Rafa – The Spanish Tennis Star

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Sometimes referred to as ‘Rafa,’ Rafael Nadal is a local of Spain who has made a massive impact in the world of tennis.

Born June three, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Rafael Nadal is the son of Sebastian and Ana Maria Nadal.

Standing 6’1′ and weighing 178 lbs, Rafael Nadal turned into a professional tennis player in 2001 after having played since four years of age.

Under the guidance and teaching of Toni Nadal, his uncle, Rafael Nadal commenced understanding how to play tennis extraordinarily early in life as is evident from his early championship.

Toni, who remains Rafael’s coach, is a very important part of this child’s success. In 2003, Rafael Nadal earned the ATP Newcomer of the Year award.

In 2005, he won 11 titles and also captured recognition as the ‘Most Improved Player’ for 2005 as named by the ATP.

In June 2006, Rafael Nadal won his 2nd Roland Garros crown and also scored his 100th claycourt career victory.

That same month, Rafael Nadal turned twenty and finished his teenage years with major success. It was during these years that Rafael Nadal won sixteen career titles, which tied the record which are more titles won by a teenager.

Even though Rafael Nadal is right-handed, he plays left-handed and produces a backhand using both. As with many top sportsmen in their sport, Rafael Nadal is managed by IMG and is commonly found in Nike attire.

If you’re asking for an autograph, be sure to include a SASE ( self-addressed stamped envelope ) along with your request.

If you are asking for an autograph, make sure you include a SASE ( self-addressed stamped envelope ) along with your request.

Popular items to have signed include blank index cards and photos. It will always be recommended that fans not send any item that they can’t afford to lose, for example cherished possessions and/or limited edition collectibles.

As with all mailed autograph requests, there is no guarantee of a reply. For this reason, many fans simply like to request a signed photo.

Depending on the athlete’s schedule, autographs may be authentic, secretarial, pre-printed or maybe most unlikely to provide. Patience is the key to asking for autographs by mail, particularly when you are talking about a sportsman as popular as Rafael Nadal.

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