Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera (born June 3, 1986, in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked World No. 1, a three-time French Open singles titlist (2005-07), and a two-time singles runner-up at Wimbledon (2006-07). Nadal is undefeated at the French Open, having won all 21 matches played at that tournament. Nadal is well known for defeating current World No. 1 and 12-time Grand Slam singles titlist Roger Federer at the French Open in 2005, 2006, and 2007, so far denying Federer a career Grand Slam. From April 2005 to May 2007, Nadal won a record 81 consecutive clay court matches before being defeated by Federer in the 2007 Hamburg Masters final. This is the longest winning streak among male players on a single surface in the open era.