Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Known as "The King of Clay", he is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history. Nadal's evolution into an all-court threat with impeccable record across court types has established him as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. As per some tennis legends and tennis analysts, his all court record, when accounted for the competition that he has played against compared to other all time greats, point towards him being the greatest of all time.

Nadal has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, a record 32 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, a record 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. In majors, Nadal has won 11 French Open titles, 3 US Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Open title. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh male player in history and youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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Agradecer a mis compañeros jugadores por haberme elegido para el premio Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award. Me hace especial ilusión por haber sido votado por mis compañeros y a veces rivales dentro de la pista. Un especial saludo a los fans que siempre están ahí apoyando en todo momento.

‪Hi all! Back home... Great to host the world’s best triathletes at the @rafanadalsportscentre world champions @jgomeznoya and @mariomola ! Super League Mallorca this weekend 3 & 4 Nov at Porto Cristo. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend here in Mallorca 🇪🇸‬

Thanks to @plaza_athenee for all the attention. Amazing place to stay. Too bad I have to leave earlier than expected #loveparis #sad #nextyear

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2 days ago

Rafa Nadal

Oggi sono rientrato in Spagna, dopo un lungo viaggio da #IndianWells a #Mallorca. Al mio rientro ho saputo della scomparsa di una persona importante della storia del nostro mondo del tennis.
Sempre triste quando accade una cosa del genere. Le mie condoglianze alla moglie e la famiglia di Cino Marchese.
Mi ricordo da quando iniziavo a giocare tennis ed andavo in Italia, che c'era sempre la sua presenza. Persona indimenticabile.
Ci sarai sempre nei nostri pensieri, Cino.
#RIP #CINOMARCHESE
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Sei sempre una persona meravigliosa, Rafa mio! Un'anima bella e tanto sensibile, che amo per quello che dimostra di essere nellla vita quotidiana oltre che sul campo! Un abbraccio grande❤😘

Happy you got home safely & sad Cino passed. RIP Cino & condolences to the family. I am always moved by your compassion & sensitivity. Continued prayers for your recovery Rafa! Your fans will miss you in Miami! You are dearly loved by your fans!

A wonderful sentiment..Rafa. As always..a kind sensitive soul. RIP Cino..you will be missed. And...good luck in your recovery..Rafa😘

The assassination of 51 Muslims in New Zealand, where is your support for them?.. L'assassinio di 51 musulmani in Nuova Zelanda, dove è il tuo sostegno per loro? .. El asesinato de 51 musulmanes en Nueva Zelanda, ¿dónde está su apoyo para ellos?...L'assassinat de 51 musulmans en Nouvelle-Zélande, où est votre soutien?

Grazie RAFA x essere come sei una splendida persona un campione nella vita e nel tennis ! Un esempio da seguire !!😘♥

Rafa eres el mejor tenista español de todos los tiempos una gran persona tanto dentro como fuera de las pistas que te mejores de tu rodilla suerte Rafa

Nadal ! Siempre serás para mi el tenista mejor de todos ! Entretanto , como persona creo que és una persona extremamente Sentimental ! Siento mucho por la perda del senhor tan importante para ti y creo ,que tambén para el munfo del Tênis ! Saludos ! 🇪🇸🎾

Rafa come sempre dimostri di avere un cuore immenso per ogni cosa che fai, un rispetto inestimabile per coloro che hanno la fortuna di averti come amico. Condoglianze alla famiglia Marchese 🌸

So sorry Rafa. Will pray for his family and may he rest in peace. Take care of yourself Rafa. We are praying for u also.

Ciao Rafa grazie per la tua immensa sensibilità. Sempre. Un abbraccio. A presto spero su tanti campi rossi.😍

Triste por ti amigo Rafa 😔, mucho consuelo para ti, ser fuerte, besos 💞💕

Rafa sei un grande uomo,oltre ad essere un grande campione.....

È una grande perdita con dispiacere lo apprendo anch'io tramite la tua missiva.😥

will pray fr his family...

Rafa , life is like that .... But anyway the drama must go on....condolences to his family and wish you dear Rafa a speedy recovery....🌷🌹

Condolences to the family & friends & my love to you always dear RAFA 🙏❤️❤️❤️

Very sorry for his family. Wonder what happened? I checked and don't see anything about this gentleman Cino Marchese, even on Italian news pages I've looked at. Wishing his family well,

It's an amazing example of character that even in times of your own troubles and disappointment, you can think of someone else's suffering Rafa - I applaud and salute you for always showing us that greatness is not merely what successes in life are but what is in your heart and soul. Rest up, come back stronger - we look forward to your awesome tennis on court at Monte Carlo!

Yes. Going to Montreal too. Hoping beyond hope you will be there Rafa 👍 💕. Have seen you play in Oz. 😊

Thoughts are with the family 😢 sad news much love

Deepest condolences to the friends, family & fans of cino Loving thoughts & prayers to cinos family at this very sad time! RIP cino RIP!!!

Rafa siempre tan humano!!.Eres el mejor tenista del mundo!!.🎾💖

Here’s to a speedy recovery!! Looking forward to your return very soon!! ❤️❤️❤️

Felicidades Nadal!! Y felicito al que ganó.para mí sois los mejores del 🌏 en juego y en humildad.👍🏻

Rafa so sad --please be ready soon ! Hope to see you in Montreal on 10th August in semi. I am visiting my daughter in Canada all the way from South Africa, The ticket was my .Christmas present from her!😁

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4 days ago

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That’s one of the bravest and strongest decisions. Stay healthy.

I was looking forward to the match. I never get tired of R&R epic matches

My heart is breaking for you MY WARRIOR. You fought soo hard only to have another injury. I wish you only the best and you will always be MY WARRIOR. Take care and hope to see you soon. God Bless You💔😭💪🏻🎾👑🏆❤

Te quiero Tanto Rafa... Eres mi inspiración de Vida..no sólo del deporte.. Eres el mas Grande Competidor.. Tu manera de pelear en la corte es inigualable... Nunca me cansaré de estar tan orgullosa de ser nadalista.. Se que no es bueno odiar...pero odio tengas dolor.. Odio las malditas lesiones.. Ruego a Dios por tu salud y se que todo ira bien...y estaras listo para seguir siendo competitivo .. Me dueles Rafa... Siempre contigo.. Para mi el tenis termina hoy.. Te veo en Arcilla... Vamoooos Rey 🙏💪👑

Just get healthy for the French Rafa

Rafa, my Fav!! Here is to a speedy recovery...looking forward to your return very soon!! ❤️❤️❤️

I'm soo sad for you Rafa. Get well soon. Always with you champion . 💜🎾💪🏆👑

Aw Shucks! Was so looking forward to this clash of Titans tonight.. Anyway.. Get well soon, Champ 💪 #TeamFederer

Yo por el único que veo el tenis es por él, por Rafael Nadal el más grande de todos!! 😔

get well soon champ❤ 💔 vamossss Rafa! 💪

Puede pasar y pasó, ayer ya se lo veía incómodo por su rodilla, ahora lo mejor es cuidarse y recuperarse pronto ♥️🎾👍

Sorry to hear that Rafa! Hope you feel better soon!!

Awwww....gotta look after you first Rafa...good call.you still NO 1 in my books.

See you in monte carlo rafa

Dichosas lesiones...a recuperarte y volver mas fuerte...te esperamos, siempre seras y eres un grandisimo campeón, el mejor! 💜💚💙🌹

Siempre contigo Rafa. Nadie se merece tener una lesión pero tú mucho menos. Toda mi admiración , cariño y apoyo hoy y siempre.

So sad 😔 get well soon Champion ❤️

Get better for Monte Carlo!

Es triste campeón, pero anoche lo vi venir, eres una persona insuperables que saber levantarse como nadie, de las lecciones, pérdida y más ánimo siempre será nuestro campeón incansables y ánimo a recuperarte para la tierra❤️❤️

Para mi siempre serás el.mejor!!! Eres ejemplo de lucha y pasión. Va más allá de jugar bien al tenis....algunos hemos podido entender de qué se trata....

Primero tendrás que recuperarte para seguir dándonos maravillosos partidos . Ánimo

Vamos Rafa! Por delante la temporada de Clay! Y queremos verte!! Cuídate ánimo!!🙏🏼

Cuídate mucho a ver si puedes estar bien para la temporada de tierra. Me encantaría verte en Madrid!! Ánimo campeón! 💪 🤗 💪 ♥

Rafa eres una gran persona y un gran deportista. Mi admiración!!!!!

Nada que ptobar siempre eres el mejor abrazos y relajo amor a tu rodilla

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6 days ago

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Great evening welcoming student athletes from 9 colleges to Indian Wells alongside @Oracle CEO @MarkVHurd, Collegiate Tennis Challenge presented by Oracle

 

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Enhorabuena por este complicado partido de cuartos. Cuídate muchísimo esa rodilla. Siempre a tu lado, campeón. ¡¡¡VAMOS!! Y graacias por el ejemplo que nos das cada día.

Congratulaciones , Rafa ! Tu siempre serás mi Number One ! Tu és el mejor Tenista para mi ! Por favor , mucha suerte y mucha Lucha hoy , y siempre ! VAMOS RAFA!!!! Saludos desde Brasil ! 🇧🇷🎾🇪🇸

Lucky people getting to spend time with you Rafa.

Felicidades Gracias Rafa por darles un poco de tu valioso tiempo , mi hija de Mexico sentada (adelante de negro ) estuvo Feliz !!! Baylor University

You're simply the BEST 💕

How nice that you have won against Khachanov; hopefully the injury is not to bad; you played very well!!!💪🏻🎾

Take care of yourself. Hopefully your injury is nothing serious. Today I was very worried watching your match. Pat the same time, I was impressed with you. You played really well both tie brakes. But again take care of yourself. Love you. 😘

Great ambassador to your sport #kingofclay #vamosnadal #rafanadal #rafan

Just superb to be sat next to the best ever tennis player win or lose his play is so exciting xx

Nadal Same Victory for You in Semifinal and focus on Aces and your STYLE to knock out Federer in straight set like a Roaring Lion 🦁 🙏 God Bless you Rafa 🙏🙏

CONGRATULATIONS RAFA and GOOD LUCK for to day !

Felicitaciones mi gran campeón para mí eres el número uno : muchas bendiciones, suerte, éxitos. Vamos con toda Rafa !!!! 😊😉😘🙏👍💎🍀🍸🎾🏆🔆

These student athletes were so lucky to meet you Rafa! Wherever you go, whatever you do, people gravitate to you. So very happy you were part of this. You are an inspiration to them!♥️

My beautiful RAFA always an inspiration for the kids of our future. Love always ❤️❤️❤️

The smile in the middle of the crowd gives you sway

Felicitaciones mi campeón ❤ Suerte y fuerza para hoy y para todo el torneo 🍀🍀🍀 Vamos Rafa!!! 💪🎾🏆🏆🏆IW 😍

What a great ambassador . The best .👍

When are you coming to the Netherlands?! I wish you a good match against Khachanov!💪🏻🎾

Good luck for your QF match at Indian Wells, Rafa! Keep your mind focused throughout the match and show off your fighting spirit & brilliant skills!

Good luck, Rafa, you inspire me to do great things in my life, thank you for everything, and keep fighting for us, no matter what happened in the end, i know you are fighting to the end!

You play very well Rafa vamosssssssssssss champ 💪💪💪❤️❤️❤️🎾🎾🎾😘😘😘👍👍👍💪❤️

You are the Best Rafa with a huge heart for all ..Bless you🙏 so many could learn from you ,welcome lucky students .We love you Rafa 🎾❤❤❤❤

See you this weekend Rafa! I hope you’ll be in semifinals! Good luck!

Are those all students with very rich parents ? ;-)

Good luck for today's QF. You can do it !! Always with you. Love you. 😊😉😘

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1 week ago

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With the one and only, the greatest #JulioIglesias. Thanks for the amazing show and dinner! Siempre un placer verte actuar y estar contigo 🙏🇪🇸☝️ ... See moreSee less

With the one and only, the greatest #JulioIglesias. Thanks for the amazing show and dinner! Siempre un placer verte actuar y estar contigo 🙏🇪🇸☝️

 

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Tan contenta ver à Julio iglesias 🇪🇸❤️que no vemos mas en Francia 😞!

Rafa, cuidado que te preña como te descuides... polinizado! Cracks xD

Lo habrás felicitado por el día del padre no?? Que ya está cerquita y ese día va a estar muy solicitado 🤣🤣🤣

“To all the games I’ve won before” 🎶 🎵 🎼 .... and to all the games you are going to Win !!

How fantastic! Julio and Rafa! Two of my favorite Spaniards!

❤️ Two great, beautiful, talented men !!! 😍💃🏻❤️

Too much talent in one picture. Fabulous.

Wow how awesome Rafa great photo and Rafa you right about Kyrios nothing changes loses today spits the dummy at crowd again..You are the best champ over all 🙏🎾💪👏❤

Dos grandes personas. Julio Iglesias y Rafael Nadal. Triunfadores cien por cien. 🎤🎾🎾🎾🎾😜😜😘😘

Fabulous picture. Both amazing men.

My favorite (you Rafa of course) and my mum's favorite. I'll show her !

2 beautifully talented men, fabulous, passionate & endless personality!💕

My two favourite people loved Julio for many years love his music and Rafa melts my heart love him so much Vamos Rafa 🎶🎾💓xx

What a great photo two stars in their own right.

Brilliant pic. It radiates sheer happiness. Beautiful.

Dos grandes Julio Iglesias en la canción y mi Rafa Nadal en el deporte son 2 crack cada uno en su género pero para mí mis favoritos es mi Rafa Nadal forever congratulations grande Rafa Nadal y Julio Iglesias

Que suerte con Julio Iglesias!!!!!❤❤❤❤ y que suerte con Rafa Nadal!!!!!❤❤❤❤ Bueno que suerte!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍

Julio Iglesias and Rafa Nadal, two of mi favorite people

WOW My fav people from tennis & music ❤💙💚🧡💜

Beautiful photo of two wonderful men💞💞

My two idols Julio Iglesias and Rafa !! Love so much 👏👏❤️❤️

Fantastic Júlio and Rafa . Beautiful 😍😍

Amazing. How lucky you are Rafa !

A mi Rafa se me parece a Julio Jose Iglesias Jr...y verle con Julio Iglesias resulta curiosisimo.

Loved his song "to all the girls ive known before" but Rafa you are the best

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2 weeks ago

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Walking around at #IndianWells found this picture... guess which year it was..... and ... first round tomorrow! #vamos 💪🏻😉👌 ... See moreSee less

Walking around at #IndianWells found this picture... guess which year it was..... and ... first round tomorrow! #vamos 💪🏻😉👌

 

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2008 after match point against Blake. It was an ace down the T :)

Indian Wells 2008... vamoooossssssss RAFA Siempre contigoooooo 😍 Love

Rafa, entiendo a media muchos de los que te colocan mensajes en inglés, que son la mayoría. Como disfrute tu primer Roland Garros que recuerdos, no solo por tus nervios, es que fue grandioso responderles a todos los medios en español. Eres el mejor y siempre te quedara Paris...

Funny.. I was looking at that photo today and marveling at your agility. I remember when you burst on the scene with the long hair, muscle shirts and capris. You still rock Rafa!!💕

Is Maria in Indian Wells

Good luck for your R4 match at Indian Wells, Rafa! Enjoy the game, keep believing in yourself and show off your fantastic skills!

Go Rafael. ...you are a spectacular tennis player and an inspiration as a person to so many.

You were and still are amazing!!!

Terrific photo!! An iconic picture 💪🏼💪🏼💙All the best for your first match tomorrow!!Vamos!💪🏼😘

2008! And that photo is very strategically placed here at the Tennis Garden 🤗

why hasnt somebody photoshopped/superimposed him carrying something heavy, like a fridge or stove, it'll be hilarious

I don’t know what year this is, but I remember your Greatness ... Always ... Go get em !

Miss the no sleeve/clam diggers!

Indian wells 2008. Have that outfit. Love you Rafa! ❤️

Love that photo! My guess is 2007 against Djoko. Good luck Rafa @Indian Wells! You are in the quarters against Kachanov. Tough opponent but you can do it champ! You were AWESOME when you burst in the tennis world. No other like you! Today you are still awesome & a beast! So very proud of your accomplishments on & of the court! Wish I had that photo in my house! Go win IW Rafa!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🏆

What a great picture! Love so much! It's in 2007 Indian Wells, I guess. Go and good luck tomorrow, Rafa. Play smart!

Those arms though. Rafa the greatest!

The one and only Rafa 👍, good luck for tomorrow 🎾 🤗💪👊😃

Good luck Rafa! You are an inspiration for myself and my kid. I love your grit and determination, important to have in life, not just in sport. Vamos!!🧡

I’ve been watching the Indian Wells Tennis this week and wondering when you’re gonna show up. Vamos!

2007 and you defeated Noel in the final😉

And you’re still going strong Rafa! Good luck Vamos!

Rafa, any year you were playing is a great year. Good luck tomorrow. Will be cheering you on, as usual. You Rock!!🎾😘

2008 😍😍 I'm sure of that 😎

You are an inspiration to so many people to so many people ! Good luck !

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