Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.
He is currently ranked in the singles category by the Association of Tennis Professionals as world number 5, he has previously been ranked world No.1 for 209 weeks.
He has the most Grand Slam singles titles in history, with 21 under his belt; these include a record-setting 13 French Open titles.
Nadal was introduced to the game of tennis by his uncle. Toni Nadal. When he was only 8, Rafael won an under-12 regional tennis championship, at a time when he was also showing promise as a footballer.
At the age of 12, Nadal won the Spanish and European tennis titles in his age group.
Nadal turned professional at age 15 in 2001.
The tennis star is a staunch supporter of the Real Madrid Football Club and is often seen at their games. He lives in Mallorca, Spain, and is coached by Marc López.
Rafael Nadal Wife: Who Is Maria Francisca Perello?
Maria Francisca Perello was born 7 July 1988 in Manacor, Spain. She is also known as Xisca Perello.
She studied Business at the University and worked briefly with an insurance company.
Perello now manages Rafa Nadal’s charitable children’s sports organization, The Rafael Nadal Foundation.
The two met through Rafael’s younger sister, Mirabel.