Rafa Nadal

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  • He has borned

    He has borned
    Rafa Nadal was born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor
  • Start playing

    Start playing
    Rafael Nadal began playing tennis at the age of three and turned pro at 15.
  • Top 50

    Top 50
    In 2003, Nadal reached the ATP Top 50 for the first time.
  • Davis Cup

    Davis Cup
    2004 was a key year for Nadal's sporting life. At only 18 years old, the manacorí was an essential part of the Spanish National Team's victory in the Davis Cup against the United States and won his first major title.
  • First Wimbledon victory

    First Wimbledon victory
    In 2008, he also won his first Wimbledon victory over Roger Federer. It was the third consecutive time that Nadal and Federer faced each other in the English Grand Slam final, although in previous years it was the Swiss who won.
  • Olympic Games

    Olympic Games
    At the Olympic Games in Beijing, the tennis player won the first gold in history for the Spanish team in the men's singles category by beating the Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.
  • Australian Open

    Australian Open
    In 2009 he became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open, winning his sixth Grand Slam trophy
  • Nadal continued to shine

    Nadal continued to shine
    Until 2014, Nadal continued to shine. He finished the year with his ninth Roland Garros, winning four consecutive tournaments since 2010. However, that year his injuries began to worsen and he was operated on for appendicitis. This caused him to drop down in the rankings
  • First Roland Garros

    First  Roland Garros
    Nadal managed to win his tenth Roland Garros and his third U.S.
    Open, breaking the bad streak that began in 2014.
  • Third in the ATP ranking

    Third in the ATP ranking
    Nadal began the 2015 season third in the ATP ranking and closed it fifth. He did not perform at the same level as previous years, something that many blamed on his injuries. For the first time since 2004, he did not win a Grand Slam per year.
  • 2015

    2015
    -Nadal began the 2015 season third in the ATP ranking and closed it
    fifth. He did not perform at the same level as previous years,
    something that many blamed on his injuries. For the first time since
    2004, he did not win a Grand Slam per year.
  • Rafa Nadal returned to number 1

     Rafa Nadal returned to number 1
    -After his problems with injuries, Rafa Nadal returned to number 1 in the ATP in 2017. At 31, he became the oldest player to finish a year as first ranked.
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    His first match victory

    His first ATP match victory was in Mallorca in 2002, a couple of months short of his 16th birthday.
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    His first Roland Garros

    Rafa Nadal won his first Roland Garros in 2005.
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    French tournament

    He won the French tournament at Roland Garros again in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The latter was defeated by the Swiss Roger Federer, who was not granted victory in a single set.