Rafael Nadal – tennis player, was born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. Best known as the champion on a tennis court with clay covering, which won four French championships in a row. At birth in the biography of Raphael Nadal was given the name of Rafael Nadal-Parera.
Rafael was 19 years old and two days old when he won the 2005 French championship. Working on the court more with his left hand than the right, the athlete became known as a specialist in clay courts. In 2001 he became interested in professional tennis. The decisive manner of the game, flowing down hair and muscular physique made him very popular among female cheerleaders.
Rafael won his first title in 2004, and the 2005 season was a breakthrough for him. At this time, Nadal won at the competitions in Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona, Stuttgart. The French Championship Rafael again won in 2006, 2007, 2008, winning every time in the final of Roger Federer.
In 2008, also playing with Federer, Nadal won the title at the Wimbledon competitions. Nevertheless, in the biography of Rafael Nadal, there were also two defeats. In 2006 and 2007 he lost to his constant rival Federer the title of Wimbledon.
Additional information: Despite the fact that the full name of the athlete is Rafael Nadal-Parera, he is better known simply as Rafael Nadal. According to the information of the international association of professional tennis players, the nickname of the athlete is “Rafa”. In 2005, Rafael defeated Mariano Puerto in the French championship in the final, the same year in the semi-final – Roger Federer. Mallorca is an island of the Mediterranean Sea, belongs to Spain.