Rafael Nadal‘s houses are one of the most luxurious properties that the Spaniard owns. Being one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time, Rafa likes to spend his money rather lavishly.
Unlike his contemporary Roger Federer, Rafa owns only 2 residential properties – his house in Mallorca and another house in the Dominican Republic. The latter house is presumably a holiday home. Other than building houses and acquiring properties. the Spaniard has also put his money toward philanthropic efforts, tennis centers, and property investments.
He also owns a luxury Yacht and has started several tennis academies around the world.
The 19-time major champion has achieved several milestones in the span of his 20-year career. In the course of achieving them, the Spaniard has also managed to acquire several properties.
Nadal’s career prize equals $114 million. He also earns from his several endorsements, which include Nike, Kia, and an underwear line for Tommy Hilfiger.
Rafael Nadal’s houses include a mansion in his hometown of Mallorca and a second house in the Dominican Republic, which he acquired back in 2009.
While the 19-time Grand Slam champion has never opened up about his house or posted an image of the same, there are certain reports that describe the properties that Nadal owns.
Going by these reports, Rafael Nadal’s house in the Carribean nation is located in front of beautiful beaches and offers relaxing views. It is mostly decked out in white color. A swimming pool in front of the villa appears to have wooden floors and is surrounded by white sunbeds.
Rafa earns major bucks from both, his Tennis prize money and his endorsements. He also travels a lot around the world for about 40 weeks a year. So, he needs places that remind him of his natural habitat, where he can kick back, relax, and indulge himself in a cozy environment with his family.
It’s not surprising that both of Rafael Nadal’s houses are lavishly designed and expensively priced properties.
Nadal’s mansion in Mallorca apparently costs around $1.5 million and his luxury villa in the Dominican Republic is worth at least $2 million.
The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar will be inaugurating its newest branch in the Middle-East in 2020. In collaboration with Tamdeen Group, the academy provides a brand new Tennis complex.
It will be the most promising international tennis academy in the Middle East. The academy will be a part of the first multi-facility and services complex for tennis in Kuwait.
The Kuwait academy will comprise of 18 courts, eight outdoor, eight indoor, open court with 1,500 seats and covered arena with more than 5,000 seats.
In 2017, Nadal and his partners bought a prime real estate – a 19th-century building in Madrid for $30 million. However, reports suggest that Nadal and his partners bought the building for investment purposes.
The building will be converted into the most elite residential property in the city. It would house 11 homes and nine of which have already been reportedly been sold at prices ranging between €15,000/m² and €20,000/m².
Rafael Nadal also owns a 24,000 square feet Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, which opened in 2016 on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The 24,000 square space cost Nadal $25 million. He charges his kids 56,000 euros ($62,000) a year for tennis lessons and school.
In 2016, Rafael Nadal also opened a restaurant called Tatel in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. He entered this venture with Enrique Iglesias and the San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol.
In March 2019, Rafael Nadal opened a new Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre opened on Monday in Costa Mujeres, Cancun (Mexico).
It offers 3 different programs for adults, including a doubles program. For kids, the academy offers 5 different programs. Both age groups can also avail private lessons.
The tennis center is located in the north of Greece, the Halkidiki Peninsula, which one of the most-visited tourist places in the country. The center includes an incredible complex spread over 400 hectares in Sani resort. The Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre in Greece comprises of 8 clay courts.