Tennis player Rafael Nadal is recognized as one of the greatest athletes in the history of sport and is regarded, along with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, as the greatest tennis player ever. The peculiarity of him mainly concerns his great victories on clay with the Iberian tennis player who has won 62 titles on clay and thanks to this he is considered the ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal is almost unanimously regarded as the strongest tennis player on earth of all time. Over the course of his career he has won 20 Grand Slam titles, the Olympic gold medal in singles in 2008 and doubles in 2016, he won 5 Davis Cups with the Spanish national team, 36 Masters 1000 and an incredible series of amazing records. Rafa was number one for a total of 209 weeks and is the only player who has never been relegated from the Top 10 in the rankings. Nadal is the only player in history to have won the same tournament 13 times, an even more important record when you consider that we are dealing with Roland Garros. In Paris Nadal has legendary numbers as he has a record of 105 wins and only 3 defeats. Behind a great man there is always a great woman. In Manacor Rafa met Maria Francisca Perello ‘, known as Xisca, a woman he got engaged to in 2005. The two got married after a long engagement on October 19, 2019 in Mallorca. Xisca is a woman who with her discretion and reserve has given great stability to Nadal’s life, she is known to be notoriously very reserved. The two met thanks to Rafa’s sister, Maribel. Her job after graduation came as a Marketing manager in London, or two have a very strong relationship and Rafa and Xisca got married in the castle of La Fortaleza in Mallorca, in a very classy wedding.
Spanish fans certainly missed Rafael Nadal
With exciting new entries and a young generation that has a new profound dominance on the court, enthralling battles are promised. However, fans are also sure to miss some of their vintage favorites who will not be appearing in Tokyo, including Rafael Nadal. Earlier this year, Rafael Nadal opted out of both the 2021 Wimbledon Championship and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Despite missing the tournament, he sent a message to his fellow Olympians representing his country. “Good luck to the entire delegation of Spain,” he said. Undoubtedly, it devastated fans to hear that they will not see the maestro in the proud Spanish colors. The news came a little after his loss against Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the French Open. Announcing the unfortunate, Nadal said, “Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right decision.”