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Life Story of  Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player

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He is currently ranked world No. 3 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals. 

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He has been ranked world No. 1 for 209 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times

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Nadal is one of only two men to complete the Career Golden Slam in singles.

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For over a decade, Nadal has dominated men's tennis along with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as the Big Three

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Rafael Nadal Parera was born on 3 June 1986 in Manacor, a town on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain

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At age 8, Nadal won an under-12 regional tennis championship at a time when he was also a promising football player

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At age 12, Nadal won the Spanish and European tennis titles in his age group

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When he was 14, the Spanish tennis federation requested that Nadal leave Mallorca and move to Barcelona to continue his tennis training

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Nadal lived with his parents and younger sister María Isabel in a five-storey apartment building in their hometown of Manacor, Mallorca