Offbeat — 18 December 2013

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera is not an unknown face for people, especially for those who love the game of lawn tennis. This 27-year-old Spanish tennis player is currently the World Number 1 in this game. His fans consider him as one of the all-time greatest players in the history of lawn tennis. Although he is a left-handed player, his most appreciated style of play is his two-handed backhand. His performance in tennis tournaments is obvious from the whopping prize money he has earned. His total prize money of around 65 million dollars is the second all-time leading earnings.

Not only Nadal’s followers, but his fellow and senior players and media persons also consider him as a historical player on clay courts. However, he is as good playing on the hard court and grass surfaces. In fact, he is one of the only two players who have mastered three different playing surfaces by winning at least two Grand Slams on them. Apart from this achievement, Rafael Nadal has won all different kinds of titles for himself. In the singles game, he has won 13 Grand Slam titles. In the year 2008, he also won the singles gold medal at Olympics.

He has set records at both ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and ATP World Tour 500 tournaments in which he won 26 and 14 times respectively. For multiple winning years, he has also remained a contributing member of the Spain David Cup team. Rafael Nadal is the only male player who has won a single Grand Slam eight times. There is no other player like him who has won at least one Grand Slam title consecutively for nine years. After these and many other first titles and records, his popularity can undoubtedly be assessed. This young player, who started being coached by his uncle at a tender age of 3 years, is now a shining superstar of the game of tennis.

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Written by Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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