RAFAEL NADAL’S NET WORTH 2021
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who is currently ranked as 3rd by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). His career-best was when he was ranked as the top player in pro tennis by the ATP.
Nadal, along with Federer, has the record for the most Grand Slams by a professional tennis player. He has won 20 Grand Slams, along with a record number of 13 Rolland-Garros titles. He also has 35 Masters 1000 titles to his name.
Net Worth: $200 Million
Date of Birth: 03 June 1986
Endorsements: Nike, Kia motors, Richard Mille, Emporio Armani, Banco Sabadell, Santander, Telefonica, Mapfre, Heliocare.
Spouse: Xisca Perello
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
His dominance on the clay surface can be observed by 60 out of his 86 ATP men’s singles titles coming on this surface. Rafa has lost only twice since he started competing in the French Open, namely in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the tournament.
The Spaniard has also won one Australian Open title, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open titles. His recent win against Novak Djokovic at the 2020 French Open marked his 20th Grand Slam. This win helped him tie the record with Federer’s for the most Grand Slam wins since the start of the Open Era.
Nadal and the Big Four
Nadal is part of the ‘Big Four’ which includes him along with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Roger Federer.
Novak and Rafael have met a total of 56 times, more than any other players in the Open Era. Rafael enjoys dominance against Djokovic in Grand Slams leading 10-6, however, trails 27-29 overall. The Spaniard leads on the clay court, while the Serbian enjoys a healthy lead on hard courts. Both the players are tied on the grass.
He enjoys a decent lead over Andy Murray. Nadal has an overall lead of 17-7, with 7-2 on clay, 3-0 on grass, and 7-5 on hard courts. However, the Spaniard trails Andy when it comes to winning where it matters the most; the finals. He trails 1-3 in terms of the finals played between the duo.
However, his rivalry with Federer is one that defines the sport of tennis in the 21st century. The duo has been playing together since 2004. They’re the only pair of men’s players that holds the distinction to have ever finished four consecutive calendar years at the top.
Nadal’s played the Swiss a total of 40 times. He leads 24-16 in total while leading 10-4 in Grand Slams alone. While Federer leads 5-1 on indoor hard courts and 3-1 on grass, Nadal leads 14-2 on clay and 8-6 on outdoor hard courts.
Moreover, the Spaniard is the only pro tennis player that has competed and won against Roger on all three courts; hard, clay, and grass.
What is Rafael Nadal’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rafael Nadal’s net worth is $200 million. The Spanish prodigy has earned $3.8 million in prize money alone for the calendar year 2020. Moreover, he has earned over $123 million over the course of his career in prize money alone according to ATP.
Forbes rates him as the third highest-earning tennis player in the world.
Furthermore, Nadal has had several endorsement deals with major brands from across the world. The Spanish pro tennis player has a deal with KIA motors since 2006. Meanwhile, Nike serves as his official clothing and shoe sponsor. His signature style attire used to include a sleeveless top along with three-quarters capri pants.
In 2010, Nadal signed a partnership deal with Richard Mille for an ultra-light watch made of titanium and lithium and rumored to be priced around half a million dollars.
He also replaced Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2011 face of Emporio Armani underwear and Armani jeans, an endorsement that usually sought association football players. The reason for that was cited as Rafa being represented as a ‘healthy and positive model for youngsters’ by Armani.
He has also signed endorsement deals with Banco Sabadell, Query, and Babolat.
Rafa’s Personal Life and Social Media
Rafa currently resides in Manacor, Spain. The Spaniard has also opened up his own tennis academy, named Rafa Nadal Sports Center, for aspiring youngsters wishing to turn pro. The athlete himself trains there as well.
He’s married to his longtime sweetheart, Xisca Perello. The couple started dating in 2005, and after dating for 14 years, they married in 2019 following a brief engagement.
The tennis legend has one of the highest following as a tennis player with 10.2 million followers on Instagram. Moreover, he has 14 million followers on Facebook and a whopping 15.7 million followers on Twitter as well.
Nadal is also a famous Real Madrid and Spanish National Football Team Supporter. The Spaniard also owns around 10% of the shares in RCD Mallorca, a football club based in his home region of Mallorca.
He has also featured in Shakira’s music video for ‘Gypsy’ for her album ‘She Wolf’.
Rafael has also been affiliated with a lot of charity work. He has created his own charity named Fundacion Rafa Nadal. Apart from that, he has involved in charity work with notable NGOs such as Elton John AIDS Foundation, Anantapur Education Center in India, City Harvest, and the Small Steps Project.