- Birthday3rd Jun, 86
- Birth PlaceSpain
- Marital statusSingle
Rafael Nadal is a famous former world number 1 tennis professional. He is referred to as THE KING OF CLAY due to his prenominal success on clay court. He is also considered as one of the greatest tennis player of this era. He has won a record of ten Grand slam singles title holding six French Open titles similar to legendary tennis player Bijorn Borg. He has also won a Gold medal in the 2008 Olympics men’s singles including a record of winning 20 ATP world 1000 tournaments. He has the record of winning all the four Grand Slam by being the youngest and only the seventh player in the history to achieve this feat.
Rafa is a very rich person due the enormous amount of money he has made as tennis prize money and by signing lucrative endorsement deals. He has reportedly earned about 48 million USD till now by playing tennis. He has inked multi-million endorsement deals with many global brands and is the face of marketing campaigns of Nike, Bacardi,Kia Motors, Quely, Armani Jeans & elite watchmaker Richard Mille. His current bank balance stands at a very impressive 60 million USD & no doubt will grow manifold in the future !
He leads a very luxurious lifestyle due to the enormous amount of money he has made as a successful tennis player. He has a luxury home in his native Mallorca in Spain. In addition to that he has expensive villas in Porto Cristo in Spain & the Dominican Republic. He drives around in an Aston Martin DBS & Mercedes-Benz SL550 . He mostly flies around in hired private jet’s like Cessna & Gulfstream. He loves to vacation in luxury yachts. He is involved in charitable activities & has started his own philanthropic organization named as ” Fundación Rafa Nadal” which helps out underprivileged children from some of the poorest parts of the world. He actively campaigns for the need to save trees to protect the environment.
He was born in Spain to business father Sebastian Nadal and homemaker mother Ana Maria Perara. His younger sister name is Maria Isabel .Apart from tennis he also enjoys playing and watching football and supports football clubs like Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca. At the young age of twelve he won many European end Spanish tennis titles. At the young age of 17 he defeated fellow tennis player Roger Feeder to reach the third round at Wimbledon. Until a few years he was living with his parents and his younger sister in his hometown Mallorca but now he has moved out after the recent r his parents got divorced .t was also rumored that his personal life was also one of the reasons of his loses the recent Grand Slam tournaments. He has been dating Maria Francisca Perello for the last seven years. In his leisure time he also enjoys playing Golf.
Family & relationships
Dominican Republic villa
Rafael Nadal purchased a luxury villa in March 2012. The tennis superstar paid about $2 million to acquire the house. Nadal occasionally flies down to his new home to take much needed breaks from his hectic playing schedule. The villa is occupied for a significant part of the year by Rafael’s family members.
Location: Nadal’s dream villa is located in the exclusive Residential Playa Nueva Romana neighborhood in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean region. The La Romana International Airport is just a fifteen minute drive from the house.
Accommodation: The two-storied house comprises of three bedrooms, a massive living room, one medium sized dining area and three bathrooms. The garage can hold up to four large cars at a time and the kitchen has been equipped with all the latest electronic gadgets. The beach front villa offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. The house also boasts of a large terrace and is surrounded a very beautiful tree lined lawn.
Features: The presence of several high end facilities completely justifies the exorbitant price tag of the house. The villa boasts of an outdoor swimming pool fitted with a customized stone deck area. Nadal sometimes makes use of the indoor spa to de-stress himself. One of the bathrooms has been equipped with a Jacuzzi. A centralized air conditioner offers relief from the humid Dominican weather. A lot of common facilities like an outdoor tennis court, a large golf course, country club, polo field, high end boutiques, beach club and a fitness center equipped with state of the art gym equipment are provided by the residential enclave of which Nadal’s villa is an integral part.
Neighborhood: Famous people like American actor Francis Capra and former Miss Universe Amelia Vega own homes situated very close to the tennis champion’s villa.
Elegant swimming pool
Diagram of the villa
Nadal’s dream villa
One of the best tennis star Rafael Nadal loves to play Golf during his vacation and free time. Recently Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal was spotted playing golf in Mallorca during a short break for the Easter holidays.
Aston Martin DBS
Tennis star, Rafael Nadal drives around in style in a car which seems to match him muscle to muscle! The Aston Martin DBS arrives as a high-performance two-seater car with a beast of a V-12 engine seated under its hood. There is no questioning its hot-quotient with the car racing to 100 km/h under 4 seconds and clocking an amazing 320 km/h top speed. Nor can one question its cool-quotient either considering its association with 007-James Bond and the high quality, luxurious interiors. The awesome handling and control must feel familiar for Nadal who possess the same on-court.
Rafael Nadal's love for red is not limited to the clay courts of the French Open alone. It expresses itself in the shiny, deep-red Mercedes-Benz SL55 which he drives around. Th high-performance ability is something he shares with this sports car which arrives with a 5-speed automatic transmission to control its 476 hp engine. In less than 16 secoonds, the car is racing past the 200km/h mark. And in less than 16 seconds one would be able to enjoy the regal interiors that the car has been furnished and finished with. The visually distinguishing styling and top performance of the sports car seem to be totally in sync with the sports star too!
Tennis ace 'Rafa' Nadal decided to take time off and chill out on a vacation to Mauritius in the November of 2008. Having been ruled out of the Davis Cup due to injury, he deserved a break. He wasn't alone though! With girlfriend Maria Francisca, Rafa seemed to give a picture of a very happy, lovey-dovey pair. The pair went snorkeling and swimming in the waters, indulging in a bit of kayaking as well. Nadal seemed to indulge in the complete range of activities provided by the resort.
Location: Mauritius is an island nation which is located about 870 kilometers east of Madagascar, along the south-east coast of the African continent.
Accommodation: Mauritius abound in the the famous brands of hotels - Four Seasons, Le Victoria, Les Pavillions and Le Saint Geran. At the same time, places like Le Touessrok and Lux Grande offer accommodation for as low as $150.
Main Attractions: The two things that one cannot miss while in Mauritius are the white, sandy beaches and the awesome coral reefs. Grand Bay,Belle Mare, Pereybere, Blue Bay, Le Morne and Tamarin are some of the better known beaches. The picturesque lakes, large lagoons and multiple extinct volcanoes provide panoramic havens for photographers and lovers of natural beauty. Exotic flora and fauna abound on this island the SSR botanical gardens house some of the rarest species of plants which are otherwise on the verge of extinction. Snorkeling, tubing, boating, scuba-diving and even driving in a submarine are some activities one can indulge in. The Eureka mansion, Casela Park, Black river Gorges national park and Port Louis are must-visits.
Enjoying the vacations
Enjoying vacations with partner
On the sea shore
In between his hectic tennis schedule, southpaw and superstar Rafael Nadal decided to cool his heels in beautiful Ibiza. He was spotted by many as he stopped at a supermrket and did all his shopping. Nadal is a regular here and naturally so for his home country is Spain.
Location: Ibiza is today a UN Heritage site and is located in the Mediterranean Sea, 79 kilometers of the coast of the Spanish city of Valencia.
Accommodation: If one is seeking the ultimate partying experience that Ibiza is famous for, then the Ibiza Rocks Hotel should be the top choice. On the other hand, the Sirenis Seaview and Country Club would be perfectly suited for a family seeking an all-inclusive offer which is also close to the beach. You can cut costs a bit by choosing to stay in the 4-star luxury of the San Remo Hotel in San Antonio Bay.
Main Attractions: Ibiza is a small city that has become popular worldwide due to its association with nightlife, electronic music and tourism. The many virgin beaches along its long coastline offer one with options for relaxation and water sports. If one wants to be in the turquiose water of the sea, diving, snorkeling, sailing and cruising are the available options. The Old Town which is a UN Heritage Site has an amazing network of walls, roads and streets for the history buffs to explore. Nearby San Antonio has wineries, ancient towers and wonderful archaeological sites while Santa Eularia des Riu offers a cultural and gastronomic experience for the visitor.
Outside a supermrket
Shopping with friends
Along with fans
Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal took full advantage of breaks in between his grueling playing schedule while taking part in the 2013 Mexican Open tennis tournament and jetted off to the exotic beach resort of Cozumel on the 1st week of March 2013. The tennis ace spent a day at Cozumel and was accompanied by his longtime girlfriend, insurance official Maria Francisca Perello for the entire length of his brief sojourn. Nadal utilized his rare day off in order to spend quality time with his sweetheart. The paparazzi managed to click several photographs of the couple cuddling each other when they were sunbathing by the side of the sea beach. The adventurous Rafa tried his hand at the popular aquatic sport of jet skiing and immensely enjoyed his long ski ride on the sea. The pair even found some spare time to treat themselves to a couple’s massage session at a local spa.
Location: The island of Cozumel is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and is located in close proximity to the Yucatán Channel in Mexico.
Accommodation: Cozumel is home to half a dozen high end resorts and hotels. Five star accommodations of the likes of "InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa", "Aura Cozumel Grand Resort" and "Cozumel Palace" usually levy charges in the range of $800 to $1,500 to let out a room for a weekend.
Main Attractions: Cozumel has gained a lot of acclaim around the world as a coveted tourist destination on account of its lovely sun kissed sea beach which serves as just the perfect spot to try out popular recreational activities like sunbathing, jet skiing and scuba diving. Some of the best seafood in Mexico can be sampled at the beach side restaurants dotting the city.
Rafael Nadal Foundation
The “Rafael Nadal Foundation” was established in 2004 by former world no.1 tennis star Rafael Nadal and his family with the noble aim to help economically under privileged children and youth who have been deprived of financial benefits. In February 2008 the foundation celebrated its official presentation in Nadal’s birth place, the Spanish town of Manacor. The NGO believes that sports can be used as a medium to enhance social and personal integration. It also provides educational programs to socially deprived youth. The organization works with other NGO’s to achieve its objectives.
Nike Air Max Courtballistec 2.3 Men’s Tennis Shoe
Nadal was snapped wearing the Nike Tennis Shoe while playing his matches. The sports shoe feature synthetic leather and mesh upper with a comfortable toe tip and durable rubber on the out-sole. It has appropriate cushioning support in order to provide maximum impact protection in the heels.
Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex Racquet
The tennis player was photographed using a Babolat tennis racquet in many matches. It features Syntec grip with a string pattern. It is 27 inches long, weighs 11.60 oz and swing-weight is 335kg sq.cm. It is a very popular choice for professional tennis players.