Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players of all time. It comes as no surprise that the Spaniard, along with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, formed the fame triumvirate of ‘Big Three’ in tennis. Another accolade that Rafa has to his name is the title, “King of Clay”.
Rafael Nadal’s family includes his parents Sebastian Nadal and Maria Parera, his sister Maria Isabel and his uncles–Toni Nadal and Miguel Angel Nadal Homar.
At the French Open 2020, Nadal clinched the 20th Grand Slam singles title of his career. This places him alongside Federer in the tally of total Grand Slam titles won for the first time in their careers. Djokovic trails the pair with 17 Grand Slam titles.
In November 2020, Nadal became the only player to stay in the top-10 of the ATP rankings for 790 consecutive weeks. He broke Jimmy Connors’ record in the process and is set to further extend it.
Rafael Nadal also won a record 13th French Open title in Paris this year. Nadal has claimed 35 Masters 1000 titles, with Novak Djokovic leading that tally with 36 titles.
The Spaniard has made an appearance in 28 Grand Slam finals, second only to Federer’s record of 31 finals. The 2008 Wimbledon finals between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is widely regarded as one of the most iconic tennis matches ever.
South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer, Kia, has been sponsoring him as its global ambassador since 2006.
American clothing and footwear company, Nike, also sponsors Nadal. Spanish biscuits and bakery manufacturers, Quely, also made him its international ambassador in 2010.
Nadal sports a luxury watch from Richard Mille as part of an endorsement deal. Rafael Nadal’s watch is one of the most premier watches out there with a hefty $725,000 value.
His other endorsement partners are Santander, Emporio Armani, Babolat, Heliocare, Telefonica, Banco Sabadell, Tommy Hilfiger, Mapfre, and more. He has a sumptuous car collection and a luxurious home in Mallorca, Spain.
Nadal also has expensive villas in Porto Cristo in Spain & the Dominican Republic. He likes to spend his holidays in his villas and luxurious yachts. He has also opened the Rafael Nadal Academy in his hometown Spain, Kuwait, and Mexico. Rafael Nadal’s logo is one of the renowned logos in the world with the stylized version of a bull.
According to Forbes, Nadal is ranked 27th globally and third in terms of highest-paid tennis players. His total earnings aggregate to $40 million, which includes his salary/winnings of $14 million, and his endorsements pay him $26 million. With his tennis racquet, Nadal has earned $123,023,764 as prize money in his career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nadal is worth approximately $200 million.
The Rafa Nadal Foundation was set up in 2008 to help Nadal and his family provide aid to socially disadvantaged youngsters who run the risk of exclusion by society.
Projects undertaken by the foundation include the Rafa Nadal Foundation Center in Spain. The Spaniard has even gone global with the Anantapur Education Center in India.
He has also launched various scholarships to aid socially disadvantaged youth.
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Address/Residence||Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain|
|Endorsement||Nike, Kia motors, Richard Mille, Emporio Armani, Banco Sabadell, Santander, Telefonica, Mapfre, Heliocare, and Babolat.|
|Birthdate||June 3rd, 1986|
|Records/Achievements||20 Grand Slam titles, 13 French Open titles, 35 Masters 1000 titles, 3 grand slams on 3 different surfaces in the same calendar year|