Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player.

He was currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. 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”.

Some interesting facts about this famous sportsman

Rafael Nadal was born on June 3rd 1986 on  the island of Mallorca, Spain.

His father is a businessman, owner of an insurance company, glass and window company and a restaurant.

Rafael has a younger sister, María Isabel.

He started playing tennis when he was three years old.

When he was ten years old he had classes with his uncle, a professional football player.

He began to play tennis professionally at the age of fifteen.

He is often called Number 2 tennis player in the world.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Nadal won his first Olympic gold medal.

In 2016 he won his second Olympic gold medal.

He’s got some hobbies.

His hobbies are playing  computer games, fishing and playing soccer.

In addition to tennis and football, Nadal enjoys golf and also poker.

Rafael is sports-mad.

He has long hair and is very strong.

He is right-handed but usually plays with his left hand.

His nickname is Rafa.