Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who has won 13 Grand Slam titles as of 2013. Eight of his thirteen titles have come on clay earning him the title, ‘King of Clay’. He has achieved the career Grand Slam becoming the youngest to do so. He has been part of four Davis cup winning teams. He has won a Grand Slam in nine consecutive years making him the only player in tennis history to do so. He has also won the 2008 Olympics Gold Medal in the singles category.
Rafael Nadal was born on June 3, ?1986 at Manacor, Spain. His uncle Toni Nadal who was a former professional tennis player introduced Rafael to tennis at the age of three. Rafael was good at both football and tennis. It was a difficult choice to make for the young boy. Rafael won the U-12 regional tennis championships at the age of 8. Now Rafael decided to choose to dedicate his time and energy to tennis and stopped playing football immediately.