Rafael Nadal, the world-famous Spanish tennis player, has again shown his top class by winning the French Open 2022 title. On this Sunday, he claimed his 14th French Open title by beating Casper Ruud in the final with the amazing scores of 6-3, 6-3, and 6-0.
This show of athleticism by Rafael Nadal has attracted praise from all over the world, including John McEnroe (seven-time Grand Slam champion), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City club manager) and many more.
He is ranked No.4 in the ATP Rankings by defeating Norwegian player Casper Ruud, who is ranked No.8.
The Olympic Gold Medal:
Rafael Nadal won the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. Nadal played 30 matches, of which he won 22.
Roger Federer is known for having the biggest rivalry against Nadal. They have competed against each other in at least 40 matches.
His other rival of all time is Djokovic. They played against each other 59 times.
Rafael Nadal Injury:
Nadal has been diagnosed with a disease that causes severe pain in his left leg. It is an ailment in which the bone, which is subjected to pressure and stretch, loses its vascularisation, resulting in osteoarthritis and necrosis of the navicular bone.
The player brought his doctor with him to Paris and had injections of anaesthesia before the match so that he could play with no pain.
Rafael Nadal had to leave many tournaments because of his knee injury in 2021. He also revealed that he may need surgery to get it treated and that this could be the reason for his retirement.
Rafael Nadal Biography:
Rafael Nadal comes from a sporting family, Miguel, one of his uncles, has played football at international level for some famous clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid.
His other uncle, Toni Nadal, who continued to be his coach in tennis, motivated him to play tennis with a conventional left hand. Though he is right-handed in writing, eating, etc., he plays tennis left-handed. His uncle was a rigid coach, so he trained Rafael to be more disciplined and focused.
Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perello had been dating each other since 2005. After dating each other for several years, they finally decided to get engaged and married.
They got united on October 19, 2019.
They had their marriage ceremony at the La Fortaleza castle in Majorca, Spain, which was witnessed by 350 guests.
He affirmed that they had married to commemorate an enormous party.
Rafael Nadal’s Children:
They don’t have children yet. He confessed that he loves the idea of being a father, and on 17th june , Friday has confirmed his wife’s pregnancy before Wimbledon 2022.
Rafael Nadal‘s Net Worth:
Rafael Nadal has won more than 20 Grand Slam titles, because of which he has garnered a total net worth of $240 million.
FAQs on Rafael Nadal:
Ans. He runs the Rafa Nadal Foundation to help junior athletes in India and Spain. He also has the Rafa Nadal Academy to train players.
Ans. It is the title given to three legends of tennis: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic.
Ans. Federer is richer as he has earned $ 130 million in prize money and around $ 500 million off track.
Ans. Maria Francisca Perello
Ans. 36 years (3 June 1986)
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