One of the sport’s most-loved champions, Nadal’s list of career achievements is enviable. Completing a career Grand Slam at 24, the Spaniard became the youngest man in the Open era to achieve the feat. He is at his best on clay, achieving myriad records on the surface. A fierce competitor, Nadal is also revered for his sportsmanship.
Nadal launched the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in May 2016, which combines high-level tennis and education. Teaching the values of sportsmanship, commitment, fellowship and effort that have defined Nadal’s career, the academy expanded to Mexico in 2019 and runs an international junior tennis circuit.
As the winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, including a record 12 at Roland Garros, Nadal is one of the sport’s most prolific champions. He is also a three-time Davis Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medallist and helped Team Europe win the inaugural Laver Cup in 2017. The left-handed Spaniard has spent 196 weeks ranked No.1 and been a constant force in the world’s top 10 since April 2005.
Winner: Roland Garros, US Open, Rome, Montreal
Final: Australian Open
SF: Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Wimbledon