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RAFA NADAL KING OF CLAY
- THE CHAMP KING AND NO 1 TENNIS PLAYER!!!
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- This is a Group in Dedication 2 RAFA NADAL the Best Tennis player in the World 2day, He is the KING and CHAMP and now the New Number 1 player in the World, He was born in Manacor Majorca in Spain on 3rd of June 1986, Here are sum important things RAFA has achieved in Tennis so far
He is called the KING of CLAY and Won 149 matches out of 151 matches on Clay
He has won 81 matches in a Row on Clay for 2 years!!
He won the French Open 4 years in a Row
He is one of the only player 2 have won The French Open and Wimbledon in the same year
He's the only player to have beaten Roger Federer more times than any other player
He's won more ATP Master Series titles in history with 18
OLYMPIC GOLD CHAMP = 2008
FRENCH OPEN CHAMP = 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
WIMBLEDON CHAMP = 2008, 2010
AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMP = 2009
MONTE CARLO = 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2010
ROME = 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
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Rafael Nadal Parera (IPA: [rafaˈel naˈðal]) (born June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Majorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player ranked World No. 1 since 18 August 2008. He is especially known for hitting groundstrokes with heavy topspin, his relentless determination, his speed and athleticism, and his excellent play on clay courts.
Nadal has won five Grand Slam singles titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal. He captured four consecutive French Opens from 2005-2008 and Wimbledon in 2008. He is the only man other than Björn Borg to have won four consecutive French Open titles, one of only three men in the Open era who won both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same calendar year, only the second male Spaniard to have won Wimbledon, and the only man who entered the Olympics ranked in the top five to win the gold medal.
For much of his career, Nadal has had a rivalry with Roger Federer. He was ranked No. 2 behind Federer for a record 160 weeks before earning the top spot. Nadal has won 12 of their 18 singles matches, including four of their six Grand Slam finals.
Nadal's tennis success has been especially pronounced on clay courts. Some tennis critics and top players regard Nadal as the greatest clay-court player ever.  He has a 22-1 record in clay court tournament finals and is undefeated in over 40 best-of-five-set matches on clay. In each of the last four years, he has won both the French Open and two of the three clay court Masters Series tournaments. He also owns the longest single-surface winning streak in the open era, having won 81 consecutive matches on clay from April 2005 to May 2007.
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Nadal plays with well-angled topspin heavy strokes, a strong two-handed backhand, fast mobility on the court, and a preference to play from the deep court. Though naturally right-handed, Nadal plays left-handed, and uses his dominant right hand as an anchor for his two-handed backhand. In addition, being naturally right handed allows him to stay balanced regardless of which foot he puts his weight on, an exceptional talent when one tries to hit the ball after starting a move in the wrong direction. Known for his excellent defense, Nadal hits well on the run and creates many winners from seemingly defensive positions. Because of his extreme athleticism, Nadal tends to go after every shot, even apparent winners from his opponents. Historically, Nadal's playing style has worked best on clay courts, and he was once considered a clay-court specialist. Recent success on other surfaces has helped Nadal shed that label, though he is still considered most dominant on clay.0 Replies 248 weeks
Nadal uses a full western grip forehand, which allows him to hit heavy, powerful topspin forehands, giving him a bigger margin of error because of the height at which his shot clears the net and the speed at which the ball drops due to the topspin that is applied to the ball. Nadal's heavy topspin makes the ball bounce up high in the air for his opponent, making it difficult to return. These types of shots tend to be returned short in length, but the spin kicks it up so high that this kind of play is sufficient on clay.
For many years, Nadal's serve was not considered one of his strengths. However, it has become more of a weapon lately; Nadal currently possesses a highly effective first serve and a moderate second serve. Usually employing a hard lefty slice towards most of his opponents' backhands (right-handed opponents), his serve can be relied upon for consistency and also for some short-point wins such as Aces and bad service-returns.
Another one of Nadal's strengths is the mental aspect of his tennis game. His ability to come back from behind in a match greatly assists him. He also has good footwork, which helps him to prepare for tennis strokes and get around the court efficiently. In addition, he can put away short balls and comes to the net quite often. Rafael Nadal has an under-emphasized net game. He is able to volley deep, but his main strength at the net is his touch and feel. Nadal is good at angling volleys away from his opponents and can hit drop volleys well after running extremely quickly up to the net to return any drop shot made by his opponent.
Nadal uses a Babolat AeroPro Drive racquet with the newly added cortex system. This model's handle is (L2 grip= 4 1/4)) with no replacement grip, instead Nadal wraps 2 over grips, and the racquet strung between 53 and 55 pounds. His clothing sponsor is Nike and he is known for his unconventional wear, turning up in sleeveless tops and Capri pants in a variety of colours. He also wears the Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II shoes which have been customized for him with the famous "Vamos Rafa" slogan written on the back of them. Currently, his shoes display his nickname "Rafa" on one shoe and a logo specifically designed by Nike featuring a stylistic bull head on the other