Rafael Nadal King of Clay

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Rafael Nadal King of Clay


Rafael Nadal was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Spain. Early, when he was young Rafael was passionate about sports, first for football (he admired his uncle Miguel Angel, ex- defender of FC Barcelona) and for basketball that he practiced shortly before embarking on tennis from the age of 4 years. Nadal quickly showed his magnificent skills in this discipline.

His first official competition was the Balearic that he won at the age of 8 years. He then won many other tournaments in his category before joining the ATP World Tour and get a place in the Wimbledon Semifinalist junior tournament in 2002.

The “Nadal machine” is launched. Therefore, nothing could stop him, he soon was nicknamed “The warrior of courts” Winner of the Roland Garros tournament in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014  and Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010 Rafael Nadal holds the record for consecutive wins on the same surface, with 81 straight wins on clay.

Rafael Nadal is considered by many experts as the best clay court player in tennis history. He won 91.5% of his games on Clay (34 defeats in 399 matches).

He is the holder of all the major records on Clay number of titles (tied with Guillermo Vilas) , winning percentage , winning streak or securities . Whether on clay in general or in one of the 4 major tournaments taking place there: the French Open and the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid.

He is the youngest player to have won all four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold in 24 years. He won a total of 14 Grand Slam (tied with Pete Sampras and behind with three titles of Roger Federer’s record). In the category Masters 1000, he has 28 titles (second behind the 29 titles of Novak Djokovic).

The 2016 season brought more mixed results for the hard-hitting Spaniard. After suffering a first-round loss at the Australian Open in January, he rebounded to win titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. However, Nadal’s attempts to play through a nagging wrist injury took its toll, and he was forced to pull out of his favorite tournament, the French Open, after two rounds.

In the current Olympic games (Rio 2016) Rafael Nadal won the Gold medal for (doubles), but unfortunately he loses against Juan Martin Del Potro In the semifinal in the single category.

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