Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a ten–time grand slam singles Champion, a twenty–time ATP Masters 1000 Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist (Beijing 2008)
He also owns the longest single-surface winning streak since the open era began in 1968, having won 81 consecutive matches on clay from April 2005 to May 2007.
Get up close this this spoting legend here at Madame Tussauds!
1986: Born on the 3rd June 1986
1989: Started playing Tennis aged 3
1994: Won an under 12’s regional tennis championship
2001: Turned pro and defeated former Grand Slam champion Pat Cash
2002: At the age of 16 Nadal reached the semi finals of The Boys Single Tournament at Wimbledon
2003: Beat Roger Federer the first time they played
2005: At the age of 19 won the French Open the first time he played it
2006: Nadal became the first player since Andre Agassi to finish the year as World Number 2 in consecutive years
2007: Won titles at the Master Series Monte Carlo
2008: Nadal played Federer in the final of Wimbledon and entered the final on a 23 match winning streak!
2009: Finished the year as number 2 in the world for the 4th time in 5 years
2010: Ended 2012 having won 3 Grand Slams, 3 Masters 1000 tournaments and ranking number 1 in the world.
2012: Wax Figure was unveiled here at Madame Tussauds London