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Rafael Nadal

Born: June 3, 1986 (age 33)

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 1,628 articles about Rafael Nadal. Articles 1 to 40:
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the US Open on September 8, 2019
Rafael Nadal not driven by desire to break Grand Slam record
The 33-year-old Spaniard has 19 grand slam crowns, one less than Roger Federer's all-time record.
Sep 9, 13:41
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the US Open on September 8, 2019
Rafael Nadal admits he was "in trouble" during US Open final
The Spaniard triumphed in nearly five hours after Daniil Medvedev forced a deciding set.
Sep 9, 07:08
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the US Open on September 8, 2019
US Open: Best bits from 2019 tournament as Nadal triumphs in five-set thriller
Daniil Medvedev fought hard to force a deciding set in the men's final in New York.
Sep 9, 06:59
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the US Open on September 8, 2019
Result: Rafael Nadal claims stunning US Open win over Daniil Medvedev for 19th grand slam title
The Spaniard needed all his strength to stop an impressive comeback from his young challenger.
Sep 9, 02:31
Serena Williams in action during the US Open final on September 7, 2019
Bianca Andreescu trounces Serena Williams as Jamie Murray wins US Open doubles
Williams fell short of equalling Margaret Court's record of 24 majors.
Sep 8, 04:30
Rafael Nadal celebrates on September 6, 2019
Nadal sets sights on surpassing Federer in Slam stakes
Federer holds the men's all-time record of 20 grand slam victories.
Sep 7, 17:01
Rafael Nadal celebrates on September 6, 2019
US Open day 12: Nadal sets sights on 19th grand slam title
Sunday will be Nadal's fifth US Open final.
Sep 7, 04:30
Rafael Nadal celebrates on September 6, 2019
Result: Nadal to face Medvedev in US Open final after straight-sets win
The Spanish number two seed is a step closer to his 19th grand slam title.
Sep 7, 03:23
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina (not pictured) in a quarterfinal match on day ten of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2019
Rafael Nadal taking nothing for granted at US Open
The Spaniard has won the trophy three times in New York.
Sep 5, 20:01
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina (not pictured) in a quarterfinal match on day ten of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2019
Result: Rafael Nadal battles past Diego Schwartzman into US Open semis
The Spaniard will play Italian 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, a five-set winner over Gael Monfils.
Sep 5, 06:42
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina (not pictured) in a quarterfinal match on day ten of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2019
US Open day 10: Rafael Nadal last of the 'big three' still standing
Matteo Berrettini won a five-set match against Gael Monfils.
Sep 5, 06:41
afael Nadal of Spain celebrates after match point against Marin Cilic of Croatia (not pictured) in the fourth round on day eight of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2019.
Result: Rafael Nadal beats Marin Cilic to set up potential Roger Federer showdown
The Spaniard came through in four sets to reach the quarter-finals.
Sep 3, 07:25
afael Nadal of Spain celebrates after match point against Marin Cilic of Croatia (not pictured) in the fourth round on day eight of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2019.
US Open day eight: Rafael Nadal through as Naomi Osaka crashes out
Day eight at Flushing Meadows was packed with action.
Sep 3, 07:25
Naomi Osaka of Japan (R) talks with Coco Gauff of the United States (L) after their match in the third round on day six of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
US Open day six: Naomi Osaka continues defence by beating tearful Cori Gauff
Rafael Nadal also triumphed to book a meeting with Marin Cilic.
Sep 1, 08:56
Rafael Nadal of Spain after beating Hyeon Chung of Korea in the third round on day six of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019
Rafael Nadal powers into US Open fourth round
It was the Spaniard's 60th win at Flushing Meadows.
Aug 31, 22:41
Taylor Townsend in action at the US Open on August 29, 2019
US Open day four: Rafael Nadal gets walkover as Simona Halep ousted
Evans and Konta also were victorious in New York.
Aug 30, 07:52
Andy Murray pictured on August 12, 2019
Result: Andy Murray knocked out of Rafa Nadal Open in third round
The Scot was beaten in three sets by Italy's Matteo Viola.
Aug 30, 06:56
Nick Kyrgios in action at the US Open on August 29, 2019
Result: Nick Kyrgios into US Open third round after collar controversy
The 24-year-old had "Just Do You" written on his shirt.
Aug 30, 06:51
Rafael Nadal in action at the Rogers Cup on August 8, 2019
US Open day two: Rafael Nadal through as Thiem, Tsitsipas fall at first hurdle
Former champion Rafael Nadal secured a comfortable win.
Aug 28, 08:49
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final as he and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies on July 14, 2019
Novak Djokovic sets sights on Grand Slam record
The defending US Open champion is four behind Roger Federer and two behind Rafael Nadal.
Aug 24, 23:10
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on July 12, 2019
Roger Federer: 'I'm feeling the best I've felt in years'
Federer, who won five titles in a row between 2004 and 2008, is ready for the challenge at Flushing Meadows.
Aug 23, 18:41
Serena Williams celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final on July 11, 2019
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to face off in US Open first round
The pair met in the 2004 Wimbledon final when the Russian produced a shock win.
Aug 23, 05:22
Andy Murray pictured on August 12, 2019
Andy Murray to appear at next week's Rafa Nadal Open
Murray will compete at the Rafa Nadal Open in Majorca.
Aug 22, 09:59
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final as he and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies on July 14, 2019
Wimbledon 2019: Six of the best matches from this year's tournament
The 40th meeting between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was a highlight.
Jul 14, 20:57
Novak Djokovic celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final on July 12, 2019
Novak Djokovic eager to chase down Roger Federer records
The Serb will play the Swiss in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.
Jul 13, 13:58
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on July 12, 2019
Roger Federer rates latest Rafael Nadal win as a career highlight
Federer will challenge for a ninth Wimbledon title after beating Nadal 7-6 (3) 1-6 6-3 6-4.
Jul 12, 22:22
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on July 12, 2019
Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer sets up Novak Djokovic showdown in Wimbledon final
The story of the 11th day of action at SW19.
Jul 12, 20:42
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semi-final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on July 12, 2019
Result: Roger Federer reaches 12th Wimbledon final with epic win over Rafael Nadal
Federer will take on Novak Djokovic after beating Nadal 7-6 (3) 1-6 6-3 6-4.
Jul 12, 19:59
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Japan's Kei Nishikori on July 10, 2019
Wimbledon day 11: Federer and Nadal set for epic showdown
The men's semi-finals take place at the All England Club.
Jul 12, 05:43
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarter final match against Sam Querrey of the U.S on July 10, 2019
John McEnroe: 'Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal 2008 final was greatest match ever'
The pair will meet for the 40th time on Friday.
Jul 11, 14:27
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarter final match against Sam Querrey of the U.S on July 10, 2019
Rafael Nadal relishing renewing Wimbledon rivalry with Roger Federer
The pair meet in the semi-finals on Friday.
Jul 11, 14:25
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarter final match against Sam Querrey of the U.S on July 10, 2019
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Five classic battles
The pair's Wimbledon finals in 2007 and 2008 live long in the memory.
Jul 11, 12:01
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarter final match against Sam Querrey of the U.S on July 10, 2019
Rafael Nadal "excited" for Roger Federer showdown
Nadal came through a tough first set before beating Sam Querrey 7-5 6-2 6-2.
Jul 10, 22:25
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Japan's Kei Nishikori on July 10, 2019
Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal set up blockbuster semi-final
The story of the ninth day of action at SW19.
Jul 10, 22:24
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Japan's Kei Nishikori on July 10, 2019
Roger Federer expects to face "very different" Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon
The Swiss is the first man to achieve the feat at SW19.
Jul 10, 20:43
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarter final match against Sam Querrey of the U.S on July 10, 2019
Result: Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final showdown with Roger Federer
Nadal pulled away after a close first set to defeat Querrey 7-5 6-2 6-2.
Jul 10, 19:38
Roger Federer pictured at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
Wimbledon 2019: 'Big three' bid for place in semi-finals on day nine
The big three in the men's game are all in action.
Jul 10, 08:09
Roger Federer pictured at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
Roger Federer wary of Kei Nishikori challenge at Wimbledon
The Swiss is impressed by his opponent's game.
Jul 9, 15:37
Roger Federer pictured at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
Can anyone stop big three in Wimbledon men's singles draw?
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have all breezed into the Wimbledon quarter-finals, but is anyone capable of stopping two of them reaching Sunday's final?
Jul 9, 10:40
Roger Federer pictured at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
Wimbledon 2019: Day seven highlights as men's favourites ease through
The story of the seventh day of action at SW19.
Jul 8, 22:37

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