Grand slam tennis champion who defeated Roger Federer in an epic 2008 Wimbledon championship game; won his 8th French Open Championship in 2013.
He became a model for Giorgio Armani in 2011.
Novak Djokovic replaced him as the world's #1 tennis player in 2011.
He played many sports in high school, but had to quit football when homework, football, and tennis conflicted.
The Spanish tennis federation asked his family to let him move to Barcelona to complete his tennis training when he was 14, but they refused, saying he could be a good athlete from home.
- The meaning of the name Nadal: Born On Christmas Day