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  • when Rafael Nadal was born

    when Rafael Nadal was born
    Date of birth: June 3, 1986
    Full Name: Rafael Nadal Parera
  • first official match

    first official match
    In 2001, Rafa Nadal began his career as a professional tennis player, reaching the second round of the Challenger in Seville with only 15 years.

    His first victory in an ATP game was in Mallorca in 2002, missing a couple of months to turn 16
  • first ranking

    first ranking
    Rafael Nadal enrolled in the ATP at the end of 2001, at 818. He was only fifteen years old and already belonged to the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. However, he did not play his first professional game until April 29, 2002, at the Mallorca Open, defeating Paraguayan Ramón Delgado.

    The last semester of 2004 was especially hard: in the process of recovering the rhythm of the competition, it only managed to win the Sopot tournament (Poland). But he ended the season becoming the youngest player to win the Davis Cup.
  • first roland garros

    first roland garros
    In 2005 Rafael Nadal won his first Roland Garros defeating Roger Federer and the prize was given by King Juancarlos I of Spain
  • second roland garros

    second roland garros
    The year 2006 started with problems; Due to the demanding 2005, Nadal had to be almost four months without playing (the Masters Cup of the previous year and the Australian Open of this year were lost due to injury). He reappeared in Marseille, reaching the semifinals (defeat against Arnaud Clément), and would conquer the title in Dubai against world number 1, Roger Federer, in a vibrant meeting that was resolved in the third set clearing doubts about his future performance after your injury
  • 2007: Tercer Roland Garros

    2007: Tercer Roland Garros
    The year 2007 began with the participation in the Chennai tournament in preparation for the Australian Open reaching the semifinals in singles. After his retirement due to injury in the 1sround of Sydney, a good tournament took place in Australia,in the 1 round he won RoberKendrick for in the 2 round he defeated PhilippKohlschreiber for in the 3 beat Stanislas Wawrinka for in the 4 round he wins the Scot AndyMurray for falling defeated in the quarterfinals against the Chilean FernandoGonzález
  • 2011: Sexto Roland Garros

    2011: Sexto Roland Garros
    Nadal started the year as # 1 in the world. For Rafa the season started in Doha 2011 where in the first round he defeats Karol Beck 6-3, 6-0. In the second round he defeated Lukáš Lacko 7-6, 0-6, 6-3. In the quarterfinals he defeated Ernests Gulbis 7-6, 6-3. But he was eliminated in the semifinals against Russian Nikolai Davydenko 3-6,
  • 2012: Seventh Roland Garros

    2012: Seventh Roland Garros
    At the end of December 2011, Nadal began its 2012 season, with the Mubadala World Tennis, an exhibition tournament that is played annually in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Starting in the semifinals (taking advantage of his victory in the previous year's tournament, giving him a first-round exemption), in which he lost surprisingly to David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2 and then played the game for third place against Roger Federer, who beat with some ease by 6-1 and 7-5.189
  • 2013: Eighth Roland Garros, second US Open UU. and return to number 1

    2013: Eighth Roland Garros, second US Open UU. and return to number 1
    Initially he planned to return to the Australian Open, but two weeks before the start of the tournament Nadal decided to officially withdraw from the tournament citing a stomach virus.202 Due to this he loses 1200 points (since he had finished the previous year) and It also drops to 5th place at the end of January after being overtaken by David Ferrer, leaving the top 4 for the first time since 2005.
  • 2014: Ninth Roland Garros and problems with injuries

    2014: Ninth Roland Garros and problems with injuries
    Nadal started the year as number 1 of the ATP ranking. He began his season in the exhibition tournament that is played in Abu Dhabi, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, his first match was against David Ferrer, who won with victory for his countryman by double 6-4. In the match for third place he faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga winning by a score of 7-6 and 6-3.
  • 2015: Injuries continue and fall in the ranking

    2015: Injuries continue and fall in the ranking
    In 2015, Nadal begins the season at number 3 of the ATP ranking. After his operation in November for a beginning of appendicitis and several weeks of rest, he returned to training in preparation for the new season. Rafael Nadal lost the Roland Garros
  • 2016: 28th Masters 1000 and second Olympic gold medal

    2016: 28th Masters 1000 and second Olympic gold medal
    In the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, Nadal would debut in the first round before his friend and compatriot Fernando Verdasco. , it would be Verdasco who would take the victory for Nadal said goodbye to the first major of the year falling to the first of change, a circumstance that only happened once throughout his career: in Wimbledon 2013 against the Belgian Steve Darcis. Later in a press conference he admitted that "it is a defeat that hurts a lot."
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    Roger Federer

    They have played 40 times, and Nadal leads the head to head 24–16 overall and 10–4 in Grand Slam. Nadal leads in clay 14-2 and Federer leads in cement 11-9 and in grass 3-1.