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Rafael Nadal

About Rafael Nadal

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked No. 1 in the world. Nadal has won nine Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 18 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and also was part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2004, 2008 and 2009. He completed the career Grand Slam by winning the 2010 US Open. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is the second male player to complete the Career Golden Slam (winner of the four grand slams and the Olympic Gold medal) after Andre Agassi.

Nadal at the US Open 2010

He won the 2010 US Open in a four-set victory over Serbia's third-seeded Novak Djokovic to complete his career Grand Slam. Incarcerated American-rapper Lil Wayne predicted that U.S. Open title will go to Nadal. Nadal's work became easy when Serb tennis Djokovic saved two match points and came back from behind to end World No. 2 Roger Federer's run of six consecutive US Open finals at Flushing Meadows. Earlier, he reached the finals defeating 12th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny. Nadal entered into the semi-finals by defeating eighth-seeded Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, stretching his Grand Slam win streak to 19 matches.

Professional Biography

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Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

Personal Biography

Nadal and Shakira

In September 09, Nadal is caught flirting with Colombian singer Shakira at Nobu Tribeca, where she was promoting her new album She-Wolf. By February 2010, rumours are out that they might be more than just friends. Nadal dismissed reports that he's romancing pop star Shakira. Shakira says she decided to cast Nadal opposite her in a new music video because she identifies with the Spanish tennis star which is considered the hostest ever by her.

Rafael Nadal in News

Tommy Hilfiger Announces Gigi Hadid as Global Brand Ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger
Business Wire IndiaTommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces that internationally renowned supermodel Gigi Hadid will appear as the brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger women’s beginning Fall 2016, building on the new vision and strategic expansion of the brand’s global women’s business

India Gets its RENDEZ-VOUS A ROLAND GARROS Wild Cards Junior Competition Winners

French Tennis Federation and All India Tennis Association Sign Memorandum of Understanding and Launch ""RENDEZ-VOUS A ROLAND-GARROS"" in India
Business Wire India  Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros comes to India with an aim to promote tennis at grassroots level French Open Junior Wild-Card Tournament takes place in New Delhi The French Open Champion Trophies come to India for the first time ​ ​Today marked an important day for tennis in India

Tommy Hilfiger Announces Rafael Nadal as Global Brand Ambassador for Underwear and Tailored Collections
The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), announces that internationally renowned tennis star Rafael Nadal will appear as the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections beginning in Fall 2015

2014 Tennis Racquet Demo Day With Do It Tennis
Do It Tennis is pleased to announce its 2014 Do It Tennis Demo/Family Day in beautiful Vista, California. This family-friendly event invites local tennis enthusiasts to come test out the latest 2014 product lines of major racquet brands used by tennis superstars such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena.

LifeApps Leverages Tennis Popularity and Swagger
Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes in a recent article that LifeApps Digital Media, Inc. (OTCQB: LFAP) is leveraging the popularity of tennis via its TennisWorkout video instruction app that is available on the Internet and mobile devices.

Another First: Hong Kong and New York to Host Twin BNP Paribas Showdowns on March 4th
BNP Paribas will this year for the first time be simultaneously partnering two exciting tennis Showdown events -- in Hong Kong and New York -- on March 4, designated World Tennis Day

Monte Carlo Hotel Adds Captivating French Riviera Experience to Rolex Masters
A strong lineup of players will be making their way to the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters set for April 13-21, 2013 at the esteemed Monte Carlo Country Club

The 2013 Australian Open Sizzles Across Multiple Screens on ESPN STAR Sports
The eagerly anticipated 2013 calendar of sports has finally kicked off with the first Grand Slam of the season, and fans can look forward to yet another extraordinary season of drama as ESPN STAR Sports serves up unparalleled coverage of the Australian Open from Melbourne, starting next Monday, 14 January 2013

Novak Djokovic Signs With IMG for Exclusive Global Management and Representation
IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced today that it has signed ATP World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic for exclusive worldwide management and representation.

Spaniard Ferrer quashes American Roddick's dream of Wimbledon title
Though he is not saying so, American tennis star Andy Roddick maybe seriously thinking of retiring from the sport after he saw his dream of winning Wimbledon shattered by Spaniard David Ferrer after taking the first set.

Rosol needed 'shot of booze' to sleep after shock Wimbledon win over Nadal
Czech tennis player Lukas Rosol could not sleep properly at night after shockingly defeating world number two Rafael Nadal in a five-set Wimbledon thriller.

Rusedski backs 'great champion' Nadal to bounce back following Wimbledon 'blip'
Former British number one tennis player Greg Rusedski has said world number two Rafael Nadal's shock defeat to world number 100 Lukas Rosol is just a blip, and feels the Spaniard would bounce back soon.

Tennis stars adopt bizarre rituals to win matches
Tennis stars often stick to a raft of bizarre rituals when it comes to putting their best foot forward during games, which includes tying their trainers with specific laces to using the same shower every morning.

Becker believes 'under pressure' Murray unlucky to play in 'top trio Wimbledon winners' era
Former tennis champ believes British no. 1 Andy Murray is under huge pressure to play well in the Wimbledon 2012 as he competing against tennis titans like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Davydenko says 'grouch potato' Murray not good enough to win Grand Slams
Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko has described British number one Andy Murray as a whiner, and believes the Scot isn't good enough to win a Grand Slam ahead of their Wimbledon first round clash on Tuesday.

WAGs to serve up some glamour during Wimbledon
A new breed of WAGs will be supporting their athletic other halves in the Wimbledon Championships, adding a spot of glamour to the sideline.

Nadal enjoys romantic stroll with girlfriend Perello on Wimbledon 2012 eve
Rafael Nadal looked tanned and relaxed as he took a stroll with his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello during a mini-break in Marbella on the eve of Wimbledon 2012.

Djokovic, Nadal say more time should be provided between French Open, Wimbledon
Top tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have asked for an extra week of preparation between the French Open and Wimbledon to allow players to adjust to playing on grass after playing on clay.

Federer warns Djokovic, Nadal to watch their backs ahead of Wimbledon 2012
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has warned Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to watch their backs, ahead of their clash in Wimbledon 2012.

Djokovic declares 'Wimbledon defence' to be well on target
Tennis ace Novak Djokovic has declared he is on target to defend his Wimbledon title, after narrowly missing out on the French Open to Spaniard Rafael Nadal this year.

Nadal believes thinking of winning Wimbledon title is 'arrogant and crazy'
Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said it is too early for him to consider winning the Wimbledon 2012, describing the thought as 'arrogant and crazy'.

Nadal now honing poker skills after shot at golf and video games
Tennis ace Rafael Nadal would be honing his poker skills during his holidays, and has teamed up with online site PokerStars to work on his skills during what promises to be a busy few months.

Nadal holidays in Spain with two girls before Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal has been taking his mind off the court by enjoying a mini break in his home country of Spain.

Djokovic, Sharapova named 'top seeds' for Wimbledon 2012
Tennis star Novak Djokovic has be placed at the top seed in the Wimbledon 2012.

Tennis legend Navratilova insists Murray 'not in mix of elite four in tennis'
Legendary tennis player Martina Navratilova doesn't think British number one Andy Murray is good enough to win the Wimbledon this year, and denied the existence of an elite group of four players in world tennis.

Nadal headed for Mallorca for much needed rest before Wimbledon
French Open winner Rafael Nadal, who lost in straight sets in the Gerry Weber Open quarter-finals to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, is heading home to Mallorca to rest ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on 25 June.

Jay-Z's attempts to disguise himself at French Open go futile
Jay-Z, who attempted to go unnoticed at the French Open, by draping a white sweater around his shoulders was given away by his snapback cap.

Catch unparalleled Coverage of the Wimbledon on ESPN STAR Sports
In the wake of the intensifying excitement of the Australian Open and French Open, tennis fans can now look forward to catching unrivalled coverage of one of the most anticipated tournaments of the Grand Slam season, the 2012 Wimbledon Championships on ESPN STAR Sports, starting next Monday, 25 June 2012

Rafa to rest for few weeks after Australian Open
World number 2 Rafael Nadal has decided to take a month off after the Australian Open due to the recurrence of a shoulder injury.

Federer eyes No 1 slot once again
Roger Federer, who is currently ranked No.3 behind Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, is ready to once again get back to the top.

Opening the Vault on Australian Open Video Treasures
Classic Australian Open matches can now be viewed by tennis fans around the world free of charge at the AOTV Vault, which launched today.

Melrose Jewelers Launches Its Winter Holiday Rolex Event With up to $1000 off Rolex Watches Until Mon., Dec. 19th
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Luxury Watch Retailer, today announced its Winter Holiday Rolex Event with up to $1000 off Select Rolex Watches. Until Monday, December 19th only customers can receive $250 off Rolex Datejust watches, $500 off Rolex President watches and $1000 off Rolex Super President watches

EBX Group and IMG Worldwide Acquire Brasil1 to Launch Its IMX Joint Venture
EBX Group and IMG Worldwide have launched their IMX joint-venture with the acquisition of Brasil1 Sports & Entertainment, an agency identified by the synergy with the new company's goal to work in the sports, entertainment and arena management areas

Melrose Jewelers ( Announces It Has Reached 180,000 Facebook Fans & $1.8 Million in Facebook Revenue
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today announced that it has exceeded 180,000 Facebook fans on its official Facebook page. In November and December alone its Facebook fanship has grown over 30% and its Facebook revenue has surpassed over $1.8 million year-to-date.

Melrose Jewelers Announces Its His & Hers VIP Rolex Event With up to $3000 off Any Two Rolex Watches
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Luxury Watch Retailer, today announced its His & Hers VIP Rolex Event with Up to $3000 off any Two Rolex Watches

Melrose Jewelers Launches Its His & Hers VIP Rolex Event With $3000 Off Rolex Watches
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, launched its His & Hers VIP Rolex Event with Up to $3000 off any Two Rolex Watches

Melrose Jewelers Launches Its Cyber Monday Sale With up to $1000 off Rolex Watches
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Luxury Watch Retailer, today announced its Cyber Monday Sale with up to $1000 off Select Rolex Watches. Customers can receive $250 off Rolex Datejust Watches, $500 off Rolex President watches and $1000 off Rolex Super President watches

Melrose Jewelers Announces Its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale With up to $1000 off Rolex Watches
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Luxury Watch Retailer, today announced its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale with up to $1000 off Select Rolex Watches. Customers can receive $250 off Rolex Datejust Watches, $500 off Rolex President watches and $1000 off Rolex Super President watches

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