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  • Manacor, island of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Tuesday Jun 03, 1986

    Birth

    Manacor, island of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Tuesday Jun 03, 1986

    Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, a town on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain.




  • London, England
    Monday Apr 29, 2002

    First won match

    London, England
    Monday Apr 29, 2002

    On 29 April 2002, at 15 years and 10 months, the world No. 762 Nadal won his first ATP match, defeating Ramón Delgado, and became the ninth player in the Open Era to do so before the age of 16.




  • Spain
    Monday Jul 25, 2005

    Rankin no.2

    Spain
    Monday Jul 25, 2005

    Nadal won 16 consecutive matches and three consecutive tournaments, bringing his ranking to No. 2 on 25 July 2005.




  • London, England
    Tuesday Jun 19, 2007

    A knee Injury

    London, England
    Tuesday Jun 19, 2007

    On 19 June, Nadal withdrew from the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, citing his recurring knee injury.




  • Melbourne, Australia
    Friday Jan 30, 2009

    2nd Longest match in Australia open

    Melbourne, Australia
    Friday Jan 30, 2009

    At the 2009 Australian Open, Nadal won his first five matches without dropping a set, before defeating compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the semifinals in the second longest match in Australian Open history at 5 hours and 14 minutes.




  • France
    Sunday May 31, 2009

    First loss in France Open

    France
    Sunday May 31, 2009

    By beating Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of French Open, Nadal set a record of 31 consecutive wins at the French Open, beating the previous record of 28 by Björn Borg. This run came to an end on 31 May 2009, when Nadal lost to eventual runner-up, Robin Söderling in the 4th round. This was Nadal's first and, until 2015, only loss at the French Open.




  • Canada
    Monday Aug 17, 2009

    Outside the top 2

    Canada
    Monday Aug 17, 2009

    Toni Nadal confirmed that Nadal would return to play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. There, he lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martín del Potro. With this loss, he relinquished the No. 2 spot to Andy Murray on 17 August 2009, ranking outside the top two for the first time since 25 July 2005.


  • Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins

    Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On 26 May, he became the eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins, as he defeated Facundo Bagnis in straight sets in the second round of the Slam.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Apr, 2017

    Pista Rafa Nadal

    Barcelona, Spain
    Apr, 2017

    In April 2017, the centre court of the Barcelona Open was named pista Rafa Nadal.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

    Withdraw from the Paris Masters

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

    On 31 October, he announced his withdrawal from the Paris Masters due to an abdominal injury and as a result Novak Djokovic replaced him as World #1.


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