Where Is Rafael Nadal From ?  

Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, Majorca in Spain to Sebastián Nadal and Ana María Parera. However, his parents are divorced.

          Nadal’s uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, used to play soccer professionally. He had played for a couple of Spanish clubs and also the national team of Spain. So, it was but natural that Rafa would have been athletically inclined.However, when it came to tennis talent, it was Toni Nadal, an uncle, who recognized his talent. Toni himself was a tennis player in his younger days. Nadal took to playing tennis at the age of 3, and his uncle coached him. Even today, Toni Nadal is his coach.

         Nadal showed signs of brilliance while he was a kid. He won the regional tennis championship for the under-12 children. He was just 8 years old at that point. However, at the same time, Rafa was also a good soccer player. However, his father was instrumental in changing his choice of sport and making him stick to playing tennis. This was basically done because his parents wanted him to play just one sport so that he would have sufficient time to concentrate on his education.

         When he turned 14, he was requested by the tennis federation of Spain to relocate to Barcelona to get advanced training. However, the Nadal family did not follow through. They did not want Rafa's education to be affected with this move. Also, Rafa's uncle believed that Rafa could learn tennis just as well living in his home town. As a consequence, Rafa did not get adequate support monetarily from the tennis federation. However, the shortfall was covered by his parents.

        By the time he was 17, Nadal was among the top 50 tennis players of the world. He also managed to become the number one player when he dethroned Roger Federer in 2008.

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Will-Rafael-Nadal-Play-At-Wimbledon      The left handed tennis player, Rafael Nadal was born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Spain to Sebastian and Ana Maria. Although born to a businessman, this boy grew up to be the World Number 1 player in professional tennis. More..




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