Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled “The King of Clay”.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Early Life

Rafael Nadal was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain.


His father, Sebastian Nadal, is a businessman who owns an insurance company and a glass and window company, Vidres Mallorca, and manages his own restaurant, Sa Punta. His mother is Ana María Parera, a housewife. He has a younger sister named María Isabel.

Nadal lived with his parents and younger sister Maria Isabel in a five-story apartment building in their hometown of Manacor, Mallorca. In June 2009, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, and then The New York Times, reported that his parents, Ana Maria and Sebastian, had separated. This news came after weeks of speculation in Internet posts and message boards over Nadal’s personal issues as the cause of his setback.


His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history with some considering Nadal to be the greatest male player of all time.Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, an all-time record of 30 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, tied with Novak Djokovic and a record 18 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments.

He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.The left-hander is the sixth player in the Open Era to reach more than 100 finals on the ATP World Tour.

Age, Height & Measurements

Rafael Nadal Age 32 years. Rafael Nadal's height 6 feet 1 inches (185 cm), weight 187 lbs (85 kg). Body measurements 44 - 32 - 14 and Zodiac Sign Gemini.
Rafael Nadal Bio
Famous AsRafael Nadal
ProfessionTennis player
Age32 years
BirthdayJune 3, 1986
Birth PlaceManacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Birth SignGemini
Height6 feet 1 inches (185 cm)
Weight187 lbs (85 kg)
Body Measurements44 - 32 - 14
Net Worth$120 Million
Born NameRafael Nadal Parera
Sexual Orientationstraight
Body ShapeStraight
Shoe Size10 (US)
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
QualificationDoctoral degree
UniversityEuropean University of Madrid
Sister(s)Maria Isabel (Younger Sister)
Other RelativesMiguel Angel Nadal (Uncle) (Former professional footballer who played for FC Barcelona, RCD Mallorca and the Spanish national team), Toni Nadal (Uncle) (Former professional tennis player) (Tennis Coach)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Relationship WithMaria Francisca Perello


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