Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is considered a tennis legend and a sport icon from all young players who would like to begin a tennis career. He was born in Manacor on the island of Mallorca to Sebastián Nadal and Ana María Parera. He was born on 3 June 1986, in Mallorca, Spain. At present, he is 36 years old. The Spanish tennis legend has a height of 6 ft 1 in and he weighs 187lbs. He has a younger sister named María Isabel. He is the nephew of former footballer Miguel Angel Nadal, defender of Mallorca, Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Realizing Rafael's natural talent for tennis, his uncle Toni Nadal, a former professional tennis player, started him playing when he was just three years old and has been his coach ever since until 2017. T

he Spaniard continued to live in Manacor even after turning professional and returns as soon as he can to relax by fishing and playing golf. Here he also met María Francisca Perelló, known as Xisca, with whom he got engaged in December 2005, and who went with Rafael to Australia for the first time to attend the first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open. In 2008 the Majorca astronomical observatory dedicated an asteroid known as 128036 Rafaelnadal to the tennis player and in the same year Rafael founded a charity named after him, the Rafa Nadal Foundation.