Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain [ Current Affairs ]
Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal received the Golden Medal for Merit in Work by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey at the PM’s official residence Moncloa Palace in Madrid. Golden Medal is one of the top civilian honours of Spain which aims to highlight an exemplary performance in any job or profession.
- Rafael Nadal is 14-time Grand Slam singles champion out of which he has won the French Open for a record nine times. He is often called The King of Clay and is currently ranked World Number 5.
- Nadal has won the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments.
- Nadal was born on 3 June 1986 at Manacor, Balearic Islands in Spain. In April 2002, the world number 762 Nadal won his first ATP match who defeating Ramon Delgado.
- In 2010, he returns to number 1 and career grand and Golden Slam.
- Published on: May 5, 2015