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 🇪🇸‬

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1 week ago

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You can be proud of yourself and your game Rafa. It is so hard that someone has to lose when both players are such fantastic champions of the sport. Commiserations but also congratulations on a great match. 👏👏👏👏🎾

I am hoping for a wonderful match and know it will be! We all want a Rafa win today and Sunday! Vamos our champ!

Rafa ❤ ALWAYS! You played through the toughest draws this tournament. Thank you for the inspiration! We are sad for you today but we are so grateful for your achievements. A trophy is nice but it's not the most important thing. You are a genuinely good person and incomparable! Vamos Rafa! 👍❤

Wishing you good luck for your match today Rafa enjoy. Love you Rafa ❤️🎾🎾🎾👍🏻xxxxx

Nice Work Have fun and God Bless and enjoy life's adventures my friend.

Thank you Rafa for an amazing Wimbledon, you're the best player, unfortunately yesterday wasn't your day to win 😉 best days to come im sure. Great performance 👏👏👏👏👏 great match I enjoy every second of it. It was a demonstration of power. All the best for you from Portugal 🇵🇹💪😁👏Vamos Rafa 2020 🙌

Wishing Our Rafa all the best for his Match! I know he will play to his very own high quality standards and with his Unique Talent and Ethics! Keep well mentally and physically, at peace and happy! VAMOS RAFA! 💪💪🎾🎾🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇩🇪❣🙏

My HERO..❤️ That's why and more is a great Champion .. The greatest competitor of all time .. For you I love Tennis ..❤️💪 Nothing to reproach him .. He made an incredible tournament, to stay healthy .. 🙏.. this still is not over .. Vamooos Rafa💪

Waiting for you! Best of British luck xx ❤️

good look my friend ! This is your year. my best dream is to touch your victory hand one day

What an Amazing match! Thank you for this Wimbledon You are the Best Vamos Rapha👏👏👏

Good Luck today Rafa!!!!! Will be cheering for you from my desk at work!!!!!

Rafa anyway you're an amazing player. I read your lifebook for the moment and I think you're a wonderful man. A wonderful player with a lots of courage and I just want to see you again!!! Congratulations for this Wimbledon!!

Good luck today. You are playing brilliantly and are a joy to watch.

I must admit I cheered for Roger, but omg you are such a champion! So gracious in "defeat" (you cant say it defeat), but wow, your personality is as good as you are in tennis.. icredible🎾 ♾🎾

Dear Rafa, on behalf of all tennis fans, thank you for your hard work, burning desire & fighting spirit in 2019. You are a wonderful example for all arhletes to look up to. Grats on RG12 Rest well recharge for the US Open. Vamos Rafa 🎾👏☺️

Try your best 💪💪. Pray for you and good luck to Rafa 😇😇

Good luck Rafa! Most of all Enjoy the match and your passion and fitness will bring the rewards! Will be with you every point in the wee hours of the morning here in Australia?, vamos Rafa! 🎾🎾🎾🎾

Good luck Champ💞🤗 I'm waiting patiently for your match🎾🇪🇸❤

I love you Rafa, what an amazing match. Hold your head up high hun 😘❤️😘

Brilliant match. You will be back. Enjoy your free time and relax with family and friends. SCOTLAND loves you

Siempre a tu lado,Rafa. Mucho ánimo para seguir luchando, como es habitual en ti. Gracias por todo lo que aportas a nuestras vidas, por tu entrega, tesón, humildad, fuerza de voluntad, capacidad de trabajo y un largo etcétera. Cuídate muchísimo.¡Vamos Rafa!

For every sportsmen,encourage and motivation is required from crowd to achieve the goal..we are the one who always support you anywhere else you play..best of luck Rafa...

Que gran juego que realizaste Rafa y que bonito abrazo y comportamiento tú y Federer. Ustedes dos son los caballeros del tenis. Gracias por hacernos vivir momentos super emocionantes. Feliz verano.

Vamos,Rafa!!!My champ!!Good luck and pls make my day beatiful!!😘😘😘

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Waiting for the match.... so excited. Wish you Rafa all the best!!! Good luck & God bless always 🙏🙏🙏

Be brave, Rafael, and do what you always do by giving your all. Praying for you, and I'm always proud to cheer you on! #vamosRafa !

Good luck to both my favorite players ❤

I love both of you, pretty similar in respect, behavior, gentlemen. Good luck.

...best of luck Rafa...amazing tenacity and competitive spirit...if things get tough, mix it up...

Good luck,Rafa. You can do it !! I'll be always with you. Love you. 😊😉😘

I wish you good luck and i will pray for your victory my love Rafa. Vamos!!! 🐐🙏❤🏆

Proud of you. I wish I could have shouted. The rally's, step forward! Federer was playing amazing shots. Take a rest. You still are the best 3.

Good Luck Rafa , two fantastic friends and players , with you all the way ...Vamos !!! 💕

You can do it rafa ♥♥♥ I wish all the best for you today ♥♥😘 always love you champion !

My two favourites, support to you both

Wishing you all the best Rafa! So wish I could be there watching this historic match!

Good luck my love, God bless you in this day ♥️🙏 #ComeOnRafa #VamosRafa ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Can't wait! You are both awesome I love you both so much from cape town 🇿🇦❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Im so proud of you RAFA... I pray you will win

Rooting for you Rafa your the best.xx🎾🎾🏆🎾🎾

My two favourites! Would love Rafa to win though👍🏼🏆🎾💓

Giant Rafa be the best, be the perfection of the tenis. Good luck.👍👏

The Universe is watching and Rafa's angels are singing "Vamos"🎼🎶🎵🎤🎺🎷😅😂🤣 Good luck Rafa👏👍👊🤛❤️🏆

Best of luck, Rafa, I feel like Christmas, having both my favourite players on court again. 🎅🎅❤️❤️

I got a day off and I am SO looking forward to this!! 😍

Sin duda alguna que será un gran juego los dos son grandes, mis respetos para ustds, ejemplo de profesionalismo y tú has luchado mucho para estar aqui. Vamos Rafa!

Good luck boys love you both two great players we are in for a cracker 😘

What a great day for tennis...looking forward to seeing you play...a treat for me🎾💚

This should be the final really. Come on Rafa, I have such faith in you. xxxxx

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2 weeks ago

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Wishing you the very best for tomorrow. You can do it 🙏🏻💙

VAMOS RAFA ❣️ Keep up the fantastic job you’ve been doing so far! Best vibes & best wishes from your loyal fan❣️🎾🍀🏆

Ready & excited for you RAFA. You are playing amazing & I wish you the very best luck for a great win. VAMOS. My love always ❤️💪🙏🇪🇸

Yes we your fans and all who love you are ready! Wishing you all the best for tomorrow. Have a great match!!! It will be exciting!!!❤

Hi Rafa, all the very best for the match mate! You are playing brilliantly at the moment! Keep moving forward, you are awesome!!

We are ready for another magnificent performance, Goodluck tomorrow !

Good luck for tomorrow Rafa, remember 2008 so well! Love Roger, but my ❤️ with Rafa 🤞💞

As usual my friend, very best wishes. Practice makes perfect VAMOOOS RAFAEL. You CAN DO IT.

Rafa Nadal, always be confident our dear champ 😍🤗🤩 You surely are more than ready to get the 3rd one. You've been ready for quite sometime, now is the time to lift it once more. Love and prayer for you. Always. 😍🤗🤩

I am so ready!!!! Can't wait :D Good luck to both of you ! give us an amazing tennis as usual ;) 😍

Yesssssss Raaaafu, we are always ready with our unconditional love, pride & support for you... in every serve, return, volley, point.... every season. Good luck and proud of you for reaching in semis 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 See ya tomm on a new day with fresh energy & spirit 👍👍👍👍 enjoy till then 🍤🍤

Best wishes for tomorrow. Play without mercy. Vamos

Would really love to see you in the final on Sunday,what a tournament you have had...all the best Rafa! 😊

Best wishes for an amazing semi final Rafa! 🤞🍀🍀🍀 🇪🇸

Good luck dear Rafa for tomorrow you are the best ❤️❤️

More than ready champ!! You’ve got this it’s yours for the taking! With you every step of the way!! You are truly awesome! Wishing you all the luck in the world 👌👌👌👌🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

This is your year Rafa!! All the very best! Sending you all the positivity from Toronto! ♥️

Very ready for you to make the final. Good luck Rafa! We all believe in you 👊 🇪🇸 ☘️ ❤️

Absolutely! Ready to see you get through...which you will & cannot wait to watch you! Love it! Come on Rafa! Vamos! 💪🏻🎾 You CAN and you WILL! Xx

I'm a huge fan Rafa, I wrote a book of poems about you and lots of your classic matches. it's on amazon. Good luck tomorrow XX www.amazon.co.uk/Rafa-Rhyme-Juliette-Westbrook-Finch/dp/0956526632/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=Rafa+i...

Always ready for you, Rafa. Your tennis is always so exciting!

I was so happy for your won. I watched all the way. You are the best and I know you wll win Federer , allthough I know that his mother is from SA , are you my HERO. Good luck RAFA. Can't wait . Luv from South Africa.

Ready to watch your every point! With you all the way Rafa, good luck! Enjoy your match, and keep that passion going. 🎾🎾🎾🎾 one step, one match at a time! Vamos Rafa!

Can't wait to see you play semi finals tomorrow best wishes💪

Keep up the amazing performance Rafa 😍wish you the trophy 🏆 🍀☘️

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2 weeks ago

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Congrats on your reaching the SF. I'm very happy about it. Great job. Love you. 😊😉😘✌️👏

Hi Rafa, All the best for the today match keep serving well and good return would be the key of our success Thanks

'Fortune favours the brave'... and you're looking lethal Rafa. Continue with your winning streak. Best wishes and good luck.

I appreciate that you didn't post anything yesterday because ... you know being your girlfriend/wife/lovely soulmate's birthday. Very thoughful of you I'm sure she appreciated it.

The best of luck, Rafa! Just enjoy the game. God be with you always! 🥰

Hey Rafa you inching closer towards ya milestone just keep up the awesome work you doing. Hard work, dedication and passion pays. Have a great quarterfinal. ❤️

Have been lucky to get tickets for today but l am so disappointed l am on centre court and you are on no 1 court. Praying l can find someone there today to swap with me. Fingers crossed 🤞 You are the greatest x

Looking forward to watch it later... Good luck & God Bless Rafa!!! 🙏🙏🙏

Good luck Rafa! A great win for my birthday please 🙏🏻🙏🏻💙🎾💙🎾💙

Good luck, Rafa. You can do it !! I'll be always with you. Love you. 😊😉😘

Congrats ...amazing display of power,speed and accuracy....VAMOS!...

Best wishes always with you in every serve & point. YOU ARE THE BESSSSSSTTTTTTT. Let's get this one 💪🎾💪🎾💪🎾👍👍

Very best wishes for today. VAMOOOS RAFAEL. You can do it !

All the very best of your efforts RAFA.

Wish you all the best with the today QF-match, keep the faith, stay possitive in all circumstances and good luck Rafa🎾💪👊🙌🤞🤗😉

Congratulations dear Rafa another amazing performance 😉 happy days 💪 Vamosssss 🏆🥇❤️

I am very happy to see your play today. Good luck Rafa.

Let’s go Rafa. Best wishes and good luck..!

All the best Rafa. You will definitely win the trophy this time. Amen.

Rafa, I wish you more than the very best for today I'll be rooting for you!!!!🙏😍🎾

Wishing you good luck in your match today Rafa! Keep up the passion and fighting spirit that you have , enjoy the match and the results will come. With you every point in the early hours of the morning here in Australia. Vamos Rafa!🎾🎾

Tough one , but got faith you will do this , this is your year rafa come on really want you to win this , after all the times you struggled with injuries. Best of luck 🎾🎾🎾🎾

Best of luck today Rafa!!!! This is yours!!!!!

Congrats & all the very best for the next crucial match... #Rafa👍👍

All the very best of luck. Keep playing the way you have been and there will be no doubt we will see you in the semi. Vamos

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2 weeks ago

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Vamos, Rafa! I am so proud of you and I am praying! Your game, Your Weather conditions! Divine Favor!

Fantastic! Well done, and hoping to see you go all the way 🎾

Good luck for your QF match in Wimbledon, Rafa! ! Keep calm, stay focused, remain confident, be strong and show off your fantastic skills!

Can’t wait to see you play today Naddy, we are so luck to have tickets for today to see you, can’t wait xxx

Congratulations! I am so filled with joy on your success at Wimbledon.

Will be watching & praying for you Rafa... Keep it up!!!! Keep focused! Good luck & God Bless! 🙏🙏🙏

Congratulations another wonderful performance dear Rafa ❤️🏆🥇Vamosssss!

You can get it! Good lucks Rafa, my bests wishes...!!

Heaps of good luck vibes coming across the wire to you Rafa 👍🌞

Well done Rafa! You're on fire at the moment! Congratulations x😍

How amazing this first week is. Let's go get the Wimbledon for the third time because second one was sweeter, but the third is the sweetest 😍🤗🤩

Glad to be back home in the Phil. Now I can watch your match. Always praying for you though. Good luck and Vamos! 🙏🙏🙏

Good luck Rafa Sending lots of love and positive thoughts for today With you all the way Stay strong Vamos Rafa ❤🎾 xx #TheBest

Good luck. Hoping you he best for this week.

Good luck. You can do this. You are playing brilliantly. xx

Good luck for the week Rafa . Hoping for the best Wimbledon week for you

Good luck Rafa, closer, and closer to the finish line. God's your leader! Bless you baby. Have fun, and kick some butts.😍

Good luck continue playing fantastic game Rafa you will VAMOS RAFA!!!🏸🎾🏆🇪🇸

Yayy. Rafa you're the best, better than all the rest. ☺

Rafa courage à toi aujourd'hui et bonne chance pour cette deuxième semaine. You're the best and most of the time you win... Tu es le meilleur Rafa. Je suis toujours derrière toi.

Best of luck Rafa keep going you can win this year

Keep these not well designed posters before the matches please. They have magical powers. Especially on your serve 😂

You played breathtaking and ruthless tennis today. A joy to watch. Vamos rafa!! 💪💖

All the best and good luck Rafa for today's match!!💪🎾👏

Believe Rafa , we your fans are with you 1000% . Wishing you the best of luck from Australia 🇦🇺 🇪🇸

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