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Rafael Nadal

Birthdate: 3. June 1986

Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals .Nadal has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the second most in history for a male player, as well as a record 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. In addition, Nadal has held the number one ranking for a total of 196 weeks. In majors, Nadal has won a record 11 French Open titles, three US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Open title. Nadal has also won 57 clay court titles, including his 11 French Open titles, the most of any player in the Open Era. With 81 consecutive match wins on clay, Nadal has the longest single surface win streak of any player in the Open Era.

He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh male player in history and youngest of five 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.

„I just wanted to see how the shorts felt again.“

—  Rafael Nadal

After changing his famous "piratas" trousers for a more traditional look at the Madrid Masters http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/funny_old_game/quotes_of_week/4371108.stm

„If you are playing bad you are going to lose here, on clay, on ice, or on the beach.“

—  Rafael Nadal

Preparing to play at the 2006 US Open http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/low/tennis/5295932.stm

„Did you see the speed of the ball or not?“

—  Rafael Nadal

When asked by a reporter why he spent so much time well behind the baseline against Fernando Verdasco in the Australian Open semifinals 2009 http://tennis.com/yourgame/instructionarticles/strategy/strategy.aspx?id=173552

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