Rafael Nadal is recognized as one of the strongest tennis players of all time, as well as one of the greatest athletes in the history of sport, as well as, together with Roger Federer and Novak Dokovic, the most successful tennis player of all time (20 Grand Slam titles out of 28 finals played: 1 Australian Open, 13 Roland Garros of which he holds the absolute record, 2 Wimbledon and 4 US Open).
His numerous victories on clay (record 62 titles) also earned him the nickname of King of Clay, a surface on which he is considered the strongest player in tennis history. In his career he also boasts the Olympic gold medal in the 2008 singles and the Olympic gold medal in the 2016 doubles, 5 Davis Cups with the Spanish national team (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2019), 36 ATP Masters tournaments.
1000 (shared record with Novak Dokovic), 22 ATP 500 tournaments and 9 ATP 250 tournaments. Recently, the Spaniard was in attendance for his documentary film and podcast presentation at his Rafa Nadal Academy. Through a tweet from his Academy's about him, he also congratulated Daniel Rincon for winning the US Open 2021 boys' singles title.
But the one that most fascinated his fans, however, is the new hair of Nadal.
Here are some fan reactions to Rafael Nadal's new hairstyle.
A 20-time Grand Slam champion and a Junior Grand Slam winner. Yesterday @RafaelNadal congratulated Dani Rincón on his success in New York during the presentation of the documentary and podcasts that will be released on @primevideosport, @MovistarPlus and @audible_com.
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Nadal is the only player in history to never be relegated from the Top 10 of the ranking, as well as the absolute record holder for the number of consecutive weeks (822: from 25 April 2005 to today).
With 57 successes he is, behind Novak Dokovic (61), in second place in the ranking of the winners of the so-called Big Titles, namely the Grand Slam tournaments, the Masters 1000, the ATP Finals and the Olympics. At 18 years and 6 months he is the youngest winner in Davis Cup history.
At the age of 19, winning 11 tournaments in a calendar year, he established himself as the most successful teenager of all time, while in 2010, at just 24, he consecrated himself as the youngest player of the Open era in complete the Career Grand Slam and the Career Golden Slam, having won the four Majors and Olympic gold.
He is the only Olympic tennis champion to have won gold in both specialties: in the singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and in the doubles at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, paired with Marc López. At Roland Garros, he is the only player of both sexes to have won the same tournament 13 times, with a record of 105 wins (an absolute record in Slam tournaments) and only three defeats, one of the greatest sporting achievements ever.
. With a prize pool of approximately $ 125 million, he is the third player in history in the ranking of career earnings, preceded by Dokovic and Federer.