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Did you know Rafael Nadal has another part to his name that nobody knows of? That is Parera, being his surname. All together his name goes as in Rafael Nadal Parera. The 209 weeks champion of the tennis stadium had a long way to approach at his success. Today we are going to explore his life in tennis.

Victories

Known as “Rafa” among his fans, Nadal is currently the world number 3 at the ATP rankings of Single Mens’ Tennis. The chart is led by Medverev and Zverev. His era of reign at the tennis world ended on 2020, after 209 weeks of dominance. The man turned pro in 2001 and been the world’s best player for 5 years. Rafael became world’s top on 18th August 2008. His all times performance and 2022 performance is as follows. Rafael Nadal tennis has created a new milestone in the sporting world.

Wins/LossesTitlesPrize Money (USD)
Lifetime1063/21392131,383,446
202235/446,420,581
Nadal’s Performance: Confirmed statistics

After loosing his first place in 2020, he stayed in second place until 08th March 2021 and started a gradual decline. He ended up being the 6th at 08th November 2021. He then started climbing and reached the third in the world. Aged at 36 years, he is truly a wonder, as the saying goes on Aged wine is the best wine.

Early life

Nadal’s birthplace was in Spain and he came to this world on the 3rd of June 1986. You might be wondering how Nadal came into sports. His family was predominantly interested in sports. His uncle Miguel Angel Nadal was a professional football player, who even played for the 2002 world cup. Rafael began his career at a very tender age. You would not believe this; he started his tour at the tender age of four under the guidance of his uncle Toni Nadal. Tennis was no foreign to Rafael Nadal.

Style

Nadal was right handed, but he practised Tennis to be a left handed player with both hands fore and back hands. At 12, his uncle encouraged him for the conventional left hand only stance. He then developed his signature one handed forehand style which became his turning point in Tennis career.

This made a beautiful spin which would amaze his audience as well as the opponent. This spin made the ball to bounce back higher, thereby creating an atmosphere of tense towards the opponent. Nadal preceded Federer in Tennis rankings, and it was solely because of this. Having very wide shoulders, Nadal could strengthen his blow, thereby deliver the ball with high speeds.

Titles

Nadal began with winning the Sopot title in 2004, when he was just 18 years old. He has won 92 singles career titles, while being a singles career finalist at 38 occasions. He contributed in 11 double career titles and at 4 times he and his partner came to the Finals and lost. He has also helped in winning 6 team titles for Spain, including 4 Davis cups.

Here is a list of Grand Slam Title he won with match details. The Rafael Nadal Tennis is written all over the tables for 5 years.

YEAREVENTWINNERRUNNER-UPSCORE
2022French OpenRafael NadalCasper Ruud6-3, 6-3, 6-0
2022Australian OpenRafael NadalDaniil Medvedev2-6, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
2020French OpenRafael NadalNovak Djokovic6-0, 6-2, 7-5
2019US OpenRafael NadalDaniil Medvedev7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
2019French OpenRafael NadalDominic Thiem6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
2019Australian OpenNovak DjokovicRafael Nadal6-3, 6-2, 6-3
2018French OpenRafael NadalDominic Thiem6-4, 6-3, 6-2
2017US OpenRafael NadalKevin Anderson6-3, 6-3, 6-4
2017French OpenRafael NadalStan Wawrinka6-2, 6-3, 6-1
2017Australian OpenRoger FedererRafael Nadal6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
2014French OpenRafael NadalNovak Djokovic3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
2014Australian OpenStan WawrinkaRafael Nadal6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2013US OpenRafael NadalNovak Djokovic6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2013French OpenRafael NadalDavid Ferrer6-3, 6-2, 6-3
2012French OpenRafael NadalNovak Djokovic6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
2012Australian OpenNovak DjokovicRafael Nadal5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5
2011US OpenNovak DjokovicRafael Nadal6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1
2011WimbledonNovak DjokovicRafael Nadal6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
2011French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1
2010US OpenRafael NadalNovak Djokovic6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
2010WimbledonRafael NadalTomas Berdych6-3, 7-5, 6-4
2010French OpenRafael NadalRobin Soderling6-4, 6-2, 6-4
2009Australian OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2
2008WimbledonRafael NadalRoger Federer6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7
2008French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer6-1, 6-3, 6-0
2007WimbledonRoger FedererRafael Nadal7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2
2007French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2006WimbledonRoger FedererRafael Nadal6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3
2006French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4)
2005French OpenRafael NadalMariano Puerta6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5
Nadal’s Titles

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