Some Lesser Known Facts About Rafael Nadal
- Does Rafael Nadal smoke: No
- Does Rafael Nadal drink alcohol: Yes
- Toni Nadal, Rafa’s coach and Uncle turned him into a left handed player by making him follow a strict left handed practice schedule. His Uncle believed that by doing this, Nadal would always carry an element of surprise over his opponents.
- Nadal has a very peculiar superstition; he crosses the lines of the court with his right foot only and never steps on them.
- After arriving on the court he places his bag on the bench and turns his tournament ID face up.
- An Asteroid, “128036 Rafaelnadal”, has been named after him. This Asteroid is currently located between Mars and Jupiter.
- Nadal is the quickest player to reach 400 wins by playing less than 500 matches.
- Nadal won 24 consecutive matches as a teenager in 2005, the longest winning streak by a teenager in open era.