He won his first match against Coric in straight sets but fell in the Round of 16 to Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.  In May 2015, Nadal extended his partnership with Kia for another five years.. After recovering from injury, Nadal helped secure the Spanish Davis Cup team a victory over Germany in the quarterfinal of the World Group. Nadal's playing style and personality can be summarised by Jimmy Connors: "He's built out of a mold that I think I came from also, that you walk out there, you give everything you have from the first point to the end no matter what the score. , Nadal lived with his parents and younger sister MarÃa Isabel in a five-story apartment building in their hometown of Manacor, Mallorca. However, Nadal has shed that label owing to his success on other surfaces, including holding simultaneous Grand Slam tournament titles on grass, hard courts, and clay on two separate occasions, winning ten Masters series titles on hard court, and winning the Olympic gold medal on hardcourt.  Nadal went on to win the 2015 Mercedes Cup against Serbian Viktor Troicki, his first grass court title since he won at Wimbledon in 2010.  Nadal's victory also clinched the year-end No. Entering the French Open, many were expecting another Nadal-Federer final. At Wimbledon, Nadal reached the final after three four-set matches. He became the face of Lanvin's L'Homme Sport cologne in April 2009. After withdrawing from Miami, Nadal attempted to defend his title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, but was beaten by Djokovic in straight sets. 5. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Nadal defeated Fernando GonzÃ¡lez of Chile in the final to win his first Olympic gold medal..  This made Nadal the second man in the open era to have won gold medals in both singles and doubles. , After signing the new coach Carlos MoyÃ¡ in December 2016, Nadal's game style acquired a more offensive approach. Following Federer's withdrawal due to injury, Nadal was named the fourth seed at the French Open. He did not participate in any doubles Challengers events. He reached the final of the Miami Masters, falling to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. He heavily criticized the new blue-colored clay and threatened not to attend in the future if the surface was not changed back to red clay. ", "Rafael Nadal Is Challenging Roger Federer for the Title Of 'Greatest of All Time, "Tennis podcast: 'Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the greatest of all time', says John McEnroe", "Sorry, Roger: Rafael Nadal is not just the king of clay", "Rafael Nadal's third US Open title win sparks 'greatest ever' Twitter debate", "Tennis Debate: Is Rafael Nadal not Roger Federer the greatest ever? Later in September, Nadal helped Spain secure their Davis Cup World Group Playoff spot for 2014, with a victory against Sergiy Stakhovsky and a doubles win with Marc Lopez. After that, he entered the Doha, Qatar, where he reached the finals, losing to Djokovic in straight sets. Fans.  He was unable to continue his good form on grass as he lost in the first round of the Aegon Championships to Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets. He next played in the 2011 Cincinnati Masters, where he lost to Mardy Fish, again in the quarterfinals.  Although this knee problem was not associated with Nadal's right-knee tendonitis, it was serious enough to cause him to withdraw from the Dubai Championships a week later. Rafael Nadal is a two-time Nitto ATP Finals runner-up. Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player who emerged in the early 21st century as one of the gameâs leading competitors, especially noted for his performance on clay. Mallorcas Tennisstar Rafael Nadal hat sein vier Millionen ... mallorquinisches Landhaus gehört, 2013 gekauft und dann auf Vordermann bringen lassen. He won the titles at the Masters Series Monte Carlo, the Open Sabadell AtlÃ¡ntico in Barcelona, and the Masters Series Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, before losing to Roger Federer in the final of the Masters Series Hamburg. In the third round he needed five sets to defeat Philipp Petzschner.  Nadal leads the head-to-head record in Grand Slams against all members of the Big Three and he has highest number of Slams won beating a Big Three member en route (13).  At the Rogers Cup, Nadal was the defending champion and top seed.  Nadal then began his spring clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters and reached the semifinals where he lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.  Recognizing in Rafael a natural talent, another uncle, Toni Nadal, a tennis coach, introduced him to the game when he was three years old. He continued the clay court season in Madrid, falling to Murray in the semifinal. On his 19th birthday, Nadal defeated Federer in the 2005 French Open semifinals, being one of only four players to defeat the top-seeded player that year (along with Marat Safin, Richard Gasquet, and David Nalbandian).  This marked his first Grand Slam title since 2014, ending his three-year drought in Grand Slams. Juni 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca) ist ein spanischer Tennisspieler. This was Nadal's third loss in nine career matches with Federer. Nadal then returned to the American hard courts, playing the Indian Wells Masters as the fifth seed. Then in the 2019 Australian Open final, Djokovic easily won in straight sets, marking Nadal's first straight-sets loss in a Grand Slam final. As tournament seedings are based on rankings, 24 of their matches have been in tournament finals, including an all-time record nine Grand Slam tournament finals.  Nadal then lost his semifinal match to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev in three sets.  This "longevity" narrative has proved to be inaccurate and pundits today admire his resilience. Nadal met Djokovic in the final, losing in straight sets. At the US Open Nadal was seeded #4 and advanced to the fourth round but was defeated by 24th seed Lucas Pouille in 5 sets. , At the Paris Masters, Nadal defeated fellow compatriot Feliciano LÃ³pez in the second round to get his 1,000 victory in the ATP Tour, becoming the fourth man in the Open Era to achieve it.  Nadal also competed in seven doubles tournaments in 2003, and won his first ATP title (doubles or singles) at the clay-court Croatia Open in Umag, where he partnered with Ãlex LÃ³pez MorÃ³n to defeat Todd Perry and Thomas Shimada in straight sets in the final. Rafael Nadal Parera [rafaËel naËðal paËÉ¾eÉ¾a] (* 3. AFP/Getty Images.  At the 2019 US Open, Nadal lost only one set (against Marin ÄiliÄ) en route to the final, which he won against Daniil Medvedev in five sets. Since he was 17, I believe. In the fourth round, he defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets and reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets.  In the second round of the tournament, he defeated Mischa Zverev for the loss of just two games; Nadal began the Australian Open with straight-set wins over Florian Mayer and Marcos Baghdatis, before more difficult wins over Alexander Zverev and Gael Monfils, which set up his first quarterfinal berth at a Grand Slam since the 2015 French Open. San Francisco tennis researcher John Yandell used a high-speed video camera and special software to count the average number of revolutions of a tennis ball hit full force by Nadal. 1 for the fourth time in his career, tying him for fourth all-time with Novak Djokovic, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe, behind Pete Sampras (6), and Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors (5). 2 in July 2005 and held this spot for a record 160 consecutive weeks before surpassing Federer in August 2008. His foundation has also worked in the Anantapur Educational Center project, in collaboration with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. In the semifinal he lost to GaÃ«l Monfils in two sets. 2 in the world at age 19 and winning 16 titles, including his first French Open and six Masters events. This run came to an end on 31 May 2009, when Nadal lost to eventual runner-up, Robin SÃ¶derling in the 4th round. During the match Nadal was warned twice for allegedly receiving coaching from his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, resulting in a $2,000 fine by Wimbledon officials. He then faced #5 seed Juan MartÃn del Potro, who he defeated in five sets.  At the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters, he reached the semifinals but was defeated by Del Potro. Rafael Nadal began his 2014 season at the Qatar Open in Doha, defeating LukÃ¡Å¡ Rosol in the first round and he won the title after defeating GaÃ«l Monfils in the final.. Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (IPA: [rafa'el na'ðal], sinh ngày 3 tháng 6 nÄm 1986 táº¡i Manacor, Mallorca) là má»t váºn Äá»ng viên quáº§n vá»£t chuyên nghiá»p ngÆ°á»i Tây Ban Nha hiá»n Äang giá»¯ vá» trí sá» 2 tháº¿ giá»i.Nadal ÄÆ°á»£c Äánh giá là má»t trong nhá»¯ng tay vá»£t xuáº¥t sáº¯c nháº¥t má»i thá»i Äáº¡i. This was Nadal's first and, until 2015, only loss at the French Open. He also stands alone with the longest single surface win streak in matches (clay courts, 81) and in sets (clay courts, 50) in the history of the Open Era. In the semifinals he dismantled Ferrer to set up another final against Novak Djokovic. He lost in the semifinals and first round of his first two tournaments and then lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to eventual runner-up Fernando GonzÃ¡lez. After resting for a month from a foot injury sustained during Wimbledon, he contested the 2011 Rogers Cup, where he was beaten by Croatian Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals.  In the semifinals, he received a walkover over GaÃ«l Monfils, and in the final, he yielded just three games to Daniil Medvedev, winning in straight sets.  At both the 2011 BNP Paribas Open and the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open, Nadal reached the final and lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets. , Nadal's first official ATP tour event for the year was the 250 series Qatar Open in Doha, where he lost in the quarterfinals to GaÃ«l Monfils. Nadal lost the semifinal in four sets.  McEnroe had previously achieved the record on carpet in 1984. Nadal won his 18th ATP 500 title in Barcelona without dropping a set, also marking his tenth victory in Barcelona. In May 2001, he defeated former Grand Slam tournament champion Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match. , Nadal won his 13th French Open title, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the tournament's final, only losing seven games. Nadal began the year in India, where he was comprehensively beaten by Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the Chennai Open. Nadal's rackets are always strung at 55 lb (25 kg), regardless of which surface or conditions he is playing on. Nadal defeated Djokovic in the 2014 French Open final. In the final of the postponed 2020 French Open, Nadal easily defeated Djokovic in straight sets (including a second 6-0) for his record-tying 20th Grand Slam Championship. Nadal also reached the final of the Miami Masters for the second time. At the 2005 Australian Open, Nadal lost in the fourth round to eventual runner-up Lleyton Hewitt.  Following the victory, however, Nadal had to withdraw from competition owing to a left wrist injury initially suffered during the Madrid Open, handing Marcel Granollers a walk-over into the fourth round.