• Rafael Nadal is a successful tennis superstar
  • He is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world
  • Nadal comes from a very humble origins

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal certainly fits that description in spades! The Mallorca-born superstar is already in the twilight of his career and has become one of the most important faces in world sport! Rafael Nadal Parera was born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, a town on the Balearic Islands, to a middle-class family.

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Rafael Nadal Is An Example Of Perseverance And Strength

Portrait of Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis champion, in Melbourne for the Australian Open, 2021

His father was a local businessman who did well for himself, which freed Rafa to pursue his interests growing up. Growing up he was a huge soccer fan, and it was quite clear that he had a natural talent for sport. It wasn't long before Rafa got a hold of a tennis racket...and the rest, as they say, became history!

Watch the video above to learn more!