Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 3. He is widely regarded as the finest clay court player in history and has been nicknamed "The King of Clay." His evolution into an all-court threat has established...Wikipedia
Born: 3rd June, 1986, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Claim to Fame: 2005 French Open Singles Champion
Premier League is perfect place for Brazilian talent to develop, claims Ronaldo... (whilst playing poker with Rafael Nadal)
Ronaldo believes the Premier League is best place for young Brazil players Chelsea star Oscar one of five Premier League players in Brazil squad Ronaldo was speaking at poker event with tennis star Rafael Nadal By OLIVER TODD FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 23:04 GMT, 18 November 2014 | UPDATED: 13:41 GMT, 19 November 2014 Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo believes the Premier League is the perfect place for young talent from his country to develop, despite spending much of his European playing career in Spain and Italy. Brazil coach Dunga picked five... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 5 weeks ago
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win French Open
Douglas Robson, USA TODAY Sports 7:17 p.m. EDT June 8, 2014
PARIS – Still the King of Clay.
Rafael Nadal of Spain won an unprecedented ninth French Open championship Sunday, denying Serbia's Novak Djokovic his quest to secure a career Grand Slam with the only major he lacks.
On Philippe Chatrier Court, No. 1 Nadal wore down No. 2 Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4, in a match that went 3 hours, 31 minutes, becoming the first man to win five consecutive titles in Paris.
CLAY-COURT KING: But is Nadal... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 6 months ago
Kevin Mitchell in Rome The Guardian, Sunday 18 May 2014 18.54 BST Rafael Nadal is still officially the best tennis player in the world. So say the rankings. But the man best placed to dispute that judgment, Novak Djokovic, arrives in Paris this week his conqueror for the fourth time in a row and strong in his conviction that he can loosen the historically unshakeable grip the Spaniard has on the French Open. It is simplistic to suggest that Djokovic was inspired to beat Nadal here solely by the desperate plight of his compatriots in flood-ravaged Serbia, however... Read More
Posted by Katherine_GR 7 months ago
By Shane Bacon
In as anticipated a semifinal as you'll find in the game of tennis, Rafael Nadal absolutely dominated Roger Federer on Friday at the Australian Open to advance to his third Australian Open final.
Nadal beat the four-time champion of this event 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in a match that was simply vintage Nadal, with the '09 winner hitting jaw-dropping winner after jaw-dropping winner that was simply too much for the 32-year-old Federer.
The first set was tight and exciting, but when Nadal finally took it in the tiebreaker the numbers started to lean... Read More
Posted by Katherine_GR 11 months ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic believes Rafa Nadal may soon displace him as world number one and has plenty of time to break Roger Federer's benchmark 17 major titles after the Spaniard roared to the U.S. Open title at Flushing Meadows on Monday.
Djokovic was beaten 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 by Nadal, who claimed the 13th singles slam of his career to move ahead of Australia's Roy Emerson (12) on the all-time list.
Only Pete Sampras (14) and Roger Federer (17) are above the 27-year-old Nadal on the pecking order of major champions.
"Thirteen grand slams... Read More
Posted by Katherine_GR 1 year ago
Won his first grass tournament this year, 2008.
Won 2008 Wimbledon . Beating Roger Fedrer in 5 sets.
I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me,
I played almost four hours today, ... I`m very, very tired.