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Rafael Nadal© ATP
  • Nationality: ESP (Spain )
  • Birthdate: June 03, 1986
  • Birthplace: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
  • Residence: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Coach: Toni Nadal
  • 2013 Final Ranking: 1
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Our Scouting Report
Strengths: Massive forehand; physically imposing; consistent off ground; fast; indefatigable
Weaknesses: Second serve; handling of flat, hard groundstokes on hard courts; injury prone

Latest News, articles and information:


ATP London Race (20 Oct 14): Murray Moves Ahead; Federer Looks To Close No. 1 Gap In Basel
Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov could rise up into the mix, but the two will have a tougher go in Basel where Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka are the top seeds. Raonic and Dimitrov are on opposite sides of the draw with the Canadian paired alongside Nadal and Dim...
2014-10-19

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia
Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004). Swiss Indoors Basel Basel, Switzerland; Surface: hard Seeds: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov, Ernests Gulbis, David Goffin, Ivo Karlovic Floaters: Gilles Muller, Lukas Rosol, Dom...
2014-10-18

Rafael Nadal: I Have To Do The Surgery, So Right Now I Don't Know If I'll Be In London [Video]
a new interview, Rafael Nadal says that he is going to have surgery by the end of the year for appendicitis, but he won't put a date on it yet. "It's not been an easy season for me at the end," he told Sky Sports. "I have to do the surgery, but I need to find the right moment." ...
2014-10-17

Report: Rafael Nadal Will Have Surgery After Paris, Will Not Play In London Finals [Video]
to a new report from IB3, Rafael Nadal will not play in the year-end ATP Finals. The World No. 3 will still play Basel then Paris, but then have surgery to remove his inflamed appendix at the start of November. The timing of the surgery will give Nadal a full 6-8 weeks of...
2014-10-15

Robin Soderling Still Wants To Play Tennis, But For Now He'll Help Run The Stockholm Open
to one day return to the sport he loved, the one that saw him twice reach the French Open final, and the one that saw him beat Rafael Nadal on those same Roland Garros clay courts in 2009. With the Stockholm Open this week, Soderling is back in the news by helping the tournam...
2014-10-14

Go Figure, Rafael Nadal Got Hit In The Head By A Golf Ball [Video]
of Rafael Nadal's favorite hobbies is playing golf. When Nadal is not on the tennis court or out fishing, like many players he loves playing the peaceful game of golf. But it's also dangerous, especially for Rafa. Nadal, who get criticized for being injury prone, was hit in the...
2014-10-13

David Ferrer Interview - Monte Carlo, Apr 17
happy with my game also. I was a bit sad about certain moments.But generally speaking I'm happy. I'm satisfied with my game.Q. You played Nadal a lot of times. What are your thoughts about this match today?DAVID FERRER: (Through translation.) Well, Rafa is incredible on clay. I mean...
2011-04-17

Roger Federer Interview - Miami, Apr 1
get those.  That's what I care about right now. Q.  After Rafa's play today, do you think it's going to start a new era with Djokovic and Nadal on the top? ROGER FEDERER:  Possibly.  I don't know.  You tell me.  Let's see in five years.  Look back.  It's not like Novak hasn't been a...
2011-04-02

More...
Sizing Up the Semifinals, Federer v Djokovic and Nadal v Murray at French Open
Djokovic Tries to Cap Slam Season Against Nadal With First US Open Title, Who'll Win?
Tennis World Awaits a Federer-Nadal US Open Final
Can Federer Beat Nadal to Win Another French Open?
Federer v. Nadal US Open Final Ahead?
Djokovic v. Nadal For Australian Open Title, 2012 Supremacy; Who's The Pick?

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Rafael Nadal reflects on his game, 2009 and what's to come in London.



Recent fan comments for Rafael Nadal:


bob derk
Says:

rafa is cool

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 20:13 ET



Gregor
Says:

You will be beat by Roger in Wimbeldon. Roger will win the Wimbeldon 2012 and he will be NO1 again. Remember that when you will play in tour.

Regards

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 12:48 ET



Deborah
Says:

I really admire and respect Rafa BUT why is he allowed to take so long between points. If there is a rule, then there is a rule and if he continually breaks it he should be given a warning and then a point deduction, otherwise don't have the rule then.

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 08:00 ET



sai
Says:

u t the best for ever rafa

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:13 ET



Mc Art
Says:

I don't understand draws top 10

Before Rome

1 Novak Djokovic 11,200
2 Roger Federer 9,430
3 Rafael Nadal 9,105
4 Andy Murray 7,500
5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4,930
6 David Ferrer 4,460
7 Tomas Berdych 4,410
8 Janko Tipsarevic 3,090
9 Juan Martin Del Potro 2,970
10 John Isner 2,725

After Rome 2012

1 Novak Djokovic 11,800
2 Rafael Nadal 10,060
3 Roger Federer 9,790

Acourding my calculations Djokovic at the momment
Should have 10800 points!



Posted on May 1, 2012 at 14:14 ET



dolores nichol
Says:

rafa you are a big thrill to watch. I love to watch every tennis match that is televised in the usa. Please take good care of your knees. I think you are the very best. I knew you could beat Kovak after the Austrailan open . You are just plain tough.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 18:43 ET



mike murugan
Says:

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bingooooooooooooooooooooo u had beaten him....i know how tough and how happy you will be now. go and beat him more times to claim the world number 1.....

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 04:19 ET



Norma and Milton Novie
Says:

We are a group of Americans who want to tell Rafa that to us HE WAS THE WiNNer Last Night at the Australian Open. He is worthy of admiration for the way he conducts himself on the court and for his excellent tennis performance.
We will always hold him in the higest esteem and wish him a future win at the US Open.
HE IS NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 10:36 ET



Adie
Says:

Hopeyou beat Federerand win the Title. All Spaniard are praying for you.. Good luck
Vamos RAFA-win win the title.


Posted on January 6, 2012 at 05:56 ET



Addie
Says:

Hope you beat Federer on Thursday. I love to watchyou play as a classy player and a Spaniard. Good luck and hope the fans and me won't be disappointed. Go - Vamos RAFA

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 05:52 ET



Silvia
Says:

I hope you get back to number 1.

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 11:00 ET



Silvia
Says:

You are the best, Rafa. Wishing you luck in 2012.

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:58 ET



Rosa
Says:

I know everyone is envy and getting irritated to Rafa especilly the skils, technique and the way he express his victory..the way he bites the trophy. Anyhow...Rafa is a very fantastic player..Rafa,you will never satisfy everyone...let them talk whatever they one the most important is you know what you do and you never done wrong to them.

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 10:58 ET



eigtmhhorseman
Says:

Horses eat hay.

Posted on August 6, 2011 at 00:35 ET



teresita magarro
Says:

You are the best Rafa!!! win or lost give thnks to the Lord. God Bless u alwys

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 20:29 ET



lis k
Says:

No one can ever be Rafa nadal passion motiovation and excitement etc. Etc. Best tennis player I've ever seen in my fifty years you rule Rafa always just take care of yourself don't end up dissabled like me no one will ever forget you sweet wonderful man




Posted on June 3, 2011 at 20:38 ET



nanao mara
Says:

hi rafa u r the best tennis player in ths world n forever, we love u, try 2 avoid injury, all d bst...

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 15:55 ET



Pritam
Says:

Don get injured, Success will follow u.. \m/

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 03:53 ET



poppie
Says:

why is rafael nadal the best he is good

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 13:14 ET



rosalie (philippines)
Says:

simply the best!!!

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 02:51 ET



catherine barnes
Says:

rafa;;; i watsh you al the time . you will do wellin madred, and at the f.open just play your tennis. do not read in to what other people say. you are the best, catherine barnes high point. nc

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 14:38 ET



saajan
Says:

we love u.....
best of luck for ur omin matches
vamous rafa

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 10:25 ET



miles
Says:

nadal ur the main reason i started playing tennis i have the same passion and strength you have keep you the grand slam winning and maybe some day i could be as great as you

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 21:49 ET



krishnan.t.s.
Says:

i love watching you play Rafa
u are and will forever be the greatest tennis player that the world has ever seen.... keep beating fedrer in grand slam final n deny him graff's 22 slams... i know you can do it
VAMOS RAFA

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 06:12 ET



Sean Asshole
Says:

I doubt about Nadal's knees. He should have finished the match against Murray at AO! He had to do it! He ain't my hero any more.

Posted on February 6, 2010 at 14:01 ET



hema
Says:

rafa you are fast runner ,iwatch your matches and i enjoy when isee your matches against federer

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 06:22 ET



greekevil
Says:

p.s. actual date and time: Posted on January 27, 2010 at 12:01pm CET

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 04:56 ET



greekevil
Says:

Well, Nadal, devil (church) doesn't like you. But people do. Once in chess there was a devil favoured- Kasparov, here in tennis this Federer. Let them win (Fed,Murray,Sod/Mats,Djoky), but we will prefer pure people like you and Davydenko.

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 04:49 ET



NaSTina
Says:

Nadal.... love it....love it when u fight!... keep on fighting !

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 13:55 ET



YOU KNOW WHO
Says:

NADAL IS BACK,NO DOUBT.DOHA FINAL SAYS ENOUGH. WELL,RAFA,JUST GO BACK TO YOUR N1 POSITION.

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 03:09 ET



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