Rafael Nadal Player Profile

Rafael Nadal has amassed an impressive collection of trophies over his 20+ years on the ATP tour including a total of 92 ATP career titles, 36 Masters 1000s (two behind the record held by Novak Djokovic for the most Masters 1000 titles), and 22 Grand Slams including a record 14 French Open titles.

Below you will find some interesting stats from his playing career along with some answers to some frequently asked questions about the King of Clay.

Rafael Nadal Player Profile

Career Stats

Player’s NameRafael Nadal
Highest Ranking1
Birthday3rd June 1986
Year turned Pro2001
NationalitySpanish
ATP Career Titles92
Grand Slams22
Year end Championship finals0
Masters 1000 Titles36
Tennis Racket EndorsedBabolat Pure Aero Rafa
Forehand GripSemi-western Forehand Grip
BackhandTwo Handed Backhand
Backhand GripContinental and Semi-western
Serve GripContinental Grip
Official WebsiteRafaelNadal.com

FAQ

When was Rafa born?

He was born on the 3rd of June 1986 (a Tuesday).

What is his Net Worth?

According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, Rafa has a Net Worth of approximately $220 million. Forbes also reported earnings of $40 million for Nadal in 2020.

Is Rafa Married?

Yes, Rafa married Xisca Perello (Maria Francisca Perello) in 2019 in front of around 350 guests at the La Fortaleza castle in Mallorca.

How tall is Rafa?

He is 1.85m tall (6ft 1in), which is the same height as his great rival Roger Federer.

When was his first Grand Slam Victory?

Rafa won his first grand slam at the 2005 French Open where he beat Mariano Puerta in 4 sets.

When was Rafa last number 1?

Rafa last held the number 1 ATP ranking on the 2nd of February 2020. He was replaced as number 1 by Novak Djokovic.

When did he first turn pro?

His first professional match was against Ramon Delgado in a round of 32 match at an ATP tournament in Mallorca in 2002.

Rafa won the match 6-4, 6-4 and he would go on to lose his round of 16 match to Olivier Rochus 6-2, 6-2 in the same tournament.

What Racket does Rafael Nadal use?

He currently endorses the Babolat Pure Aero Rafa Tennis Racket but he actually plays with a Babolat AeroPro Drive Original pro stock frame. For more information on this, check out our article on Nadal’s Racket.

How many Grand Slams has Nadal won?

Rafa has won a total of 22 grand slams including 2 Australian Opens, 14 French Opens, 2 Wimbledon Championships, and 4 US Open Titles.

Has Nadal ever won the Davis Cup with Spain?

Yes, he helped Spain to win the Davis Cup in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2019.

Has he won any major Doubles Titles?

He has never won a grand slam title in doubles but he has won a total of 11 career doubles titles and a gold medal in doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics with his partner Marc López.

Has he won a gold medal in singles at the Olympics?

Yes, Rafa won a gold medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Does Rafael Nadal have any siblings?

He has one younger sister called Maria Isabel Nadal. Maria Isabel is two years younger than Rafa.

Does he have any children?

Yes, Rafa has one son called Rafael Nadal Perello, who was born on the 8th of October 2022.

Who are his Parents?

His parents are Sebastian Nadal and Maria Parera. The couple split in 2009 when Rafa was 23 and have yet to reconcile.

Did he ever win a golden grand slam?

No, he has never won a golden grand slam. The closest he has come was when he won 2 out of the 4 grand slams in 2008 and Olympic gold in singles at the Olympics in Beijing that year.

How many Grand Slam Finals has he been in?

Nadal has been in a total of 30 Grand Slam Finals (six Australian Open Finals, 14 French Open Finals, five Wimbledon Finals, and five US Open Finals).

How many times has he won the french open?

To date, he has a total of 14 French Open Singles Titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020)

Is Nadal ambidextrous?

Yes, Rafa is ambidextrous as he is naturally right handed but is able to play tennis with his left hand.