Rafael Nadal in Balearic Golf Championship

Rafael Nadal in Balearic Golf Championship

Waiting to understand whether or not he will play at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal will participate this weekend, June 18 and 19, in the Balearic Golf Championship. The event will take place at the Club de Golf Son Servera, near Mallorca.

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The Majorcan tennis player – who recently won Roland Garros for the 14th time and reached 22 Grand Slams – was already one of the protagonists of the Balearic Championship last year. Rafael Nadal Parera, aka Rafa (Manacor, June 3, 1986), is a Spanish tennis player, number 4 in the ATP ranking [1].

By virtue of the records, the titles achieved on every surface, the powerful and complete playing repertoire, he is recognized as one of the strongest tennis players ever, as well as one of the greatest athletes in the history of sport.

He is the most successful tennis player of all time in men’s Grand Slam tournaments (22 titles out of 30 finals played: 14 Roland Garros, of which he holds the absolute record, 4 US Open, 2 Wimbledon and 2 Australian Open) as well as being , along with Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and Novak Đoković, one of only four players capable of winning all majors at least twice.

In his palmarès he also boasts the Olympic gold medal in the singles in 2008 and the Olympic gold medal in the doubles in 2016, five Davis Cups with the Spanish national team (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2019), 36 ATP Masters tournaments .

1000, 23 ATP 500 tournaments, 10 ATP 250 tournaments and two Laver Cups. His numerous clay court wins (record 63 titles) earned him the nickname “Clay King”, a surface on which he is considered the strongest player in tennis history.

He is the only player to have the same tournament (Roland Garros) 14 times, with a record of 112 wins and only three losses. Also nicknamed “Manacor’s southpaw”, he was number one in the ATP world for a total of 209 weeks, 5 seasons in first place in the finishing rankings.

He is the only tennis player in history to have reached the No. 1 position of the ATP ranking over the course of three different decades (2000-2009, 2010-2019, 2020-2029), a record that earned him the nickname “Sun King of tennis “

He is also the player who has occupied the second position in the ranking for the longest (370 weeks overall), remaining there for 160 consecutive weeks (absolute record) behind Roger Federer. He is the only player in history to never be relegated from the top 10 of the ranking, as well as the absolute record holder for the number of consecutive weeks (871: from 25 April 2005 to today).

At 18 years and 6 months he is the youngest winner in Davis Cup history. At the age of 19, winning 11 tournaments in a calendar year, he established himself as the most successful teenager (under 20) of all time, [31] While in 2010, at just 24, he was consecrated as the youngest Open era player to complete Career Grand Slam and Career Golden Slam, having won four Majors and Olympic gold.

With a prize pool of over 130 million dollars, he is the second player in history in the ranking of earnings, [33] preceded by Novak Đoković.

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