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Name: Rafael Nadal                                                                   
Born: 3 June 1986 Manacor, Mallorca                                                 
Rafael Nadal Parera (born June 3, 1986, in Manacor,                                 
Mallorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked World No. 2, 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.       
Nadal was born in Manacor, Mallorca to Sebastian Nadal and Ana Maria Parera; he     
also has a younger sister named María Isabel Nadal Parera. His uncle, Miguel       
Ángel Nadal, is a retired professional soccer player, having played for RCD         
Mallorca, FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team. Nadal remains an avid         
supporter of RCD Mallorca, as well as Real Madrid. His other uncle, Toni             
Nadal, introduced him to tennis at a young age and has been coaching him ever