Now that the U.S. Open 2016 is here, fans all over the world cannot stop searching for information about their favorite players. Rafael Nadal is one of the tennis players participating in the U.S. Open 2016. If you have been searching the Internet for terms such as, “Rafael Nadal wiki,” “is Rafael Nadal married,” and “Rafael Nadal bio,” then you have come to the right place because we will give out all that is you need to know about Rafael Nadal.
For the first time in Rafael’s career, he has played a tennis match under a closed roof. Rafael’s Wednesday’s match was interrupted because it started raining, due to which the roof of the tennis court had to be closed.
Rafael responded by saying, “It is great to be the first player to play with the roof closed, in the competition, because I was the first player to hit in the Centre Court with the roof closed.” He further added, “[There is] no big difference. With the roof open there is no wind at all, so it’s not a big change. And the roof is so high you don’t feel that you are closed… It’s an unbelievable, unbelievable court.” Rafael has always been an excellent player, let us dig up some information from Rafael Nadal’s wiki.
Rafael Nadal’s wiki
He was born as Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. His father is Sebastián Nadal, who is a businessman. He has his own insurance company, a restaurant, and a glass and window company. His mother, Ana María Parera is a homemaker. He has a younger sister named María Isabel. Nadal’s uncle is Toni Nadal, who is a former professional tennis player. He introduced Rafael to the world of Tennis at the age of three.
His Tennis Career
Nadal was only 19 years old when he first won the 2005 French Open. Rafael Nadal is famous for being known as a clay-court specialist, since playing his first pro tournaments in the year 2001. He won his first singles title in 2004, and had a breakout season in 2005, winning at Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona and Stuttgart, as well as at Roland Garros. He won the French Open again in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008, defeating Roger Federer in the final each time. In 2008, he broke through at Wimbledon, beating Federer to win the men’s singles title there.
Rafael Nadal’s Net Worth
Rafael’s net worth is estimated to be $120.0 million. Like other sports players, he also earns money from endorsements, sponsorships and advertisements. He earns around $2,666,667 from endorsements and his estimated yearly income is somewhere around $12,000,000. He has promoted brands such as Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nike.
Rafael Nadal’s Girlfriend
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Many fans of the athlete are wondering, is Rafael Nadal married? He is not married but he is in a relationship with Maria Francisca Perello, also known as Xisca. The pair started dating in the year 2005 and she has been a huge support system in his career. She completed her degree of Business Administration in London and is the director of the Rafael Nadal Foundation. Even though she is Nadal’s girlfriend, she stays out of the spotlight and that is one of the reasons why she hardly attends any of Nadal’s matches.
Due to his hard work and diligence, Rafael has not just earned a good amount of money, but also a name for himself in the sports industry. We hope he delivers an amazing performance at the U.S. Open 2016. For more information about Rafael Nadal, please click here.