Rafael Nadal is one of the most successful Lawn Tennis players. He has won the most number of grand slams. He has won 20 grand slam titles till now and on the verge of breaking Roger Federer’s record. In his successful professional journey till now, he has amassed a net worth of 200 million dollars. His birthday is the 3rd of June. He is currently 34 years old. He is 185 cm tall. He weighs close to 85 kg. His nickname is Rafa. He was born in Manacor, Spain, and lives there. He is an atheist and citizen, and national of Spain.
Rafael Nadal early life
He was born in Manacor. It is a small town on the Mallorca Islands situated in the Balearic Islands of Spain. His natural talent was recognized by his uncle Toni Nadal, who happens to be his coach as well. During childhood, he was involved in both Lawn Tennis and Football. He was a big Ronaldo fan in his childhood. A championship that he won at the age of 8 turned the tide towards Lawn Tennis. He completed his elementary education in his hometown only.
Rafael Nadal tennis career
His professional career started in 2001 when he was 15 from a junior level. At 18, he came the youngest to win a Davis cup singles title in 2004. A year later, he achieved winning his first grand slam by winning the French Open. The success story that started in 2005 never stopped, and till now, he has created a history of winning 13 French open single titles (most of anyone in the history of the game). He is regarded as an undisputed champion of clay courts.
As of 2021, Rafael Nadal’s net worth is estimated at $200 million.
Rafael Nadal playing style and coaching
He plays with his left hand in contrary to most of his competitors. He plays very aggressively. His idol for playing with the left hand was Patrick Rafter of Australia. His uncle identified the talent that he possesses. He took him to another place and provided necessary coaching to date. He is the one who convinced his parents to get trained for Tennis.
Rafael Nadal wife
He married the love of his life Maria Francisca Perello. Before coming together and getting married, they had a relationship of 14 years. She used to work as an insurance promoter. She holds a degree in business management. Now she serves as Rafa Nadal Foundation.
Rafael Nadal parents
His father is Sebestian Nadal Homer. He is a businessman. He owns an insurance company. His mother is Ana Maria Parera. She has a younger sister, the only sibling, and family lives in their hometown.
Rafael Nadal siblings
He has a younger sister, Maria Isabel Nadal. She studied motor and sports science in Barcelona. She works with a sports management company.
Rafael Nadal career records and titles
He has won 20 grand slam titles so far in his career. He has won 13 French Open, 4 US Open, 2 Wimbledon, and 1 Australian open.
Rafael Nadal salary
So far, his prize earnings and salary accounts for 450 million dollars.