Rafael Nadal siblings: Meet Maria Isabel Nadal

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Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is currently ranked world No. 2 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Rafel Nadal age

He was born on 3 June 1986, hence he is 36 years old.

Rafael Nadal ranking

The Association of Tennis Professionals now has him ranked No. 2 in the world in singles (ATP). He has held the top spot in the world rankings for 209 weeks and five times at the end of the year. Nadal holds the record for the most Grand Slam men’s singles victories with 22, including a record 14 at the French Open.

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He has 92 ATP singles wins under his belt, including 36 Masters titles, with 63 of those victories coming on clay. Only two men—including Nadal—have achieved the Career Golden Slam in singles.

The longest winning streak in the Open Era has been his 81 straight victories on clay.

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Read also: Rafael Nadal parents: Meet Sebastian and Ana Maria Parera

Rafel Nadal biograghy

Rafael Nadal Parera was born on June 3, 1986, to parents Ana Mara Parera Femenas and Sebastián Nadal Homar in Manacor, Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain. His father is a successful businessman who owns the restaurant Sa Punta, Vidres Mallorca, and three insurance companies.

His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is a retired professional footballer, who played for RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. He grew up idolizing Barcelona striker Ronaldo and, thanks to his uncle, was able to visit the Barcelona locker room and take a picture with the Brazilian.

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When Nadal was three years old, his other uncle, tennis instructor Toni Nadal, introduced him to the sport and worked with him from 2005 to 2017. Toni saw in Nadal a natural talent.

At age 8, Nadal won an under-12 provincial tennis championship at a period when he was also a promising football player.

This forced Toni Nadal to step up his training, and after observing Nadal’s then two-handed forehand stroke, his uncle persuaded Nadal to play left-handed so as to have a natural advantage on the tennis court.

While playing football as well as tennis at age 12, Nadal won the Spanish and European crowns in his age division. So that Nadal’s academic performance wouldn’t completely degrade, his father made him choose between tennis and football. Says Nadal “I selected tennis. The game had to end immediately.”

Rafael Nadal height

Nadal stands 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) tall.

Rafael Nadal siblings, Maria Isabel Nadal

Rafael has a younger sister, María Isabel. Isabel is a marketing and sales employee at her brother’s Rafa Academy and holds a degree in sports management. Although Maria and Rafa are close, she does not play tennis professionally. Maria, Rafael’s younger sister, was born three years after Rafael and three years before Nadal.

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