World's No.2 ranked tennis player Rafael Nadal birthday picture from last year.
World's No.2 ranked tennis player Rafael Nadal birthday picture from last year. (Photo: Instagram @RafaelNadal)

Today is the birthday of Rafael Nadal, the professional Spanish tennis player. In men’s singles tennis, Rafa is ranked world No. 2 by the ATP. Rafael Nadal was born on June 3rd 1986 in Manacor, Spain. Rafael Nadal is celebrating his 34th birthday today. Today we are going to share somethings you might not have heard about Rafael Nadal. The spaniard has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles so far.

The world’s leading tennis player Rafael Nadal is also considered as the king of clay court. You will be surprised to know that Rafael Nadal was a righthand player initially, but his coach asked him to play from lefthand and today Rafael is one of the best tennis players in the world. Rafael Nadal has also played football before making a career in tennis. Rafael Nadal has played football for Mallorca, FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team. Although his favorite club is Real Madrid Club. Apart from playing football, Nadal also loves to play golf, fishing and playstation games.

Rafael Nadal met wife Maria Francisca Perello through his sister María Isabel Nadal. Rafael Nadal is a very shy person and keeps away from the media. On very rare occasions, Nadal makes appearance in the media with his wife. His wife Maria Francisca Perello, 31, has kept herself away from the media limelight. After dating each other for the last 15 years, both got married last year in October.

Fans around the world wishing Rafael Nadal a very happy birthday on Twitter: