Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked world No. 5 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP); he has been ranked world No. 1 for 209 weeks and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.

He has been ranked world No. 1 for 209 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Nadal has won a record 22 Grand Slam men's singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles. He has won 92 ATP singles titles, including 36 Masters titles, with 63 of these on clay. Nadal's 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.

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, including his first French Open and six Masters events. Nadal became No. 1 for the first time in 2008 after his first major victory off clay against his rival, the longtime top-ranked Roger Federer, in a historic Wimbledon final.

He also won an Olympic gold medal that year in singles in Beijing. After defeating Novak Djokovic at the 2010 US Open final, then 24-year-old Nadal became the youngest man in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam, and the first man to win three majors on three different surfaces (hard, grass and clay) in the same year (Surface Slam). With his Olympic gold medal, he is one of only two men to complete the Career Golden Slam in singles.

Rafael Nadal has admitted he "doesn't know" whether he'll be able to play his Wimbledon semi-final on Friday after suffering the "worst" day with his new abdomen injury.

The Spaniard battled through it to defeat 11th seed Taylor Fritz 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6(4) in four hours and 20 minutes in the quarters despite confessing that he considered retiring the match.

Nadal has sparked fears that he will be unable to recover in time to face Nick Kyrgios in Friday's semi-final match, which would give the Australian a walkover into a maiden Grand Slam final. The Spaniard was physically hampered for most of his match against Fritz, receiving an off-court medical time out and admitting he considered retiring.

And he has now refused to commit to playing his next match as he awaits further tests and scans on Thursday. “I had these feelings for a couple of days but without a doubt today was the worst day," he said of his abdomen injury.

"Have been an important increase of pain and limitation. I managed to win that match but we’ll see what’s going on tomorrow."  Continue reading

The world No 4 was seen with tape on his abdomen in his previous match against Botic van de Zandschulp but brushed off questions about the strapping as he said he was "tired" of always having to discuss a new injury.