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Sports The Best Athletes of 2022

17 – Rafael Nadal


The Best Athletes of 2022 - Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is a professional Spanish tennis player, he is the only left-handed member of the Big Three in men’s singles. Nadal was one of the most successful teenagers in ATP Tour history, reaching No. 2 in the world and winning 16 titles before his 20th birthday. He has won 21 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, the most in history, including a record 13 French Open titles. He has won 91 ATP singles titles (including 36 Masters titles), with 62 of these on clay. Nadal’s 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era. He won the Australian Open in 2022 and he is currently ranked as No.4 in singles by the ATP (Association of Tennis Players). He was ranked No.1 for 209 weeks and finished as the year-end No.1 five times.