At his Wimbledon debut in 2003, Nadal became the youngest man to reach the third round since Boris Becker in 1984.Nadal reached the third round of the 2004 Australian Open where he lost in three sets against Australian Lleyton Hewitt.At the 2014 French Open, he became the first male to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years.
Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is a retired professional footballer, who played for RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team.
His father, Sebastián Nadal, is a businessman who owns an insurance company and a glass and window company, Vidres Mallorca, and manages his own restaurant, Sa Punta. This made Toni Nadal intensify training, and at that time he encouraged Nadal to play left-handed for a natural advantage on the tennis court, as he noticed Nadal played forehand shots with two hands.
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.
In February, he lost in the semifinals of the first tournament he played, the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, France.