Top players from SpainDavid Ferrer (#4)Rafael Nadal (#5)Nicolas Almagro (#11)Fernando Verdasco (#29)Tommy Robredo (#69)
Country: Spain |
Birthdate: June 03, 1986
Birthplace: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
Residence: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
Weight: 188 lbs (85 kg)
Turned Pro: 2001
Coach: Toni Nadal
Current ATP Singles Rank: 5|
Current ATP Singles Points: 6,105
Current ATP Doubles Rank: 60|
Current ATP Doubles Points: 1,240
Rafael Nadal Parera (also known as Rafael Nadal), is a former Spanish professional tennis player, currently ranked No. 5 in the world. Nadal is a former World No. 1 player and has won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles.
Nadal was ranked World Number 1 from 18 August 2008 to 5 July 2009. In 2009, he became the first player to simultaneously hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass, and hardcourt. Nadal is often referred to as "The King of Clay" for his success on clay courts.
Nadal was ranked World No. 2, behind Roger Federer for a record 160 weeks before earning the top spot. He has subsequently lost this position again to Federer following the Swiss player's triumph at the 2009 Madrid Masters (where Federer beat him in the final), French Open and Wimbledon, as well as his own withdrawal from Wimbledon due to injury. In 2008, he was given the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, in recognition of his achievements in tennis.
Though, he recovered from his knee injury, Rafael Nadal still skipped the Australian Open 2013 grand slam with a stomach virus. He dropped a place in the ATP rankings table to No. 5. Nadal has not played an ATP Tour-level event since June 28, 2012 when he lost to Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon.
He made his return to the ATP World Tour at the VTR Open Chile. He lost in the finals of both men's singles and men's doubles. Nadal later won the Brasil Open 2013 title. In his most impressive match of the season, Nadal defeated compatriot David Ferrer to lift the Abierto Mexicano Telcel title. With the victory, Nadal won 12 of his 13 singles matches he played in the 2013 season.
In the Australian Open 2012, Rafael Nadal lost to Novak Djokovic in the final. He however, defended his French Open title against Djokovic. In a stunning upset, Nadal lost to Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon 2012.
He suffered a knee injury and missed the London Olympics and the 2012 US Open. In August 2012, Nadal announced that he would still need two more months to recover from the knee injury, ruling him out of the Davis cup semifinal against United States.
Rafael Nadal has won the French Open title in 2011, which was his sixth French Open title. He has reached the finals of Wimbledon and US Open where he lost to Novak Djokovic. Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2011.
French Open 2010
Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 2 at the French Open. He defeated Gianni Mina, Horacio Zeballos, Lleyton Hewitt, Thomaz Bellucci to reach the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal, Nadal defeated fellow country man Nicolas Almagro in straight sets. He beat Jurgen Melzer to reach the final. Nadal won his fifth French Open title and his seventh grand slam title defeated Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Winning the French Open title, Nadal became World No. 1 replacing Roger Federer from the top spot.
Nadal played at the AEGON Championships 2010, an ATP World Tour 250 grass court tournament in London. He was seeded No. 1 in the tournament. Nadal got a bye in the first round. He defeated Marcos Daniel and Denis Istomin to reach the quarterfinals. Nadal lost to fellow spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-7(5), 4-6 in the quarterfinals.
Despite being No. 1 in the world, Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 2 at the Wimbledon. Nadal defeated Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round. He beat No. 151 Robin Haase of Netherlands, Philipp Petzschner and Paul-Henri Mathieu to reach the quarterfinals. Nadal beat Robin Soderling 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 in the quarterfinals. He beat Britan No. 1 Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-4 to reach the final. Rafael Nadal won his second Wimbledon title and his eighth grand slam title defeating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the final.
Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open in 2009. Nadal was a four-time defending champion at the French Open. In a stunning upset, Nadal lost to Robin Soderling in the quaterfinals who eventually lost to Roger Federer in the final. Between 2005 to 2012, Nadal has only failed to win the title in 2009. He skipped the Wimbledon tournament and lost in the semifinals at 2009 US Open.
|March 4, 2013||5||6105||▬|
|February 25, 2013||5||5755||▬|
|February 18, 2013||5||5755||▬|
|February 11, 2013||5||5550||▬|
|February 4, 2013||5||5400||▬|
|January 28, 2013||5||5400||▼1|
|November 12, 2012||4||6795||▬|
|September 10, 2012||4||7515||▼1|
|May 14, 2012||3||9105||▼1|
|May 7, 2012||2||9615||▬|
Partial list of titles won by Rafael Nadal
|2013||Indian Wells Masters, Brasil Open, Mexican Open|
|2012||Indian Wells Masters (doubles, partnering Marc Lopez)|
|2011||Masters Series Monte-Carlo, Qatar Open (doubles, partnering Marc Lopez)|
|2010||French Open, Masters Series Monte-Carlo, US Open, Indian Wells Masters (doubles, partnering Marc Lopez)|
|2009||Indian Wells Masters, Masters Series Monte-Carlo, Qatar Open (doubles, partnering Marc Lopez)|
|2008||Masters Series Monte-Carlo, Wimbledon, AEGON Championships, French Open, Masters Series Monte-Carlo (doubles, partnering Tommy Robredo)|
|2007||Indian Wells Masters, Masters Series Monte-Carlo, French Open|
|2006||Masters Series Monte-Carlo, French Open, Dubai Tennis Championships|
|2005||Masters Series Monte-Carlo, Mexican Open, Brasil Open, Swedish Open, French Open, Qatar Open (doubles, partnering Albert Costa)|
|2004||Chennai Open (doubles, partnering Tommy Robredo)|
Partial list of tournaments where Rafael Nadal is the finalist.
|2011||Indian Wells Masters, Miami Masters|
|2008||Chennai Open, Miami Masters|
|2007||Wimbledon, Chennai Open (doubles, partnering Bartolome Salva-Vidal)|