round
World number one Rafael Nadal books his place in the second round of the US Open with a straight-sets victory over Dusan Lajovic.
Aug 29, 22:17
Andy Murray goes for a forehand during the quarter-final match against Kyle Edmund at Queen's on June 17, 2016
Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to hip injury
Andy Murray is forced to pull out of next week's US Open due to the hip injury that has plagued his season.
Aug 26, 20:16
Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
Andy Murray draws Tennys Sandgren at US Open
Former world number one Andy Murray is drawn to play American Tennys Sandgren in the US Open first round.
Aug 25, 17:47
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 to become world number one for first time since July 2014
Rafael Nadal will become world number one for the first time since July 2014 after Roger Federer withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters.
Aug 14, 19:48
Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open in June 3, 2017
Andy Murray withdraws from Cincinnati Masters
Andy Murray announces his withdrawal from next week's Cincinnati Masters due to an ongoing hip injury.
Aug 9, 18:29
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland returns a shot to Donald Young of the US during their 2015 US Open Men's Singles round 4 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 7, 2015 in New York.
Stanislas Wawrinka to miss US Open to undergo knee surgery
Three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka will miss the rest of 2017 after deciding to undergo knee surgery.
Aug 4, 16:13
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after scoring a point on Gilles Muller of Luxembourg during day four of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 13, 2015
Andy Murray withdraws from Rogers Cup
World number one Andy Murray is forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal due to a hip injury.
Aug 3, 20:30
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