Famous Spanish professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal is known worldwide for his tennis achievements. As per Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), he is World’s No. 1 in men’s singles tennis. Continue reading to find the net worth of Rafael Nadal as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Rafael Nadal (Rafael Nadal Parera) was born on 3rd June 1986 in Manacor, the Balearic Islands in Spain. His parents are Ana María Parera and Sebastián Nadal. Rafael’s father is an entrepreneur of insurance, glass and window Company,‘Vidres Mallorca’ and Sa Punta Restaurant. Rafael Nadal has a younger sister, María Isabel.
His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is a retired professional football player of RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team. Rafael Nadal supports football clubs namely Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca. Another uncle, Toni Nadal is a retired professional tennis player who taught him tennis when he was 3.
Aged 8, Rafael won an under-12 tennis championship that prompted Toni Nadal to teach Rafael to play tennis left-handed. Aged 12, Rafael won Spanish and European tennis titles. Concerned that his school work would be neglected, Rafael’s father made him chose between tennis and football. Rafael’s no.1 choice was tennis.
Since 2005, Rafael Nadal and his long-time girlfriend, María Francisca (Xisca) Perelló have been together.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In May 2001, Rafael Nadal defeated the former Grand Slam tournament champion, Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match. Rafael Nadal won his first singles title (2004). Rafael Nadal won at Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Roland Garros, Rome, and Stuttgart (2005). After defeating Roger Federer in the finals, Rafael won the French Open (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008).
Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer at the Wimbledon and won the men’s singles title (2008). Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer at the Australian Open and confirmed his title World’s no. 1 (2009). Rafael Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych in straight sets and won the Wimbledon title (2010). The same year, Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in four sets and completed his Grand Slam winning his first U.S. Open title.
Throughout his career, Rafael Nadal won 17 Grand Slam singles titles making him the 2nd in history. He has won 33 titles of Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, World Tour Masters 1000 titles. Rafael Nadal won 2008s Olympic gold medal in singles. Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles, 3 US Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles, and 1 Australian Open title. He has won the Spain Davis Cup team (2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011).
In 2010, Rafael Nadal was a 7th male tennis player in history, and he is the youngest of 5th Open Era to get the Grand Slam. After Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal is a 2nd male player who completed the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named ‘Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.’
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Rafael Nadal is $190 million. Rafael Nadal made a name as the greatest clay court player of his generation. He broke a 3-year Grand Slam title (2017) winning the French Open and U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal won over $6 million in prize money, added to his annual income of $14.4 million. Rafael Nadal’s career prize money of $98 million ranks third after Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal’s 3-year deal with Tommy Hilfiger has expired but, he continues his endorsement deals with ‘Nike,’ ‘Babolat,’ ‘Kia Motors,’ ‘Telefonica,’ ‘Banco Sabadell,’ ‘Richard Mille’ and more. In 2016, Rafael Nadal has opened his tennis academy in Manacor, Spain.
With John Carlin’s assistance, Rafael Nadal wrote his autobiography, ‘Rafa’ and published in August 2011.
Rafael Nadal also plays golf and poker in addition to tennis and football. In April 2014, Rafael Nadal played a poker game in Monaco against Vanessa Selbst, the world’s no.1 female poker player.