Rafael Nadal, currently ranked number 6 in the world, is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and here is everything you should know about him including his net worth, salary, records and endorsements

Rafael Nadal Facts

Birth PlaceManacor, Mallorca, Spain
Father’s NameSebastián Nadal
Mother’s NameAna María Parera
Star SignGemini
CollegeStudied history at a university in Barcelona, later dropped out
Net Worth (2023)$220 Million
Prize Money till date$134,529,921 (2nd in the all-time career earnings list)
Date of BirthJune 3, 1986
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Achievements22x Grand Slam Titles – 14x French Open, 4x US Open, 2x Wimbledon, 2x Australian Open
Wife/GirlfriendMaria Francisca Perello (since 2005)
EndorsementsNike, KIA, Richard Mille,
Social MediaTwitter, Instagram

Rafael Nadal is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In fact, a few call him the greatest tennis player ever. Dubbed the ‘King of Clay’, Nadal has won the French Open a record 14 times.

Last Updated:14-01-2023

Rafael Nadal Net Worth and Earnings

Rafael Nadal has a massive net worth of $220 million, which has been predominantly due to his success in Tennis. He earns a lot via. endorsements as well.

His total career earnings is a whopping $134 million. He is the second-all-time leader in earnings.

Several endorsements like Kia, Nike and Richard Mille bring him a healthy source of income as well.

Rafael Nadal Ranking History

Rafael Nadal’s ranking began improving in leaps and bounds after a brilliant 2004 season. He finished the year 2004 inside the top 50. (no. 49)

Following his first Grand Slam win at French Open 2005, Nadal moved to number 3 in the rankings.

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Rafael Nadal with the trophy after his 2019 US Open final win over Daniil Medvedev

The first time he held the number 1 ranking was in August 2008, ending Federer’s four and a half year reign as the number 1.

Since then Nadal has finished 5 times (year-end) as the world no.1.

His current ranking is no.2.

Rafael Nadal Career Titles

Rafael Nadal made his pro-debut in 2001 when he was just 15 years old. It took him just 3 years to win his first ATP title.

On the 15th of August, 2004, Nadal, aged 18, beat Jose Acasuso in the finals of the Idea Prokom Open 2004 to open his account.

There was no looking back from there. Hardly 10 months from then, he won his first Grand Slam at the 2005 French Open, two days after turning 19.

His dominance in clay that began that day, still goes on.

Nadal then went on to win the next three French Opens – 2006, 2007 and 2008.

His first Wimbledon title win came in the year 2008, after he beat Roger Federer in the finals. 6 months from then, Nadal won his first-ever Australian Open title.

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Rafael Nadal alongside his statue unveiled ahead of the 2021 Roland Garros (Credits: Rafael Nadal Instagram)

It was only in 2010 that Nadal opened his US Open Grand Slam account, winning the tournament in 2010.

Rafa currently has 22 Grand Slam titles to his name. The split up – 14 French Open Titles, 4 US Open Titles, 2 Wimbledon titles and 2 Australian Open titles.

Besides this, Nadal has a total of 92 ATP titles to his name, which is the 4th highest tally in the Open Era.

Had it not been for injuries, Nadal would have had a lot more to his name.

Rafael Nadal and his nagging left foot troubles

Rafael Nadal has had his fair share of struggles with injuries, a lot more than the rest of the two in the big three have had.

A chronic left foot injury has played a major role in him sitting out of a number of tournaments. And, according to Nadal, it has been ever-present since 2005.

Besides this, he has had to cope up with knee and shoulder troubles. He has had to miss several Grand Slams as a result of this.

Some of the noteworthy Grand Slams Nadal has had to miss are – 2012 US Open, 2013 Australian Open, 2014 US Open, 2016 French Open and more recently the 2021 US Open.

Rafael Nadal Academy

The Rafa Nadal academy was launched in the year 2016, and is considered one of the leading sports centers in the world for tennis. The academy was launched in 2016 in Manacor, Spain. It was developed with the intention and goal of providing top-notch facilities to budding tennis players. The academy’s inaugural event was attended by Roger Federer among others. The academy is now present in Mexico and Greece.

Rafael Nadal hair transplant

According to reports, Rafael Nadal went through hair transplant in 2016. The operation lasted for around 10 hours, over two sessions. He was placed under local anesthesia during 4500 hair transplants. Players spent no less than 6,000 euros minimum for the given surgery. 

Rafael Nadal Family, Personal Life and Endorsements

Rafael Nadal was born on the 3rd of June, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain to parents Sebastian Nadal and Ana Maria Parera. His father is a businessman. He has a younger sister named Maria Isabel.

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Rafael Nadal with his wife Maria Francisca Perello

Nadal plays poker and golf as well. At the 2020 Balearic Golf Championship, Nadal finished 6th, thereby earning a World Amateur Golf Ranking.

It is worth noting that Nadal is right-handed except when it comes to tennis.

Nadal is known for his calm demeanour on-court. He never smashes rackets, in fact, has never smashed one before.

According to his uncle, Toni Nadal – “Nadal has never broken a racquet. It would be showing a lack of respect to people who actually have to buy the equipment to play the sport.”

In October 2019, Nadal married his long-time girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello. The pair had been dating since 2005. On the 8th of October, 2022, Nadal and his wife welcomed their son, Rafael.

Nadal endorses several well-known brands like Nike and Kia. Besides this, he is also the face of popular watch brand Richard Mille. He can very often be seen sporting an orange Richard Mille during matches.

FAQs about Rafael Nadal

What is Rafael Nadal’s net worth?

Rafael Nadal has a net worth of $220 million.

Where was Rafael Nadal born?

Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.

When was Rafael Nadal born?

Rafael Nadal was born on the 3rd of June, 1986.

How old is Rafael Nadal?

Rafael Nadal is 36 years old.

When did Rafael Nadal when his first Grand Slam?

Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam when he was just 19 years old at the 2005 French Open.

Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife?

Maria Francisca Perello is Rafael Nadal’s wife.

How many Grand Slam titles has Rafael Nadal won?

Rafael Nadal has won 22 Grand Slam Titles.

How many French Open Titles has Rafael Nadal won?

Rafael Nadal has won 14 French Open titles.

How many ATP titles has Rafael Nadal won?

Rafael Nadal has won 92 ATP titles.

Who is Rafael Nadal’s coach?

Rafael Nadal’s coaches are Francisco Roig and Carlos Moya.

What is Rafael Nadal’s current world ranking?

Rafael Nadal’s current world ranking is number 2.

When did Rafael Nadal first become the world no.1?

Rafael Nadal became the world no.1 for the first time in August 2008.

At what age did Rafael Nadal turn pro?

Rafael Nadal turned pro when was just 15 years old.

What is Rafael Nadal’s French Open record?

Rafael Nadal’s French Open record is 112 wins and 3 losses.

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