Tennis Career Highlights
Rafael Nadal, Spain Born : 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca. The pre-eminent clay court player of the current era and possibly of all time, With amazing energy, strength and all court coverage, Nadal has an array of consistent heavy top spin ground strokes that has made him unbeatable on clay.  His victory in 2008 at Wimbledon in a five set thriller over Federer saw the rise of a new World No 1 with a game to compete on all surfaces. 2009 began with his first victory in the Australian Open with an epic victory over his rival  Federer and in 2010 he confirmed his status as an all-time great with three more Grand Slam victories and his first US Open title. After an uncertain start to 2011, Nadal equalled Borg's record of 6 victories at Roland Garros and in 2013 took his total to an historic 8 titles. Healthy again after his knee injury Nadal dominated the hardcourt season and won his second US Open crown his 13th Grand Slam finishing the season as World No1. His 9th French Open title in 2014 was his 14th Major. Persistent injury hampered his progress from 2015 and his ranking dropped. A renaissance in 2017 saw a return to his clay court dominance with a 10th French Open title and his 15th major and his return to form saw him collect another US Open title & secure World No1 status. In 2018 he won his 11th French Open to confirm his position as the greatest clay court player of all time and underlined the opinion by retaining the title in 2019. By the end of the year he added a 4th US Open title to his list of 19 Grand Slam victories.
 

Important Tournament Victories

2004:
Prokom Open
2005:
French Open
Rome
Monte Carlo
Spanish Open
Canadian Masters
Mercedes Cup
Brazil Open
Madrid Masters
Acapulco
Swedish Open
2006:
French Open
Rome
Monte Carlo
Spanish Open
Dubai
2007:
French Open
Rome
Monte Carlo
Spanish Open
Indian Wells
Mercedes Cup
2008:
Wimbledon
French Open
Monte Carlo
Spanish Open
Hamburg Masters
Queens
Toronto
ATP  No 1
2009:
Australian Open
Monte Carlo
Indian Wells
Spanish Open
Rome
2010:
Wimbledon
French Open
US Open

Monte Carlo
Rome
Madrid Masters
Japan Open
ATP  No 1
2011:
French Open
Monte Carlo
Spanish Open
2012:
French Open
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Rome
2013:
French Open
US Open
Brazil Open
Acapulco
Indian Wells
Spanish Open
Madrid Masters
Rome Masters
Toronto
Cincinnati
ATP No 1
2014:
French Open
Qatar
Rio Open
Madrid
2015:
Buenos Aires
Mercedes Cup
German Open
2016:
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
2017:
French Open
US Open
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Madrid
China Open
ATP No 1
2018:
French Open
Monte Carlo
Barcelona
Italian Open
Toronto
2019:
French Open
US Open
Rome
Toronto