Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and almost indisputably the best clay court player ever, is soon to commence his Wimbledon 2022 journey against Argentine Francisco Cerundolo.
Born in Mallorca, the Spanish phenom was an avid tennis player and footballer until, at the age of 12, Nadal’s father made him choose between football and tennis fearing his education was threatened.
As a teenager, Nadal moved through the ranks steadily until, in 2005, he proved his dominance on clay by breaking Andre Agassi’s record of longest unbeaten streak for a teenage male and went on to win the French Open on his first attempt.
Since then, Nadal has won a further 13 French Opens, making him the most dominant player on any surface in the history of tennis.
Nadal has triumphed at the Australian Open and Wimbledon twice and been victorious four times at the US Open.
Now aged 36, the Spaniard is still at the top of his game and continues to exhibit dominance in the sport, despite incredible young talent appearing.
Throughout his career, Nadal has been competing with Federer and Djokovic in a three-way rivalry which has totally dominated the sport for the past fifteen years.
All three have been constantly pushing the limits of the sport, almost completely closing off Grand Slam titles to other players. Indeed, the “Big Three”, as they have been coined, have won 62 of the past 77 Grand Slams, a truly astonishing feat.
Nadal is one of the most successful athletes of all time and, as he steps out on court to crack on with Wimbledon today, many fans will be wondering just how lucrative his impressive tennis career has been.
What Is Rafael Nadal’s Net Worth In 2022?
Rafael Nadal is worth a staggering $220 million (£179.9 million), according to Celebrity net Worth.
His enormous capital has been generated through a number of channels. Firstly, prize money received from victories in Grand Slams and other competitions.
As reported by Celebrity net Worth, Nadal has earnt $127 million (£103.8 million) on-court, placing him third in all-time rankings, behind Federer and Djokovic.
This total will only continue to increase as he claims more titles and also does not include his winnings from Roland Garros 2022.
Another source of income are his brand endorsements and sponsorships.
Since 2006 he has been sponsored by Kia Motors and he has had a long-term relationship with Nike.
He also has a racquet sponsorship with tennis company Babolat, who have even gone so far as to name a racquet after the star.