Rafael Nadal Bio - Biography

Name Rafael Nadal
Height 6' 1
Naionality Spainish
Date of Birth 3 June 1986,
Place of Birth Manacor, Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
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Nadal started 2007 by reaching the semifinals of the tournament in Chennai, India, where he lost to Xavier Malisse 6-4, 7-6. At his next tournament in Sydney, Australia, Nadal retired from his first match with a groin injury. At the 2007 Australian Open, Nadal defeated Andy Murray 6-7(3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals, where he lost to Fernando Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

In the quarterfinals of the 2007 Dubai Tennis Championships, Nadal lost to Mikhail Youzhny, 7-6, 6-2. After that loss, he played at the Pacific Life Open, defeating Andy Roddick 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals and Novak Đoković 6-2, 7-5 in the final. However, at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, Nadal was defeated in the quarterfinals by tenth seeded Đoković 6-3, 6-4.

Nadal again defeated Federer in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters 6-4, 6-4. This was Nadal's third consecutive title in the principality, the first player since Ilie Năstase in 1971-73 to win three consecutive Monte Carlo titles. He followed that hat trick with another one at the Open Seat in Barcelona, Spain, defeating Guillermo Cañas in the final. Mats Wilander also won Barcelona three consecutive years, in 1982-84. At the Rome Masters, Nadal continued his streak, beating Fernando Gonzalez in the final 6-2, 6-2 to become the first man to win in Rome three consecutive years. At the Hamburg Masters, Nadal's clay court winning streak came to an end, when he lost the final to Federer 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Nadal is currently entered in the 2007 French Open, where he has, so far, advanced to the third round.

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