03 JUN, 2022

TENNIS STAR
RAFAEL NADAL TURNS 36

Unknown Facts You Need To Know About Spanish Tennis Great....

Although his family background is associated with football, as his uncle Miguel Angel Nadal is a retired soccer player. But when Rafa had to choose between football and tennis, he chose tennis.

Nadal is a very superstitious player, and often noticeable while lining up all his water bottles. Between each changeover, it's very apparent that he lines them up properly.

People all over the world love their pets, but Rafa said in his 2010 autobiography that "I'm not comfortable with animals, not even dogs. I doubt their intentions."

There is an asteroid named after him. The Rafael Nadal asteroid, formerly known as 128036, is four kilometers in diameter and travels through space at a speed of 20 km/s.

The Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca named an asteroid after Nadal after his victory at Wimbledon in 2008.

Rafa won a record 13 career French Open championships, and his total of 21 Grand Slam men's singles titles was the most in tennis history.