Rafael Nadal is regarded as the greatest clay-court player in the world who is one of the two tennis players to win all of the four major leagues. His dominance in clay-court has fetched him the title “The King of Clay” while he is also an accomplished tennis player on all courts, making him as one of the greatest player in tennis history. Rafael Nadal net worth is estimated to be $160 Million. Check out Rafael Nadal Net Worth, Annual Income, Bio, Age, Affairs, House, Cars, and Recent Events.
Rafael Nadal Net Worth – $160 Million
Who is Rafael Nadal?
Born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Spain, Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni Nadal, who was a also a professional tennis player, recognized his natural talent on tennis and introduced him to the sport when he was three years old. He won the under-12 championship at the age of eight. From there, he moved forward, taking up intense training, his uncle Tony encouraged him to play with his left-hand, who has developed naturally played forehand shots with two hands.
Besides tennis, Nadal is also good at playing football. He had to choose between the two games as his father insisted him to focus on any one of the sport because his school grades started to decline. Nadal opted tennis over football, putting forward his aggressive effort in the sport, he won European and Spanish titles in tennis later that year. On social count, Nadal has over 14 million fans on Facebook, 13.6 plus million followers on Twitter and more than 3.5 million followers on Instagram.
Nadal is currently ranked at world number two in men’s single while Andy Murray tops the list. He has played at all the major tournaments through his sports career, including the US Open, Australian Open, French Open, and the Wimbledon Championships. Nadal has earned $90 million in tournament prize money. As per sources, he is the third highest earning male tennis athlete of all time in terms of on-court earnings. He has also earned tens of millions of dollars from endorsements from companies like Nike, Babolat, Kia Motors, Telefonica, Banco Sabadell, Richard Mille, and Tommy Hilfiger.
How Rafael Nadal makes money?
Rafael Nadal became a professional tennis player at fifteen and contended in junior circuits. In 2003, at the age of 17, Nadal became the youngest male tennis player to reach the third round at Wimbledon, after defeating Swiss player Roger Federer on the court. At his nineteen, he became the youngest player to win the French Open, despite his first time participating in the tournament.
From there, he came out victorious accomplishing several achievements, making him one of the world’s greatest tennis player in history and had ranked number one in men’s single many times. Nadal has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, an all-time record of 30 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, tied with Novak Djokovic and 18 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
In 2010, he became the seventh male player in history and youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. The left-hander is the sixth player in the Open Era to reach more than 100 finals on the ATP World Tour.
Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. At the 2014 French Open he became the first male to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer.
By winning the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012, Nadal became the only male player in the open era to win a tournament eight consecutive times. Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and at least one Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014. He beat Guillermo Vilas’s Open Era record of 49 clay-court titles by winning the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2017.
Rafael Nadal became the only man to win the same tournament 10 times by winning the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2017. By winning the 2017 French Open, Nadal became the only male and second overall to win a single Grand Slam tournament 10 times after Margaret Court. Nadal has earned $90 million in tournament prize money. As per sources, he is the third highest earning male tennis athlete of all time in terms of on-court earnings.
The 31-year-old athlete has also been featured in dozens of TV programmings including Best of Five, Save: The Legend, Late Show with David Letterman, Roland Garros, Susana Gimenez, Just Call Me Martina, and Charlie Rose.
Nadal has been dating Maria Francisca Perello since 2010 and there’s no word on when they will marry. Nada is currently residing in his home town in Spain. He bought a luxurious villa in 2012 for $2 million, overseeing the Caribbean Sea, boasting three bedrooms, three bathrooms, as well as a swimming pool in the back.
Rafael Nadal has an extensive collection of cars, including some of the world’s luxury car brands – Aston Martin, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Kia and Bentley. His favorite car is DBS sports car by Aston Martin of worth $65,000. At this staggering growth, Rafael Nadal income and net worth is expected to double in the next few years.
Rafael Nadal Personal Facts
- Full Name: Rafael Nadal
- Birth Name: Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera
- Nick Name: Rafa, King of clay, Rafi, El Nino, Spain’s Raging Bull
- Occupation: Tennis Player
- Date of Birth: June 3, 1986
- Birth Place: Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain.
- Sun-sign: Gemini
- Nationality: Spanish
- Father: Sebastián Nadal
- Mother: Ana María Parera
- Siblings: María Isabel Nadal
- Ethnicity: White
- Height: 6 feet 1 inch, 185 cm, 1.85 m
- Weight: 84 kg
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hobbies: Plating video games, Football, Fishing
- Affairs: Maria Francisca Perello
- Favourite Tennis player: Pete Sampras
- Favourite Food: Fish, Pasta, French Fries, Ice-cream, Chocolate cookies
- Favourite Movies: Gladiator, Titanic
- Favourite Singer: Alejandro Sanz, Bryan Adams, Bon Javi
- Net Worth: $160 Million
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